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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Phillip Adams (35) intercepts a pass intended for wide receiver Kris Durham (16) during a scrimmage at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Phillip Adams (35) intercepts a pass intended for wide receiver Kris Durham (16) during a scrimmage at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Brand new week!

Antonio Bryant tries to get ‘The Corvette’ back in gear with Seahawks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
"When we worked him out earlier in the year he wasn't ready," Carroll said of Bryant's process. "We said to him, if you come back in the day before camp and show us that you can make big improvements then we'll think about hooking up a contract with you and getting you in here, and he did that. He looked very good in the workout, but he does come in here with a hamstring that is bothering him a little bit and we want to make sure we don't rush that. He got some work today, but it'll take us a few days to assess where he is with that." Blog | Sunday in Hawkville: Turbin gets great Cable reception "
Robert Turbin. The Seahawks have big plans for the rookie running back from Utah State, but first the team’s fourth-round draft choice has to show is that he can consistently run the way needed to excel in this offense. That is, take one step and go. It took leading rusher Marshawn Lynch a while to adapt to the no-hesitation style that assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable demands. Now, it’s Lynch’s understudy that must learn the all-important adjustment.

Video: Golden Tate talks about his NFL development | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
So why has it taken so long for Golden Tate to emerge as the playmaker everyone thought he would be when Seattle chose him in the second round? Well, he was asked exactly that after Sunday's practice. Here was his answer. It's worth watching if for no other reason you get to see Tate refer to himself as "the man" while rolling his eyes. Awesome.

WR Rice limited, WR Tate makes impression - July 29, 2012 |
WR Ricardo Lockette had a strong day during day one of camp and WR Golden Tate and WR Deon Butler both showed up frequently on day two.

Golden Tate 7-29 - SPORTS RADIO KJR
Golden Tate 7-29

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons reports for duty - Blog -
"He has been a great competitor -- a great program guy -- just through the process it took us a little longer to get it done, a little stickier through it, but never did we lose hope that we would get something done," head coach Pete Carroll said after practice on Saturday. "We believed in Chris and what he brought to the program in the past and what he will bring in the future."

Carroll's outlook at Seahawks camp begins - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Setting up the roster: Carroll pointed to new contracts for Lynch, Clemons, Red Bryant and Max Unger as a signal to the locker room that the organization will take care of productive players. Carroll: "We’re working really hard to have a really well structured roster, and if you guys take a look at it and look at the offensive side of the ball, how complete it is right now. There are not many question marks going forward contractually. We're very solid defensively, it’s very much the same. We’re committed to our guys and we want to demonstrate that whenever we can."

Rice ditches red jersey, still limited by Seahawks - Seahawks News -
Sidney Rice didn't want to be the only non-quarterback stuck wearing a red jersey during the early days of Seattle Seahawks training camp. Blog | QB competiton: Day Two "
"We got a lot better today," said Jackson, who had taken the first reps Saturday. "Felt kind of slow yesterday, had some things pulled out on film that we need to get better at. I think everybody made the corrections today, and everybody came out ready to play."

Update: Rishaw Johnson just fine | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Rishaw Johnson is just fine after being carted off the practice field after the morning practice.

WR Golden Tate jumps out at Sunday's practice | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
"Coach Carroll, he has a good feel for what plays I can make," Tate said. "I do, too. That was one of the ones I didn't make, and I feel that was a routine catch for me."

Highlights from Day 2 of training camp | Seahawks Insider
As Dave Boling mentioned in the previous post, I thought Matt Flynn and the rest of the quarterbacks looked better today. Specifically, Flynn did a nice job of making quick reads in the two-minute drill, and he appears to have developed a nice rapport with Doug Baldwin, one time checking down to Baldwin on a hot route when he read the blitz coming.

Quick camp update | Seahawks Insider
I focused mostly on the line play today. This was one of those days when they shuffle guys around a little bit to see how combinations look. The big move was using Deuce Lutui at right guard with the first unit and John Moffitt as a backup center. Don’t read much into it in terms of the actual depth chart. What it demonstrated, though, was that Lutui looked pretty comfortable in there. He also looked strong in one-on-one pass drills.

July 29th 2012, Seahawks Camp Notes
I’m late for a gathering so I’ll just quickly type up all of my notes, in the order I wrote them. You’ll notice I decided to start writing before there was real football action going on…

Camp in Session
The 12th man flocked to the VMAC Saturday afternoon for the Seahawks first open practice of the season.

Camp in Session
Seahawks Daily - Offensive Firepower

#BingTrainingCampLive - Day 2, Part 1 - #BingTrainingCampLive - Day 2, Part 1

#BingTrainingCampLive - Day 2, Part 2
More live coverage of Bing Training Camp including an interview with Sports Illustrated's Peter King Tony Softli - Rams Open 2012 Training Camp
New Rams coach Jeff Fisher, formerly with the Tennessee Titans, brings a legacy of winning to the Show-Me State. Both he and general manager Les Snead have set the organization up with multiple first-round picks in 2013 and 2014, having orchestrated a trade before the 2012 NFL draft with the Robert Griffin III-smitten Washington Redskins, who were willing to sacrifice a significant portion of their future in order to land the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

Playbook: Defending the 'boot' in Cover 2 | National Football Post
Going to the chalkboard to talk route, coverage.

The Fisher difference in Rams' first practice - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"He doesn't say much but when he speaks, everyone listens because if he is saying something, it's for a reason and it's extremely important," Bradford said. "His natural vibe, his calmness, his confidence just rubs off on everyone. When you're around him for 3-4 months in the offseason and then you're around him in camp every day, I think everyone just kind of feeds off that. It takes over the team."