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Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, info, interviews, analysis --  from around the interwebs.

Moneyball in the NFL? | National Football Post
Early stages in Green Bay As vice president with the Packers, I was not a statistical/analytic guy but tried to create better cost-efficiency for evaluation and flexibility. My goal was to give us the most "bang for the buck" by using the considerable skills of our scouting staff and our financial and performance data for our maximum benefit.

Which offenses have improved, regressed - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks are averaging 35 fewer yards and 3.2 fewer point per game this season. They were not very good on offense last season. Their defense is healthier and better than it was through most of last season, and the offensive line should improve with better health. Robert Gallery looked much better at left guard following his return from groin surgery. Max Unger should be back at center soon. The drop in yards per game is the sixth-largest for an NFL team. Their drop in yards per play (.5) is the fourth-largest from last season.

Andy Dalton now the franchise future for ascending Bengals - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more.

NFL's new lethal weapons? Field-goal kickers - NFL - Football
The point is: Kickers are more accurate than ever from faraway places.

32 Teams, 32 Observations |
Seattle Seahawks: Third down hasn’t been these quarterbacks’ strong points. Charlie Whitehurst has just four completions on 12 passes, while Tarvaris Jackson has completed just half of his.

Brock and Salk - Blu - Podcasts -
What did Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry say about the difference between the Seahawks' defensive system and the one he's playing in now?

10/27: Marshawn Lynch's short- and long-term future - Blog -
Lynch's future with the Seahawks is also an unknown, as he's a free agent after this season.

Seahawks Blog | He's Zaa-aach: Seahawks TE returning to practice | Seattle Times Newspaper
Tight end Zach Miller has suffered a concussion before. Nothing like the one that sidelined him for the past two weeks, though.

Seahawks Blog | Seahawks G Robert Gallery isn't just back, he's better | Seattle Times Newspaper
Robert Gallery wasn't just back on the field last week in Cleveland. He was better.

Seahawks rookie has message for those back home | - Sports
Set high standards for yourself not only athletically, but more importantly, academically.

TE Zach Miller cleared for contact | Seahawks Insider
Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller said before practice today that he’s been cleared for full contact and should be ready to go on Sunday against Cincinnati.

An end to a means
The surprising move of little-used tackle Red Bryant to defensive end last season is again paying run-stuffing dividends as he's back from knee surgery, and back to making impressive plays.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Golden Tate Making Most Of His Chances
Golden Tate spent a fair amount of time in the news last season for all the wrong reasons. There was The Great Donut Caper, being made inactive for the team's first game, underwhelming coaches and fans when he did play, and various Twitter Troubles. Pete Carroll built him up in the off-season, telling the media they would make a more concerted effort to get him the ball this year. Tate responded with a pre-season that had some fans wondering if he would even make the squad. Since then, Tate has been used sparingly. He is so quiet, some fans have forgotten him entirely. There is reason to believe that represents real growth.

Seahawks Insider podcast – Week 8 | Seahawks Insider
Eric Williams of The Tacoma News Tribune and Rob Rang of discuss the Seattle Seahawks upcoming game against Cincinnati in this week’s Seahawks Insider podcast.

The Shutdown Corner Week 8 Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
We're back with another weekly podcast featuring our favorite X's-and-O's analyst — Greg Cosell, the longtime NFL Films maven who's also the executive producer of ESPN's "NFL Matchup." As always, we go through this week's upcoming games with a scout's eye and Greg in control of the All-22 tape.