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"Sea-ing Red" - 2013 Seattle Seahawks Red Zone Report
I charted every offensive play in the red zone (25yd-GL), for all 19 of the Seattle Seahawks Regular Season and Playoff games in 2013.  This report of the 2013 Seahawks’ red zone offense presents some of my charted data and will provide an idea of what the Seahawks do, how they do it, and who they do it with in the red zone.  The report is broken down in to 5 sections; play calling philosophy, pass targets, carries, tendencies by personnel grouping, and a conclusion.  Below are my findings.

Five noteworthy players at OTAs - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
RENTON, Wash. -- Below are five of my observations from the first two weeks of organized team activities (OTAs) for the Seattle Seahawks. First, a bi

Even at Rookie Premiere, Paul Richardson and Kevin Pierre-Louis pined for practice
Attending the NFLPA Rookie Premiere last week cost draft choices Paul Richardson and Kevin Pierre-Louis an OTA practice, but they also got to put on their Seahawks uniforms for the first time.

What Kaepernick's deal could mean for Wilson - 710sports.com
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby discuss how the six-year extension the 49ers just gave quarterback Colin Kaepernick could affect the Seahawks' Russell Wilson when he is eligible for a new deal next offseason. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Kearse: Seahawks' size at receiver is no shortcoming - 710sports.com
'We might not have big receivers but we have receivers that play big,' Jermaine Kearse told 710 ESPN Seattle earlier this week. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Reports: Kaepernick, 49ers, agree on extension through 2020 | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Lots of reports in the last few minutes that the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick have agreed on a c0ntract extension tying him to the team through the 2020 season. (The 49ers have since confirmed the reports). UPDATE — Here are some updated details on the contract via the San Jose Mercury News.

San Francisco 49ers still have room for more deals - ESPN
Here are some thoughts in the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s huge new contract extension with the 49ers: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporte

Now it's time for San Francisco 49ers to extend Jim Harbaugh - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers had two major goals to accomplish this offseason. They are halfway to accomplishing them. The 49ers signed quarterback Colin

Colin Kaepernick worth every penny - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The early consensus is that the San Francisco 49ers have committed way too much to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Really?

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's $20 million a year is coming - ESPN
The bar has been set, meaning Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson likely will become a $20-million-a-year QB starting in 2015.

Cards need to replace two ILBs, not just one - NFC West Blog - ESPN
From the day linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for at least a year after violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy again, the Arizona Cardinals adopted a ‘next man up’ mindset.

Is Seahawks’ O-line among NFL’s worst? - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seattle Seahawks & NFL News Seattle Seahawks news, including Seattle Seahawks trades.

Seahawks linebackers making name for themselves | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON — The Seahawks' secondary is so well known that national media outlets sometimes refer to the entire defense as the Legion of Boom, the...

Super Bowl fame hasn't changed Russell Wilson | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON — The question was asked in regard to Russell Wilson's physical build — does he have any desire to change his playing weight,...

Vernon Davis monitoring Jimmy Graham's situation - NFL.com
San Francisco's Vernon Davis was willing to sacrifice a $200,000 workout bonus to pursue a new deal with the 49ers. Is skipping mandatory minicamp next for the Pro Bowl tight end?

Kaepernick: I wouldn't be here without Alex Smith - NFL.com
Colin Kaepernick is now paid like an elite NFL player, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten how he got there. He gave thanks to Alex Smith at Wednesday's news conference.

Twelve OTA takeaways: Colin Kaepernick worth it - NFL.com
The 49ers know what they have in Colin Kaepernick and wisely made their starting QB the face of the franchise for years to come. Here's what else Around The League learned during Wednesday's OTAs.

Jermichael Finley draws interest of Raiders, Steelers - NFL.com
The Patriots aren't the only team quietly pursuing Jermichael Finley. The Raiders and Steelers have also shown interest in the free agent tight end, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

NFL won't use Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50 - NFL.com
The 50th Super Bowl is set to be played in the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. To celebrate and elevate the historic game, the NFL will break from a unique tradition.

Kevin Williams to New England Patriots: 'Look me up' - NFL.com
Former Vikings All-Pro Kevin Williams is still looking for a team three months into free agency. Does the defensive tackle have his sights set on the Patriots?

Fisher: Sam Bradford will be ready for Rams opener - NFL.com
Coach Jeff Fisher told NFL AM on Wednesday there is "no doubt whatsoever" that Sam Bradford will be healthy for the season opener. What can the team expect as the signal-caller continues his rehab?

Jake Long to start Rams training camp on PUP list? - NFL.com
The St. Louis Rams are unsure if left tackle Jake Long will start training camp on the PUP list. Find out how the offensive line looks if Long misses time.

Kaepernick's big deal good for Niners? Only if he improves in pocket - CBSSports.com
Colin Kaepernick gets a $126 million deal with $61 million in guaranteed money, but if he doesn't improve as a pocket passer, the Niners will come to regret it.

HOF RB Curtis Martin: 'I would rather get hit up top than hit down low' - CBSSports.com
Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin knows where he'd rather get hit.

Working In Football | National Football Post
An agent shares tips on how to break into the business.

The dog days of summer | National Football Post
What do scouts and scouting departments do during the summer months?

Colin Kaepernick's contract extension, Alex Smith's negotiations | The MMQB with Peter King
On Wednesday Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers consummated months of negotiations with a contract extension reported to be worth up to $126 million, with $61 million guaranteed.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: NFC West
When it came to addressing obvious weaknesses, few teams did a better job this offseason than the Cardinals. In free agency, they added potential starters in cornerback Antonio Cromartie, left tackle Jared Veldheer, and tight end John Carlson. In the draft, they spent a first-rounder on safety Deone Bucannon, who should be a starter from day one. And then in the second, they found tight end Troy Niklas, an old school physical blocker/short-route type. They even found a quarterback of the future in Logan Thomas. As a bonus, they get healthier in 2014: Jonathan Cooper, last year's first-round pick who missed his entire rookie season after a broken leg, is expected to return to the lineup. The Cardinals won ten games last year and were the only team to beat the Seahawks in Seattle, and on paper they're even better now.

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Football movies | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From 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. OVERRATED AND UNDERRATED: Football movies

Lots of fluff likely in Kaepernick deal | ProFootballTalk
We've yet to get our eyes on the specifics of the Colin Kaepernick contract, but the buzz in league circles is that the initial reports created a false impression regarding the true value of the deal. One league source estimated that the official numbers will come out within 2-3 days.

Bevell: Seahawks to be more running back-by-committee next season | ProFootballTalk
Marshawn Lynch has been the workhorse that has driven the Seattle Seahawks offense the last several seasons.

Graphic: Interceptions, Passing Touchdowns, NY/A, and Wins From 1950 to 2013 — FootballPerspective.com
It’s fun to play with weighted averages to see how the NFL has (or hasn’t) evolved. For example, the Giants led the league with interceptions: as a result, 5.8% of all interceptions thrown in the NFL last year were by Eli Manning or Curtis Painter. Since the Giants went 7-9 in 2013, that means 5.8% of all interceptions were thrown by a team that had a 0.438 winning percentage. Meanwhile, Kansas City and San Francisco each threw just 8 interceptions, or 1.6% of all NFL interceptions, and the Chiefs and 49ers had an average winning percentage of 0.719.

Colin Kaepernick Lands Huge Extension from 49ers - Over the Cap

The 49ers and Colin Kaepernick agreed to a massive contract extension that puts him in the upper echelon of the position. Per reports by Albert Breer the base value of the contract is worth $19 million a season with a maximum value of $21 million per season. Supposedly the deal contains $60 million in guarantees but the fully guaranteed amount I would be certain was less than this.

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