Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

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Nice lil' Sunday, actually.

Rookies putting the wraps on their offseason program
The veterans are gone, and so are Pete Carroll and his position coaches. But the Seahawks’ rookies are in the process of completing their offseason program with strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle and his staff.

When starters can’t, it’s up to the backups
Dan Quinn, the Seahawks’ first-year defensive coordinator, learned a valuable – and lasting – lesson from Bill Walsh when the former 49ers coach once told his players, “Anyone of you can be called on to win the game at any time.”

GMs through the years | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
I was going to tack this on to the last post as an answer but it lengthened into a post of its own. First, thanks, MontanaMike … I enjoy getting in here with you guys. EW is such a champ with this that I know he gives you the full buffet … I’ll keep occasionally trying to add a tasty biscuit here and there.

49ers Blog and Q&A: 49ers' three Achilles' tears way above league average
For the blog-only readers, here's a story that ran in today's Bee about the recent innovations regarding Achilles' heel injuries that are allowing elite athletes like Michael Crabtree and Kobe Bryant to come back sooner and stronger than they would have several years ago. The injury seems to be following in the path of ACL tears, which used to be career-enders but which now can be overcome.

How Justin Smith could have landed more money | National Football Post
San Francisco received a generous hometown discount from one of the team’s best players.

Cliff Harris found guilty of harassment | ProFootballTalk
At one point, former NFL receiver Titus Young and former NFL cornerback Cliff Harris appeared to be in a contest to see who could get arrested more times. Young won. But Harris has taken the lead when it comes to getting the legal issues resolved. Hooray? According to KPTV.

Sam Bradford sees a “sense of speed” in Rams offense | ProFootballTalk
Last year, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford didn’t have much in the way of weapons. That’s something coach Jeff Fisher hasn’t been afraid to acknowledge.

Dri Archer: Offensive Weapon/Caffeine Substitute | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
With an alarm clock that goes off at 4:30 am, dawn comes around fast in my household. It doesn’t help matters that I’m not a coffee drinker. But if I could watch more prospects with Dri Archer’s big-play ability, I’d have a great 5:00 am caffeine substitute.

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