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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Tuesday


Seahawks won.

Seahawks Pull Away for 30-13 Win Over Rams - ABC News
Doug Baldwin picked a national stage to remind the rest of the NFL what they passed up in last April's draft.

Matt Barkley to declare? " Seahawks Draft Blog
Tony Pauline ( & Draft Insider) is reporting that Matt Barkley will announce his intention to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft in the near future. This is significant news, considering the implications it’ll have on another big-name USC prospect. Offensive tackle Matt Kalil was reported to be returning to Southern California last week, before he denied the report and stated he was still undecided. If Barkley declares, Kalil almost certainly will too – there’s little point turning down the chance to be a top-three NFL draft pick to block for an unproven quarterback, bowl game or not.

Steve Kelley | It might not have been pretty, but Seahawks will take the win | Seattle Times Newspaper
The good teams win these games. They hang around, as irritating as the party guests who don't know when it's time to go. They do things unconventionally, like score on a blocked punt, or reclaim the momentum with a 54-yard kickoff return.

Adapting the Rocket Toss Sweep to Spread and Pro-style Offenses | Smart Football
The top four rushing teams in college football this past season — Navy, Air Force, Army, and Georgia Tech — each ran the flexbone offense or some variation of it. "Well," you say, "those offenses run the ball a lot, so that inflates the yardage."

Week 14′s five most valuable players - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
T.J. Yates, Quarterback, Houston Texans. It's hard to not love what T.J. Yates has done in two starts with the Texans. Two weeks and two wins, over the Falcons and Bengals, both playoff-quality teams. And this time, it wasn't dink-and-dunk stuff, either. The Texans needed Yates to throw downfield and lead a comeback, and he did it. Yatesie (that's probably not going to stick) went for 300 yards on Sunday, including a game-winner with three seconds left. With Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and now Yatesie, and throw in Christian Ponder and Jake Locker, is this the best year ever for rookie quarterbacks?

Ranking the Heisman finalists as NFL prospects | National Football Post
Does Baylor’s Robert Griffin III still reign supreme?

Miami's Miller turning pro, signs with Rosenhaus | National Football Post
Hurricanes running back rushed for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns this fall.

Locker could get first start vs. Colts | National Football Post
Matt Hasselbeck calf injury not too serious, however.

2012 Heisman candidates | National Football Post
It's never too early to forecast next year's race.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III And The Year Of The Quarterback -
As the NFL season winds down, it's time for most teams and their fans to start thinking about the draft. This 2012 NFL Mock Draft is a first look at what directions teams might go in the NFL's premier offseason event.