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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday



Already Tuesday. Man, this week is flying by!

Seattle's 58-0 victory and its fallout in West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"Ass kicking," Cardinals quarterback John Skelton said. "That's the only thing you can say. For them to come out and dominate the way they did in every phase of the game, it's embarrassing."

Week 14 - Tony Pauline -
Often times there will be surprise decisions from underclassmen deciding to forego the NFL for another season on the college field. Andrew Luck did as much two years ago and word is a number of Cardinal prospects will follow suit and stay in Palo Alto for 2013. Sources say both of Stanford's talented junior tight ends, Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo, are leaning towards staying in school. The word is linebacker Shayne Skov also hopes to return to Stanford next season if he's granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA. Skov entered the year with a top 75 grade despite missing all but three games in 2011 with a serious knee injury. He took a while to round into form this season and though effective on the field, insiders said Skov looked like he was playing with a "dead leg" at times this year, referencing the quickness he lost due to the knee injury.

Rookie Turbin gets his chance, excels | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"It really helped a lot," Turbin said. "To finally not just get flashes of carries here and there, but to just get consecutive carries and get a feel for the defense for my own self.

Richard Sherman leads Seahawks' comically good defense | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks made laughable history Sunday, and no one laughed harder than Richard Sherman. The cornerback is always at the center of fun and frivolity, even when he's also entangled in controversy.

Matt Flynn finally makes his Seahawks debut - Daily Links Blog -
"It's been really hard for Matt to have to sit back and watch this," coach Pete Carroll said. "He came here to be the starter and it hasn't worked out, but he's a fantastic football player and he deserves to play. I'm thrilled that we got to get him some significant playing time today."

Kirk Cousins, David Wilson help spark banner day for NFC East -
Daniel Jeremiah breaks down what led to an historic afternoon for the NFC East, including heroics from the New York Giants' David Wilson and the Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins.

Ken Whisenhunt apologizes to fans - SB Nation Arizona
Ken Whisenhunt felt it was necessary to begin his Sunday post-game press conference with an apology to the fans following the Cardinals' 58-0 defeat.

Pete Carroll: Matt Flynn just needed to throw the ball -
"Any of the throws we threw in the fourth quarter, Matt just needed to throw the ball around some," Carroll said during his post-game press conference. "We did a little bit of everything. Quick game. A couple naked (bootlegs) to just get him out of the pocket just to give him a chance to get some time. Hopefully everyone understands that."

Pumped And Jacked: Pete Carroll's Deadly Seattle Seahawks
The Pacific Northwest is pumped and jacked after the Seattle Seahawks unleashed an awesome 58-0 beating on the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Seattle and the Best DVOA Games Ever
The Seahawks come out with the third-highest single-game DVOA rating of all-time (i.e. since 1991). That's pretty remarkable considering that a lot of their dominance was based on fumble recovery, and DVOA is giving less credit for that -- especially for recovering a muffed punt, since muffed punts are almost always recovered by the return team. Seattle was firing on all three cylinders yesterday: They had an offensive DVOA of 55.5%, defensive DVOA of -68.7%, and special teams DVOA of 16.2%.

Pete Carroll Show - Podcasts -
After the Seahawks' 58-0 win over the Cardinals, coach Pete Carroll tells "Brock and Salk" about how far his team has come since losing to Arizona in Week 1. Carroll also talks about the importance of getting younger players experience and he reiterates that he wasn't trying to run up the score by taking shots down the field late in the game with backup quarterback Matt Flynn.

NFL - Handicapping a crowded NFC wild-card race - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks don't just have the highest wDVOA in this race, they have the highest wDVOA in the league. A big part of that is their 58-0 massacre of Arizona on Sunday, the most points the Seahawks have ever scored in a game, but they won a key road game against Chicago just a week before that. They also have victories over Minnesota, Dallas and Green Bay -- wins that could give them a crucial edge in certain tiebreaker scenarios, as well as a defeat of New England. And although they have lost five games, each of those losses has been by six or fewer points. They travel to Toronto this weekend to play the 5-8 Buffalo Bills in a neutral-site game, then take on the NFC West-leading 49ers. That game is in Seattle, where the Seahawks have gone 6-0, winning by an average score of 30.2-11.5. They finish against a Rams team that might still be in playoff contention in Week 17, but it's hard to find a spot on the field where St. Louis has superior talent to Seattle's.

Pete Carroll's Success With Seattle Seahawks Hardly Surprising | Neon Tommy
The last time a Pete Carroll-coached team won by over 50 points in a shutout, Mark Sanchez and his USC Trojans dispatched the Washington Huskies in the Coliseum over four years ago.

Running up the score criticism of Pete Carroll, Seahawks is asinine -
Seattle beat the slew out of Arizona on Sunday, with the Seahawks posting just the fifth-ever 50-plus point shutout since the merger in their 58-0 white-washing of the Cardinals. And because America likes stupid storylines, there's a lot of "Did Pete Carroll Run Up the Score?" questions circulating today.

Dave 'Softy' Mahler - Seattle's live and local sports station
The Seahawks destroyed Arizona Sunday, and we were in the locker rooom getting reaction from players after the a little bonus extra from the Cardinals Radio below to get caught up!

Listen to podcast - Pod Player -
Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond joins "Bob and Groz" to talk about his performance in Sunday's 58-0 victory over the Cardinals. He also discusses what it feels like to be playing again, what he thinks of playing both nickel and outside corner, and describes what it is like to play in a blowout.

What we learned: Cardinals at Seahawks | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Counting up everying the Seahawks are excited about would take some time after Sunday's game. After all, Seattle did score a franchise-record 58 points, but here's a summary of three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out in the wake of the Seahawks' historically large shutout.

A victory of historic proportions
The Seahawks used eight turnovers, three Marshawn Lynch touchdowns and plays from dozens of players to push their record to 8-5 with a 58-0 rout of the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Week 14 - Carroll Postgame Press Conference
Pete Carroll talks with the media following the Seahawks 58-0 victory over the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.

Richard Sherman's deja vu moment against Arizona - Blog -
"Yeah, I definitely had a flashback," he said. "My teammates still get one me for that. They're like, 'You still haven't scored. You keep getting picks and you can't score. Man, when you gonna score one?' So I was like, 'Oh man, I can't get caught on this one.'"

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts -
How much longer does Ken Whisenhunt have as coach of the Cardinals? What does Brock think of Jim Caldwell replacing Cam Cameron as the Ravens' offensive coordinator? Where does Seattle's Russell Wilson rank in terms of the best quarterbacks in the league?

Inside the Rams' winning 84-yard TD drive - NFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN estimated the St. Louis Rams' win probability at 22.3 percent when Sam Bradford and the offense took possession at their own 16-yard line with 4:55 remaining in Week 14. The Rams trailed, 12-7, and their offense hadn't done much all game.

Silver linings: Cardinals at Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-9 with a 58-0 road defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

Kaepernick stands tall through four starts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
We've been discussing in one of the comments sections where Colin Kaepernick's first four NFL starts rank relative to how other quarterbacks have performed early.

Monday Morning QB live chat — Week 14 | Seahawks Insider
Monday Morning QB live chat — Week 14

‘Next man up’ philosophy yields savage beating of Cardinals | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Asked about the hyper-aggressive young Seahawks fill-in players driven to capitalize on their opportunities, cornerback Byron Maxwell came up with a colorful description.

McCoy’s drops in the past | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
SEATTLE – If you had posed this question at the beginning of the season: "Which of the Seattle Seahawks would be the first to record more than 100 yards receiving in a game?" There would have been an array of answers.

Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0, by the numbers | - Seattle Sidelines
So how lopsided was this? Let's let the numbers do the talking.

Reasons the Seattle Seahawks hammered the Cardinals
The Seattle Seahawks didn’t just win this game, they completely owned it from kickoff to final whistle. It felt at one point as if it was a game of Madden ’13 being played between a seasoned pro and a toddler who was button mashing his controller.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: Seahawks kick history's ass, and the Cardinals, 58-0
I told you. I told you. That is what happens when the Seahawks play Matt Flynn at quarterback. And Heath Farwell at linebacker, and Lemuel Juanpierre... All of Seattle's back-ups got a chance to stretch their legs in victory like none other in the franchise's 37 years. It was a laugher from Arizona's first possession to their last. There was no lag between horrifying moments for Cardinals fans

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0
I've been a Seahawks fan since 1983, and since then I've never missed a game. Over 29 seasons, I've seen Seattle win games in all manner of shocking ways. I saw us run four interceptions back for TDs in a 45-0 erasure of Kansas City in '84, and I witnessed a stunning 42-0 Monday Night domination of the Eagles on the road in 2005. Those massive steamrollings of the enemy paved the way for the two best seasons in franchise history. Both victories announced to the league: "Watch out. You might be next."

Gut Reaction: Seattle vs. Arizona - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Wow. I don’t even know what to say. That game became ridiculous somewhere near the middle of the second quarter. Then in the third quarter, the game was handed over to Matt Flynn and the rest of Seattle’s bench. There have already been a couple other "gut reaction" pieces on the site about this game, but I haven’t read them because I don’t want to have other thoughts invade my "purely responsive" weekly piece. So forgive any redundancy that may occur. I’m not going to touch on any statistics because I’m sure they’re covered and at this point they are so ridiculous as to be nearly useless in my opinion.

Cardinals president: Ken Whisenhunt will finish season -
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt had a pretty rough Monday, but he can take some solace in knowing the NFL reaper won't be coming to take his job away in the next three weeks.

New York Jets reportedly considering Braylon Edwards -
The New York Jets need help at wide receiver, and Braylon Edwards could be the player they turn to, even though he recently criticized the team's decision-makers. Beggars can't be choosers.

Recipe for a blowout | National Football Post
On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals showed us exactly what it takes to suffer a humiliating defeat.

What NFP is hearing - Draft Rumblings. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tell us what prospects NFL scouts are talking about.

Bidwill doesn't say if money will be part of Whisenhunt decision | National Football Post
Cardinals owner talks around question

Is the 'Read Option' here to stay in the NFL? | National Football Post
As a package within the game plan it causes issues.

Fred Jackson's season may be over | National Football Post
Bills running back out with torn MCL.

Monday Observations: Plenty of QBs should rent, not buy - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
There will be many quarterbacks filling out change-of-address cards this offseason. Jason La Canfora says some big names -- Michael Vick, Alex Smith, Matt Flynn, among others -- will likely be packing their bags.

49ers suspend RB Brandon Jacobs for final three games -
Brandon Jacobs' time in San Francisco is over.

Aaron Rodgers tops five throws that defined Week 14 -
Aaron Rodgers' clutch fourth-quarter pass and rookie Nick Foles' improvisation highlight Gregg Rosenthal's five throws that explain Week 14.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 14
Ben Muth: Seahawks fail to get a first down with great field position off a Cardinals pick, they have to settle for three. Seattle had a third-and-2 and threw it from an empty set. Cardinals brought five rushers and Seattle didn't pick up Quentin Groves coming off the edge. Can't tell if it was the right guard or right tackle that was responsible for Groves, but both blocked the defensive end. It definitely wasn't full slide (unless the guard really messed up), so the sack was not on Russell Wilson.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Seattle and the Best DVOA Games Ever
Usually I save this sort of thing for the Tuesday DVOA commentary, but I should have enough other things to talk about, so let's spend a little extra time today considering yesterday's 58-0 Seattle win over Arizona.

Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waivers | ProFootballTalk
On the same day Cardinals ownership backed coach Ken Whisenhunt (for the rest of the season, anyway), the Cardinals went to the waiver wire for an option. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cards claimed Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Steelers.

NFL Run & Shootaround: Charmed City - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes and generally regressing to the mean. Catch up on all the NFL action right here.

Bill Barnwell's 14 moments that will make you smile, plus the rest of the Week 14 news - Grantland
The 14 moments from Week 14 that will put a smile on your face, plus the rest of Sunday's notable news.

Best Games by Fantasy Defenses
Bill Barnwell wrote yesterday about the dominant fantasy performance by the Seahawks defense against Arizona on Sunday. The Seahawks scored two touchdowns, forced 8 turnovers, recorded three sacks, and pitched a shutout. That made me wonder: which defense produced the best fantasy in NFL history?

Texans vs. Patriots - 2012-12-10 - NFL Football Score -
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots in FoxboroughMA on 2012-12-10. Find NFL box scores, game recap, play by play, photos and more at

Johnathan Hankins leaving Ohio State for 2013 NFL Draft -
Ohio St. Buckeyes defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins has announced his intentions to forego his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft,