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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Thank goodness it's TGIF!

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees: Jimmy Graham trade 'shocked all of us' - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
In his first public comments of the offseason, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees expressed sadness about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle, but said it’s part of the business.

Seahawk center Steve Schilling retires, and a few other notes | The Seattle Times
Former Bellevue High star Steve Schilling, who played center for the Seahawks last season and whom the team hoped will return, will retire. That, and more Seahawks notes from coach Pete Carroll.

Reviews of Colin Kaepernick's Offseason Workouts
Hear from a pair of respected NFL sources as they provide their opinions on the San Francisco 49ers franchise quarterback.

Second City Blues: What Should the Titans Do With Their No. 2 Pick? «
The NFL draft hinges on what happens second. It’s pretty clear by now that the Buccaneers, barring some sort of massive change in plans, will be taking Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick. That leaves the Tennessee Titans, sitting second, to decide how the remainder of the first round shakes out.

The Rest of the Equation | National Football Post
The article “Draft Probabilities by Playing Position” laid out the probabilities of achieving various milestones for players selected in the NFL draft. What was missing from that discussion, though, is the time element. That is, how long does it take a drafted player to become a starter or achieve another relevant milestone?

What’s wrong with the QB Pro Days? | National Football Post
This past Tuesday, Florida State held their pro day for their outgoing senior prospects. The main attraction of the day was quarterback Jameis Winston, who appears to be the consensus top pick in the NFL Draft at the end of this month.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Playmaker Score 2015
You can probably deduce whether your team had a good draft in 2014 if you can answer "yes" to one of the following two questions: 1) "Did your team draft Aaron Donald?" 2) "Did your team draft a wide receiver in the first round?" Last year's wide receiver class is only a year old, but it may be on track to be the best ever. Ten rookie wide receivers gained more than 500 yards receiving in their initial season. Three of those went over 1,000 yards. Although the success of these players is incredible, it can hardly be called surprising. Conventional wisdom anticipated that the 2014 draft class was chock full of wide receivers who were likely to be successful -- and so did Playmaker Score, Football Outsiders' system for projecting wide receivers

On Punishment, Real-Talk Translations and Why the NFL Needs To Lighten Up | The MMQB with Peter King
Though I was away on a family trip last week, I still took note of some important items from the league meetings, which I’ll get to after addressing the “punishments” handed down by the NFL to the Falcons and Browns.

Abandoned, Rejected, Redeemed: Small-School NFL Prospects Have the Best Stories | Bleacher Report
Noted draft analyst Leo Tolstoy once said, "All big-school prospects are alike; each small-school prospect is unusual in his own way."

2015 NFL draft positional rankings: Offensive tackle |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

2015 NFL Draft: Ali Marpet of Hobart a surprising lineman prospect | The MMQB with Peter King
Introducing Ali Marpet to the NFL has brought about a handful of firsts for Andrew Ross, a 19-year agent who’s never had a client garner as much attention—17 visits or private workouts with teams—as the standout from tiny Hobart College in Western New York has received since finishing his seni...

SI 64: Nos. 49-45: Jay Ajayi, Carl Davis, Nelson Agholor, more |
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The greatest NFL Draft picks of all time from No. 1 to No. 256 -
The greatest No. 1 draft pick of all time -- Peyton Manning or John Elway? What about No. 231? Here's the definitive list of best picks -- from No. 1 to 256.

Fisher won't let relocation talk become a distraction -
The St. Louis Rams are the subject of substantial discussions about relocating to Los Angeles. Coach Jeff Fisher is trying to keep his players and team from being distracted by the swirling issue.

NFL offseason workout program dates announced -
The NFL offseason workout program calendar was released on Thursday for all 32 teams. Find out your favorite teams' comprehensive schedule.

Run stuffers not as expensive as they once were in NFL - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brandon Mebane's uncertain future with the Seahawks is a reflection of how early-down run stuffers are becoming devalued in the NFL as teams place a premium on pass rushers. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Players who might interest Seattle Seahawks in third round - NFC West - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have 11 draft picks in the 2015 NFL draft, which takes place April 30 through May 2 in Chicago.

Notable Free-Agent Arrivals & Departures Of Seahawks 2015 Opponents | Seattle Seahawks
A team-by-team look at how Seattle's 2015 opponents have fared in NFL free agency.

Packers coaches didn't shy away from Seahawks film -
Some coaches might avoid the game film of an epic disaster like the one the Green Bay Packers experienced in the NFC Championship Game vs. the Seattle Seahawks. Not Mike McCarthy and his staff.

Kurt Warner says a team asked him to consider a workout | ProFootballTalk
It sounded like an April Fools joke when Kurt Warner said it yesterday: At the age of 43, five years since he retired, an official with an NFL team approached him about coming in for a workout.

Five most improved offenses in the NFL -
This offseason the NFL has seen teams drastically improves their offenses. But which teams made the best additions on the offensive side of the football? Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling explores.