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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for the day after Russell Wilson's birthday

I missed it!

Wash your hands, son
Wash your hands, son
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Russell Wilson turned 26 on Saturday. How much does the two-time Pro Bowler, one-time Super Bowl champ have left in the tank?


Earl Thomas mic'd up. "My teammates give me life. They fix my weaknesses."

Cliff Avril says this Seahawks revival "is a lot more fun than it was even last year, actually, to be honest" | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
"It’s a lot more fun than it was even last year, actually, to be honest. We’re just letting it loose on defense," Avril said. "We’re out there not caring. It’s us against the world. That’s the mentality we’ve got right now."

49ers Week 13 loss to Seahawks: Three negatives | CSN Bay Area
One indisputable fact is that the 49ers’ offensive coordinator has not been able to push the right buttons with a seemingly talented unit that has underperformed to the largest degree this season.

Sherman climbs list of Super Bowl-era greats | Sportspress Northwest
Sherman’s picks were his second and third this season and the 22nd and 23rd of his four-year career. No defensive back has more since Sherman entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice out of Stanford in 2011 and, in fact, no DB is close.

Podcast 710 ESPN Seattle
Coach Pete Carroll joins "Brock and Salk" to recap the Seahawks' 19-3 win over San Francisco. Carroll discusses the play of cornerback Richard Sherman, Seattle's penalty problem and more before looking ahead to next week's game against Philadelphia.

Seattle Seahawks win may be the end for 49ers

I’ll go even farther than that. I have a strange feeling that the Harbaugh-era in San Francisco is already over and I vehemently disagree with Jed York if he chooses to fire Harbaugh.

Seahawks likely heading south if they can’t catch Arizona | Seahawks | The Seattle Times

If it happens, Seattle traveling to play whichever wretched team wins the NFC South, the Seahawks can hardly complain. They should be happy they will almost certainly have company sharing some dubious NFL history.

Russell Wilson proving to be a master of the escape act | Seahawks | The Seattle Times

In moments of chaos, quarterback Russell Wilson is a bank robber, a master of heist who reacts to the anarchy in front of him by first preparing escape routes.

Source: Foles' broken collarbone healing normally

he source said Foles can't take a hit yet, but he can step up strengthening exercises, with an eye toward full clearance 6 to 8 weeks from the Nov. 2 break.

Buffalo Bills fans raise $100,000 for Darryl Talley, former linebacker - ESPN

The 54-year-old Talley, who played with the Bills from 1982 through 1994, said he suffers from depression, lost his business and has thought about suicide. "I'm not convinced I'm dead yet, but the future doesn't look bright," Talley told the newspaper.

Belichick: Rodgers is like Luck and Manning combined | Comcast SportsNet -

How much respect do the Patriots have for Aaron Rodgers? Everyone from Tom Brady to Bill Belichick, Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis have praised the Packers quarterback all week.

Osi Umenyiora To Retire After 2014 Season - The Falcoholic

The veteran defensive end plans to retire after completing his 11th pro season.

A happy which-way-did-he-go birthday to Russell Wilson

Saturday is Russell Wilson’s 26th birthday, and it’s hard to believe he’s still that young because all of the things the Seahawks’ third-year quarterback has accomplished – on and off the field.