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The Read-Option As We Knew It Is Dead. Long Live the Read-Option | The MMQB with Peter King
But the scheme is quickly evolving to redefine play-action and revolutionize the passing game. Long live the read-option

Top NFL Rookie of Week One: Panthers' DT Star Lotulelei -
The Carolina 'star' lived up to his name in his regular season NFL debut, racking up four tackles, including a tackle for loss against Seahawks' Pro Bowl center Max Unger.

Waiver Wired: Week 2 - Waiver Wired -
Adam Levitan highlights 35 players to consider adding, including a trio of intriguing wideouts.

Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles looked crazy fun in their 2013 opener | The MMQB with Peter King
Note from the editor-in-chief: Each Tuesday during the season, I’ll write a column about some element of the weekend’s games that has major significance for the rest of the NFL season—this column, called “On Further Review.

Report: Winfield hasn’t filed retirement papers | ProFootballTalk
After veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield was cut by the Seahawks, he quickly announced a plan to retire. That plan has not yet been formalized. According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Winfield's agent said the player hasn't filed retirement papers.

The Power of the Chip Kelly Offense - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Chip Kelly did it. On the league's biggest weekly stage, against the archnemesis division champions, on the road, Chip Kelly's Eagles whipped Washingt

Seahawks Not Concerned With 49ers/Packers Film « CBS Seattle
Depending on who you ask, athletes of all ages are either “superstitious” or simply follow a “game day ritual” when preparing for their upcoming opponent. For the Seahawks, this means ignoring the San Francisco/Green Bay video as they get ready to host the 49ers.

49ers crank up the music to prepare for Seattle crowd | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers do not plan on changing much as they prepare to head to Seattle to play Sunday night in one of the NFL’s loudest venues.

Tuesday in Hawkville: Tony McDaniel finishes what he started
Free-agent addition Tony McDaniel started at the three-technique tackle spot in the Seahawks’ season opener on Sunday and drew praise from coach Pete Carroll for his physical play.

Florida’s Dominique Easley one to watch this year « Seahawks Draft Blog
Sometimes things happen for a reason. Yesterday I wrote the following:

Pete Carroll confirms signing of tight end Kellen Davis
News and notes from head coach Pete Carroll's Week 2 Wednesday press conference at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

Brock and Danny Blue 42 - Podcasts -
Brock and Danny Blue 42 - Podcasts - - Podcasts at Listen to podcasts of shows from News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM, 770 KTTH: The Truth and 710 ESPN Seattle.

QB Watch: Seahawks' Russell Wilson - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Seahawks' quarterback play.

QB Watch: San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick - ESPN
A weekly analysis of the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback play.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson better than No. 3 in intelligence - ESPN
Russell Wilson is No. 3 overall among a quintet of young NFL quarterbacks?

QB Watch: St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Rams’ quarterback play. Rewind: The much-anticipated reveal of an offense with quarterback Sam Bradford as the cent

QB Watch: Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer - ESPN
A weekly analysis of the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback play:

Video: Seahawks center Max Unger | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s some video of Seahawks center Max Unger talking to the media Wednesday. Unger talked about what the offensive line needs to do better this week, facing the 49ers Sunday, and more:

Inside the 49ers | Kaepernick on playing in Seattle: “You have to try to project your voice.” | The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Colin Kaepernick spoke in the locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.

Quick Carroll press conference notes: Hawks release Bradford, and injury and personnel updates | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are a few quick notes from Pete Carroll’s weekly press conference today:

Seahawks make a roster move, plus notes from Pete Carroll presser | - Seattle Sidelines
Pete Carroll said the move was made to give them more depth at the position, something they were reminded they might need when Luke Willson came out of Sundays game banged up. "Luke got banged up a little bit," Carroll said. "He’s practicing and all of that, but it just made us aware that we’ve got to have another guy. He should be OK, but we just wanted to get some insurance there."

Secret to Seahawks' defense: preventing the big play | - Sports
Sunday's season-opening win in Carolina showed a lot of things about the Seattle Seahawks, but perhaps the most significant takeaway from that 12-7 victory was this.

The Seahawks and NFC West Rivalries - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers will showcase one of the most exciting rivalries in the game today. It is quite clearly the marquee matchup of the week in the NFL and win or lose it looks like it’s going to be quite the game. The fact that it is being consistently described as a rivalry matchup got me thinking about what exactly constitutes a rivalry in today’s NFL and whether the Seahawks and 49ers qualify as true rivals.

B/R Interview: Larry Fitzgerald on Being a Leader, His Legacy and Bruce Arians | Bleacher Report
Lenovo and The Onion have launched a weekly eight-part mockumentary -style video series titled the "Tough Season...

Breaking Down the Seattle Seahawks Deep Passing Attack in Week 1 | Bleacher Report
When the Seattle Seahawks needed a big play in the fourth quarter of their victory over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell dialed up two consecutive deep passes...

United 12th Man - Home - Week 1 Carolina Panthers Highlights
A fan site by the fans, for the fans! News, highlights, downloads, PC wallpapers, mobile wallpapers, mobile tones, video downloads.,

ProFootballTalk: Boldin vs. Sherman | ProFootballTalk
ProFootballTalk: Anquan Boldin of the 49ers is arguably the most powerful wide receiver in the NFL, however cornerback Richard Sherman and Seattle’s defense will do their best to out muscle San Fran’s offense. Who will prevail in the battle for NFC West supremacy?

Seahawks hope Browner can play against 49ers | - Sports
RENTON — Pete Carroll is hopeful the Seattle Seahawks will get starting cornerback Brandon Browner back in time for Sunday night's NFC West...

Joe Staley to Colin Kaepernick: No one's hitting you late -
Colin Kaepernick was wired for sound on Sunday, giving us more perspective into the immediate moments after Clay Matthews' late hit of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback during Week 1.

Kassim Osgood replaces Nick Moody on 49ers' roster -
Nick Moody is out and Kassim Osgood is in for the San Francisco 49ers. The team signed Osgood on Wednesday and moved Moody (hand) to the injured reserve-designated for return list.

Cliff Avril has 'great chance' of debuting for Seahawks -
Cliff Avril appears ready to make his Seattle Seahawks debut against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. The star pass rusher missed the season opener with a hamstring injury.

The good and bad of the evolving NFL | National Football Post
An agent of 27 years takes a look at evolving rosters, concussion protocol, and a speedier game.

There's no tougher test in NFL than trying to solve Peyton Manning -
What Peyton Manning did to the Ravens shows there's no QB better at making blitzers pay. How to stop him? Get to the guy with all the answers.

Undercover cops will wear 49ers jerseys in Seattle on Sunday night | ProFootballTalk
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to host their arch-rivals on Sunday Night Football, the 12th Man needs to keep one thing in mind. That 49ers fan you're harassing could be a cop.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Scramble Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Mike: Welcome sports fans, sports nerds, nerd fans, men, women, children, and pedants of all size and shape to the inaugural edition of that five-hour-old burnt cafeteria coffee of sports journalism we affectionately call Scramble for the Ball!

Week 1: NFL Game Scripts and Introducing Average Field Position
Regular readers know all about Game Scripts, the term I’ve used to represent the average margin of lead or deficit over the course of every second of a game. Let’s use the Seahawks-Panthers game to explain how to calculate the Game Script score.

Safeties, Mike Wallace, NFL officials among worst of NFL Week 1 | Audibles -
You've seen (and likely disagreed with) the Week 1 Power Rankings. Now the Sour Rankings take a spin through the worst of the past week in the NFL ... 10. Safeties: It was a record-setting Week 1 in the most unusual way possible.

Week 1 Target Watch: NFC - Targets and Touches -
Chet Gresham takes you through the targets and touches for the NFC offensive players in Week 1.