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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Sunday

Runningback Ryan Williams of the Arizona Cardinals.
Runningback Ryan Williams of the Arizona Cardinals.

Happy Fathers' Day, to all you fathers out there.

Source: Clemons, Hawks still talking | Seahawks Insider
According to the report, the Seahawks offered Clemons a new, three-year contract through 2014 that would raise this year’s compensation to $8 million, and add two more years, including a base salary of $4.5 million in 2013 and $5.5 million in 2014. However, a club source close to the situation says that contrary to the report, the Seahawks have not received a formal rejection on any deal, and the two sides continue to negotiate.

Not sold on Matt Flynn? A few things to consider - Blog -
Back in March, a few days before free agency began, Aaron Rodgers said whatever team Matt Flynn ends up signing with would be getting a top-15 quarterback. Ron Jaworski isn't quite as sold.

QB at fault? Plenty of blame to go around - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks receiver Mike Williams, relevant again after his NFL career appeared dead, quickly grew weary of the redemption angle.

The Future of the NFL: More Up-tempo No-huddle | Smart Football
It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that huddling is an archaism destined for the dustbin. I say it’s a slight exaggeration because there is a value to huddling, primarily when you have a great leader at quarterback as a huddle is an opportunity for him to show his leadership skills. But otherwise, it’s inherently inferior to going no-huddle. It’s slower, which is a problem both in games but also in practice where your offense gets fewer reps, and, maybe most importantly, the safety net of a huddle leads coaches to transform plays that can be communicated in just one or two words into multi-syllabic monstrosities. That’s the sad secret of those long NFL playcalls: They convey no more information than can be conveyed with one or two words or with a combination of hand-signals.

Brian Banks isn't signed by Seattle Seahawks -
The Brian Banks journey will roll on. The Seahawks signed a linebacker Friday, but it wasn't the exonerated former high school star. Banks will next take part in 49ers minicamp.

Ryan Williams, Beanie Wells vie for Cardinals' RB job -
Beanie Wells had a breakout 2011 season, but he'll have to fight for a spot in the Cardinals' deep backfield, with second-year pro Ryan Williams' rehab progressing.

Ranking the NFL's top young wide receivers -
Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice recently compiled a list of his top six wideouts under the age of 26. Rice included Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant on his list and so would Around The League, but would you?

Leach Effect is in full bloom at Wazzu | National Football Post
The Cougars are trending upward under their new head coach.

Playbook session: a look at the 'Sucker' route | National Football Post
Breaking down the route scheme up on the chalkboard.

Offseason of uncertainty for Arizona offense | ProFootballTalk
At the end of offseason workouts and minicamps, most teams hope to have a clearer focus on their roster. But for the Cardinals, the number of questions outweighs answers after their spring work, particularly when they have the ball.

Value Based Drafting: Part II - Draft Analysis -
Earlier in the week we started to look at Value Based Drafting by covering some basics about what VBD is and how you can create a baseline that will allow you to compare players at different positions. If you haven't read that piece, it's probably pretty important that you go read it now before going any further in this article. In this article I'm going to expand into using VBD, which also requires a pretty healthy discussion of forecasting.

49ers first-rounder Jenkins still struggling | ProFootballTalk
Just keep in mind, there’s a long way to go. Early returns on 49ers first-round pick A.J. Jenkins haven’t been great, however. He reported to rookie camp in May out of shape, and things haven’t gotten much better since.

A.J. Jenkins struggles at San Francisco 49ers minicamp -
A great entrance it was not. Rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins struggled to keep up at 49ers minicamp, failing to get first- or second-team reps during one session last week.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Matt Flynn Relishes Opportunity to Compete for Starting Job in Seattle
Matt Flynn joined 710 ESPN in Seattle with Bob and Groz to discuss being in camp with a chance to be the starter, honing his game in Green Bay, the tips he got from Aaron Rodgers, how Seattle’s system compares to Green Bay, how he did in his first OTAs, not being able to work with some of the team’s top receivers, his patience to get to this point and the group of quarterbacks competing for the starting job.

NFL Dynasties: Which Teams Will Enter The Elite? -
The Patriots are one of the few bona fide dynasties over the last decade. Which NFL teams have a chance to be the next dynasty in the league? Tony Softli - T-Minus Six Weeks Until Start of Season
The Rams on Thursday had another spirited practice, which was their last until they reconvene in late July for the start of training camp. Coach Jeff Fisher and staff had a fun challenge at the end of practice for the team, again continuing to build competition and togetherness. He pitted the offensive linemen against the defensive linemen in a contest to see which side could catch the most punts shot out of a jug machine about 70 yards away. The losing group’s punishment: running a gasser (55 yards across the field and back, timed).

2013 NFL Draft: Florida State Preview -
The Florida State program is usually well represented on draft day and that distinction will certainly be true in the 2013 NFL Draft

2013 NFL Draft: Georgia Tech Preview -
Despite an offensive scheme that is rarely seen at the next level, Georgia Tech has NFL-quality players on both sides of the ball

With Williams banned, Rams could call defense by committee all year - NFL -
Nearly three months since the St. Louis Rams lost their defensive coordinator, coach Jeff Fisher appears to be in no hurry to define roles among the handful of people capable of filling the void.

Kolb's rough ride in Arizona reminds that trading for quarterbacks is dicey, too - NFL -
Theoretically, acquiring a veteran QB shortens the odds of a dreaded bust. But seeing the Kevin Kolb mess in Arizona has Mike Freeman casting a wary eye on Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn and even Canton-bound Peyton Manning.

Kellen Winslow Jr.: 'I would take a bullet for' Raheem Morris | National Football Post
Seahawks TE still talking about time with Bucs.