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Cosell Talks: The Running Back Conundrum : NFL Films Blog
It has now been accepted as gospel in the new NFL that running back is no longer a position of great value. The argument is usually presented like this: it’s a passing league, driven by quarterback play. You must throw the ball often, and effectively, to win consistently. More often than not, the conversation ends there.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Class, Competition, and the Change That Might Not Be: Part 1
So, we've signed a starting quarterback with two starts under his belt who doesn't fit Pete's "mobile point guard" profile all that well, and NOW it's a good offseason? Okay.

Updated mock draft: 21st March " Seahawks Draft Blog
The dyamic within the top ten picks is constantly shifting and could be manipulated further in the final month leading up to the draft. Four teams in particular will have a big influence on who the Seahawks pick at #12:

Hawthorne on a holding pattern | Seahawks Insider
Things could be going better for Seattle Seahawks free agent David Hawthorne. As Anwar Richardson of reports, the TCU product was headed to Detroit for a visit with the Lions on Tuesday.

The Rams' potential interest in Tim Tebow - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Three NFC West teams tried to land Peyton Manning. The other one might come away with Tim Tebow. With the proposed Tebow trade to the New York Jets in jeopardy and the St. Louis Rams having inquired about Tebow previously, there's at least an outside chance Tebow could be coming to the NFC West. A few thoughts:

The Limited GM | National Football Post
Free agency may tell you how badly your owner wants to win, or not.

Rob Rang - Two barred from workout, but UNC Pro Day still packs plenty of star power
An estimated 50 NFL scouts and coaches converged on the North Carolina campus Tuesday to watch the Tar Heels' top draft-eligible prospects compete in their Pro Day. Even before the workout began, however, news began to filter out of Chapel Hill that there would be some surprises.

Rob Rang - Iowa State CB Johnson proves poor Combine a fluke at Pro Day
Iowa State's Leonard Johnson had been one of the more highly regarded cornerbacks in the country entering the 2012 Scouting Combine. A slow time in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, however, put his stock in flux.

Rob Rang - Bentley, Green draw full NFL contingent to Cajuns Pro Day
It's not often that representatives from all 32 NFL teams flock to Louisiana-Lafayette to take in the Ragin' Cajuns' annual Pro Day. But with a pair of top 100-caliber prospects this year, Tuesday's workout was very well attended. Cornerback Dwight Bentley is the No. 69-rated overall prospect by and No. 9 at cornerback. He could go as high as the second round on Friday night of the draft. Even more intriguing might be Ladarius Green, a 6-6, 238-pound tight end ranked fourth at the position by NDS.

Rob Rang - Scouts corralled at Texas Pro Day despite below average class
The Longhorns are in danger of not producing a draft pick in the top three rounds for the first time since 2000, but this year's group of prospects from Texas does possess some quality mid-round talent. On Tuesday, those players worked out in Austin at Texas' on campus pro day. It wasn't the usual crowd, but Bears head coach Lovie Smith was in attendance, along with numerous other scouts.

Matt Moore: Worth sticking with |
I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong, and when it comes to Matt Moore, I was wrong.

NFL weighs changes on overtime, defenseless players, trade deadline | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s Competition Committee announced several proposed changes to the game-day rules and the league bylaws on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

2012 NFL draft pro day updates - Tony Pauline -
• The pro day at Baylor is complete and scouts leave Waco, Texas even more impressed with quarterback Robert Griffin than they were at the combine.

Report: Alex Smith's deal includes $16.5 million guaranteed | National Football Post
Maybe the wait paid off for quarterback

Mock Draft 5.0 | National Football Post
The Seahawks need a more dynamic pass rushing option to replace Red Bryant on obvious passing downs. Mercilus has a lot of natural talent and could be a force off the edge.