Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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Weekend!

The NFL's Best Coaches - Goal Line Stand - Rotoworld.com
Patrick Daugherty ranks all 32 of the NFL's head coaches.

Draft Diary: Dominique Easley tracks his path to the NFL (Part IV) | FOX Sports on MSN
minique Easley played defensive tackle at the University of Florida. Easley, who's originally from Staten Island, NY, made himself eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft in November. He teamed up with FOX Sports to do a draft diary. He'll be taking you through the process of the rehab -- from his (knee) surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews to training and preparation for workouts for the draft. You can follow him (@MR_ChUcKiE_2) from now all the way up until draft day. (PART I, PART II, PART III)

How the Falcons Can Assemble a Team Like the Seattle Seahawks - The Falcoholic
Michael Bennett called the Seahawks "the Google of football." It is hard to disagree. They have been bold and followed their own path to their own Lombardi trophy. Can Atlanta do the same?

Jimmy Graham: Seahawks “grab and hold as much as you can” | ProFootballTalk
“They’re the type of team that they’re very, very aggressive,” Graham said. “I think they teach, ‘Listen, they’re not going to call the P.I., so just grab and hold as much as you can.’”

#Celebrate48 | danposs SHORT video | | Dan Poss Photography | Blog
https://vimeo.com/86461170 On February 5th, 2014, the city of Seattle shut down to celebrate the Seahawks first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history. Estimates of the crowd sized ranged anywhere from 300,000 up to 700,000...all I know is that is was a sea of humanity in Seattle that I'd never seen before. It was incredible, just…

Wells report: Incognito, two teammates had pattern of harassment
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was the ringleader of three players who "engaged in a pattern of harassment" of teammate Jonathan Martin, another unidentified young offensive lineman and a member of the team's athletic training staff, according to the long-awaited report released by prominent attorney Ted Wells' office Friday morning.

Wells report: Incognito, two teammates had pattern of harassment
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was the ringleader of three players who "engaged in a pattern of harassment" of teammate Jonathan Martin, another unidentified young offensive lineman and a member of the team's athletic training staff, according to the long-awaited report released by prominent attorney Ted Wells' office Friday morning.

Top five pay cut candidates | National Football Post
Big salary cap numbers could lead to big changes for these five NFL stars.

Former Green Bay Packers OL Greg Van Roten signs with Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Three days after he was released by the Green Bay Packers, offensive lineman Greg Van Roten signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, he said Friday.

Saints' Jimmy Graham praises Seahawks' defense - 710sports.com
"Yeah," Graham said when asked if Seattle's defense was by far the best New Orleans faced. "No doubt."

Seattle Seahawks free agents on offense - ESPN
It’s time to start looking at the free agents for the Seattle Seahawks and their chances of returning next season.

Report: Titans don't plan to franchise Alterraun Verner - NFL.com
Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner looms as a logical target for Tennessee's franchise tag, but according to one report, the team doesn't plan to designate their top cover man -- or anyone else.

Doug Marrone unsure if Kevin Kolb will return to Bills - NFL.com
Kevin Kolb signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills last March, but the oft-injured quarterback's future in Orchard Park is far from certain, coach Doug Marrone said Friday.

Harbaugh never doubted Martin's tenacity, work ethic at Stanford - CBSSports.com
The Ted Wells report paints a bleak picture in Miami but that doesn't mean Jonathan Martin's NFL is over.

Report: NFL paid Roger Goodell $35.1 million last year - CBSSports.com
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had a very good year. According to a report, he pulled down $35.1 million in 2013.

The red flag report: Taylor Lewan | National Football Post
The Michigan star's behavior this season has raised some questions.

Top five pay cut candidates | National Football Post
Big salary cap numbers could lead to big changes for these five NFL stars.

Eight in the Box: Franchise tag candidates | Audibles - SI.com
There are five million reasons that the Saints would prefer to avoid using the franchise tag on Jimmy Graham. That's the approximate number of dollars difference between what a tight end is expected to earn under 2014 tag costs ($6.7 million) and what a wide receiver would get ($11.5 million).

Ted Wells Report: A Case Study in Locker-Room Cutlur Gone Wrong | The MMQB with Peter King
One of the most telling lines in the Ted Wells report on the departure of offensive tackle Jonathan Martin from the Dolphins last season was this: “As all must surely recognize, the NFL is not an ordinary workplace.” No, it is not.

Kiko Alonso, Brandon Graham lead 2014 NFL breakout defensive players | The MMQB with Peter King
This is the final installment of a two-part series on players who will find the spotlight next season. The 2014 All-Emerge Team: Offense can be found here. Defensive End Cedric Thornton, Eagles Thornton emerged last year, but few noticed.

Adrian Peterson’s 2012 Season Lacked Some Juice — FootballPerspective.com
When I went on the Advanced NFL Stats Podcast in late December, I discussed my use of Z-scores to measure the Seattle pass defense. Host Dave Collins asked me if I was planning on using Z-scores to measure other things, like say, Adrian Peterson’s 2012 season. I told him that would be an interesting idea to look at in the off-season.

Predictions in Review: AFC West — FootballPerspective.com
During the 2013 offseason, I wrote 32 articles under the RPO 2013 tag. For some of the teams, the article functioned as a team preview, but in most cases, it was just my way of researching something I found interesting about each team. I thought it would be fun — and perhaps educational — to go back and review each of those articles. Today, we’ll begin with the AFC West.

Report: Chargers sign CFL pass rusher Cordarro Law | ProFootballTalk
Near the end of the regular season, the Chargers and Patriots both had defensive end/linebacker Cordarro Law down from Canada for a workout.

Ndamukong Suh Has A Tremendous Amount of Contract Leverage - Over the Cap
Jay Z proved his worth in the agency industry when he broke the bank for his client Robinson Cano a few months back. He’s now in a great position to do the same on the gridiron with his newest client: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

On the relative importance of character issues to an NFL team | The Sideline View
I heard Kirk Herbstreit make an interesting statement about Jadeveon Clowney. He said that his character may be a problem for teams, given the way he handled his last year at South Carolina, in regards of when he was or wasn’t going to play.

Darqueze Dennard, Bradley Roby top DBs to watch at combine - NFL.com
Darqueze Dennard and Bradley Roby have their share of detractors despite being among the draft's elite cornerbacks and will need to show off their skills, especially their speed, at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

Andre Williams says he'll run faster than expected at combine - NFL.com
Boston College's Andre Williams, who led the nation in rushing in 2013, says he will run faster than expected at the combine.

Ra'Shede Hageman looking to cement first-round status - NFL.com
There is no question Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman is the most athletic interior defensive lineman available in the draft, and he should put on quite a show at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Offensive Lines: How Bad Is Your NFL Team's Owner? | Mother Jones
Some were born in the red zone, inheriting teams from their wealthy families. Some are lifetime businessmen who bought a franchise as a midlife vanity project. One is married to a Walmart heiress. Yet on the whole, NFL owners have one thing in common: their relative anonymity.

2014 NFL Draft: 10 Most Underrated Defensive Prospects
Each and every year, there are a handful of players who are not recognized as much as some others. This is to no one's fault, as it is tough to watch every single player. Nevertheless, there are players who are underrated. Here are 10 of them on the defensive side of the football.

The NFL's 5 most trusted teams | National Football Post
An informal poll of ten experienced agents identifies the teams they trust doing business with the most.

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