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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Game Day

Aug 8, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn jogs off the practice field following a training camp scrimmage at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 8, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn jogs off the practice field following a training camp scrimmage at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Game day, baby.

Cosell Talks: Who will it be in Tennessee? : NFL Films Blog
The Tennessee Titans are fostering a very intriguing quarterback battle between 36-year-old veteran Matt Hasselbeck, entering his 14th NFL season, and 24-year-old Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Last season, Hasselbeck started all 16 games while leading the Titans to a 9-7 finish. Locker played in five games, throwing a total of 66 passes. The sample size of Locker’s pro production is limited, but it’s enough fodder for a meaningful evaluation of his abilities.

Five questions from Seahawks camp - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
A special thanks to Pete Carroll for making all of his practice videos available to me to prepare for my visit as well as GM John Schneider, Kam Chancellor, Matt Flynn, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin, and Max Unger for spending time during my visit. Here are five questions the Seahawks have to be answered this summer in camp.

Welcome home Matthew Hasselbeck… " The Matchups Zone
There are few things in sports that are quite like reunions with former players with massive amounts of supporters. That’s Matthew Hasselbeck, former and arguably the best quarterback that has suited up for the Seattle Seahawks franchise.

NFL waiting for union to approve changes to IR, trade deadline matters - ESPN
The NFL notified teams Thursday that it has not yet received approval from the Players Association for rule changes involving the injured reserve list and the trade deadline, according to a source.

NFL Preseason Analysis: Seahawks have questions at quarterback, linebacker and wide receiver - CBSSports
The Seahawks enter Saturday's preseason opener against Tennessee looking to answer key questions at several important positions. Coach Pete Carroll will get his first live look at Matt Flynn in game action. Rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, who's in a dogfight with Barrett Ruud to win the starting spot, will get his first taste of NFL action too. Needless to say, it may only be Week 1 of the preseason, but the Seahawks should learn a lot about their team Saturday.

There's more to Earl Thomas' game than great speed - Blog -
"The dynamic ability of Earl Thomas, who everyone thinks is a free safety on the back end; he's in the box shooting his gun more than Kam Chancellor is," Ryan said.

Brock and Salk - Podcasts -
NFL analyst Tim Ryan tells "Brock and Salk" what he thinks about the Seahawks' defense, the addition of receiver Terrell Owens and Matt Flynn's standing in the quarterback competition. Ryan, a color commentator for FOX and co-host of "Movin' the Chains" on SiriusXM NFL Radio, says free safety Earl Thomas is more physical than he gets credit for.

Highlighting the Best Route-Running Techniques of the NFL's Top WRs | Bleacher Report
Route running is one of the most difficult aspects of not just playing wide receiver, but football in general. It can take years for a wide receiver to master this craft because of the multiple parts and details to it. Quality route running can be the difference between a touchdown catch and not getting thrown the ball, which is why its crucial to develop the necessary skills as soon as possible.

RGIII, Peyton Manning And Replacement Refs: Reviewing Thursday's Games -
Thursday night featured the first full slate of NFL preseason games. Join us for a look back at the highs and lows from a night of not-quite-ready for prime time football.

Titans’ Hasselbeck more than just Locker’s mentor - Seahawks - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
"Conversations come up (among the quarterbacks) about discipline and parenting and those kinds of things, and truthfully, that’s part of playing the position," Hasselbeck said. "How you handle the season, how you handle your time at work versus your time at home, how you are as a husband, how you are as a dad, and ironically, a lot those things translate into playing quarterback well … leading a team and dealing with different personalities and making sacrifices."

Titans' QB battle a friendly affair between pals with Seattle ties | - Sports
Tennessee plays Seattle on Saturday with former UW star Jake Locker and former Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck vying to be the Titans' starter.

Kevin Kolb returns to action for Arizona Cardinals -
Just days after suffering a rib injury during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game loss to the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb returned to the field in Friday night's 27-17 preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Another lost night for Kevin Kolb, and his 0.0 rating | ProFootballTalk
Well, at least Kevin Kolb didn’t get hurt tonight.

Randy Moss does little in San Francisco 49ers debut -
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh worked overtime this offseason to convince us his new toy on offense, Randy Moss, was back and better than ever.

Three things revisited: Cardinals-Chiefs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Looking back upon three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition game Friday at Kansas City, a game the Cardinals lost 27-17: Blog | Friday in Hawkville: Surgical procedure expected for Moffitt "
What has Carroll seem from Lutui in the first 12 days of camp practices? "He’s huge," Carroll said of the 6-foot-4, 338-pound Lutui, who played for Carroll at USC and then spent his first six NFL seasons with the Cardinals. "He’s experienced. He’s a tough guy. He’s picking things up – a little different style of offense in the running game than he’s been accustomed to. But I’m anxious to see how he does. "His attitude that he brings and his experience would really be nice to have on our line. We’ll see how it works out. This is a wide-open competition."

Thiel: Civic hug near for Hasselbeck, Locker | Seattle Seahawks
"I tried to tell the guys here that it’s a great crowd," he said of his Titans teammates. "We haven’t worked on silent count or any of that, but we need to get going on that. Preseason game, or regular season game, or playoffs — the crowd is always into it. "When I first got (to Seattle) it wasn’t necessarily a place that had a reputation of being a tough place to play. That really changed while we were there. It’s just one of the great atmospheres in all of football right now."

Big Mac in the middle
"We were looking for a power player, a leverage player," general manager John Schneider said. "Cincinnati was looking for a corner. So we made the trade to get a tough, no-nonsense, (butt)-kicker. "We didn’t know how high his ceiling was, but especially at that position if you’re going hard and you’re tough and strong and play with leverage and have instincts, you’ve got a great shot. We had such a strong need, and he’s done a really nice job."

Bobby Wagner: Camp life; NBA analyst; Turtle Power
Rookie linebacker Bobby Wagner shares his camp experience, dissects the Los Angeles Lakers trade for Dwight Howard, and tells us about his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles infatuation.

Press Conference: Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll talks with the media as the Seahawks begin final preparations for their first pre-season game of the year.