Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

John Schneider at the owners' meetings

Already Tuesday, this week is just flying by.

Baalke: 'There is a lot of work to be done' | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers have 10 draft picks and will pick up another when the NFL announces its compensatory selections this week at the NFL owners meetings.

Jim Harbaugh: 'Zero chance' I leave San Francisco 49ers - NFL.com
Jim Harbaugh dismissed the idea that his departure was imminent, and that he and GM Trent Baalke don't get along. How does the San Francisco 49ers coach characterize his commitment to the team?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says 'greedy' NFL ' is 10 years away from an implosion' - ESPN Dallas
"They're trying to take over every night of TV," Cuban said. "Initially, it'll be, 'Yeah, they're the biggest-rating thing that there is.' OK, Thursday, that's great, regardless of whether it impacts [the NBA] during that period when we cross over. Then if it gets Saturday, now you're impacting colleges. Now it's on four days a week.

Urban Meyer talks OSU, Braxton, Tebow, NFL - CBSSports.com
Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer discusses several topics with CBSSports.com, including Braxton Miller, Tim Tebow and the NFL.

Reggie McKenzie on Terrelle Pryor’s short-term future, DeSean Jackson, Veldheer’s negotiations and much more – Talking Points
Just had a long talk with Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie about several topics, the most newsworthy being his suggestion that Terrelle Pryor, at his own request, could be released or traded soon.

'Bowman rule' has 49ers, Harbaugh's support | CSN Bay Area
The so-called "NaVorro Bowman rule" has the support of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Former Pro Bowler Alex Bannister attempting NFL comeback - NFL.com
Former Pro Bowler Alex Bannister is attempting to make an NFL comeback, as he worked out for scouts at the regional combine in Seattle over the weekend.

2014 NFL Draft: Quarterback conundrum harks back to 2011 class - NFL.com
Scouts have serious questions about top quarterback prospects like Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel. So what's a QB-needy team to do? Albert Breer says one recent draft offers a valuable lesson.

Q-and-A: GM Doug Whaley says Bills were not in Michael Vick hunt, that Rivers and Spikes were ‘at the top’ of his free-agent board, and a lot more | Kryk Slants
Once NFL owners, executives, GMs and coaches finally broke for launch on Monday here at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes resort, a gauntlet of reporters practically jumped their targets.

Three Takeaways: Roseman On DeSean | Birds 24/7
Howie Roseman was more than willing to talk about any topic not involving DeSean Jackson Monday afternoon.

Jim Harbaugh: Colin Kaepernick deal 'a high priority' - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh covered a number of topics at the NFL Annual Meeting, including the importance of keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a Niners uniform.

Top 25 second and third round flops | National Football Post
Just because they weren't in the top 32, doesn't mean they can't be called a bust.

The 2013 season in six minutes - NFL Videos
Relive the highs, lows and most memorable moments from the 2013 NFL season in only six minutes.

Matt Miller's Insider Buzz: Carr Outshines Bridgewater and Bortles at Pro Day | Bleacher Report
NFL draft prospect and former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr had his pro day on March 20.

Spoke with Kurt Warner, who said #49ers Blaine Gabbert has, so far, failed to flash two must-have QB traits …
“He’s a young guy that can play football, but there are two things that I look at with quarterbacks,” said Warner, an NFL Network analyst. “First, is decision-making and his decision-making has to get better to be one of those guys that can have a long career in the National Football League. And the second thing is just his pocket presence. Understanding you don’t play in a perfect world and that you’re going to get hit. And having the ability to stand in the pocket and make throws. “If you’re not a guy like Colin Kaepernick that can elude guys, make people miss, tuck the ball and create, you have to have that presence in the pocket to understand where guys are and when you’re going to get hit. You need to have the ability to anticipate throws just before you get hit and those are things he’s struggled with early in his career.”

Eagles notes: Birds decided to move on from DeSean Jackson over a month ago
In the last week or so, trade talks for DeSean Jackson have escalated. However, the Eagles decided to move on from Jackson well over a month ago, and possibly earlier. It is absolutely not something they decided to do over the last week or two. That of course, should not come as a surprise, but it is something we can confirm via a source close to the team.

Odds against Seahawks becoming dynasty - ESPN
The work is really just beginning for Super Bowl champion Seahawks, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Offensive line & wide receiver big board | Seahawks Draft Blog
This isn’t me projecting where players will go. It’s just how I’m ranking them on March 24th (for whatever it’s worth).

Seahawks sit, wait on Jared Allen’s decision | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, a 14-game starter for Seattle in 2013, signs with Cleveland Browns.

Pete Carroll on Jared Allen: ‘It’s a big business decision for him’
Jared Allen’s decision on what to do in free agency didn’t come over the weekend, as expected. So the veteran defensive end’s future remains in limbo as the Seahawks and others wait for his decision.

Parsing Pete Carroll on why Jared Allen has yet to sign - 710sports.com
Wondering what's taking Jared Allen so long to decide on accepting the Seahawks offer?

49ers' draft will be top heavy - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed a draft weekend victory Monday when the NFL announced its 32 compensatory draft picks. The 49ers were one of four tea

49ers' complete draft order - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The complete order for the seven-round NFL draft, which will be held May 8-10, has been set. Let’s look at the San Francisco 49ers’ 11 pic

Rams add three compensatory picks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams were already sitting in prime draft position with nine choices and two first-rounders before the NFL handed out compensatory select

Sweezy tops Seattle's performance-based pay list | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
As detailed by Jason La Confora of CBSSports,com, the NFL has released its annual list of performance-based pay.

Mark Cuban is right to warn about greed, but the NFL is smart enough to adjust | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
NFL has the brain trust to stay in its prominent position in the sports world

Detroit Lions won't pick up option on Nick Fairley - NFL.com
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew revealed Monday he wouldn't exercise a 2015 option on defensive tackle Nick Fairley, saying "I have to ask myself, 'Is he a $5.5 million player?'"

Jim Harbaugh: Colin Kaepernick deal 'a high priority' - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh covered a number of topics at the NFL Annual Meeting, including the importance of keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a Niners uniform.

Reggie McKenzie: Terrelle Pryor wants out of Oakland - NFL.com
Terrelle Pryor might have played his last game in Silver and Black. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie says the quarterback has inquired about leaving Oakland following the Matt Schaub trade.

Owners meetings: Jets, Panthers GMs get break from home heat - CBSSports.com
Under fire through free agency, GMs John Idzik and Dave Gettleman get a Florida respite at the owners meetings with some longer perspective.

Owners offer mostly one-year deals, mull trading down for elite QBs - CBSSports.com
NFL owners have convened in Orlando. The buzz? Multiyear free-agent deals are drying up, and a team could trade down and still draft a top-three QB.

'Entourage' star Connolly breaks leg catching pass from Russell Wilson - CBSSports.com
Playing catch with Russell Wilson can be dangerous. Actor Kevin Connolly broke his leg in two places last week after catching a pass from the Seahawks quarterback.

Jeff Fisher: NFL will 'vigorously enforce' sportsmanship in 2014 - CBSSports.com
Jeff Fisher said the NFL will 'vigorously enforce' sportsmanship in 2014 and that on- and off-field conduct a major point of emphasis in 2014.

Free agency observations | National Football Post
Now that the market has settled, the NFP takes a look at how all that money was spent.

NFL Prospect Focus: Chris Smith and Brandon Thomas | National Football Post
Greg Gabriel breaks down two players on opposite sides of the line.

Underrated 2014 NFL draft prospects for every NFC team | Audibles - SI.com
Many general managers will tell you that while the first and second rounds of any draft are where the flashy names flourish, it's getting the third-day picks right where personnel executives either earn their paychecks ... or not.

NFL officiating to undergo major changes in 2014 | The MMQB with Peter King
ORLANDO, Fla. — The news here this week at the annual NFL meetings at a ritzy Ritz in central Florida? Officiating and an effort to create a more virtuous culture. That’s what you’ll be reading and hearing about from the meetings.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Factors: T.Y. Hilton
Have you enjoyed Cian Fahey's recent breakdowns of NFL cornerbacks like Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis?

Mike Zimmer believes Margus Hunt can make “big jump” | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals used a second-round pick on defensive end Margus Hunt last April, but they were in no rush to give him a major role right off the bat. A former discus star, Hunt played in 10 regular season games and one postseason game as a reserve for Cincinnati in 2013.

Cardinals’ Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Washington pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, the Associated Press reports.

How will DeSean Jackson age? — FootballPerspective.com
If you believe the rumors, the Eagles are desperately trying to trade wide receiver DeSean Jackson; absent an eligible suitor, and Philadelphia may even cut the three-time Pro Bowler. This is a pretty weird situation; what’s even weirder is how few tangible reasons have been given as to why the Eagles desire to remove him from the roster.

Dissatisfaction with replay rules a talking point at owners' meetings - NFL - Don Banks - SI.com
ORLANDO -- Dispatches from day two of the NFL's annual meeting in the land of Mickey Mouse.....

The Most Polarizing Prospects of the 2014 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
Each year the NFL draft presents us with some head-scratching prospects who can completely polarize front offices and media analysts alike.

DeSean Update: Seahawks, Raiders Interested? | Birds 24/7
If you’re sick of the daily DeSean Jackson updates, we completely understand.

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