Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

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NFL Preseason Precap: Exit Music (For Sam Bradford) | Rolling Stone
NFL Preseason Week 3 recap: Sam Bradford doesn't get his Hollywood ending

Zone Run Constraint Plays | Jim Light Football
The best offensive coordinators in football always have answers in their game plan to protect their best plays. A well designed offense will have plays to make the defense pay when they load up to stop their base offense. I’m going to breakdown how the Seattle Seahawks and Wisconsin Badgers use the jet sweep as a constraint play to protect their outside & inside zone running game.

What we learned from the Seahawks' third preseason game - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three takeaways and three unanswered questions from the Seahawks' preseason win over Chicago. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Peter King picks against Seattle because ‘history’ tells him to | Seahawks Draft Blog
Peter King says the Seahawks are the best team he’s seen during a 2014 camp tour. Peter King says the Seahawks won’t win the Super Bowl. The reason? History.

Monday Seahawks notes: Wagner returns to action, Farwell likely needs surgery | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks welcomed one middle linebacker back to the practice field Monday, but may have lost another one for the season. Bobby Wagner, who has been out since injuring his hamstring a week into camp, practiced for the first time since suffering that injury.

Pete Carroll Preseason Press Conference
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks about the win against the Bears, player updates, and the take away from the last few weeks of practice.

Sherman: Fantasy football behind increase in penalty calls

Monday in Hawkville: Terrelle Pryor expected to see more action against Oakland Raiders
It’s just another preseason game, and the finale at that. But when the Seahawks play the Raiders in Oakland on Thursday night, Terrelle Pryor will be playing against the team that traded the QB to the Seahawks in April.

Carroll, Seahawks don't cut and run - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Before Pete Carroll began his career in coaching, he was a former all-conference safety in college who hoped to continue playing at the next level. The impersonal manner in which that dream ended has influenced the MO he follows when cutting players.

Terrelle Pryor looking forward to playing Oakland - ESPN
"I told them I wanted to be traded," Pryor said Monday. "It took a while for them to trade me."

Quotes and video from Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, happy to be back after hamstring injury | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
As noted earlier, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was back on the field today after missing most of the last month with a hamstring injury suffered in a scrimmage Aug. 2.

Seahawks Monday practice notes: Heath Farwell likely to need surgery | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are off the practice field following their Monday workout at the VMAC, one in which they had just 82 players on the roster after officially releasing eight players earlier in the day.

Bobby Wagner returns to MLB as Seahawks’ starting D becoming whole; LB Heath Farwell has major injury, likely cementing job for undrafted rookie Brock Coyle | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks are done with a no-pads, helmet-only practice that went about two hours at the sunny, warm Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Bobby Wagner (above, talking after practice today) was back with the first-teamers at middle linebacker, after missing three-plus weeks with a hamstring injury.

Seahawks' offense is 'just as good' as defense | HeraldNet.com - Sports
With wide receiver Percy Harvin healthy and quarterback Russell Wilson continuing to progress as he heads into his third year, a lot of people wonder if this is the year the Seattle Seahawks open up the playbook and start throwing more often.

Injury roundup: Marcus Lattimore expects to hit NFI list - NFL.com
Marcus Lattimore's long road to recovery is going to get longer. The second year San Francisco 49ers running back told reporters that he expects to start the season on the non-football injury list, just like a year ago.

What's new in NFL in 2014: Coaches, hyped rookies, replay tweaks, tablets - CBSSports.com
Will the flag frenzy slow down? Which rookie QBs play? How will centralized replay and sideline tablets impact games? How will new coaches fare? We take a look.

Charlie Whitehurst still Titans' No. 2 quarterback - NFL.com
Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger has thrown for an NFL-leading 504 yards this preseason, but coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters that he's sticking with backup Charlie Whitehurst behind Jake Locker.

Free agent QB David Garrard really wants the Rams to call him - CBSSports.com
Hey Rams, I'm not sure if you have David Garrard's number, but if you do, he wants you to call him!

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer skeptical of Pro Football Focus grades - NFL - SI.com
It was kind of a big day for Pro Football Focus, the NFL sabermetrics and tape-grading site that has become a major player in a few short years. With a solid writing staff and 12 film graders who work every game from the preseason to the Super Bowl, PFF has become a fairly indispensable tool for those in the media (and in the league) who want to add another dimension to what they do.

It doesn't make sense to trim rosters before the 4th preseason game - CBSSports.com
Finally, we are down to the final week of the preseason and I have two issues weighing on me that I would like to address.

Seattle Seahawks repeating as Super Bowl champions too tall a task | The MMQB with Peter King
Despite Seattle being just as strong as it was in 2013—if not outright better—there’s one convincing reason it won’t lift the Lombardi again.

Harvin ready to explode for Seahawks
There is no hiding the grin on Percy Harvin's face these days.

Great Defenses and Missing the Playoffs — FootballPerspective.com
Ten years ago, the teams with three of the four best defenses in football missed the playoffs. The Buffalo Bills ranked 1st in Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt allowed and 2nd in Adjusted Yards per Carry allowed. That year, Sam Adams, Takeo Spikes, Terrence McGee, and Nate Clements made the Pro Bowl, while Aaron Schobel had 8 sacks and London Fletcher was London Fletcher but younger. The team ranked 1st in DVOA by a good margin, but finished 9-7, narrowly missing the playoffs.

Cardinals taking a look at Tommy Kelly, maybe he shows | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are bringing a veteran defensive lineman in for a look.

To understand Peyton Manning, one has to know where he came from. | SportsonEarth.com : Dan Pompei Article
The clock in the hotel room shows 9:45 p.m. Peyton Manning is standing in somewhere between the bed and the television set holding a football, as if he is taking a snap from center. On one side of him is Emmanuel Sanders. On the other, Cody Latimer. The wide receivers were summoned by Manning, as they have been many nights before. For 20 minutes at the end of a long day at the team hotel during training camp, Manning is working with two new acquisitions so they are on the same page with cadence, code words and signs. They have to know him. He has to know them. Sleep can wait.

The Rams are screwed, and it's their own fault - SBNation.com
Blind loyalty to an injury-prone quarterback is just the beginning of the Rams' problems.

What's next for Sam Bradford and the Rams? - Turf Show Times
How many NFL players have returned successfully after tearing the same ACL twice? And what does it mean for the Rams in 2015?

Marcus Martin injury: Expected to miss 8 weeks, per Eric Branch - Niners Nation
The 49ers could be without offensive lineman Marcus Martin for two months. We take a look at their next decision.

49ers offense from a boxing perspective - Niners Nation
Fooch's Note: As a boxing fan, I enjoyed this perspective I know a lot of people grow weary of the 49ers offense and with good reason... It is not made for action packed TV. I know we all get...

Who was the Arizona Cardinals player of the game in a 19-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? - Revenge of the Birds
It was a loss, but who stood out?

Film Room: Rookie running backs finding transition to NFL difficult | theScore
It’s funny how quickly people expect you to learn everything. They have high expectations and if you don’t figure it all out immediately, they wonder if you’ll ever learn and play. That’s what rookie running backs Tre Mason and Andre Williams are dealing with right now.

Report: Rookie Marcus Martin - 49ers - The Sacramento Bee
Rookie center Marcus Martin suffered a dislocated kneecap late in Sunday’s game and will miss eight weeks, according to a report by The San Francisco Chronicle.

Jeff Fisher on Sam Bradford: 'You never get used to it' - NFL.com
Rams coach Jeff Fisher told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that he knew Sam Bradford's knee was history the minute a Rams trainer called to say, "Come on down to the trainer's room." Will St. Louis bounce back?

San Diego Chargers First Team Defense Impressive Against 49ers First Team Offense - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey analyses the San Diego Chargers defense, going play by play to explain what went well and what didn't in yesterday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Spoiler: a lot went well for San Diego.

Ten observations from 49ers' win over San Diego | CSN Bay Area
Quinton Patton was the 49ers’ No. 3 receiver to open the game, joining Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree. So what does that mean for Stevie Johnson?

NFL, DirecTV finalizing new Sunday Ticket contract, according to report - SBNation.com

The NFL Sunday Ticket will be available to DirecTV subscribers well into the foreseeable future, and make the NFL lots of money, according to a report.

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