Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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LINKS!

Holy crap it's already Friday.

Brandon Marshall: Brandon Marshall should have some opportunities in the open field - chicagotribune.com
Vertical routes likely to open up space for Chicago Bears top receiver underneath in some space

Titans-Chiefs: Film Review - Music City Miracles
A look at a few pivotal plays from Sundays game.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Intersection Between Scheme And Performance
Sidney Rice has 10 receptions in five games. He is pulling in $8.5M this year. Luke Willson has a 70% catch rate and is averaging nearly 15 yards per catch. He has as many targets (10) as Rice does receptions.

Titans vs. Seahawks: Breaking Down Tennessee's Game Plan | Bleacher Report
So the Tennessee Titans are about to play the Seattle Seahawks , who have just come off an embarrassing loss to the Indianapolis Colts , and they have to do it on the road at CenturyLink Field...

Marshawn Lynch's load lightened a little so far for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Part of Darrell Bevell’s livelihood as offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks is fielding questions about why this guy or that guy didn’t get the ball.

Notebook: Titans WRs Prep for Physical Seahawks DBs
It’s not uncommon for Titans receivers, running backs and tight ends to put in extra work after by catching passes from a machine, but receivers coach Shawn Jefferson added an element to the drill Wednesday.

Tennessee Titans Defense, Special Teams Must Beat Seahawks
The Tennessee Titans now head to Seattle after suffering a 26-17 loss to the Kansas Chiefs at LP Field this past Sunday.

Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse a good bet for more success - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks Jermaine Kearse lost a bet with teammate and fellow receiver Doug Baldwin last weekend.

Bobby Wagner on crutches, but Max Unger is back - ESPN
“Bobby will see if he can make it back by game day,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday. “But it will go all the way to Sunday.”

Cable on the offensive line: “Much better than the week before” | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Offensive line coach Tom Cable, though, thought his group played better at Indianapolis than it had the previous week at Houston. “Much better than the week before,” he said when he met with a few reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “We had five free runners on the quarterback — the week before we had 11. So that’s a big upgrade and hopefully we can keep cutting that down. Run-game wise (we were) okay, kind of do what we do. So much better than the week before. But you hope to just keep getting better as long as we keep playing with this group, and they are, so that’s the key.”

No Running Room for MoJo - The Smash Mouth - Rotoworld.com
Lance Zierlein discusses the struggles of the Jaguars' run game amongst other hot topics in the trenches around the NFL.

Dez Bryant climbing ATL's wide receiver rankings - NFL.com
Is Dez Bryant ready to rival Calvin Johnson for the top spot among NFL wide receivers? Chris Wesseling breaks down the position's best.

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
A surprising upset win at Atlanta has the Jets moving up the board.

After Further Review: Scary-good Graham continues to haunt defenses - CBSSports.com
Prisco: Linebackers, safeties or corners. Zone, man or double coverage. Doesn't matter for Jimmy Graham. The Saints' super freak is all but impossible to cover. After Further Review

Jaguars-Broncos game among NFL history's biggest point spreads | The MMQB with Peter King
This Sunday’s game in Denver between the 0-5 Jaguars and the 5-0 Broncos is anticipated to be a mismatch of historic proportions. This week The MMQB is exploring what it's like for the Jaguars to be the NFL's biggest underdog ever, whether there’s hope for the season—and the future—in Jackso...

News, notes and quotes: Wilson says he doesn’t get flustered | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Thursdays are spent with Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman. Here are the highlights of what they said:

Despite injury, Jake Locker on rising learning curve | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
It’s not a variable factored into the NFL passer ratings, but it’s clearly an attribute of a successful quarterback that Jake Locker has displayed.

Russell Wilson on staying cool under pressure | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
When asked about Russell Wilson a week ago, fellow young phenom quarterback Andrew Luck's first observation about Wilson was this:

Bruce Arians Hurting Himself, Cardinals by Not Using Andre Ellington More | Bleacher Report
When head coach Bruce Arians took over the Arizona Cardinals prior to the 2013 season, the organization hadn’t had the best of luck finding talent at the running back position...

Tramaine Brock Is Crucial Building Block for San Francisco 49ers Secondary | Bleacher Report
Through four seasons in the NFL , San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock has had his fair share of ups and downs. In 2010, Brock was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Belhaven University...

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks return home to CenturyLink Field to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Seattle is looking to get back into the win column after a tough loss on the road to Indianapolis Colts last week...

Alshon Jeffery stepping up for Chicago Bears no matter where they put him | Audibles - SI.com
The Chicago Bears have been waiting … and waiting and waiting … for Alshon Jeffery to flip the switch and translate his immense talent into big-play ability at the NFL level. Consider the last two weeks a breakthrough.

NFL trade rumors: Finding deals for Josh Gordon, Tony Gonzalez, Kenny Britt | Audibles - SI.com
Chris Burke and Doug Farrar take on the roles of NFL general managers in Mock GM, as they work on speculative wheeling and dealing ... The NFL trade season already has been more active than usual, with former first-round picks Trent Richardson, Levi Brown and Eugene Monroe on the move.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Bengals over Patriots
The main story of the Cincinnati-New England game was the Bengals defense and how they shut down the Patriots offense. Of particular note was the fact that they snapped Tom Brady’s consecutive games with a touchdown pass streak. But while the defense deserves the lion’s share of the praise from Sunday, there were some bright spots on the offensive side of the ball for Cincinnati, particularly up front.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Limitations
In today’s quarterback-driven league, you would be forgiven for thinking that any team's success starts and begins with the quality of play at that position. Peyton Manning's record-setting start to the season is a great example of what a quarterback can do, because his Denver Broncos have a 5-0 record despite missing two of their best defensive players all season long. Manning's play is the primary reason why the Broncos are Super Bowl favorites in the AFC. However, there's another quarterback in the AFC West who is making Manning and the Broncos fight for the division crown.

Week 5 Game Scripts and Average Field Position
Every week this season, I’ve posted the Game Scripts and Average Field Position data from the prior week. For new readers, you can read the background and how to calculate Game Scripts here, but the Game Scripts number simply tells us the average points differential for a team throughout a game. There are 3600 seconds in a game that does not go to overtime, and he Game Script is the sum of the score at each of those 3600 seconds, divided by 3600.

What can the Seahawks do to fix their offensive line? | Fanspeak's NFC West Blog
The Seattle Seahawks have all the makings of an elite team, but have one problem area that could keep them from going the distance this year: Their offensive line.

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