Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Thursday

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LINKS!

Thursday.

Seahawks 14, Rams 9: Magnum weirdness | Sportspress Northwest
The Seahawks-Rams game Monday was rife with oddities, none stranger than the fact that the Seahawks won with only seven first downs while yielding seven sacks.

Todd McShay: Some people are getting carried away with how good this QB class can be - SBNation.com
ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay held a 30-minute conference call on Tuesday answering draft and college football questions. McShay talked about a few notable things.

Midseason awards and predictions: Strahan's sack record will be broken - CBSSports.com
While the AFC North isn't performing how Pat Kirwan expected, it's looking like his second-half predictions, namely the sack record falling, will shape up.

Greg Cosell’s Spotlight Team – Carolina Panthers winning with defense and a diverse offense | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
I think the overlooked element of the Carolina Panthers and their three-game winning streak is the defense, because everyone focuses on quarterback Cam Newton.

Pete Carroll Week 9 Wednesday Press Conference
Pete Carroll updates the media about Percy Harvin's recovery, the loss of Sidney Rice and the addition of Ricardo Lockette.

QB Watch: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback play.

QB Watch: Cardinals' Carson Palmer - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A weekly examination of the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback play:

QB Watch: Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson - ESPN

A weekly analysis of the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback play.

Wednesday notes: Tate fined, Harvin not practicing yet, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times

— Coach Pete Carroll said WR Percy Harvin won’t practice today and said again that he is “day-to-day” with no specific date set for a return. He said he will work with the other players who are rehabbing today and then they will take it from there. He said it was “best to keep him in that mode” of rehabbing “for a little bit longer.” My read? Don’t expect Harvin to play this week.

News, notes and quotes: Harvin working with rehabbing guys; Okung, Giacomini making progress | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

> Carroll said, “I love the way Darrell (Bevell) calls a game.” He went on to say he’s always in on the offensive plan, listens to everything on the headsets and has direct involvement in calling three or four offensive plays per game. Carroll said, “I try never to influence him in the middle of a sequence.”

Seattle Seahawks: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 9 | Bleacher Report

It was a fascinating Week 8 for the Seattle Seahawks . The team keeps finding ways to win despite playing poorly, and Monday night's difficult-to-watch 14-9 victory was no exception...

Eric Wright close to joining to the 49ers' active roster - NFL.com

Eric Wright is a week or two away from returning to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh said. Could that signal the end for Nnamdi Asomugha?

Game Rewind takeaways: Five midseason trends - NFL.com

With eight weeks of play in the books, our weekly Game Rewind notebook takes a look at the season's biggest themes, schemes and players at the midpoint.

The Quarterback Index: Midseason rankings - NFL.com

All signs still indicate that 2013 belongs to Peyton Manning, but is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers far behind? Gregg Rosenthal ranks the play of every QB in the league.

3 CBA rule changes for the benefit of all | National Football Post

Here are some ways to make the game safer, benefiting both players and owners.

NFL offensive tackles aren't important as we once thought | The MMQB with Peter King

Five offensive tackles were taken in the first 20 picks of this year’s NFL draft. So far, none are living up to expectations. Eric Fisher, taken first overall, has been a mistake magnate in Kansas City. He’s shown flawed technique too many times, both in run blocking and pass protection.

Aldon Smith turns himself in on felony weapons charges | ProFootballTalk

The good news for 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is that he apparently has exited rehab, five weeks after entering a treatment program following a DUI arrest.

Bruce Arians sees some Darren Sproles in Andre Ellington | ProFootballTalk

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians thinks rookie running back Andre Ellington can do some of the same things in Arizona’s offense that Darren Sproles does in New Orleans.

Bucs say Davin Joseph didn’t have MRSA | ProFootballTalk

In response to a report/speculation from Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa that Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph is the fourth Buccaneers player with MRSA, the Bucs have spoken.

Top Prospect of Week 9: Stanford DE/OLB Trent Murphy - CBSSports.com

Murphy was unstoppable against Oregon State which leads to two obvious questions -- where will he play in the NFL and can he repeat his success this week against undefeated Oregon?

Midseason NFL QB Power Rankings | Bleacher Report

The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Zac Stacy, Harvey Dahl injuries and the Rams' running game - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy left the team's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks for a few snaps at the end of the game, coming back in on the final play, THAT final play. According to one...

About the Rams' last play of the game ... - Turf Show Times

Brian Schottenheimer was in full effect on the most important fourth down of the Rams' season.

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