Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

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LINKS.

Tuesday.

Monday Observations: No easy fixes for 0-3 teams; Rams take a step back - CBSSports.com
Playoffs? The 0-3 Vikes, Bucs, Redskins, Giants and Steelers are just looking for a win, and big shakeups may come sooner than later. Elsewhere, what happened to the Rams' defense?

What we learned Week 3: Troubled teams - NFL.com
Tom Coughlin's New York Giants and Mike Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers struggled mightily on Sunday. Is there hope for either of these traditional NFL powers? Around The League brings you 43 takeaways from Week 3.

RG3 blames “stupid rule” for his fumble: “It just sucks” | ProFootballTalk
“Yeah, it’s the rule,” Griffin said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “And it’s a stupid rule. You’d think if you declare yourself down that you’d be down. I mean, I wasn’t falling. I was trying to get down to avoid a hit, slide, be out there for my team. Knee down, elbow down, and then the ball comes out. According to them, it’s a fumble. That’s just the way it goes. It just sucks.

Week 3 Rewind: 49ers lose to Colts, and their 2012 MVP | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers lost back-to-back games for the first time since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach in 2011. But that’s not even the worst part.

My take on what's wrong with the 49ers - Niners Nation
What's the problem with the 49ers? Why are they regressing in the win/loss column as well as so many other areas?

How the Seahawks got their tight ends involved in the passing game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“A few of my catches were off play actions, and I’m running by guys and they’re so focused on the run that I’m like, ‘Oh, this is going to be good.’” Willson said.

Monday draft notes « Seahawks Draft Blog
What is Seattle’s biggest need? It’s something we’ll consider after every game, although I suspect we won’t truly have an answer until we discover who will or won’t be retained by the team.

NFL Week 3 Keys to Victory for Dolphins, Colts, Packers and Browns | The MMQB with Peter King
Special teams are not dead. Yes, the changes in the kickoff rules have negated the impact of returns. But field goals and punts are still very viable ways to affect games. We saw that on Sunday as three teams, the Dolphins, Browns and Ravens, all were propelled to victory by big plays.

Pete Carroll pleased with Seattle’s 3-0 start knowing there is room for improvement - The Washington Post
It was all just about perfect for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. They avoided looking past lowly Jacksonville and turned in an impressive 45-17 rout on Sunday that put Seattle in position for possibly the first 4-0 start in franchise history.

Hugh Millen’s analysis of the Seahawks-Jaguars game | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Former Husky and NFL quarterback Hugh Millen will be providing analysis after each Seahawks game this season.

Seattle's Pete Carroll says DL Michael Bennett better than expected - ESPN
When an NFL team wins 45-17, as the Seattle Seahawks did Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars, obviously a lot of guys stood out and did some impressive things.

Seahawks notebook: Only injuries Sunday end up being minor | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Both Red Bryant and Jermaine Kearse look ready to go Sunday at Houston

Monday in Hawkville: Golden Tate draws praise for his return skills
Golden Tate led the Seahawks with five catches for 88 yards in the Seahawks’ 45-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday. But Tate also left coach Pete Carroll anticipating bigger things from him as the punt returner.

Seahawks sign tackle Caylin Hauptmann from Cleveland Browns practice squad
Hauptmann signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 27. He started all 37 games played at left tackle for Florida International during his college career.

What we learned from the Seahawks' win over the Jags - 710sports.com
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 3-0 with a 45-17 win over Jacksonville Sunday. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Seahawks hopeful Red Bryant won't miss time - 710sports.com
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Red Bryant should be fine by the end of the week after Seattle's defensive end left Sunday's game with back spasms. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Zach Miller, Sidney Rice still paying off for Seahawks - 710sports.com
Tight end Zach Miller and receiver Sidney Rice each caught two touchdown passes Sunday, performances that serve as a reminder of why the Seahawks invested so much money into them in 2011. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Upon Further Review: Seahawks Week 3 - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
An examination of four hot issues from the Seattle Seahawks' 45-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Seahawks did what good teams do | HeraldNet.com - Sports
If you're part of the ever-growing group of football fans who think the Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL, then Sunday's 45-17 victory over Jacksonville did nothing to change your mind.

Jaguars vs. Seahawks: Full Roster Report Card Grades for Seattle | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars on the order of a 45-17 blowout . The game was even more lopsided than the score suggests, as the Seahawks brought in their backups early in the third quarter...

Andre Johnson day to day for Texans; X-rays negative - NFL.com
X-rays on Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson's shin were negative. He has been deemed "day to day" for Week 4. Find out the rest of the injury updates from around the league.

5 up, 5 down for Sunday | National Football Post
How will the Redskins handle an 0-3 record coupled with a slow start from quarterback Robert Griffin III?

Cameron Jordan helps New Orleans Saints to 3-0 start; Peter King mail | The MMQB with Peter King
For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, combo-platter defensive ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Cameron Jordan of New Orleans had a large gulf between them.

MMQB: Aldon Smith, Brian Hoyer, Trent Richardson and more NFL Week 3 | The MMQB with Peter King
“You never pick up where you left off from one year to the next,’’ Bill Parcells used to say. (Maybe he still says it, for all I know.) Don’t the NFC playoff teams from last year know it. Those six teams are 6-12 this morning. That is the 2013 season after 47 games.

San Francisco 49ers’ LB Aldon Smith checks into rehab, could miss a month of play | Audibles - SI.com
On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers made an announcement that was not a surprise -- they placed defensive end/linebacker Aldon Smith on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List.

Donte Whitner: Any big hit in the NFL is automatically a flag | ProFootballTalk
San Francisco safety Donte Whitner was penalized on the first play of Sunday's loss to the Colts. He wasn't happy about it. "It was a bad call," Whitner told CSNBayArea.com. "I guess it was a big hit. Any big hit now in the National Football League is automatically a flag.

Trent Richardson – How Good Is He in Pass Protection?
I have some bigger thoughts on the Trent Richardson trade, but I want to first address a statistic I’ve seen cited frequently the past few days. You’ve probably heard some variation on the following, perhaps first reported by ESPN:

Texans-Ravens Aftermath: There Will Be Goats, But Is There A Hero? - Battle Red Blog
I'm tempted to just list the entire roster and coaching staff under goats, but someone had to play well in Houston's week 3 loss to Baltimore, right?

Houston Texans Injuries: Andre Johnson, Duane Brown Day-To-Day - Battle Red Blog
Thanks to Gary Kubiak, here's the latest on the health of the Texans' All-World wide receiver and All-World left tackle.

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