clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Wednesday

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Getty Images

One more day till gameday? Weird.

Re-Focused: Redskins @ Seahawks, Week 12 |
With the Washington Redskins down by 10 in the fourth quarter, it looked like Mike Shanahan was going into unchartered territory with a seventh straight defeat. Tarvaris Jackson had just thrown a strike of a touchdown, and made it 17 unanswered points to further rub in the woes of a Washington team that had been unable to turndominance into points.

The Xs and Os of the Packers' sprint game | National Football Post
Breaking down Rodgers to Jennings vs. the Lions.

Two future NFL draft picks pace Baylor's offense | National Football Post
The Bears have two of the most exciting players in the nation.

Two future NFL draft picks pace Baylor's offense | National Football Post
The Bears have two of the most exciting players in the nation.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: Top 5 (OK, the only 5): Seahawks Beat Eagles!
The Seahawks must beat Philadelphia Thursday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, so I thought this would be a good time to look back at Seattle's previous five victories over the Eagles. Thankfully, all five were pretty awesome/memorable... Enjoy!

NFL Draft - 2012 Mock Drafts - -
* worked with an NFL general manager the morning the 2011 draft was completed to cooperatively determine a predicted order for the 2012 first-round projection.

Seahawks Blog | Seahawks WR Sidney Rice almost certainly out for Thursday's game | Seattle Times Newspaper
Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice will not practice Tuesday, and is almost certain not to be available for Thursday's game against Philadelphia, according to Seattle coach Pete Carroll. "Very slim that he has any chance of playing," Carroll said.

Seahawks trade up? It’s hard to judge " Seahawks Draft Blog
After winning games against Baltimore and St. Louis, Seahawks fans have been debating whether they’d need to trade up to draft a quarterback of the future. The consensus appears to be that the top quarterbacks will be off the board if Seattle is picking in the 10-15 range. Last April’s draft provides two key examples why that may or may not be true.

Asomugha’s shifting positions personify Eagles’ confusing season - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
After years as the most devastating cover cornerback in the NFL — to the point where he wouldn't see one-third the targets that Darrelle Revis(notes) would see in a single season — Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha(notes) is in a different situation than the one which allowed him to be a dominant presence during his eight years with the Oakland Raiders. After all those years as the least-targeted qualifying cornerback in the league (three of the last four seasons, per STATS, INC), Asomugha's been more mortal this year, and the 4-7 Eagles have matched that disappointment. They face the Seattle Seahawks on a cross-country jaunt this Thursday, and winning out is the only thing that gives them any hope of a postseason.

Jason Babin is still mad at the Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
On Twitter, Babin said he’s "[r]eady to show my distain [sic] for Seattle, they treated the Babin family bad." Babin added the hashtags "BlameMikeH" and "SinsOfTheFather."

Laws: Eagles 'should blow out' Seahawks
"Watching the film, I think it’s an easily winnable game," Laws said. "If we play our game, we should blow these guys out. That’s just how I feel."

Seahawks' practice to prevent penalties | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
According to statistics compiled by the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen, during his time at USC (2004-09), Carroll-led teams were the fourth-most penalized team in the Pacific-10 Conference, averaging seven penalties per game for 61.44 yards. The Trojans led the Pac-10 in penalties in 2007 and 2008, with an average of eight a game.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: PenaltyPalooza Part I: Pete Carrol's Penalty History
Pete Carroll is quintessential California. He's Marin County born and bread, and reminds me a lot of a boss I once had who was born there as well. I used to joke that my boss saw the glass as four-fifths full instead of just half-full. Carroll shares that reputation as seeing even the most dire situation as glimmering with hope. That sort of reputation has fueled the belief that the Seahawks penalty binge this season is a result of Carroll's easygoing approach. Either he runs an undisciplined practice or is unwilling to go negative when the team is not executing properly, or at least that's what some believe. Others point to the youth and inexperience of this roster as being the primary cause of the penalty problem.