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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Sunday

Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens (10) observes pregame warmups against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens (10) observes pregame warmups against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Danny was indisposed so I threw together a quick C&C.

Seahawks roar to 2-0 in preseason -
Jeron Johnson had an impressive second quarter for the Seahawks after taking over for Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor. On his third play, Johnson forced a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Leroy Hill. On the Broncos’ next possession, Johnson intercepted an overthrown pass by Manning on third down.

Seahawks Notebook: Russell Wilson looks sharp; Terrell Owens struggles - CBS Sports
Flynn put up pedestrian numbers -- he finished the game 6 of 13 for 31 yards -- but it's tough to judge him on that because 5 of his 7 incompletions were passes that were targeted for Terrell Owens, who was playing his first game in a Seahawk uniform. Owens and Flynn were never on the same page; Owens' struggles included a pass that went through his hands that would have been a 46-yard touchdown. "It was unfortunate," coach Pete Carroll said of the drop. "He's got to get back in action and that was his first time out there."

Seahawks attempts to trade Tarvaris Jackson to intensify this week - CBS Sports
Some have pointed to Jackson's salary being an issue, with him set to earn $4 million this season, but he would be would be willing to alter that some to facilitate a trade to a better situation, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Seahawks would not seek compensation beyond a fifth-round pick (possibly that moves to a fourth based on performance), and may have to settle for less.

Three things revisited: Seahawks-Broncos - ESPN
Penalties and pressure were problems early. Flynn held the ball too long another time. He overthrew Braylon Edwards in the end zone (not sure if that was a throwaway). Flynn was on target other times, including when he found Kellen Winslow. He scrambled effectively on a bootleg. Flynn and Terrell Owens weren't on the same page. They had multiple opportunities to make positive plays, both long and short. It never happened. Flynn completed 6 of 13 passes for 31 yards overall.

T.O.'s uneventful Seahawks debut includes drop in end zone - USA Today
Most of it was understandable, as Flynn and Owens are still working to develop chemistry together. But there was one play in which they actually were in sync, when Flynn launched a deep ball perfectly in stride to Owens that would've resulted in a 46-yard touchdown had the 38-year-old receiver not dropped it.

Seahawks follow successful formula -
Not surprisingly, coach Pete Carroll liked most of what he saw at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It didn’t hurt that it was a repeat of what the Seahawks had done the week before in their preseason-opening victory against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field.

"A lot of good things happened tonight," Carroll said. "I really like what it feels like. I like this team. They play hard. They care. They’re in it. There’s a lot of good, positive things."

Wilson shines in Seahawks' 30-10 win at Denver - The News Tribune
While Wilson sizzled, Flynn sputtered in the first half, completing 6 of 13 passes for 31 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions in Seattle’s 30-10 win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday evening at Sports Authority Field.

“It was really hard on him,” Carroll said about Flynn, who was sacked once. “We didn’t protect him very well. We held a little bit. He couldn’t even get started, I feel. At this point it’s really hard to evaluate the quarterback, because I need to see all that happened.”

Terrell Owens Reportedly Not Guaranteed a Seahawks Roster Spot - Bleacher Report
CBSSports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported early Sunday morning that team sources indicated Owens was not assured of making the roster after Saturday night's game against the Denver Broncos. That shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who witnessed it.

Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks-Postgame Quotes-(8/18/12) - Sports Page Magazine
“Kam was a little bit hampered and we just thought – we didn’t have to overplay him. So he started the game in the first couple series and then we got him out of there. We have some good guys at safety that we wanted to see. We wanted to see Jeron, we wanted to see [SS} Winston Guy, so this would be a good opportunity to do that.”

Young safety Jeron Johnson gets noticed - The News Tribune
“That’s huge for two turnovers by a kid,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said. “But all along he’s really improved from last year. And he’s playing some good ball for us. It’s exciting to see him in there.”

Manning's home debut so-so in loss to Seattle - AP
"That would have been a really big event for us in the first half, to score on that play," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "... It was unfortunate. He's got to get back in action and that was his first time out there. So he's been very much on point in practice. He's worked very hard. And so he's caught a lot of deep balls in practice so I know he can make those plays for us and it's unfortunate we didn't get it right off the bat."