Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

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LINKS!

Hump day.

Get open and Russell Wilson will get you the ball
Ten practices into the Seahawks’ training camp, Russell Wilson has completed passes to 22 receivers – from the expected, to the unexpected, to the no longer here. But as Phil Bates says, “It’s all good.”

Focus on: Antoine Winfield
Concerned that Antoine Winfield isn’t making one play after another on the practice field for the Seahawks? Don’t be, because the veteran cornerback is doing his job by taking his receiver out of the play.

Monday in Hawkville: Building blocks for rookie center Jared Smith
A recap of the day’s events at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Aug. 5, when the Seahawks held the 10th practice in their Training Camp presented by Bing.

Fantasy football rankings 2013: Best wide receiver on all 32 NFL teams - SBNation.com
Alex Strouf breaks down the best wide receiver on all 32 NFL Teams.

Riley Cooper vs. Ray Lewis; Percy Harvin's injury impact; more thoughts | The MMQB with Peter King
THERE’S A REASON THEY TRADED FOR HIM. “The Seahawks offense averaged over 30 points a game the second half of last season. With their defense, how much is the loss of Percy Harvin really going to affect them? It’s silly to subtract something that was never added on the field in the first place. I think special teams will be affected more than the offense, especially after letting Leon Washington go. Your thoughts?” —William GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll thought the offense lacked explosiveness, which it did. Lots of what happened last year, particularly late in the season, was Russell Wilson getting comfortable with the offense and forming a bond with some good receivers. To take the next step, Schneider, especially, thought the offense needed a downfield weapon it didn’t have. I agree: Seattle will be very good without Harvin—maybe even a Super Bowl team. But he gives the offense a dimension few teams have.

Russell Wilson's advice for young WRs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It happens every summer in the NFL. Young wide receivers flash ability during training camps, but something doesn't quite translate to the preseason games.

Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Seahawks
A complete scouting report breaking down this week's game between the San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks.

Episode 102: Does age affect the types of injuries that young athletes suffer?
Does age affect the types of injuries that young athletes suffer? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, New York Mets third baseman David Wright, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, and U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.

Still plenty to be sorted out on Seahawks' defense - 710sports.com
The uncertainty is unexpected considering Seattle's defense returns all but two starters.

Seahawks notebook: Carpenter dealing with foot injury - 710sports.com
Guard James Carpenter didn't exactly start this week on the right foot, leaving the field midway through Monday's workout.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – SFGate.com » 49ers cut WR Martin; re-sign P Schmidt
As it turns out, Martin won’t get a chance to feel fully comfortable in Santa Clara: The 49ers winnowed their burgeoning wide receiver corps by cutting Martin today and re-signing punter Colton Schmidt, who was released last week.

Class in session with Professor Boldin - NFC West Blog - ESPN
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh relayed before training camp anecdotal evidence speaking to receiver Anquan Boldin's professionalism. So serious about his job was Boldin, the coach said, that sitting next to the 11th-year veteran in the lunchroom wasn't always the most interactive social experience.

Cortland Finnegan focused on fundamentals - ESPN
Seven years and 94 starts into his NFL career, Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan insists that whatever success he’s had has been centered solely on raw ability and moxie.

Wilson looking forward to performing at Qualcomm Stadium; father played for Chargers | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“I’m excited to get back out on the field,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to go to San Diego. That’s where my dad played at one point. So just to be able to go back there and think about those memories stuff – he didn’t play there for very long, but still it means a lot to me.”

Sam Bradford, C.J. Spiller headline Audibles All-Underrated Offensive team | Audibles - SI.com
Even in the NFL, there are players who don’t get the name-checks and face-time their talents deserve. At every position, even the most glamorous ones, there are guys who have earned recognition, but they simply don’t get it.

Tuesday Seahawks training camp notes | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
On the field, Walter Thurmond continued to stand out, and got some first-team reps both in the nickel corner spot and in Brandon Browner's spot on the outside. One way or another, Thurmond is going to force his way onto the field this year if he's healthy. He's just been too good in camp not to see him earning significant playing time.

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Notes: August 6th - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans watch practice drills from a hillside overlooking the field and Lake Washington during the 3rd day of

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Notes: August 6th - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans watch practice drills from a hillside overlooking the field and Lake Washington during the 3rd day of

Who Will Be the Return Man In Seattle - Seahawks Blogs, NFL Blogs Online, Jeremy Lane
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in the status of the return game for the Seahawks in 2013. When the Seahawks cut ties with Leon Washington this offseason, it was widely believed that newly acquired Percy Harvin would take over those duties. Well now Harvin is out, and the Hawks are without a return man. J.D. takes a look at some suitable replacements.

What Can We Expect from the New-Look Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line? | Bleacher Report
To the surprise of no one, the Cardinals ’ offense was the league’s worst unit in 2012. They averaged 263.1 yards per game, 15.4 first downs a game and 4.1 yards per play...

Jenkins ‘Comfortable’ in 49ers Offense
A.J. Jenkins has turned heads the past days of 49ers training camp.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Mind the (experience) gap: Fangio curious about Lawrence Okoye's debut
If you're curious how Lawrence Okoye will fare in his first-ever NFL game Thursday, you've got company. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio today said he had no idea how the 6-5, 305-pound defensive end would hold up against the Broncos.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Training camp D10: Jenkins looks sharp, Reid still "starting" safety
A.J. Jenkins - yes, A.J. Jenkins! - had one of his best practices to date today, hauling in seven of the nine passes that went in his direction during 11-on-11 and team drills. Jenkins had a rough start to camp, and he spent last week nursing a hamstring injury. But he has had two solid outings in as many days and says he is intent on having a good game Thursday, too. When he is at his best, Jenkins is fluid, snatches the ball cleanly and then gets back up to top speed quickly. He did that on Monday.

49ers plan for Okoye to make football debut | CSN Bay Area
The most intriguing physical talent on the 49ers just needs to get into a position where he allows his athleticism to take over.

2013 NFL rule changes include elimination of ‘Tuck Rule’, peel-back blocks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Earlier on Tuesday, Shutdown Corner lamented the NFL's decision to crack down on celebrations, including "spinning" the ball, which the league classifies as "taunting". (On first downs, not touchdowns, though.) In a video distributed to NFL teams, and posted online … Continue reading →

NFL will cut down even further on celebrations, because touchdowns aren’t supposed to be fun | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Because scoring a touchdown in a professional football game is a fairly routine achievement, and because NFL teams are comprised of delicate flowers whose sensibilities are as easily upset as a dandelion in the spring breeze, the NFL has decided … Continue reading →

The NFC's return to dominance | National Football Post
Only the Broncos can contend with the NFC’s heavyweights.

Report: NFLPA, NFL want to boost discipline for alcohol violations - CBSSports.com
The NFL and NFLPA are reportedly working on a new alcohol policy which would come into effect after the HGH policy.

Niners claim they never know a player’s workout incentives | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers want everyone to believe that they didn't know that cornerback Tarell Brown had $2 million riding on his decision to participate in offseason workouts. And they're trying to make the implausible slightly less implausible. As explained by Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.

Another Quarterback Aging Curve Post (Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt Edition)
Back in March, Chase wrote a post investigating how quarterbacks age, finding that they peak at age 29 (with a generalized peak from 26-30) in terms of value over average. Today, I thought I’d quickly look at how quarterbacks age in terms of their performance rate — specifically, their Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt (ANY/A). For newer readers, ANY/A is based on the following formula: (Passing Yards + 20 * Passing TDs – 45 * INTs – Sack Yards Lost) / (Pass Attempts + Sacks).

St. Louis Rams NFL training camp snapshot 2013 | Audibles - SI.com
With the 2013 NFL season rapidly approaching, we’re taking a spin around the league for a closer look at all 32 teams. Track all of our Snapshots here. There is optimism in St. Louis these days, maybe more than there has been since the team's last playoff trip in 2004.

St. Louis Rams NFL training camp snapshot 2013 | Audibles - SI.com
With the 2013 NFL season rapidly approaching, we’re taking a spin around the league for a closer look at all 32 teams. Track all of our Snapshots here. There is optimism in St. Louis these days, maybe more than there has been since the team's last playoff trip in 2004.

31-Day NFL Warning: Patrick Peterson, Wide Receiver - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen

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