Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Thank goodness it's TGIF!

Russell Wilson: Seahawks 'can be better' in 2014 - NFL.com
The Seattle Seahawks were a wrecking ball in 2013. That didn't stop quarterback Russell Wilson from saying there are still a lot of ways his team can improve -- and get even better -- in 2014.

Adrian Peterson wants to 'beat down' RB reputation - NFL.com
Adrian Peterson hears all the negative things about the running back position. The NFL's best back wants to turn the tide on the position and prove how important running backs can be.

Watch Live Soccer-futbol Online and on Mobile Applications - WatchESPN
Get full access on your computer, mobile devices and Xbox Live to all live sports events, replays and programs on the ESPN networks with WatchESPN.

Seahawks' Schneider on success: 'It's very surreal'
Before the Super Bowl ring, the infamous championship belt tweet or even the charitable foundation in his eldest son's name, John Schneider was just a history major looking for an inroad to his dream job.

2011: A more competitive 7-9
The Seahawks had the same record in their second season under coach Pete Carroll as they did in the first. But that’s where the similarities to 2010 ended, as the team was more competitive and simply better.

Joe Montana passes Walsh's wisdom to Johnny Manziel - NFL - Sporting News
"It's OK to do some things but try to cut it back and don't forget about football", Montana said in recalling Walsh's message to him. "Because that's what got you there and that is what's going to keep you there. So you have to make sure you spend the time on football as much as getting out and about."

Hawk Talk highlights: Sidney Rice's prospects - 710sports.com
Highlights from the latest edition of "Hawk Talk" with Danny O'Neil:

Additions lift ceiling of Cards' secondary - NFC West Blog - ESPN
When it comes to nicknames for secondaries in the NFC West, one team seems to own the market.

Seahawks sell out training camp practices quickly | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The team reported that registration opened to the public this morning at 10 a.m. and sold out within 45 minutes. More than 30,000 spots for the 12 practices were filled.

How Chris Cook Can Impact the San Francisco 49ers Secondary | Bleacher Report
When the San Francisco 49ers cut cornerback Carlos Rogers, the natural assumption was that fourth-year cornerback Chris Culliver would step in and assume Rogers’ role at right cornerback.

NFL coaches: 10 most compelling storylines for 2014 - CBSSports.com
Among our 10 most compelling NFL coaching stories are some on hot seat (Rex Ryan, Mike Smith), others continuing success (Pete Carroll, Chip Kelly) and some new guys (Mike Pettine, Jay Gruden).

Gus Bradley: Jags have rallied around starting QB Chad Henne - CBSSports.com
While some teams might be more likely than others to start a rookie quarterback, the Jaguars continue to insist that Blake Bortles will spend the season on the bench behind Chad Henne.

History not kind to rookie tight ends - CBSSports.com
The NFL may be embracing tight ends, but history suggests the transition to the NFL is harder for them than most. Rookie tight ends may end up disappointing many Fantasy owners this season.

New NFL concussion settlement is a win for NFL and the players | The MMQB with Peter King
A new proposed settlement in the NFL concussion litigation should alleviate many worries when it comes to compensation for players affected by brain injuries.

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: NFL heartbreak | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
This offseason, Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab and Eric Edholm will look into what is overrated and underrated in all aspects of the NFL. We fully expect your angry emails and comments that are sure to follow.

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Super Bowl play | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
This offseason, Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab and Eric Edholm will look into what is overrated and underrated in all aspects of the NFL. We fully expect your angry emails and comments that are sure to follow.

Which Passers Were Most Effective on Third Down in in 2013? — FootballPerspective.com
Last off-season, I looked at passing performance on "third downs", and I thought it would be fun to revisit that idea this summer. As before, I am putting that term in quotes because I’m including fourth down data in the analysis, but don’t want to write third and fourth down throughout this post.

How to replace Josh Gordon and other injured or suspended stars - NFL - ESPN
It's not hyperbole to suggest that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon -- who was suspended for two games and played with three separate starting quarterbacks -- had one of the finest seasons for a player at his position in 2013.

Re-Vick-olution: How Michael Vick changed the modern offense | The Sideline View
The way I saw it, he wasn't bragging. "I was the guy who started it all. I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL."

Mike Shula versus the Minnesota Vikings – PRE SNAP READS FAVORITE PLAYS OF THE 2013 NFL SEASON | Pre Snap Reads
Play callers in the NFL are always the first to be blamed by fans when things go wrong on the field. It’s easy to blame the play caller because he’s never a celebrated figure on the field, but rather an often unknown face who acts from the sideline. It’s also easy to blame the play caller because he carries out a role that many believe they could easily do better.

Alex Smith to Anthony Sherman – PRE SNAP READS FAVORITE PLAYS OF THE 2013 NFL SEASON | Pre Snap Reads
One of the most impressive passing attacks in the NFL last season belonged to that of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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