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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Thursday


BREAKING: NBA, NHL In Seattle? Christopher Hansen Schedules Press Conference To Announce Plans for New Arena Deal - SB Nation Seattle
Arena backer Christopher Hansen has scheduled a press conference for 2pm Thursday. Could mean potential for new arena and possible NBA, NHL franchises for the city.

Local News | NBA arena backer Chris Hansen to reveal Seattle plan Thursday | Seattle Times Newspaper
Christopher Hansen, the wealthy San Francisco mystery man who wants to build a sports arena in Seattle to lure NBA and NHL teams, will unveil his proposal at a news conference Thursday, according to two city sources.

Seahawks among teams pondering pass-fail draft
The Seahawks want a young quarterback to compete with and learn from incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson. The top two QBs in this year's draft class should be gone in the top four picks, but there are other options.

Just how good is LSU DT Michael Brockers? | National Football Post
We breakdown the hotly debated underclassman. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock: Browns should trade up to draft RG3 "
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III widely are considered the top two prizes of the 2012 NFL Draft, and many experts believe that if Luck goes No. 1 overall to the Colts, then the Rams’ second-overall pick — potentially RG3 — will be available for the right price. news: Agent: Ex-Jaguars QB Garrard healthy after back surgery
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard is nearing a return from back surgery and is intent on playing in 2012, according to his agent, Albert Irby.

Real Rob Report - Mike Rob Goes Skydiving - YouTube
For Mike's 29th birthday his wife took him out skydiving. Here it is in all it's glory! Michael Robinson's first trip skydiving.

Draft analyst Mike Mayock talks Hawks | Seahawks Insider
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a conference call with media members this afternoon. For the eighth straight year the NFL Network will broadcast the NFL Scouting Combine from Indianapolis beginning next Thursday, Feb. 23.

Manuel labor
Marquand Manuel, an unintended standout on the Seahawks' Super Bowl team in 2005, has returned as the club's assistant special teams coach and three others also have been added to Pete Carroll's staff.

Expert vs. expert: Tannehill's talent, inexperience spark debate - NFL, NFLDRAFT - -
Come April 26, Ryan Tannehill might be forever indebted to Matt Barkley and Landry Jones. Then again, it could be an NFL team down the line that feels fortunate it was lured into a gamble that paid big dividends. When Barkley announced he was returning to Southern California and Jones opted to remain at Oklahoma for another season, Tannehill became the consensus third-best quarterback in the 2012 draft behind headliners Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. news: Pre-combine position rankings for 2012 NFL Draft
With the NFL Scouting Combine just around the corner, Mike Mayock updates his position-by-position rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft. Athletic pass rusher Melvin Ingram jumps up the board.

As Colts near deadline on Peyton Manning, more details emerge - Don Banks -
While the decision-making process regarding Peyton Manning's future in Indianapolis continues to unfold, new details about his problematic neck issues and his attempts to deal with them have surfaced.

2012 NFL Scouting Combine: Who needs a good showing - Mocking The Draft
More than 300 prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft are preparing for the biggest job interview of their lives set to take place next week in Indianapolis at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock’s take on who will run fast at the combine "
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2012 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper's second mock draft of the year - ESPN
Last year at this time, we had no idea when free agency would happen. This year it's back to normal, and that's a good thing. It doesn't make things any easier to project, of course, but it's really hard to look at the draft board and assess team needs without free agency in mind. Typically, when I'm putting together the mock draft, I'm always balancing all those elements -- team needs, the knowledge of what a team is thinking on prospects, what kind of moves they can make in free agency, what kind of players they might lose in free agency. So as you read the mock, make sure you're keeping that aspect in mind.

The 2012 Quarterback Market - Offseason Low Down -
Share Last year’s quarterback market was slim pickings due in large part to the lockout-related CBA rules that limited unrestricted free agents to those players with at least six years of NFL experience. Whereas pure backups and fringe talents such as Bruce Gradkowski and Trent Edwards made this list last May, this year’s market boasts the most riveting story of the offseason: Where will Peyton Manning land?

Mock Draft 3.0 | National Football Post
12. Seattle Seahawks: Southern Cal DE/OLB Nick Perry Finding a guy who can create pressure off the edge opposite Chris Clemons is a must. Perry has an explosive first step, is learning to use his hands and could end up being one of the better sack artists to come out of this year’s class.

Kenechi Udeze Is Back In The National Football League - Daily Norseman
In the first round of the 2004 National Football League Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected defensive end Kenechi Udeze out of the University of Southern California with the 20th overall selection. After four up-and-down seasons with the Vikings, Udeze was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2008. He went on injured reserve in July of 2008, missing the entire season.

Updated mock draft: 15th February " Seahawks Draft Blog
This week I’m going to go against my better judgement and project a trade. It’s unavoidable. There’s a feeling within some front offices that Robert Griffin III won’t get out of the top three picks, even if that means he’s selected by the Minnesota Vikings. Teams with an eye on RGIII will have to weigh up how much they’re willing to spend to deal with St. Louis or Minnesota. I suspect it’ll take something special to get the #2 pick because the Rams will essentially be turning down the opportunity to draft Matt Kalil. St. Louis needs a deal that makes it worth their while – not in the future, but for now. news: Despite looming breakup, Peyton always will be Indy's icon
Here's a good bet: The code to the elevator at the iconic St. Elmo Steak House won't change on Peyton Manning.

Pre-Combine News & Notes
As we move closer to the combine here’s the latest news and notes making their way around the scouting world as players, coaches and NFL decision makers prepare to descend on Indianapolis.