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Implications Galore For The Seahawks' Final Seven Games: A Non-Comprehensive Ramble - SB Nation Seattle
Wondering if you should root for the Seahawks to win or lose for the remainder of the season? This article won't really help you with that.

Pete Carroll's faith in Tom Cable is paying off - Seahawks News - - I think Pete Carroll put a lot of stock in Tom Cable's opinion this year and it seems to be paying off. 

Re-Focused - Ravens @ Seahawks, Week 10 |
Not many people picked the Seahawks to win this game, including Pro Football Focus. Not one of our analysts picked the upset. An upset that looked like a hangover game for the Ravens who were coming off a big win over division rival Pittsburgh. Nonetheless, coach Harbaugh preached to his team early in the week that they can’t overlook a 2-6 Seattle team, but it seems as if no one was listening.

The Seahawks did something they haven’t been able to do for much of the season and that’s run the football. There have been games like last week in Dallas where Lynch went off for 135 yards, but little consistency in the run game has only netted them one 100-yard rushing performance before Sunday. On 32 carries, he only managed 109 yards, but those 109 were enough to control the line of scrimmage and set the tone throughout the game. Add in a couple of costly mistakes by the Ravens’ special teams unit that Seattle turned into points and you have your recipe for success.

Best Offensive Play of the Year | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Aaron Rodgers is amazing. His back shoulder throws and guided-missile burners through three levels of defenders in the middle of the field can leave you speechless. But for my money, there’s nothing better than the elemental force of a running back winning a battle with a linebacker. Especially when that linebacker is perhaps the greatest football player the NFL has seen for the past 15 years. Maybe one of then 10 best, ever.

The Shutdown Corner Week 11 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.

Robert Mays on Andrew Luck and the state of Stanford football - Grantland
The star quarterback has rekindled Palo Alto's love for football; will it last after he's gone?

"Exclusive" Mike Rob and Deon Butler talk Paterno and Penn State - YouTube
Mike speaks to Wide Reciever Deon Butler about the Penn State Scandal. Check out their thought on what should have been done and how things were handled. These guys know the coaches well Mike led Penn State to an Orange Bowl Championship in `06.

Seahawks Blog | Getting carried away by Seahawks rushing success | Seattle Times Newspaper
There's one thing the Seattle Seahawks can not complain about the past couple weeks. Respect.

Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times Newspaper
There's one thing the Seattle Seahawks can not complain about the past couple weeks. Respect. Blog | Rambling on about Seahawks’ running game "
Another Wednesday. Another conference call with the opposing coach. Another gush-fest about the Seahawks’ emerging running game.

Lamar Miller could be a high first-round pick " Seahawks Draft Blog
Running back’s have quickly become an endangered species at the top of round one. It’s only six years ago that three runners were taken in the first five picks of the 2005 draft (Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson and Cadillac Williams). It’s not a big surprise that times have changed – plenty of teams are finding ways to get serviceable backs later in the draft. Only two of the league’s current top-ten rushing leaders are first round picks (Adrian Peterson and Steven Jackson). 

The very nature of the position encourages a tough work load leading to shorter careers, almost always ended by the time the player hits 30. When you add the extreme cost that accompanies the top few picks, it’s no wonder the NFL moved away from running backs and looked closer at long term investments at quarterback and both the offensive and defensive lines.   

Ravens: Ray Rice: 'Five carries isn't going to cut it' - Carroll County Times: Ravens
"The thing is, you get down in a situation, you have to climb your way out," Rice said. "I'm never going to be a guy who talks about touches, but obviously, we know going into a game that five carries is not going to cut it. You look at it, and I know five carries is not going to do it, but we find ourselves so deep in a situation that we have to climb our way out.

And we were looking for answers. "Whether it's running, passing, we've got to find our way out of a situation. I always spoke about not getting down into a situation like that where you've got to be in a two-minute offense. I've always said, the two-minute offense is great, but when you've got to take your fullback off the field, who's a Pro Bowl fullback, and not lead him on people, that leads to trouble."

Is there a game plan to limit Rodgers, Packers? | National Football Post
I run through every base coverage--and give you my answer.