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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links

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Seahawks get big assist from UW strength coach Ivan Lewis | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - "Here’s a list of Seahawks players who attended Friday’s workout: Sean Locklear, Chris Spencer, Matt Hasselbeck, Charlie Whitehurst, Isaiah Stanback, Justin Forsett, Mike Williams, Craig Terrill, John Carlson, Ruvell Martin, Kelly Jennings, Russell Okung, Aaron Curry, Marshawn Lynch, Roy Lewis, Colin Cole, Deon Butler, Jordan Babineaux, Dexter Davis, Pep Levingston, David Hawthorne, Malcolm Smith, Anthony McCoy, Ben Obomanu, Marcus Trufant."

15 coachings staffs don’t endorse NFLCA brief | ProFootballTalk: "The other 14 coaching staffs that didn’t know about and don’t endorse the filing are (as previously mentioned at PFT) the Redskins, Saints, Jaguars, Cowboys, Rams, Texans, Chiefs, Bears, Eagles, Jets, Vikings, Bills, and (per the Cardinals and the Seahawks." news: Vickers says he'd fit into Browns' new offense if given chance: "Vickers fears his reputation as an explosive "knockout fullback," won by opening holes for Jamal Lewis in successive 1,000-yard seasons and paving Jerome Harrison's path to 561 yards in the final three games of 2009, has clouded respect for what he can do with the ball in his hands. Vickers played in a variation of the West Coast offense at Colorado, gaining more than 500 yards rushing and receiving in his college career. He has caught 41 passes with the Browns, 23 of them in two seasons (2007 and 2008) in former coordinator Rob Chudzinski's offensive scheme."

Vickers is another free agent fullback that could potentially be in play for the Seahawks. He's a West Coast Offense style fullback in that he's got the hands to catch passes out of the backfield and he has the size you hope for in a fullback.

Jayron Hosley (CB, VT) game tape vs UNC " Seahawks Draft Blog: Rob Staton: "I’m a big fan of Jayron Hosley and have him ranked highly on my top-50 board – #5 overall to be exact. Here’s every snap from his performance against North Carolina. Hosley had nine interceptions in 2010 and offers a real threat as a kick return specialist."

Judge makes court's case clear -- talk among yourselves - NFL - Football: "Congratulating lawyers for their "exceptional" briefs and "well-represented" presentations, Judge Bye signed off by saying the court would render its decision "in due course" but "wouldn't be all that hurt if you go out and settle this case."   Players union leader DeMaurice Smith will have to read between the line as the judge says he'd give a decision 'in due course.' (AP)   That was not an instruction. But it was a hint, and the suggestion was clear: Find a way to settle this yourselves, guys, and try to make it quick. Because if you don't, the court will make its decision, and one of you won't like it."

Lockout means Supp. prospects may not slip - Rob Rang: "One of the points I tried to make to others writing stories on the "Ohio State five" and any other potential supplemental draft prospects is that historically players drafted in July have a tendency to slip further than their grades might indicate. Put simply, teams are hesitant to give up April draft picks for players selected in the Supplemental Draft. Often players would slip a round or two further down the board in July than where they would have been picked in April. Due to the lockout, however, this year's Supplemental Draft could be different, if NFL sources are to believed."

Advanced NFL Stats: Top Ten Most Exciting Games of 2010: Cardinals at Rams: That's right - a game featuring two NFC West teams was one of the most exciting in 2010. I'm shocked too. Blogs " Blog Archive Carucci: Not sure Alex Smith will ever pan out ""I also don’t buy that Alex Smith’s struggles have been mostly because of a poor offensive line and bad coaching. Those other factors haven’t helped, but he has had his share of opportunity to demonstrate whether he has the makings of a QB the caliber of Aaron Rodgers and he hasn’t shown it. And I’m not sure he ever will, regardless of what’s around him."

Will Hill, former St. Peter's Prep football star, arrested in Florida |;  Former St. Peter's Prep star Will Hill faces tough questions at NFL Combine | "Football star has drawn controversy throughout his young career." Will Hill is an UDFA safety out of Florida that has an intriguing combination of size and range at 6'1 210. Scouting reports indicate that he'd excel in the 'centerfield' type role as a safety and that's something that the Seahawks like to pair with Earl Thomas. He has good ball skills as well and known for hard hitting in run support. He's obviously got some issues that led him to go undrafted, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him invited to camp.

NFC West Blog - ESPN: "I spoke with Forsett and Williams on Friday. Forsett confirmed that Lynch has been in attendance. Williams was also in attendance and said he's hungry to prove he's more than just a guy with a nice comeback story. In general, players are anxious to get back to work and prepare themselves for the 2011 season. Forsett on Lynch: "He came out today and it’s always good seeing him. We were both at California together. We stay pretty close and he was definitely always working hard.""

Seahawks & NFL Players workout and talk lockout | Seattle: "NFL players, including some Seahawks, are working out at the UW's indoor facility. Free agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is leading the group. Chris Egan catches up with some of the players."

Consistency holding back North Carolina's Dwight Jones - Mocking The Draft: "Juniors often return for their senior season to improve an area of their game. For North Carolina senior wide receiver Dwight Jones, it's consistency. Jones, rated as the 91st best player eligible for the NFL Draft by MtD, possesses a lot of great tools."

Litchfield's John Carlson bouncing back quickly | "When last seen on a football field, Seahawks tight end John Carlson was knocked unconscious by a nasty headfirst fall during a divisional playoff loss at Chicago."

Rookie Spotlight - Byron MaxwellRookie Spotlight - Mark LeGree: John Schneider on two of our newest draft picks. Pretty interesting short clips worth a watch.