clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Friday

Quarterback Tyler Wilson.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson.

Thank god it's TGIF.

Winslow ready to make an impact | Seahawks Insider
Tight end Kellen Winslow said he’s ready for a fresh start after the trade from Tampa Bay, as he practiced with his new team this week at the VMAC.

St. Louis Rams' Offense Likely To Lean Heavily On The Running Backs As Receivers - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams are going to lean heavily on their running backs this year in a new offense.

2013 NFL Draft quarterback ratings - Mocking The Draft
We're beginning our look ahead to the 2013 NFL Draft. Today, we start with quarterbacks. At this point in the process, I'm keeping juniors and seniors separate. The seniors for next year are pretty clear cut with Matt Barkley of USC and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas at the top.

Undrafted Players over the past 5 years who should have been drafted - Mocking The Draft
Doug Baldwin – WR – Seattle Seahawks – From the 2011 NFL Draft, I can only put one in since it is early, but this is the first undrafted rookie to lead his team in receptions and yards receiving since the AFL-NFL merger. Need I say anything else?

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | The Walkthroughtape Letters
I note with concern your indecision regarding the Drew Brees situation. Your hesitation in this matter is puzzling, in that you so readily and effectively countered The Enemy’s gambits regarding Brees in the past.

Alex Smith joins the burgeoning ‘stats are for losers’ movement | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Add the voice of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith to those decrying the increasing use of stats to evaluate football performance. Usually, it's former head coaches unhappy about the numbers (used, as they sometimes are, to help describe why said former head coaches lost their jobs), but in Smith's case, he's tired of the stats despite his 2011 season, in which he finally played with some of the efficiency and consistency expected of the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft.

Could Knile Davis challenge for the top RB spot? | National Football Post
If healthy he possesses an intriguing blend of size, power and speed.

NFL Draft 2013: Five options for No. 1 overall pick start with QBs - NFL - Sporting News
A lot can change over the course of the upcoming season, but a number of players are already worthy of consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft. Keep in mind other players will likely rise up to challenge for the top spot, assuming a successful season. Below is a quick look at the five players we think have the best chance to be the first pick at this point. Tony Softli - 'Big Easy' Adapts to Schottenheimer's Offense
An outstanding, record-setting first season featured honor after honor, including NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Rams Rookie of the Year. NFL records were established for most consecutive passes without an interception by a rookie (169), most attempts by a rookie (590) and most completions by a rookie (354). Simply put, the sky was the limit heading into Sam Bradford’s second season.

Twitter's Response to Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports · Schottey · Storify
Pat Kirwan thinks only former NFL players and coaches should have a voice in NFL media. In response, Twitter spoke loud and clear.

Calais Campbell still wants to improve despite lucrative contract with Cardinals - Dennis Dillon -
Bumping his head while walking through the doorway. Trying to get comfortable in a coach seat on an airplane. Crouching lower, (lower, lower) to get his face in the picture frame.

From studying Trufant to playing with him
Growing up in Seattle, Donny Lisowski used to try and pattern his game after Marcus Trufant. Now the rookie cornerback for the Seahawks finds himself in the same locker room and meeting room.

Calvin Johnson headlines seven most dominant players today -
Daniel Jeremiah lists the seven most dominant players in the game today, with one caveat: No QBs allowed! Jason Pierre-Paul certainly fits the bill, fresh off an 86-tackle, 16.5-sack sophomore season.

Top 10 Influencers in The Business of Sports - Forbes
All effective marketing in today’s digital world starts with an understanding of the keywords that relate to your topic. So I worked with Courtney to refine a list of keywords on the business of sports. Then Traackr identified this list of Top 10 Influencers in the business of sports:

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Defeats
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Exclusive: Cantor Gaming releases NFL season win totals - 05-22-2012
Sports Betting and Gambling Odds Online at Covers - Your home for all things sports and sports betting related, Covers gives you expert analysis and odds for informed online gambling decisions. Sports news, odds, matchup statistics, injuries, and free picks for nfl, ncaa basketball and football, nhl hockey, mlb baseball, soccer, and nba game.