Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

Christian Petersen

Gameday, baby.

Today is the day.

Seahawks or Broncos? NFL bloggers debate who will cover in Super Bowl XLVIII - 01-31-2014
Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us and it probably couldn't present a more attractive matchup.

NFC Championship Highlights by LEVYfilms | LEVYFILMS | {Seattle Video Production}
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS BY LEVYFILMS

Seahawks 2014 Playoff Spots roughs | LEVYFILMS | {Seattle Video Production}
SEAHAWKS 2014 PLAYOFF SPOTS ROUGHS

Too Loud, Too Quiet: Those Alluring Seahawks - NYTimes.com
This year’s N.F.L. playoffs have been a study in hypocrisy. Not from the N.F.L. — which is clear about the violence and mayhem it packages and sells — but from those of us who fight our battles with pens and pads, microphones and cameras. We have been pushed by technology — and vanity — to want it both ways: We capitalize on noise, and we capitalize on silence, and yet we complain about both.

Strippers, the Super Bowl, and why entertainment should be enough - SBNation.com
When asked a question about strippers, Richard Sherman said women can be anything they want and to not limit themselves. Susan Shepard explains that stripping is a job and it's OK, and the entertainment is enough.

Super Bowl Predictions - Sonics Rising
Predictions for tomorrow's Super Bowl by the staff of Sonics Rising.

The Walter Jones Highlight Montage | The Tailgater
Offensive tackles usually do not have highlight reels, but this highlight reel of newly-elected Pro Football Hall of Fame member Walter Jones was easy to find on YouTube:

Unscientific poll reveals: Seahawks fans outnumber Broncos in Big Apple | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Reporter Jack Broom counted Seahawks and Broncos fans for a 20-minute stretch Saturday in Times Square. His findings: There are more Seattle fans in New York.

Super Bowl 2014: Richard Sherman's overlooked intelligence key to Seahawks cornerback's success | NJ.com
In the film room, Richard Sherman is quiet. The Seahawks cornerback sits in silence, his eyes fixed on the screen, watching, absorbed, internalizing the information in front of him.

Paul Allen, the Seahawks’ Man in the Shadows, Shows Them the Light - NYTimes.com
As the Seattle Seahawks prepared to play the San Francisco 49ers in the N.F.C. championship game two weeks ago, the anticipation at CenturyLink Field was palpable. The fans roared as the home team was introduced. They chanted fight songs. They booed the visitors.

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Key players in Super Bowl XLVIII - latimes.com
A look at three players you should know and three others who will need to come through for each team.

Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup: Seahawks vs. Broncos - NYTimes.com
The buildup to Super Bowl XLVIII for Seattle was largely defined by players the news media have scolded for talking too much (Richard Sherman) and for not talking enough (Marshawn Lynch). For Denver, the discussion centered on what a win or a loss would mean for the legacy of Peyton Manning. Any time left over was devoted to speculation about the weather at kickoff. Football rarely entered the conversation.

For Pete Carroll, road from USC to Super Bowl was natural progression - latimes.com
Pete Carroll is older, and a bit grayer, but the same positive-reinforcement approach that helped USC succeed has worked for him in NFL too.

Super Bowl 2014: Russell Wilson follows his dad’s advice, takes uncommon path to big game - The Washington Post
Sometime before the NFL season began, Russell Wilson was rummaging through old photographs, stopping at one that made him smile.

Broncos could pay dearly for Seahawks' mistake - chicagotribune.com
One day when you look back on the Seahawks' trade for Percy Harvin last March, there is every chance you will conclude that the Vikings dominated that deal.

The Super Bowl is here and the Seahawks are ready | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ drive to Super Bowl XLVIII has been fueled by the doubters.

It’s time | Seahawks Draft Blog
We all we got. We all we need.

Christine Michael & Johm Schneider...trust me, you want to see this. - Imgur
Christine Michael & Johm Schneider...trust me, you want to see this.

Walter Jones on Hall of Fame selection: 'It was a very emotional moment'
Walter Jones knew he had done enough during his career with the Seahawks to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but that didn’t make the wait on Saturday any easier for the nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle.

Focus On: Percy Harvin
Out, and occasionally down, for most of his first season with the Seahawks, the multi-talented Percy Harvin will get a chance to make amends – not to mention plays – in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.

Five matchups to watch in Super Bowl XLVIII
The Seahawks have moved into the final hours of their two-week wait to play the biggest game of their collective lives against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Seahawks' Percy Harvin can redefine his season - 710sports.com
As he stood on the sideline – where he's spent most of his injury-filled first season with the Seahawks – Percy Harvin watched the decisive play of the NFC title game and thought about what it meant.

'We're ready to go,' Carroll says after walk-through - 710sports.com
"We're ready to go," Carroll said. "That's kind of how we are. I don't know if it's loose, but we're where we're supposed to be. This is how we always prepare. This is the exact routine we always do. And the guys did it perfectly today."

Seahawks' McDonald enjoying breakout season - 710sports.com
"What he experienced is something that we all going to experience," said Red Bryant, McDonald's fellow defensive lineman and close friend, "and he just gave us an example of how you respond to it."

Video: Walter Jones talks about being elected into Pro Football Hall of Fame | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s a couple minutes of former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones talking about being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. The announcement was made during an awards show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York:

Seahawks' Wilson living his father's dream | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Sometime before the NFL season began, Russell Wilson was rummaging through old photographs, stopping at one that made him smile.

For glory-starved Seattle, a game day like no other | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks are playing for not only a Super Bowl championship but Seattle’s sports psyche. A victory would help erase years of disappointment and provide a lift to the city.

Seahawks’ Jon Ryan, friend share long, cold road through CFL | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan’s long road to the NFL went through Regina University and the CFL. His good friend and longtime long snapper, Terry Young, was there for every kick and is in New Jersey to watch him Sunday.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Pete Carroll's journey through coaching brought him back to himself | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
To hear people who know him tell it, this is no grand revolution.

NEWARK, N.J.: Seahawks notebook: Walter Thurmond focused on Sunday's game, not his future | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
With a video camera strapped to his chest so he could record the spectacle that was Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day, Walter Thurmond explained he wanted to forget the past, enjoy the present and focus only on the near future.

NEW YORK: John McGrath: Super Bowl Seahawks have attitude 2005 predecessors lacked | John McGrath | The News Tribune
For three nights this week, the top of the Empire State Building has been illuminated in Seahawks colors: green and blue.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.: Dave Boling: Doug Baldwin's intensity translates onto field | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Doug Baldwin was another of those prospects who proved to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll that even the most thorough scouting and exhaustive player evaluations suffer from a major shortcoming.

Percy Harvin: Seattle's magical X factor - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
He is the X factor, the unknown addition who everyone knows.

What Should We Expect from Byron Maxwell in the Biggest Test of His Life?
When the Seattle Seahawks selected cornerback Byron Maxwell in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft, head coach Pete Carroll knew the organization had just drafted a big, strong, physical corner that could immediately improve the depth of a position that was vulnerable at the time.

'NFL Honors' complete list of winners - NFL.com
Panthers coach Ron Rivera and linebacker Luke Kuechly came out on top in their respective categories Saturday night at the "NFL Honors" ceremony in New York. Here is a complete list of winners.

Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera wins Coach of the Year - NFL.com
Ron Rivera turned around the Carolina Panthers in 2013, leading the team to its first playoff appearance since 2008. He not only was rewarded with a contract extension, but now Coach of the Year honors.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks keep it loose at walkthrough - NFL.com
The Seattle Seahawks were loose and energetic in their final walkthrough before Super Bowl XLVIII. Pete Carroll and former running back Shaun Alexander even were in a prankster-type mood.

Sheldon Richardson wins Defensive Rookie of the Year - NFL.com
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson boasted late in the season that he is "most definitely" the choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Will Peyton be remembered as best ever? Not if he loses on Sunday - CBSSports.com
Will Peyton Manning be remembered as the best QB in NFL history? Not if the Broncos fall in the Super Bowl.

Under-the-radar players: Five unknowns could swing Super Bowl - CBSSports.com
Anyone can say Peyton Manning will play a big role in the Super Bowl. But who will surprise us? Looks out for names like Thurmond and Ramirez.

Forty-eight things to know about Super Bowl XLVIII - CBSSports.com
To to prepare you for the biggest sports spectacle of the season, here are 48 things you can parrot at your Super Bowl XLVIII party.

At 25, Seahawks' safety Earl Thomas is already building a bright legacy | Audibles - SI.com
"I think Earl Thomas might have one of the highest football IQs I’ve ever heard of, and he studies the game to a T. He studies it day and night, night and day. In the morning, at night – he’s probably studying it right now." — Richard Sherman

Greg Cosell’s Super Bowl Preview: Seattle’s top defense vs. Denver’s top offense | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Many people say preseason doesn’t matter, but before this Super Bowl it’s worth taking a look back on the Seahawks-Broncos preseason matchup to see if there are any clues on how the much-anticipated matchup between Seattle’s top defense and Denver’s top defense will shake out.

Super Bowl forecast: Slight chance of precipitation | ProFootballTalk
With less than 24 hours until kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII, the weather forecast continues to look favorable, all things considered.

Super Bowl XLVIII Preview | NFL Philosophy
The unstoppable force meets the immovable object is a paradox that has been studied for centuries and can be traced back to a 3rd century BC philosophical book, Han Feizi.

Better With Age "
How did a 37-year-old passer three years removed from neck surgery deliver a historic season and Super Bowl berth? Credit a subtle but essential offensive shift.

What's Behind Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson's Slump?
Changing direction is a skill we've seen from Russell Wilson. He'll need to show it again Sunday in the Super Bowl if the Seahawks are going to beat the Broncos.

Double Coverage: Broncos vs. Seahawks - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
From 1977 to 2001, the two teams did their football business together in the AFC West and now these former division rivals, who have gone their separate ways since -- through good times and bad -- now arrive to Super Bowl XLVIII as the matchup many wanted to see.

Super Bowl 2014: How to Sound Smart on Broncos vs. Seahawks | TIME.com
Just start jabbering about rub routes, Omaha and Earl Thomas

Broncos' pick plays to meet Seahawks' aggressive, physical DBs - The Denver Post
There are times during a game when Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker run a crisscross pass route so close together that their shoulder pads touch.

Why Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Is Represented By A Baseball Agent - Forbes
The starting quarterback for the NFC Champion and Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks is represented by a baseball agent. Russell Wilson’s agent is Mark Rodgers of Frontline Athlete Management, who along with his partner Darek Braunecker are best known in sports business for representing some of the most well-known baseball players including pitchers A.J. Burnett, Cliff Lee and Jeff Samardzija. The index page of Frontline’s website features a scrolling image list of all of the company’s baseball clients . . . and then there is a congratulatory note to Frontline client Russell Wilson on leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. It may seem out of place, but the connection between Rodgers and Wilson is as genuine as it gets.

Russell Wilson is Houdini of NFL quarterbacks - ESPN Los Angeles
Nearly a decade ago, in the damp July heat at Southeastern Louisiana University, a sophomore from Collegiate School in Virginia learned the essence of quarterbacking from the master.

Denver’s Offense (Unstoppable) vs. Seattle’s Defense (Unmovable) - NYTimes.com
Max Unger, Seattle’s starting center, hails from Hawaii, excelled as a rebounder for his high school basketball team and, about 100 pounds ago, loved to skateboard. None of that would be relevant to the outcome of the Super Bowl except that Unger’s chief adversary, Denver’s 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, probably knew all those facts last week.

Laid-back style of Pete Carroll has Seahawks in Super Bowl - NY Daily News
Carroll never wanted to be Bear Bryant, in a tower above the practice field, distant from and feared by his players. He wanted to be in their huddles. He wanted to run down the sidelines with them and celebrate when they scored.

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