Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Harvin's return won't change Seahawks' philosophy | HeraldNet.com - Sports
"Remember I said a long time ago about this, we weren't expecting him to come in and change our football team," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Harvin returned to practice Tuesday. "We were hoping that he could come in and contribute and help us, and that's all that he wants to do. He wants to help us get better and try to win the games and that's what we're counting on too."

After Further Review: Wilson's great on the run, so why rush him? - CBSSports.com
Russell Wilson's strength is throwing darts on the run or picking up first downs with this feet. So why are teams so quick to rush him? After Further Review

Sources: NFL Could Create Eight-Game Package Bringing In Up To $700M - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global
NFL officials say they still have not decided whether to make a new package of Thursday night games available to a cable channel in the next few years. And network execs say they still have not seen any plans --­ either formal or informal --­ about such a package. But sources with the networks and l

Some think line play to blame for rising QB injury rates | ProFootballTalk
NFL quarterbacks are going down at an incredible rate, which can be determined from a simple study of the numbers.

Person of Interest: Rams' Tavon Austin - 710sports.com
"Person of Interest" is a weekly feature in which we put the microscope on one player from the Seahawks' upcoming opponent. This week, it's St. Louis' Tavon Austin.

Seattle Seahawks leaving opponents with hangover - NFL.com
Playing the 6-1 Seattle Seahawks has been no day at the beach this season.

What they said: Jeff Fisher | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s some of what Rams coach Jeff Fisher had to say today when he talked to Seattle-area reporters:

Notes from Thursday Pete Carroll press conference | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
Pete Carroll warned us Tuesday that he won't know anything definitive about Percy Harvin during the week, and sure enough, when asked about the receiver again Thursday, Carroll again said they're just taking it one day at a time.

'Fired' Packers WR Chris Harper: 'I know I can play. I’ve done it my whole life' - JSOnline
Well, first, Harper said he did too much thinking in Seattle. Not from an X's and O's or a playbook standpoint. Rather, the Seahawks wanted Harper to run routes a precise way. Fundamentally, they wanted things done a specific way. Harper says it slowed him down. Read more from Journal Sentinel: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/229171931.html#ixzz2igRAIMQg Follow us: @NewsHub on Twitter

Cameron Erving (T, Florida State) vs Clemson « Seahawks Draft Blog
Cameron Erving (T, Florida State) vs Clemson

Thursday in Hawkville: Seahawks discovering how to win on the road
After going 6-16 on the road in their first 2½ seasons under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks are 5-1 in their past six regular-season road games entering Monday night’s game against the Rams in St Louis.

Focus on: Brandon Mebane
As unassuming as he is off the field, it would totally wrong to assume that Brandon Mebane hasn’t had a huge impact on the Seahawks’ 6-1 start as the nose tackle in their No. 2-ranked defense.

Pete Carroll: Wide receiver Percy Harvin still day-to-day
News and notes from head coach Pete Carroll's Week 8 Thursday press conference at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

Seahawks staying mum on Percy Harvin's status - 710sports.com
Receiver Percy Harvin is back practicing with the Seahawks.

Double Coverage: Seahawks at Rams - 710sports.com
The Seahawks and Rams appear to be trending in opposite directions as they head into their meeting on "Monday Night Football".

Michael Robinson says Seattle Seahawks have grown up - ESPN
Veteran fullback Michael Robinson, who was re-signed by the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday after being released at the end of the preseason, said he watched every Seattle game at home. So what is his assessment on the 6-1 team?

What they said: Darrell Bevell | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s some of what Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media today:

What they said: Pete Carroll | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are some more quotes from Pete Carroll’s meeting with the media today:

Thiel: Top target for Wilson? Seahawks’ Miller | Sportspress Northwest
The return from injury of TE Zach Miller was a big lift last week in Arizona. QB Russell Wilson, who threw 12 passes in playoffs to Miller, hit him 5 times for 40 yards vs. Cardinals.

Carroll on Rams without Bradford: ‘We don’t have any idea what they would do to adjust’ | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Here’s most of what Pete Carroll had to say today:

Why Austin Davis Gives the Rams Best Chance to Salvage 2013 Season | Bleacher Report
Let’s be honest: Without quarterback Sam Bradford , the St. Louis Rams will be lucky to win another game this season. Their defense is No...

Seahawks vs. Rams: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks travel to Missouri this week to take on the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football ...

Buccaneers hope Doug Martin can return next month - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic Doug Martin will return to their lineup, as soon as in 18 days. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Martin will attempt to strengthen the shoulder and return.

Rams don't deny chasing Favre, never discussed Tebow as replacement - CBSSports.com
Members of the Rams' organization don't deny a report that the team reached out to Brett Favre, but refute that the team ever had discussions about bringing in Tim Tebow.

Pressure Points: Chargers' Depth Paying Off | The MMQB with Peter King
Peruse this week’s top edge rushers in TheMMQB's Pressure Points in the chart below, and you’ll see the usual suspects: Mario Williams, Justin Tuck, John Abraham, Chandler Jones, Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan and Michael Bennett.

The All-22: Texans opened the playbook for Case Keenum before Chiefs closed it back up | Audibles - SI.com
Houston’s Case Keenum was the most prolific quarterback in NCAA history, and he had a nice 2013 preseason after spending his rookie year of 2012 on the practice squad. Still, it was a bit much to expect Keenum to play well in his first NFL regular-season start, particularly given that he was facing the Kansas City Chiefs’ tremendous defense — at Arrowhead Stadium. He was doing so in an offense that had been dispirited by a series of mistakes over the previous five weeks, and Houston’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs put them at 2-5 on the season.

NFL London: Falcons, Jaguars, Raiders opponents announced for 2014 season | Audibles - SI.com
The NFL announced earlier in October that the Falcons, Jaguars and Raiders all would host games in London next season as part of the league's expanding International Series. We now know the opponents for those teams.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Hatcher Job
The NFC East showdown between the Cowboys and Eagles last Sunday featured two of the three teams I’m covering this year. It had all the makings of a good old fashioned shootout. Neither the Dallas nor the Philadelphia defenses had really stopped anyone all year, and both offenses had shown the ability to score points in bunches. So, of course, the game was 3-0 at the half and ended 17-3. And it was somehow less exciting than that score would indicate.

Arrest puts in question former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla's draftability - CBSSports.com
Colt Lyerla, who left the University of Oregon football team two weeks ago, was arrested Wednesday for unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer, the Lane County (Ore.) Sheriffs Department said.

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