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Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 4, Game 1 : NFL Films Blog
Only three games left in the Holiday Tournament of Touchdown Shots before we crown the best NFL Films’ shot, as voted by you the fans. In the first semifinal, we have Marshawn Lynch’s "Beast-mode" run, up against John Riggins’ run on 4th down. Enjoy the shots and vote!

Hall of Fame numbers
With Cortez Kennedy, it wasn't just that he generated an inordinate number of sacks for a defensive tackle during his 11-season career; it also was the other plays he made that resulted in lost yardage or no gain.

Films Encore: Cortez Kennedy : NFL Films Blog
Another new face that was welcomed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this season, was long-time Seahawks great Cortez Kennedy. Kennedy was the 1992 Defensive Player of the year and was named to the Pro Bowl eight times. He was an AP first-team All-Pro selection three times, and was a member of the 1990’s All-Decade team. Take a look at this segment about Kennedy in Seattle’s 1992 highlight film "The Team That Never Quit":

Seahawks trade down? Maybe not this year " Seahawks Draft Blog
In 2011, the Seahawks talked a lot about moving down. John Schneider was pretty open about this desire to do so and was pretty open about the way they searched for a good deal last April. Twelve months earlier, Schneider admitted a trade was on the table to move down from the #14 spot. It was all set to be completed, until the Eagles surprisingly passed on Earl Thomas and instead took Brandon Graham. Seattle, who always intended to take a tackle and safety combo in 2010, decided Thomas was too good to pass.

76 Days Until The Draft: A Look Back At The 76th Pick " Pick 256
With only two and a half months to go before the NFL Draft, here’s a quick look at the 76th overall pick in the draft since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970:

49ers name Yu president, extend GM Baalke -
Gideon Yu, a co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers who previously served as chief financial officer of both YouTube and Facebook, was officially named the team’s president and co-owner Thursday, according to Rapid Reporter Kyle Bonagura.

Routt drawing interest on free agent market -
Though the Raiders obviously had no interest in paying cornerback Stanford Routt the remainder of his five-year, $55.4 million contract -- which is why they released him Thursday, a day before they owed him $5 million -- Routt is becoming quite popular around the league.

There’s a lot anti-Manning sentiment in Washington | ProFootballTalk
Joe Theismann said last week that the Redskins signing Peyton Manning would be a "horrific idea."

What’s next for Vincent Jackson, Chargers? – Audibles
Two years ago, Vincent Jackson reportedly told the Chargers that he wanted a five-year, $50 millon deal, and then he refused to show up for the first half of the season after San Diego gave him a $3.2 million tender instead. Jackson might finally receive that bulky, long-term contract he’s wanted, as he looks more and more likely to hit the free-agent market in March.

Cosell’s Watching the Super Bowl: "As Good a Throw as You’ll Ever See" : NFL Films Blog
NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his review of the Super Bowl XLVI game tape. Here are Greg’s observations of the Giants offense vs. the Patriots defense.

Cosell’s Watching the Super Bowl: Patriots Offense was Easy to Defend : NFL Films Blog
NFL Matchup’s Executive Producer shares notes from his review of the Super Bowl XLVI game tape. Here are Greg’s observations of the Giants defense vs. the Patriots offense. news: After long search, Rams hire Snead as next general manager
The St. Louis Rams have hired Les Snead to be their next general manager, according to a league source. Snead, who had been the Atlanta Falcons' director of player personnel, was one of several candidates for the position.

Seattle Seahawks 2012 Offseason Free Agency Quarterback Search - Seahawks Rumors
We have all seen, and heard, the Brett Favre-esqe story of Peyton Manning and where he will end up next year. If he is even cleared to play that is. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of the top five free-agent Quarterbacks that I think the Seahawks should take a look at.

Seattle Seahawks Defensive Report Card - 2011/12 In Review, NFL, Seahawks blog
This is part one in our season long off-season series of reviewing the Seahawks in 2011/12. Just like the Seattle Seahawks turnaround this season, this article is better late than never. After ending a season, a die-hard fan usually goes into seclusion to mope and whine about their team watching the Super Bowl from home. Did I do that? Absolutely.

A spin around NFC West front offices - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A quick look at front-office happenings around the NFC West:

Rams had to like Les Snead's adaptability - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams wanted their next general manager to work well with new head coach Jeff Fisher. Snead They found a candidate whose history suggests that will not be a problem.