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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Thank goodness it's TGIF.

Christine Michael stays in the NFC East | ProFootballTalk
Running back Christine Michael was deemed expendable by the Cowboys this week, but he's found a new home in the same division as his former team. Now he just has to work his way back to the active roster. The Redskins announced that they have signed Michael to their practice squad on Thursday.

Thiel: Seahawks, 49ers and a fall from greatness | Sportspress Northwest
At 4-5, the Seahawks confront the issue of whether money and fame have cost them their championship edge, while the 49ers bench QB Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gaebbert. How the mighty . . .

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson to blame for losses?
Russell Wilson was a Godsend for the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. At a time when the organization needed to find a franchise quarterback more than anything, he was the hand-picked choice fby GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll.

Thursday Round-Up: Defensive End Cliff Avril Comments on the State of the Seattle Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Is Jimmy Graham responsible for Seattle’s missing identity? | Seahawks Draft Blog
[caption width=500 align=alignnone] Jimmy Graham's production isn't a problem. But is his role within Seattle's scheme causing an issue for the Seahawks'

Sakamoto: 49ers RB Carlos Hyde To Be Ruled Out Against Seahawks? | - A San Francisco 49ers Blog
How bad is the foot? Let’s just say a few weeks ago it could have ‘broke’ at any moment so to think that Hyde will be a go on Sunday or anytime soon is being more than optimistic. In fact, I’m hearing that in order to get Hyde on the field they have to routinely tape up that foot like they did to ILB Patrick Willis last season.

Gurley, man: Rams' rookie embodies best traits of running back legends |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Carson Palmer on his favorite throw- the deep ball | The MMQB with Peter King
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer talks with Peter King about his favorite throw - the deep ball

Hue Jackson: It’s about winning games, not running the ball | ProFootballTalk
“We’re trying to win games. It’s not about running the ball. Please,” Jackson said, via “That’s not the only thing we do. We throw the ball, too. You asked me about running the ball and you said, ‘Are we going to jump-start the running game?’ And I said, ‘We’re running the ball.’ So I don’t understand what it is that you guys are looking for.”

John Harbaugh says little, implies plenty, about the Rams | ProFootballTalk
As the Ravens try to pick up their third win of the season, they'll be facing a Rams team that has become the subject of plenty of debate and discussion about whether it engages in dirty play. On Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked about the situation.

Compensatory picks can be traded in next year’s draft | ProFootballTalk
Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome's phone just blew up, and he doesn't know why. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL is expected to allow teams to trade compensatory picks in next year's draft, which should create more deals during the draft weekend.

Mike Iupati back to practice after Sunday’s ambulance ride | ProFootballTalk
Sunday night, Mike Iupati was taken off the field in an ambulance. Thursday afternoon, he was practicing again. The Cardinals left guard was back on the field during practice today, via Darren Urban of the team's official website.

NFL MVP Projection: Cam Newton 'dabs' up to No. 2 going into Week 11 -
Cam Newton has dabbed all the way up to No. 2 in this week's MVP Projection. Newton's "Dab" dance has taken the country by storm this week.

Olivia Munn rips reporter regarding Aaron Rodgers' personal life -
When the franchise QB -- who also happens to be one of the best players in the league -- suddenly and mysteriously struggles, speculation as to what happened and why are quick to follow.

Seahawks coaches blame Russell Wilson for missed throws, sacks -
Russell Wilson has lived a mostly criticism-free existence in Seattle, particularly when it comes to his coaches calling him out publicly -- but that's changing.

The top college prospects for QB-needy NFL teams
With the offseason QB market starting to take shape, Mike Sando and Mel Kiper look at the teams that will be looking for an upgrade and the college passers who will be in high demand.

Aaron Rodgers isn't broken, but defenses don't respect his skill players - NFL
The Packers QB hasn't looked like himself during the team's three-game losing streak. Matt Bowen looks at the tape to find out what's ailing Green Bay and if it can be fixed.

Pete Carroll on catch rule: Just use football sense -
The catch rule has confounded fans for years. With a different controversy seemingly every week about what is or is not a catch, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wishes we could instill some football sense into the discussion.

Kubiak 'comfortable' with Osweiler running Broncos' O -
Gary Kubiak has a first-time starter under center, but the Denver Broncos coach said he feels very comfortable putting all facets of the offense on Brock Osweiler's plate.

Around the NFL's Week 11 picks -
Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings are a surprising division leader with a shot to put distance between them and Aaron Rodgers' sliding Packers. Find out who we favor in that one and more.

QB Index: Ranking the starters from 1 to 32 -
For the first time, Johnny Manziel looked like a true NFL starter. But can the Browns quarterback save coach Mike Pettine's job? In his latest QB Index, Gregg Rosenthal ranks the starters from 1 to 32.

He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers - Oregon Sports News
Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week 11 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (4—5) and the San Francisco 49ers (3–6).

Danny O'Neil's Week-11 NFL picks: What helps the Seahawks the most - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With the Seahawks one of six NFC teams with a 4-5 record, Danny O'Neil finds the outcomes for each game on this week's NFL schedule that would most benefit their playoff ambitions. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker NaVorro Bowman Readies For First Return To CenturyLink Field Since Knee Injury | Seattle Seahawks
All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the Seahawks' 2013 NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers.