Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

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LINKS!

Hump day.

Pro Football Player Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks - Men's Fitness
Men's Fitness interviews pro football player Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

Read-option threat powers 49ers, Seahawks - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
The 49ers and Seahawks are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, in this week's Power Rankings. They entered the 2013 season ready to run, and although both Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson displayed an ability to throw last season, each team made waves with their rushing attack, specifically with the read option.

Read-option threat powers 49ers, Seahawks - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
The 49ers and Seahawks are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, in this week's Power Rankings. They entered the 2013 season ready to run, and although both Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson displayed an ability to throw last season, each team made waves with their rushing attack, specifically with the read option.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Dobbs returns from suspension; 49ers to release Tukuafu
With one defensive lineman, Demarcus Dobbs, returning from a one-game suspension, the 49ers on Tuesday released another, Will Tukuafu, a league source said. Tukuafu appeared in 14 regular-season games last season and was used as a defensive end, a fullback in the team's power formations, and mostly as a special teams player.

The 5 spot: 49ers in focus | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Matt Maiocco, a longtime NFL scribe who expertly covers San Francisco for CSNBayArea.com, has once again been gracious enough to answer five questions on the 49ers heading into this weekend’s big matchup.

Chip Kelly's Insane and Predictable Formation - Bleeding Green Nation
Chip Kelly ran an astounding Double Triplestack play that the Redskins had seen before -- and still couldn't stop.

Shady Shakedown - The Smash Mouth - Rotoworld.com
Lance Zierlein talks up Chip Kelly's offense among other NFL running-game hot topics in his Week 2 Smash Mouth column.

Pete Carroll: Seahawks’ OL has work to do | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks coach says offensive line improving, but team must run the ball better against 49ers

Carolina defense good, but must improve - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
As well as the Carolina Panthers played defensively in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, there were areas they must improve.

Carroll vows Seahawks' run game will get back on track | Seattle Seahawks | The Bellingham Herald
Seattle averaged 2.7 yards per rushing attempt in Sunday’s win at Carolina

Timmy Jernigan is a hard one to work out « Seahawks Draft Blog
Last year was a good year for defensive tackles in round one.

Clemson’s Vic Beasley should be on our radar « Seahawks Draft Blog
I’m not sure whether the Seahawks will be looking for another LEO in next years draft. After all, Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin will be under contract. O’Brien Schofield looks like an able fill-in and Benson Mayowa is getting an opportunity to make it in the NFL.

Seahawks' Cliff Avril expected to play this week - 710sports.com
Defensive end Cliff Avril is expected to make his Seahawks debut in prime time on Sunday.

Up next: San Francisco 49ers
Paced by a 412-yard, three-touchdown pass performance from quarterback Colin Kaepernick in their season-opening win over the Packers, the 49ers are the Seahawks’ opponent in Sunday night’s nationally televised home opener.

St. Louis Rams lament missed opportunities - ESPN
For all of the excitement and drama that existed in the Rams’ win against Arizona, there was a clear feeling in the team’s locker room after the game that things didn’t have to be so difficult.

Cardinals see 3 areas of improvement - NFC West Blog - ESPN
When the Cardinals took an 11-point lead in St. Louis with 1 minute, 53 seconds left in the third quarter, the Bruce Arians Era looked like it was getting off to a good start. Then it all started to unravel.

Rams' line set good pace in pass protection - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Not since the days when Tom Mack lined up at left guard and bulldozed through opposing defensive lines had the St. Louis Rams had an offensive line string together three or more consecutive games without allowing a sack.

Seattle Seahawks' receivers get the job done, Pete Carroll says - ESPN
In Carroll’s view, all that matters is they get the job done. “I’m not concerned with how much credit they get, but we have good catchers,” Carroll said Monday.

What We Learned: Seahawks 12, Panthers 7 - 710sports.com
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks opened the season with a 12-7 win over the Panthers. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Reading Between the Lines: Pete Carroll on the Seahawks' Week 1 win - 710sports.com
Danny O'Neil takes another stab at parsing Pete Carroll, this time attempting to decipher what the Seahawks coach said about Seattle's Week 1 win over Carolina. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Health allows Baldwin, Wilson to build chemistry - 710sports.com
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin told 'Bob and Groz' that a healthy preseason was all he needed to build a rapport with quarterback Russell Wilson. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Bears, Seahawks, 49ers and Colts: Week 1 Keys to Victory | The MMQB with Peter King
Cincinnati at Chicago Score: Bengals 21, Bears 17 Time: 8:06 in the fourth quarter Situation: Chicago’s ball, 1st-and-10 at Cincy’s 19 Result: Jay Cutler throws a 19-yard touchdown to Brandon Marshall Bears personnel: Regular (two backs, one tight end, two receivers) Bengals personnel:...

Carroll vows run game will get back on track | Seattle Seahawks | The Olympian
RENTON — My bad.

Thiel: Seahawks’ QB scrambles part of the plan | Sportspress Northwest
Seemed as if Russell Wilson Sunday was doing a lot of running behind the line of scrimmage, and RBs weren't doing much beyond it. All fixable, says Pete Carroll.

Seahawks look to improve run game | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON -- Consider it yet another sign of progress for the Seattle Seahawks.A day after his team went across the country and won its season opener, a ...

Ben Watson: Ndamukong Suh has 'character issue' - NFL.com
New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson had some strong words Tuesday on Ndamukong Suh's cheap shot during Sunday's game. John Sullivan, the recipient of the hit, also had something to say.

What we're not overreacting to after NFL's Week 1 - NFL.com
One week is in the books, and there is way too much panic in the NFL. RGIII was rusty in his first game back from knee surgery, but fans shouldn't write the Washington Redskins off just yet.

Chip Kelly: Philadelphia Eagles' offense was 'too slow' - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles nearly set a record for most plays run through two quarters in Monday night's win. So why does coach Chip Kelly believe his offense was "too slow" against the Washington Redskins?

Week 2 Las Vegas market report | National Football Post
Four games have already experienced line adjustments of two or more points.

The Week in Overreactions: Gabbert, Tebow not answers for Jaguars - CBSSports.com
New storylines emerge every week. Some are reasonable, most are not. 'This Week in Overreactions' focuses on the latter.

NFL says “miscommunication” led to RG3 being told to cover brace | ProFootballTalk
Robert Griffin III was told by a league official to cover his knee brace during Monday night's game. But the NFL now says Griffin should not have been told that. An NFL spokesman told CSNWashington.com that Griffin was told to cover his knee brace as a result of a “miscommunication”.

Unique coaching styles of Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll examined - NFL Videos
LaDainian Tomlinson shares a controversial story about New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, while former players put interesting head coaches under the microscope.

Yards per Carry and Points per Drive
I’ve written a couple of times about “yards per carry” as a key statistic to grade running backs. The usual argument in favor of using YPC is that a running back who rushes for 1200 yards on 300 carries is less valuable, all else being equal, than one who rushes for 1200 yards on 250 carries. But when it comes to running backs and yards per carry, “all else” is is never equal. Two players come to mind whenever yards per carry is cited for running backs: Eddie George and Curtis Martin.

Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles looked crazy fun in their 2013 opener | The MMQB with Peter King
Note from the editor-in-chief: Each Tuesday during the season, I’ll write a column about some element of the weekend’s games that has major significance for the rest of the NFL season—this column, called “On Further Review.

Waiver Wired: Week 2 - Waiver Wired - Rotoworld.com
Adam Levitan highlights 35 players to consider adding, including a trio of intriguing wideouts.

NFL Power Rankings - CBSSports.com:
Seahawks at #3.

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