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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

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Happy Sunday, y'all.

Boling: Harvin only hints at what’s to come | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
Percy Harvin is still so shiny and new to the Seahawks and their fans that some obvious points bear repeating.

Percy Harvin's 'explosive mentality' on display -
Percy Harvin touched the ball four times Friday against the Bears. Three of those touches went for more than 20 yards, showing just what kind of explosiveness the receiver can bring to the Seahawks.

Takeaways from Seahawks-Bears preseason game - Aug. 22, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
For the second straight week, the Seattle Seahawks absolutely destroyed an opponent in the preseason.

Oh, Percy: Harvin showing what he can bring to the Seahawks' offense - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
"This is what you have him for, to make plays like that," Russell Wilson said of Percy Harvin.

Seahawks seem to be serious about letting Earl Thomas return punts | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas may be earning that new contract in an unusual way.  One of the key players on the team's defense could also be the team's top punt returner for 2014.

Percy Harvin goes all in on Russell Wilson Show | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Harvin compares third-year quarterback to legendary leader Brett Favre.

Seahawks Blowout Win over Chicago Asserts Seattle as NFL's Ultimate Juggernaut | Bleacher Report
If you weren’t convinced that the Seattle Seahawks were the NFL’s ultimate juggernaut prior to Friday night, it’s safe to say you are now convinced after they trounced the Chicago Bears 34-6 at CenturyLink Field.

Observation Deck: Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Are the Seattle Seahawks really this good? With most of the starters playing for both teams in the first half, the Seahawks embarrassed the Chicago Bears and built a 31-0 lead Friday night en route to a 34-6 victory at CenturyLink Field.

Found: Seahawks punter Jon Ryan resurfaces in 34-6 win vs Chicago Bears
It took 123 minutes and 12 seconds of game-time, but punter Jon Ryan finally got to boot one away again for the Seahawks.

Bears Vs. Seahawks: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears fell to the Seahawks in devastating fashion. We're going through our notes and other minutiae from the game that ended at 12:10 AM Central Time.

Seahawks notebook: Earl Thomas helps his case with long punt return - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
There it was. For all the debate about Earl Thomas returning punts – whether the potential reward presented by his speed and shiftiness outweighs the risk of injury to one of Seattle's most important players – there wasn't much evidence that he would actually be any good in that role.

Game At A Glance: Seahawks 34, Bears 6
One dominating performance deserves another, as the Seahawks followed last week’s 41-14 romp over the Chargers with a 34-6 victory against the Bears on Friday night at CenturyLink Field.

Pete Carroll sees an overlooked asset - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Coach Pete Carroll was thrilled about how well his Seattle Seahawks starters played in the 34-6 victory over the Chicago Bears Friday night, building a 31-0 halftime lead. But he pointed out one positive area that many people may have overlooked.

Seahawks linebacker Marcus Dowtin making the most of his opportunities
Free agent linebacker Marcus Dowtin wasn’t even expecting to play in the Seahawks' preseason home finale on Friday night. But he made plays that forced the Chicago Bears to settle for a pair of field goals.

Pro Football Focus praises Wilson and Simon, has harsh grade for Britt | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
As you can see, high grades for Russell Wilson and Tharold Simon, but a pretty harsh critique for rookie right tackle Justin Britt.

Cutdown dates looming — But Seahawks don't make any moves on Saturday | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Before the Seahawks play another game, they will have to reduce their roster from 90 to 75. The deadline to cut the roster to 75 is Tuesday at 1 p.m. Seattle time.

Football’s been a never-ending mind game for the Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, but he’s winning | Sports | The Seattle Times
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin’s brash exterior hides a mental focus critical to his game on the field.

SEATTLE: The one, “big” problem for Seahawks rolling offense: The punter is bored | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
You see these Seahawks soaring, the Super Bowl champions already looking like they are in regular-season form in late August.

Rams' Sam Bradford exits game with knee injury -
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who's had a sharp preseason after ACL surgery, limped off with a knee injury sustained vs. the Browns. Should the team be concerned about its starting signal-caller?

St. Louis Rams' Greg Robinson doesn't start vs. Browns -
Greg Robinson wasn't in the starting lineup for the Rams tonight. Is this cause for concern for the offensive lineman out of Auburn?

Rams Beat Browns 33-14...Injuries Trump Win - Turf Show Times
The Rams picked up their first preseason win, but that won't pick up the headlines. The injuries to key starters is the lede after tonight.

First Down/Fourth Down: Andrew Luck stumbles, Eddie Lacy shines |
As far as preseason stat lines go, Andrew Luck's outing against the Saints -- 10-of-18 for 103 yards, one touchdown and one interception -- hardly registers as a blip on the radar. He found Coby Fleener for that score in the second quarter, then marched the Colts 78 yards for a field goal just prior to halftime.

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Report: Explosive offense, troubled D | The MMQB with Peter King
I’m in Glendale, Ariz. where the Cardinals, for the second straight year after holding camp in cool-climated Flagstaff, Ariz., are indoors at the air-conditioned University of Phoenix Stadium.

Rodger Saffold limps off after suffering right leg injury | ProFootballTalk
After watching starting quarterback Sam Bradford head to the locker room after suffering an injury to his left leg during Saturday night's preseason game with the Cleveland Browns, the St. Louis Rams watched another member of their starting offense go down due to injury.

Trumaine Johnson injured, expected to miss significant time - Turf Show Times
The Rams third preseason game in Cleveland has been marred by injuries. None looks as serious as CB Trumaine Johnson's.

Looking at the Cardinals 2014 Strength of Schedule - Revenge of the Birds
Considering the 2013 strength of schedule for the Cardinals, it was a fantastic year.

Bruce Arians says Arizona Cardinals defense 'better' than 2013 unit 'even without Darnell' - Revenge of the Birds
More hyperbole or no?

Report: B.J. Raji has torn bicep | ProFootballTalk
The Packers’ defensive line has suffered a setback.

Projected 2014 QB Financial Depth Charts | The Daily Spot
As teams begin to finalize rosters for the upcoming 2014 season, many are already naming their starting quarterbacks for the opening week. We’ll take a quick look at the projected starting and backup quarterbacks across the league, and the coinciding salary cap figures for each.