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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

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VIDEO: Marshawn Lynch not a fan of TMZ, takes swing at videographer -
Just before Lynch takes a swing at TMZ's guy, you can hear the videographer ask Lynch a question. "The Lamborghini, does the velvet rope really help?"

Ugly win may have saved Seahawks' season | - Sports
This was as ugly as they come. But the end beautifies the means.

By popular demand: Seahawks rookies Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood enjoy post-Harvin rise | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Good morning, as I depart Charlotte for the trip back to Renton for coach Pete Carroll’s day-after press conference this afternoon

Pro Football Focus reviews Sunday's Seahawks game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is the weekly collection of grades and stats from Pro Football Focus:

Will Seahawks do anything by Tuesday's trade deadline? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
So the easy, and smart aleckey, answer to the above question is that they already have, having traded Percy Harvin two weeks ago to the New York Jets.

Seahawks Morning After: Why Russell Wilson and the Seahawks thrive in hurry-up mode | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Jerry Brewer column: Seahawks’ two-minute offense doesn’t give defense a chance to set up and takes advantage of Russell Wilson’s ability to throw and run.

Seattle Seahawks second thoughts | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are five more thoughts on Seattle’s 13-9 win over Carolina Sunday, in no particular order:

Russell Wilson says Seattle Seahawks' locker room is 'closest we've ever been' - ESPN
After leading the Seattle Seahawks to another comeback victory Sunday, Russell Wilson directly addressed the controversial story directed at him last week about division in the reigning Super Bowl champions' locker room.

Seahawks’ defense has a throwback performance against Panthers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks wanted a more effective pass rush, and they sacked Cam Newton three times. They wanted to be better on third down, and Carolina converted just 20 percent of the time (2 of 10). They wanted to force more turnovers, and they got two of them.

Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood, Kevin Pierre-Louis making most of their opportunities
Monday metatarsal musings: It’s still a case of follow the leader when it comes to rookie of the year honors for the Seahawks, with Justin Britt that way-out-in-front leader. But others are finally entering the competition.

Charles Barkley calls criticsm that Russell Wilson not ‘black enough’ the African-American community’s ‘dirty, dark secret’ | Q13 FOX News
“There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success,” Barkley said. “It’s best to knock a successful black person down ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. It’s crabs in a barrel. … We’re the only ethnic group that says, ‘hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ “

Takeaways from Seahawks 13-9 win over Panthers - Oct. 26, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin said last week that losing magnifies the criticism and winning covers it all up.

Carolina Panthers Offensive Woes: Blame the play calling, or execution? - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers failed in the red zone in yesterday's loss to the Seahawks. Who deserves the blame? Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula, or the Panthers offensive players? I took a look at the film to find out.

Seahawks win ugly, but they win - SportsLink - - Oct. 27, 2014
Is one win, one ugly, come-from-behind win against a struggling team, enough to get you off the ledge?

Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 8 | Bleacher Report
Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 8 Sunday NFL schedule.

Ben Roethlisberger's record day, Cardinals rookie WR John Brown | The MMQB with Peter King
“My reaction [to the Wilson story] is that it’s an insult to our race. And Russell is the ultimate competitor. He always works as hard as anyone, and he handles himself with poise. He represents our team and our organization very well. I don’t think there’s any problem with him in our locker room at all.”

Andrew Luck isn't a great NFL quarterback yet | The MMQB with Peter King
It has been repeated so many times that it’s almost taken as gospel: Andrew Luck is the NFL’s next great quarterback. Many think he’s already there. But here’s a little secret that you won’t hear: He’s not great yet.

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Harvin, Big Ben and Brilliant Disguises | Bleacher Report
Let's kick things off with some quick hitters this week. It's a little game called Pretty, Ugly or Pretty Ugly?

Rams receiver Brian Quick expected to miss rest of season | ProFootballTalk
The news keeps getting worse for the Rams. In addition to losing left tackle Jake Long for the season, the Rams are expected to lose receiver Brian Quick as well. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Quick has a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff and is likely done for the season.

John Idzik: My performance has been unsatisfactory | ProFootballTalk
Jets General Manager John Idzik met the media on Monday, less than 24 hours after his team lost its seventh straight game in an ugly 43-23 loss to the Bills that saw quarterback Geno Smith benched after throwing three interceptions in a little more than 10 minutes.

NY Jets Rex Ryan will probably be fired, but GM John Idzik should follow him out the door - NY Daily News
Gang Green is off to a ridiculous 1-7 start - they can thank the Raiders for being more hapless and handing them a win - which should get coach fired, but GM needs to be given walking papers too.

Rams guard Rodger Saffold injures problematic shoulder | ProFootballTalk
If the Rams ever think about breaking ground on a new stadium, they might want to make sure it's not built on top of an Indian burial ground. Their hard-luck season of injuries keeps adding layers, with yet another offensive lineman hurt.

Rams lose leading receiver Brian Quick for season -
The hits just kept on coming for the St. Louis Rams on Monday. The team found out they have lost yet another player for the season, this time leading receiver Brian Quick.

Chip Kelly defends decision to kick late field goal -
The Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to bury the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. They left the door open, leading to a comeback win by Bruce Arians' team. Chip Kelly wouldn't change his thinking.

Mohamed Sanu playing like No. 1 receiver for Bengals -
The Bengals needed someone in the receiver corps to step up in A.J. Green's absence. Fortunately for Cincinnati, third-year wideout Mohamed Sanu has done just that.

Monday Musings: Bruce Arians' boast about Cardinals looking better now -
Arizona (6-1) is tied with Dallas for NFC's best mark, and after a big win over the Eagles, Bruce Arians has the Cards on the right flight path.

Report: Kelvin Benjamin briefly benched for missing team meeting -
Before Kelvin Benjamin had a standout game Sunday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera punished him for reportedly missing a meeting.

Cardinals GM: 'I told you John Brown could play' -
General manager Steve Keim is enjoying rookie John Brown's contributions to the AFC West lead. How important has Brown been to the Cardinals' success?