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Football Savages / NFL Draft Prototypes: Quarterbacks | Football Savages
In last year’s class, or really any other class, a piece like this would have been much more interesting, but because of how atrocious this quarterback class is, two players alone make up most of this year’s “prototype.” That is not a slight to those two players. Rather, it is a shot at the rest of the class not being good enough to put up much of a fight against the top guys of the 2015 crop.

Super Bowl XLIX: Making Sense of One Yard | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Looking beyond the single-worst call in Super Bowl history to make sense of a winning philosophy that came a yard shy of consecutive championships.

Todd Gurley: Feed Me, Seymour | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I love dreaming, but it requires sleep, which as you can imagine, I don’t do enough between August and April. If I were dreaming, the following scene would be typical of the my imagination a play:

RSP Film Room No.27: Randy Gregory | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Ryan Riddle joins me for a screening of Nebraska edge defender Randy Gregory, a tall, quick prospect with active and heavy hands. Here’s what we cover with one of the safer edge defenders in this class.

2015 NFL Free Agents - Free Agency Update - Rotoworld.com
Evan Silva ranks the 2015 NFL Free Agency class at each position.

Cut Candidates: AFC West - Offseason Low Down - Rotoworld.com
Nick Mensio highlights 15 players from the AFC West who may be salary-cap casualties this offseason.

Seattle Seahawks' new aim is three straight Super Bowl appearances | The MMQB with Peter King
No team in the salary-cap era has ever been to three consecutive Super Bowls. With the majority of its talent coming back and the motivation after its Arizona disappointment, Seattle has more than a legitimate chance to become the first

Teams, players, prospects and other storylines to watch in NFL offseason | SI.com
The 2014 NFL season may be over, but with the scouting combine less than two weeks away, and free agency and the draft coming up soon after, it's as true as it is every year -- pro football doesn't ever really go away. With that in mind, here's a look at some of the most compelling offseason stories.

Five years ago Saturday, the Saints’ daring paid off big-time | ProFootballTalk
Five years ago Saturday, the Saints made their lone Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, and they emerged victorious, pulling away to a 31-17 win over Indianapolis in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Collusion case moves closer to end of the line | ProFootballTalk
Three years ago, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to impose $46 million in salary-cap penalties on Dallas and Washington for treating the uncapped year of 2010 like (go figure) it had no salary cap.

Browner says nickname for Patriots’ secondary should come from fans | ProFootballTalk
Friday's PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio featured a visit from the unsung hero of Super Bowl XLIX:  Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner. Even though Malcolm Butler made the interception that saved the game, Browner also recognized what was coming (he said he'd seen the play in practice during his t...

Hasty Pudding winner Chris Pratt roasted at Harvard - seattlepi.com
Chris Pratt was teased about his early acting roles while being roasted Friday night at Harvard University, where he received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award by America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

Forget the Super Bowl: 12 reasons 2014 was an amazing year for the Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Seahawks have crucial decisions to make in offseason | HeraldNet.com - Sports
SEATTLE — Even before the Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX in heartbreaking fashion, general manager John Schneider and Seattle's entire football...

A guide for moving on after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
Fans can look forward to a busy offseason of healing, rebuilding and retaining top talent. It leaves oddsmakers convinced they’ll be back to win Super Bowl 50.

By not dodging the questions, Pete Carroll is already building a better future for his Seahawks | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
In a shrewd public relations move, the Seattle coach is being authentic, and showing his determination to recover

Suh interested in Seahawks, but logistics are in the way - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Free agent All-Pro defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh reportedly considers the Seahawks his 'No. 1 choice' to sign with, but the move is unlikely for Seattle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Collegiate School - News Details | Main Menu Left
Life doesn’t always turn out the way we want.

Ken Norton Jr.’s exit from Seahawks likely means a promotion for Kris Richard | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Norton’s departure to the Raiders should clear the way for the Seahawks to name Richard their defensive coordinator.

Mock drafts: Wide receiver or running back for Seahawks?
A former Heisman Trophy candidate could be on the board for Seattle at No. 31 in the first round.

Gene Collier: Save the platitudes on Seahawks' bad call | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Noting the fast-diminishing utility of any further debate about the end of last Sunday's Super Bowl, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick tried to recast the entire discussion this week as a kind of sordid, illegitimate theater. Criticism of Seattle's play-calling in the final minute, Belichick implied in a radio interview on WEEI in Boston, was not only wrong; it was completely devoid of standing. Such criticism, never mind that its rhetorical mass would block out several of the planets, is not "anywhere close," in Belichick's view, "to being deserved or founded." Such criticism, he went on, is "totally out of line," and (here's your money quote) such criticism is "by a lot of people who I don't think are anywhere near qualified to be commenting on it." Well, this is interesting on

Hawks could make room for Ndamukong Suh, if they really wanted to | CHAWK TALK: Everything being said about the Seahawks
Ndamukong Suh, who grew up in Portland, apparently would love to return to the Northwest and play for the Seahawks. John Schneider and Pete Carroll probably would love to have the dominant defensive tackle, too. But how realistic is it?

Hugh defends Pete Carroll like nobody ever has! | Dave 'Softy' Mahler on SPORTS RADIO KJR
Hugh has gotten fired up before (see: Eskin, Howard) but his fiery defense of Pete Carroll's