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NFL Draft 2012 - Senior Bowl Week: Scouting Reports & Player Profiles - SB Nation Seattle
It's Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama, and Seahawks and Husky fans have a lot to watch for as the nation's top senior prospects try to prove their mettle.

Draw It Up: NFC Championship Edition - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
This late in the playoffs, nothing comes easy, and that was certainly true of the New York Giants 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Mac's Football Blog: Rams Add Dave McGinnis To Coaching Staff
The St. Louis Rams have hired Dave McGinnis to be the team's assistant head coach, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Schottenheimer, Williams join Fisher in St. Louis - NFL -
Jeff Fisher isn't wasting any time putting his staff together in St. Louis.

What to look for at the Senior Bowl | National Football Post
The NFP is down in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl this week. The beginning of the scouting process for some of the top talent in the 2012 NFL Draft. And here is what I am looking for when I watch practice.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Suck It, San Francisco
The average San Francisco 49ers fan will wake up this morning disappointed to have come so close to the Super Bowl without making it, but buoyed by an undeniably strong season. Nationally, the story will closely mirror the feeling of the 49ers fan. Jim Harbaugh will be lauded for turning around a 6-10 team, and getting to the brink of the Super Bowl. But I'm not a 49ers fan, or a national writer. I'm a Seahawks fan, and I saw it a little differently. I saw a team that won its division in a new coaches first season. I saw a team that won one playoff game before bowing out against a team they had beat earlier in the season. I also see a team that will have trouble repeating their results as the team is currently constituted. I saw the 2010 Seattle Seahawks, and the 2012 Seattle Seahawks.

Brock and Salk - Blu - Podcasts -
What should we make of the visit that Cyler Miles -- who has committed to Washington -- reportedly took to USC? How important is hand size for quarterbacks? Could Oregon coach Chip Kelly adapt his offense to make it work in the NFL?

NFL DRAFT, Late Round Steals, Jermaine Thomas, RB, Florida State – Pro Football Zone
Coming into the year Jermaine Thomas RB of Florida State had 13 touchdowns and was ready to have another great year.

All-Overrated "Team" | NFL Draft Blog –
Here is my pre-Senior Bowl all-overrated "team." It’s not exactly a full team because certain positions don’t have a truly overrated prospect… yet. Depending on the media’s reaction to the Senior Bowl and/or Combine, players could drop off the list, or earn their way onto the roster in the coming months.

Chat: Chat with Andrew Brandt - SportsNation - ESPN
Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, ESPN's business analyst Andrew Brandt stops by to chat about all of the latest news.

Senior Bowl Notes: North Roster: Day 1 " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
No quarterback really separated himself today in my opinion, but Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) looked solid as far as arm strength and accuracy. A couple of his deep balls wobbled a bit and two of them weren’t thrown to the correct shoulder that I saw, but it’s the first day and the QB’s and WR’s have no chemistry together yet. Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) struggled a bit and threw a number of passes that were either behind his intended receiver or they were not in stride so they had to slow down. Again, it comes down to a lack of chemistry, but he had his flashes. I think Wilson has the strongest arm of the group, but it’s not a very strong-armed group of quarterbacks. Kellen Moore (Boise State) looks like he is in for a bit of a tough week. His arm strength is very average and while he threw a few nice balls today I just don’t think he has the arm to be a starter. You can overcome a lot of things with football IQ and intangibles but that lack of arm strength will limit him and any offense that chooses to make him their starter.

Monday's Player / Team Observations, NFL Draft -
List of players seen talking to representatives of NFL teams on Monday at the 2012 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama

Senior Bowl Monday practice report - Tony Pauline - draft expert Tony Pauline is live in Mobile, Ala., where some of the draft's brightest talent are taking part in Senior Bowl week, the annual prospect showcase. He'll be providing live analysis from practice each day throughout the week.

Fisher's hires offer familiarity, seasoning - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams will not lose games in 2012 for a lack of experienced coaches. Dave McGinnis' expected addition as assistant head coach gives the team another assistant with head coaching experience. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is the other.

Monday thoughts: Focus on defense, 3-4 & Senior Bowl " Seahawks Draft Blog
Pete Carroll and John Schneider really keyed in on the offensive line last April, spending their first pick on right tackle James Carpenter and then drafting John Moffitt. Coupled with the 2010 addition of Russell Okung and the free agent signing of Robert Gallery, this was some makeover. As it happens, all suffered injuries last season but the line coped thanks to improved depth and the coaching influence of Tom Cable.

Billy Cundiff, Kyle Williams the surprise goats of championship weekend - Peter King -
7. Houston (11-7). Now the question for this franchise is whether they fight to keep free agent outside linebacker/defensive end Mario Williams away from the market. The way this team played defensively at Baltimore, and as many talented young defensive players as the Texans have, and as many guys as they have to think about paying with a flat cap in the next two offseasons, I bet they're seriously considering letting Williams walk.

Draft Breakdown — Senior Bowl: 23 prospects, 23 questions
With an exciting week of Senior Bowl practices rapidly approaching, there is plenty for top prospects to prove. In honor of practices beginning on the 23rd of January, here are 23 questions that I have about 23 prospects heading in to Mobile:

Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results | National Football Post
Who stole the show during this year’s weigh-in?