Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

Harry How

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Already Tuesday, you guys. Almost the weekend!

Dwight Freeney happy he doesn’t have to play Russell Wilson, NFC West | ProFootballTalk
“I had no idea how fast he was. I had no idea,” Freeney said in an interview with Mike Costa and Judson Richards on XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego. “By the time I got after the bull rush, I’m looking for this guy. He’s like 5-3, 5-4, whatever he is and I can’t find him. By the time I find him I was like ‘oh, here goes a sack.’ Next thing you know, ‘oh, no’ and I’m chasing him.”

Jesse Williams on his first NFL action - 710 ESPN Seattle Features at KIRORadio.com
Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams talks with Jen Mueller after Seattle's preseason opener against San Diego.

Thiel: Percy who? Seahawks WR Williams a fit | Sportspress Northwest
Injuries and Larry Fitzgerald kept getting in the way for Stephen Williams in Arizona. But 6-foot-5 receiver, undrafted out of college, is suddenly and exactly what Pete Carroll wants.

Seahawks rookie John Lotulelei has been hard to miss - 710sports.com
John Lotulelei, an undrafted rookie linebacker from UNLV, has stood out during training camp and in the Seahawks' first preseason game - both for his play and his long hair. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

A couple key notes from Pete Carroll - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made a couple interesting comments Monday during his conversation with 710ESPN Seattle:

Film Study: Is Philip Rivers Struggling To Grasp New Offense? - Bolts From The Blue
Philip Rivers' completion percentage in the Chargers Preseason Opener didn't tell the whole story. Jerome Watson looks further into the tape to identify just what the San Diego quarterback is struggling with in Ken Whisenhunt's Offense.

Wilson looking forward to facing Peyton Manning | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“Having Sidney out there is a luxury,” Wilson said. “Having him out there is so nice. He has so much ability to catch the ball. I was talking with my quarterbacks coach, Coach (Carl) Smith this morning, when we were out here early getting extra reps, and just watching Sidney catching the ball, his catching radius is so amazing. Anything you throw to him, he’ll catch it.

Seahawks’ exhibition opener draws high ratings | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Record season-ticket renewals and open training camp practices that sold out quickly had already given evidence to the vast fan enthusiasm greeting the Seahawks this season.

Seahawks approach to O-line a sign of things to come « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks didn’t make any big draft splashes on the offensive line this year. They took defensive convert Jared Smith in round seven, along with tackle Michael Bowie. That was it. Then they went to work on the UDFA’s. Expect that to be the norm in future.

Seattle has become an appealing NFL destination - 710sports.com
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson's decision to return to the Seahawks a year after he was traded away is another example of the pull this team has with NFL free agents. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Brock and Danny Blue 42 - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
What players stood out in the Seahawks' preseason win over the Chargers? Who are Danny's new favorite college and NFL players? How did former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar cross the line with on-air comments during Cleveland's preseason opener against St. Louis?

49ers keep coming back to A.J. Jenkins - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Vernon Davis is the latest San Francisco 49ers player to name A.J. Jenkins as the wide receiver he expects to emerge opposite veteran Anquan Boldin.

Closer look at Pete Carroll's roster claim - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll cited interesting evidence Monday regarding the team's roster strength. Even the team's castoffs are highly valued around the NFL, he said, and a check of the waiver wire would confirm it.

Monday Seahawks notes: Sid a full go, Percy back in town | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
Sidney Rice has been back from his Swiss knee procedure and practicing for a while, but he did more in Monday's practice than we've seen thus far, a very good sign for an offense that struggled to get into a rhythm early in last week's preseason game as Russell Wilson played with an offense minus the likes of Rice, Percy Harvin (who will be out for quite a while) and Zach Miller. Wilson said getting into a rhythm will be the top goal for the starters in Saturday's preseason game against Denver.

What to Make of Preseason Stars - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
October 23, 2011; London, ENGLAND; tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws the ball as he is pressured by Chicago Bears defensive end Nic

A.J. Jenkins sees fewer reps for San Francisco 49ers - NFL.com
A.J. Jenkins has not enjoyed a great training camp. His performance has resulted in fewer snaps during San Francisco 49ers practice.

Asomugha insists he has something left in the tank | National Football Post
49ers cornerback trying to jumpstart career

Clay Matthews has to change to stop read-option quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
The success of read-option quarterbacks in the NFL is forcing Packers linebacker Clay Matthews to alter the way he plays.

Examining Games with More than 15 Carries
Running back workload is a very difficult topic to tackle, and I don’t expect to make much of an indent into the subject today. But I do want to take a few minutes and look at some ways to measure heavy workloads. One school of thought is that the effect of carries is cumulative: Not only is a 25-carry game more likely to cause a running back trouble than a five-carry game, but it’s more than five times as likely to shorten a player’s shelf life. The cumulative effect of taking hit after hit means that carries 16, 17, and 18 hurt a runner more than carries 1, 2, and 3.

Matthew Stafford's mechanical mythology for Detroit Lions | Audibles - SI.com
Four quarterbacks have thrown for more than 4,950 yards in a single season in NFL history: Dan Marino, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford. Brees and Stafford are the only ones to do so in more than one season, and both did so in 2011 and 2012. (Brees also did so in 2008.

Same Old Chip: What We Learned About the Eagles Offense in Their New Coach's Preseason Debut - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Before the second play of his first NFL game, Philadelphia's new head coach, Chip Kelly, a man who made his reputation as the architect of college football's most prolific offense — the Oregon Ducks' fast-break, spread-it-out attack — did the unthinkable: He had his team huddle. He followed this with another knee-weakening moment: His quarterback, Michael Vick, lined up under center, an alignment from which the Eagles ran a basic run to the left. For 31 other NFL teams, this would be as ho-hum as it gets. But this is Chip Kelly, he of the fast practices, fast plays, and fast talking. By starting out this way, Kelly, who repeatedly has said he doesn't do anything without a sound reason behind it, was no doubt sending some kind of message to fans, pundits, and opposing coaches waiting anxiously to see what a Chip Kelly offense would look like at the professional level. It was a message that was unmistakable: See, I can adapt to the NFL.

Another indicator on Cards' Michael Floyd - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts combined to catch four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown during limited action in the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener at Green Bay. It was an encouraging start for the Cardinals' receivers in their first game with new quarterback Carson Palmer.

Seahawks Training Camp: Day Fourteen Wrap-Up - August 12, 2013 | Seattle Seahawks
The first-team offense for the Seattle Seahawks struggled to find a rhythm in their brief stint on the field in the team's preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers last Thursday.

St. Louis Rams 2013 depth chart: Benny Cunningham turning heads - Turf Show Times
Have the Rams found another jewel among the undrafted free agent class this year?

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