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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

Steve Dykes

The day before the day before.

Football Savages / Week 4 Game Recaps Nobody Cares About
I decided to start my not so weekly game recaps after week 4 because well, I’m lazy and I forgot my password to this website. Thanks to WordPress and a Monday Night Football ass stomping of the Mehtriots your life has gotten better, all 4 of you reading this.

We assign emoji to every NFL team · Block & Tackle · The A.V. Club

There’s more to Marshawn Lynch’s success than Beast Mode | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
What makes Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch so good? Sure, there’s the hard-charging Beast Mode style. But teammates and coaches point to his footwork, quickness and discipline.

Looking at NFL Passing Offenses after 4 Weeks | Over the Cap
With the NFL at the quarter mark I want’s to look at how teams are performing in a number of passing categories based on the schedule they have faced. I like to measure things with an efficiency score which tells me how much better or worse a team is faring compared to their schedule. I do this because it provides more context, in my opinion, than just a raw look at the numbers. For example Andrew Luck has put up phenomenal numbers the last two weeks, but if we take into account the opponents the numbers are not as incredible (though they were still terrific games).

Ray McDonald called cop who also works for 49ers game-day security - Niners Nation
There is some new info in the Ray McDonald case. It could mean nothing, but it's hard to tell how well the San Jose police and 49ers are handling this situation.

What did Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher say about Jim Harbaugh on Thursday Night Football? - Niners Nation
NFL analyst Deion Sanders had another opportunity to speak about his Jim Harbaugh report during Thursday Night Football. Bill Cowher also chimed in. Here is a transcript of their comments.

End Around: Cheers to Orton redux; Agent 89's revenge -
In the latest edition of the Around The NFL End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back at a week that brought us a weird Favre commercial, an original TD celebration and some truly awful NFL parents.

Russell Wilson: The Why Not You Foundation
Russell Wilson discusses the creation of the Why Not You Foundation and its first cause: stopping domestic violence.

Jay Gruden on Seahawks’ defense: ‘They really don’t have a weakness’
After facing Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning in their first three games, the Seahawks’ defense is setting its sights on Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins as it prepares for Monday night’s game.

Bellevue police recommend charge for woman who accused Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch of assault - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Bellevue police have recommended a charge against a woman who allegedly made a false accusation of assault against Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

NFL draft prospects who’ve started well in 2014 | Seahawks Draft Blog
Nothing has changed here — he will be the #1 pick in 2015. He’s yet to throw an interception this season, he’s showing technical progression and he has the potential to be Kaepernick-plus. It’s hard to imagine the team picking first overall passing on Mariota. Why would you? He’s the real deal.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson explains Pass the Peace - ESPN
eattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was asked Friday why he was willing to get involved in the domestic violence issue.

Quarterback moves set Seahawks, Washington on different courses - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks were patient in their search for a franchise quarterback while Washington took a giant gamble, and the difference in those approaches helps explain the giant gap that exists between the two teams as they head into their Monday-night matchup. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks would benefit from diversifying their ground game - Michael Grey | 710 ESPN Seattle
With no more breaks over the final 13 weeks, now would be a good time for the Seahawks to utilize backup running backs Robert Turbin and/or Christine Michael with an eye toward preserving Marshawn Lynch as well as quarterback Russell Wilson. - Grey Posts - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks shine under the lights - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle is 10-1 in prime-time games under Pete Carroll, but that's not the result of any extra focus, according to the coach. In fact, it's just the opposite. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks season now shifts into overdrive | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
It’s time for the longest, hardest stretch of the season. It starts with a seemingly manageable six games against opponents with a combined 9-14 record. And it ends with what figures to be seven of the most competitive games in a row that any team will face this season.

Pro Football Focus previews Seattle-Washington game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is the weekly batch of links and stats from Pro Football Focus previewing the upcoming game:

Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson on why he’s speaking out against domestic violence: “You know what’s right, and you know what’s wrong” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Why now and why this issue of domestic violence — the hottest-button topic in the NFL if not our society today? Read more here:

Cooper Helfet ready for expanded role - Oct. 2, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
"I came back for the Broncos game a little bit but I was still feeling out my knee a little bit," Helfet said. "Now I've had this bye week; originally you'd think came at a bad time coming so early but for me it actually worked out pretty well. Now I feel good."

NFL Honors Watch: Who is MVP, Coach of the Year? -
J.J. Watt leads the Defensive Player of the Year pack, but does he have a legitimate chance to surpass Philip Rivers and other QBs as legitimate MVP candidate? Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the award races.

Injury report: Megatron, Tate practice for Lions -
Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hamstring) both practiced Friday. What else do you need to know from the Week 5 injury report?

Remember When: Art Shell, Al Davis make history with Raiders -
It was 25 years ago when Raiders owner Al Davis hired Art Shell to be the first African-American coach in the NFL.

Byrd’s lateral meniscus tear typically results in conservative approach | ProFootballTalk
“The lateral, or outside, meniscus of the knee bears much more weight and stress than the medial meniscus when running and changing directions,” Ryan told PFT.  “Because of the long-term concerns with lateral compartment problems, teams will typically treat lateral tears much more conservatively than medial meniscal injuries.”

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Ravens Crush Panthers
If I'm the offensive line coach for Baltimore, I'm happy with how all five guys played up front last Sunday against the Panthers. Sure, some played better than others, but all played well and overall the unit was very strong, if not outright dominant.

49ers could be short on Davises this weekend | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers had tight end Vernon Davis and right tackle Anthony Davis in the lineup for their Week Four victory over the Eagles after both players had missed the previous game with injuries.

Jairus Byrd suffers season-ending knee injury | ProFootballTalk
A knee injury has ended Jairus Byrd's first season in New Orleans. The club has placed Byrd on injured reserve, Saints coach Sean Payton announced Friday, according to the team's official Twitter feed.

Matchups: Breakout for Bish - Matchups -
Evan Silva recommends Bishop Sankey as a high-upside flex play and breaks down every fantasy option in every Week 5 game.

Greg Cosell's Film Review: Patriots' issues way deeper than Tom Brady | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
I'm not sure framing the New England Patriots debate by focusing on quarterback Tom Brady is correct.

Would 49ers have been better off with Alex Smith at QB? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Starting with the moment ESPN asked him in a post "Monday Night Football" interview and continuing through the week, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has refused to share any of his feelings about facing the San Francisco 49ers.

Boiler Room: Auburn WR Sammie Coates | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
FoxSports reporter Bruce Feldman has Sammie Coates as his “freak dela creme” on his annual list of great college football athletes. If you choose to click on the link, you’ll see the .gif of Coates’ stiff arm to end all stiff arms. It’s a fun highlight that illustrates where Coates wins most often: As a space player who can turn a short reception into a big play.