Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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Weekend!

NFL 101: Introducing the Basic Route Combinations | Bleacher Report
Last week in the “NFL 101” series, we talked about the basic route tree with a focus on alignments, wide receiver splits, releases and the initial steam off the line of scrimmage.

A few surprise first-round contenders have emerged from NFL pro days. | SportsonEarth.com : Russ Lande Article
eferian-Jenkins will definitely be selected before the second round is over and could sneak his way into the bottom of the first round. For teams that still ask their tight ends to block at a high level, he is the tight end they will likely look toward, as his ability to dominate defenders at the point of attack is rare for a player with his receiving skills.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Browns revamp O with Watkins and Bridgewater - CBSSports.com
Jadeveon Clowney has two things: Super talent and question marks. The Texans like the former enough to spend No. 1 on him. In Cleveland, they get a game-breaking WR early and a QB late in the first.

Todd Bowles says Cardinals will be OK without Karlos Dansby
In Thursday's edition of The Republic, Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin gave his assessment of the changes that have taken place on that side of the ball.

Morning links: Fewer Pac-12 night games? Yes, please | Husky Football Blog | Seattle Times
First, wanted to pass along some news regarding former Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith, who opened some eyes last week during his UW Pro Day workout. Smith has already had a foll0w-up workout with the New England Patriots, and he has a workout scheduled with the Seahawks later this month. Six other teams have inquired about him.

Baltimore Ravens offense improves on paper for 2014 NFL season | The MMQB with Peter King
A disappointing, 8-8 defense of their Super Bowl title in the rearview, the Ravens entered the offseason on a mission: Improve the disastrous offense. A look at the progress, plus notes on Alex Mack, the 2015 QB draft class and more

TMZ (sort of) stands by its Kaepernick report | ProFootballTalk
When news broke that Colin Kaepernick was involved in a police investigation in Miami, TMZ was on the story first, saying that Kaepernick was being investigated for an alleged sexual assault.

49ers' Colin Kaepernick responds to reports of 'suspicious incident' - 710sports.com
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated in connection with what Miami police are calling a "suspicious incident" that allegedly occurred at an apartment rented by Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette earlier this month.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Report: Fire department called to take woman in Kaepernick case to hospital
"We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology reports," Police Chief Manuel Orosa told the newspaper on Friday. "We can present it to the state attorney and they can decide whether to continue." Orosa added: "It's too early to determine what the evidence indicates."

Morning Links: Second-round reboot | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Good morning. We’ll take a look at second-round picks of the John Schneider era today. Let’s get to it:

Newness along the line nothing new for Seahawks defense
Travis Jones was pleased with his unit’s ability to affect the quarterback in his first season as the Seahawks’ line coach. In 2014, he’s striving to do it from start to finish – and also do it with some different players in different roles.

Seahawks: What have their opponents done this offseason? - Seattle Seattle Seahawks | Examiner.com
Last August, when the Seahawks played the Denver Broncos in the second preseason game, it looked and felt like a regular game – full of intensity and tempo and lots of scoring by the Seahawks.

ICYMI: What we learned about draft prospects this week - NFL.com
From Zach Mettenberger's performance at LSU's pro day to the Jaguars seemingly bringing in every high-profile prospect for a visit, it was another busy week for NFL teams preparing for the draft.

Alex Hall, ex-CFL standout, signs deal with Panthers - NFL.com
The Panthers announced Friday they've signed former N.Y. Giants pass rusher Alex Hall, who spent the last two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Hall was second in the CFL with 16 sacks in 2013.

Which teams have had the most NFL roster turnover? - NFL.com
Andrew Luck's Colts and Aaron Rodgers' Packers are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to team overhauls. Gregg Rosenthal analyzes the significance of stability on NFL rosters.

Redskins' Andre Roberts: I wanted to be the No. 2 WR - NFL.com
Andre Roberts had his eye on the No. 2 receiver spot when he joined the Redskins. With DeSean Jackson signing, Roberts is coping with settling for another role in the slot.

We don't really care about HGH testing in NFL -- or we'd have it - CBSSports.com
Baseball's drug cheats face inexorable scorn, but good luck finding outrage when an NFL player is caught. The message? The NFL and its fans don't truly care about PEDs.

In deep WR class, Kelvin Benjamin's mistake could be others' gain - CBSSports.com
The Florida State receiver reportedly shunned an NFL coach who'd traveled to work him, claiming that he was tired. The unwillingness to participate could be seen as a significant red-flag and reason enough for a number of other pass-catchers in a highly competitive receiver class to leap ahead of the former Seminole.

Charley Casserly: 7 QBs in 2014 draft rate higher than EJ Manuel - CBSSports.com
According to NFL Network contributor and former NFL general manager Charley Casserly, the Bills' EJ Manuel would be the eighth-best quarterback in the 2014 draft.

2014 NFL Draft: Draft Board 3.0 - CBSSports.com
With the 2014 NFL Draft under a month away, the top-100 draft board is becoming much more clear

Draft probabilities by position | National Football Post
All-pro, kick returner, or bust? A look at the odds.

Draft top 5: Wide Receivers | National Football Post
Look for production from these players immediately.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Review: Front Office Football Seven
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Top 2015 prospect Green-Beckham kicked off Missouri team | ProFootballTalk
Dorial Green-Beckham, a wide receiver viewed as a likely 2015 first-round draft pick, has been kicked off the Missouri football team.

Tony Dungy Explains Why Character Matters in NFL Draft and How Teams Evaluate | Bleacher Report
Preparing for the NFL draft is similar to the biggest job interview of a young man's life.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Bridgewater goes No. 8 overall? It can happen - CBSSports.com
In his latest mock draft, Dane Brugler has Teddy Bridgewater headed to the Vikings at No. 8 overall. See where other prospects end up.

What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic? - CBSSports.com
Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic, ahead of UCF's Blake Bortles (28) and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater (20). How does that compute in Manziel's final overall draft grade?

Inside the Box: Sammy Watkins vs Marqise Lee | RotoViz
A year ago, Marqise Lee won the Biletnikoff Award as college football’s best receiver. Had he been draft eligible, he would have almost certainly been the first receiver off the board. Sammy Watkins probably would have been the third receiver selected, although he was coming off of a disappointing, injury-prone season that saw him play second fiddle to DeAndre Hopkins. (Jon Moore recently compared Watkins and Hopkins and found they were very similar.)

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