Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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Potential Seahawks Targets As Free Agency Winds Down - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
We made it through Thursday without word that Tony McDaniel has signed with the Seahawks. (Though that might still happen before I get this published.) There’s not a lot of players who are capable of helping the Seahawks still out there, but there are a few.

Agility Scores, Christine Michael, and Matt Forte | RotoViz
A couple of days ago, I introduced the Agility Score and discussed its potential use as a breakthrough metric for unearthing hidden gems at running back. In that article, I looked at Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell and explained why he’s a dead ringer for Doug Martin. Yesterday, our trip through the Similarity Score landscape discovered Zac Stacy and explained why he’s a better bet to be Ray Rice 2.0 than Giovani Bernard.

About that old NFL draft-pick value chart - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"This study is the tip of the iceberg of analysis that is now possible to do," Meers wrote. "There is a ton of work to be done now that we have an accurate representation the value of every draft pick. ... One can use these data to evaluate any trade involving draft picks, come up with a draft strategy that maximizes total expected Career Approximate Value, and much more."

Offseason notes: Is Arians playing smoke screen with Cards' QBs? - CBSSports.com
How will they get the four best rushers on the field considering only one (Michael Bennett) is really suited for the inside over a guard? Look for Cliff Avril at left end, Bennett inside over the center or a guard, Clemons at the right end and Bruce Irvin playing the "spinner" role. The "spinner" stands up and moves during the snap count, meaning he could rush from anywhere.

Free Agency Losers - Free Agency Update - Rotoworld.com
Patrick Daugherty takes a look at which teams are losing free agency, and who's simply throwing money at the wall.

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears equipped to run read-option offense - NFL.com
Marc Trestman set the football world abuzz when he announced his plans to incorporate the read-option into the Chicago Bears' offensive playbook.

Trumaine Johnson arrested for misdemeanor DUI - NFL.com
St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was arrested for DUI in Missoula, Montana shortly after 2 a.m. local time Friday, according to police.

Jim Harbaugh to Colin Kaepernick: Go easy on weights - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is all for quarterback Colin Kaepernick building strength in the offseason but cautions his quarterback not to get too carried away.

Miguel Maysonet helps attract 28 teams to Stony Brook Pro Day - NFL.com
NFL Blogs on NFL.com is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news.

Tarleton State’s Rufus Johnson gets extended look - NFL.com
Representatives from six NFL teams gathered at Tarleton State’s pro day held at nearby Aledo High School on March 15, where 10 players went through a workout held at the high school’s indoor facility.

Mike McCoy ready to fix Philip Rivers; why No. 2 QBs made bank - NFL.com
Philip Rivers is coming off two very disappointing seasons. Can the new San Diego Chargers coach, a renowned QB guru, turn around the struggling veteran? Ian Rapoport tackles that and more.

Review of Georgia's Pro Day. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells you how Georgia's prospects did at their Pro Day.

Money and the NFL draft | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti of draftmetrics.com breaks down the cost (and payoff) of the draft

Free agency's big winners | National Football Post
Nine players who came up big in an offseason that saw most teams limit their spending.

Bengals, Brady biggest winners of losses in Baltimore, Pittsburgh - CBSSports.com
The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers keep subtracting starters, and that won't help their chances of reaching this year's playoffs. But it could be good news for others. Will Tom Brady and the Cincinnati Bengals please step forward?

Playing with the most coaches on one team
During the season, Mike Tanier noted that Shane Lechler has played for eight different coaches while being a member of the Raiders. When I read it, I thought that sounded like the start of a really good trivia question, and I put figuring out the answer to that question on my offseason to-do list. Sadly, the offseason is here.

Adrian Wilson makes unique offer for his number | ProFootballTalk
With veteran players changing teams, some will find that the number they have been wearing for years isn’t available.

Chris Johnson’s instincts may be right | ProFootballTalk
The decision of Titans running back Chris Johnson to question the decision to sign former Jets running back Shonn Greene seems, on the surface, confusing. But Johnson’s instincts may be on the money. And money is the key word.

Advanced NFL Stats: Win Probability Forfeited 2012
Fourth down decision making is one of the most controversial aspects of coaching in the NFL. Act too aggressively and miss? You get blamed for a loss. Act too timid? The fans will be calling for your head. Most NFL coaches are operating with the mindset that whatever puts their team (and their job) at the least amount of risk is the right choice to make. This has been, and will always be, the wrong way to try to win a football game.

Boise State Pro Day: CB Taylor, RB Harper fight for attention - CBSSports
Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor cemented his rise up NFL draft boards Thursday with a crisp position workout and outstanding time in the 60-yard shuttle on pro day. Taylor, who has emerged as a likely second-round or possibly late first-round pick, previously excelled at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

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