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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Thank goodness it's TGIF, you guys.

Marshawn Lynch sits out practice with calf injury | ProFootballTalk
One of the Seahawks' key offensive players didn't practice Thursday because of a newly disclosed injury. Tailback Marshawn Lynch sat out the club's second workout of the week with a calf ailment, the club announced on Twitter.

Rashad Jennings practices Thursday | ProFootballTalk
In a positive sign in his recovery from an MCL sprain that's kept him out of the last three games, Giants starting tailback Rashad Jennings was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, according to the injury report.

Seahawks’ Super Bowl odds hold steady, but SI says no repeat - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks returned to playing their brand of defensive football the last two weeks, which put the Hawks back in the win column after two-straight losses threatened to tank their 2014 season. And while Las Vegas still has them as one of the favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champs, the NFL experts at Sports Illustrated disagree.

Video: Russell Wilson says faulty footwork is why he had his 6th career sub-50% completion day last week | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Russell Wilson, consummate team leader, ignoring the fact the Seahawks had four offensive linemen blocking for him last week that was as mismashed a unit as the Seahawks have ever fielded as a reason for him completing just 17 of 35 passes last week against Oakland. He blamed his own, errant footwork.

Wilson finding tough times in Seahawks’ quest to repeat | New York Post
The Seahawks already have lost as many games this year as they did all of last season, when they were on their way to a Super Bowl win. Quarterback Russell Wilson has had to deal with his best weapon getting traded, his “blackness” getting questioned and his accuracy going awry.

Despite first-half pitfalls, Seahawks far from finished | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
While the Seahawks don’t seem to be able to match last year’s team, they could still reach the Super Bowl in a season filled with parity.

Seahawks' linebacker K.J. Wright says defense 'showing ourselves this is how good we can be' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The task for the Seahawks this week against the Giants will be to continue the momentum of the past two games, especially on defense as Seattle has forced five turnovers and allowed just two offensive touchdowns in wins over Carolina and Oakland.

Referee for Seahawks-Giants game is Pete Morelli | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Morelli also was the head ref for Seattle’s loss at San Diego earlier this season — I wrote this about  Morelli prior to that game, including that his crews are known for generally throwing fewer flags than most.

Former 49er Dobbs happy to be in Seattle | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“The thing about it is, I think rivalries are fan based,” he said. “And I sort of got out of the whole rivalry thing out of college. It’s a business, at the end of the day. You never know what team you will end up on. So I never had hate for the Seahawks. I’m just glad to be out here, man. Glad to be able to put on some pads and be able to play football.”

Arizona Cardinals John Carlson not concerned about dropped passes - ESPN
“Obviously, I’m trying to catch the ball,” Carlson said. “It’s not intention or mental preparation or anything of that sort. That’s our job to make plays when the ball comes our ways. I didn’t do that well enough on Sunday.”

J.R. Sweezy the bright spot on Seattle's Seahawks' offensive line - ESPN
The much-maligned Seattle Seahawks' offensive line has a star in the making. Though injuries have been an issue and the men up front haven’t played well overall, one man is playing at the highest level of his career.

Person of Interest: the Giants' Eli Manning - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at quarterback Eli Manning, a person of interest in the Seahawks' Week-10 game against the Giants. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks rookie Richardson seeing increased role after Harvin trade - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Percy Harvin trade has been rookie Paul Richardson, who has since been one of the main wide receivers in Seattle's rotation. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Announce Military Appreciation Activities for November 9
Fans invited to donate old cell phones to benefit military personnel

John Moffitt Rides Rocky Transition to Life After the N.F.L. -
John Moffitt spent 20 years to reach the pinnacle of his profession, a day to ditch that job and a year grappling with the consequences of his decision.

Seahawks OC: Lynch still 'best player on our offense' -
After Marshawn Lynch churned out a season-high 76 yards off five catches against the Raiders, Seahawks play-caller Darrell Bevell said: "We want to get him the ball as many ways as we can."

Jeremy Lane’s return a boost to Seahawks’ defense and special teams
When asked about a trait that the return of Jeremy Lane could deliver for the Seahawks’ defense and special teams, All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman settled on the term “scrappy.”

Seahawks had Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. 'really highly rated' in draft |
Coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks will get a first-hand look at a player they had rated near the top of their draft board earlier this year.

Seahawks patching together an offensive line on the fly | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks are hoping to get center Max Unger and left tackle Russell Okung back from injury this week. Otherwise, they might be forced to throw stuff against the wall like last week.

Eli Manning knows what the Seattle Seahawks are feeling - ESPN
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning knows exactly what the Seattle Seahawks are experiencing this season. He’s been there.

Greg Roman talks about better preparing the offense to execute - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman met with the media on Thursday, and naturally he was asked about the offensive struggles. We've got a transcript of his comments.

NFL midseason predictions: Experts forecast Super Bowl XLIX, more |
Let's try this again. In September,'s football experts made their predictions for the 2014 season. There were some hits (the Broncos were our consensus pick for AFC champion, J.J. Watt was the overwhelming favorite for DPOY) and some misses (Dallas Cowboys with the worst record in the NFL? Ouch).

The Cowboys need better insurance and more observations for Week 10 -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White assembles his notes from the past week in the NFL, where several defensive linemen and pass rushers are giving their teams a chance.

Excess of Talent Has Spoiled San Francisco 49ers Offense | Bleacher Report
It was 2nd-and-1 at midfield in the second quarter against the Rams, and the 49ers lined up to execute one of their dumb schemes. They demonstrated some dumb techniques, which led to dumb blocks and other dumb stuff. The results stunk.

Houston's big payday is coming | National Football Post
The Kansas City linebacker is making plays all the way to the bank this season.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Colin Kaepernick and Teddy Bridgewater
It hasn't been a good season for the young NFL quarterback.