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Team Needs and Roster Rankings - Offseason Low Down - Rotoworld.com
As the 2015 NFL offseason kicks off, Evan Silva analyzes each team's top needs while ranking the league's rosters 1-32.

Statistical analysis of Russell Wilson's Super Bowl 49 interception | The MMQB with Peter King
By Keith Goldner numberFire.com Super Bowl XLIX ended with one of the most incredible plays in NFL history: Malcolm Butler jumping Russell Wilson’s quick slant at the 1-yard line.

Worst games of the 2014 season | SI.com
With the 2014 season in the books, it’s time to look back. The season gave us plenty of highlights (Super Bowl XLIX, the NFC title game, Seahawks-Rams in Week 7), but don’t forget about the lowlights. In between those great games -- and a wealth of on- and off-field controversy -- there was a mess of downright awful, ugly contests.

NFP Prospect Focus: Shane Ray and Dante Fowler | National Football Post
Greg Gabriel breaks down two top talents at Defensive End.

Looking back on the 2014 season | National Football Post
Some off-field developments that show progress moving forward.

Agent's Take: NFL key dates and what they mean for your team - CBSSports.com
NFL offseason is here and the clock is ticking. Will Ndamukong Suh walk? Will Dez Bryant or Demaryius Thomas get tagged? Here's key dates for every team.

Super Bowl 49 All-22 appears to show no Marshawn Lynch crotch grab - CBSSports.com
A look at the All-22 film of Super Bowl 49 appears to reveal Marshawn Lynch did not grab his crotch.

Marquand Manuel going from Seahawks to Falcons with Dan Quinn | ProFootballTalk
The Falcons named several members of Dan Quinn's first coaching staff on Tuesday and it's getting a little bigger with the addition of a coach who worked with Quinn in Seattle.

Report: Jordan Cameron eager to leave the mess in Cleveland | ProFootballTalk
The Browns are once again looking like a mess this offseason. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wanted out and got his wish. Wide receiver Josh Gordon wanted to play but has been suspended for a year. Quarterback Johnny Manziel is heading for rehab for an alcohol problem.

James Bettcher promoted to Cardinals D coordinator - NFL.com
The Cardinals stay in-house with Todd Bowles' replacement, promoting James Bettcher to defensive coordinator. Why was Bruce Arians resistant to hiring a coach from outside the organization?

12s: After a hard loss but a great year, it's time to move on | HeraldNet.com - Local news
Let’s move on. We know we should, we’re just not there yet.

Report: Seahawks to lose defensive assistant coach Manual to Falcons | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
So far, just one Seattle assistant appears to be following Dan Quinn to Atlanta, as ESPN is reporting today that defensive assistant Marquand Manuel will become the new secondary coach and senior defensive consultant.

Seattle Seahawks 2014 season report card - ESPN
Sadly, one play will stand out as the defining moment to a remarkable season for the Seattle Seahawks, turning things around at midseason and going on an eight-game win streak that enabled them to reach the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year.

Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas played with, and through, serious injuries

Injuries are part of the game when you play in the NFL. But the injuries that Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas played with in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday “was a heroic thing,” as coach Pete Carroll put it.

Seahawks still in shock, but trying to stick together | ProFootballTalk
In the immediate aftermath of their Super Bowl loss, it didn't take long for fingers to be pointed. But with the anger subsiding, the Seahawks are left with the sadness that will linger.

Edelman, Patriots defense troll Seahawks at Super Bowl victory parade | FOX Sports
Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty had fun mocking Seattle.

Prince Amukamara has some fun with Seahawks repeat attempt | ProFootballTalk
Not only do the Seahawks have to sit and watch the Patriots enjoy their victory parade today, they've got guys on other teams cracking on them as well.

Lynch's importance to the Seahawks makes this a pivotal offseason - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In mid-November, I wrote about the danger of the 'irreplaceable employee' and the situation that the Seahawks found themselves in with Marshawn Lynch. In the wake of their loss in Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks enter the offseason with a similar predicament and maybe even more on the line. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Cardinals hire James Bettcher as defensive coordinator - SBNation.com
Arizona announced Todd Bowles' replacement Wednesday.

Is Jaelen Strong a good fit at receiver for the Chargers? - Bolts From The Blue
Breaking down a big body receiver to see how he translates to the Chargers offense

Wired Sound: Climax of Super Bowl XLIX - NFL Videos
Listen to the best sounds from the last five minutes of Super Bowl XLIX. Watch the full feature on “Inside the NFL” Wednesday at 9 pm ET.

The Best Short Yardage Backs in the League | Mr. Relevant
Shonn Greene is a laughable figure. He’s not fast, he’s not explosive, he’s not good by most standards. Yet he’s entrenched as the Titans starting running back and isn’t going to yield it without a fight.

Bill Belichick: Criticism of Seahawks play-call “totally out of line” | ProFootballTalk
While most of the known world has weighed in on Seattle's late-game play-calling, and the majority of that weight has fallen against them, there is one person objecting.