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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Thursday

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Links, yo.

Waiting on the O-line & addressing needs the Seahawks way | Seahawks Draft Blog
Part of the planning that goes into a draft is working out when and where to solve certain problems. Last years draft is a great example of this.

Further thoughts on the Seahawks & Dorial Green-Beckham | Seahawks Draft Blog
The video above is a review package of Dorial Green-Beckham’s pro-day. Note the occasional flash of ‘College Navy’ and ‘Action Green’ being sported by one of the observers. The Seattle coach/scout in attendance went through some drills with DGB and was spotted talking to him too.

Raiders, Buccaneers Try to Sign Restricted Free Agents - Over the Cap
While it is rare to see teams pursuing Restricted Free Agents in recent years, we have seen two offers made in the last two years and today we actually had two teams go after another teams RFA’s. Oakland signed Packers safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet reportedly worth around $2.5 million while Tampa signed Lions defensive end George Johnson to an undisclosed offer sheet.

Run Fast, Jump High, Score TDs - NFL Draft Preview -
At the risk of sounding like a nut, I would like to posit a revolutionary idea. Guys that are big, fast and can jump high tend to be good at catching touchdown passes in the NFL. I will give a second so everyone can pick their jaws up off the floor.

‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: Grading Each Team’s Free-Agency Performance «

Reinstated Adrian Peterson would be option for Cowboys, Cards, Jags | The MMQB with Peter King
On Tuesday, suspended Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson met with commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL offices in New York for at least 90 minutes.

Nick O'Leary steps out of grandfather Jack Nicklaus' shadow | The MMQB with Peter King
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nick O’Leary had one last route in his warmup, a corner route. Run upfield, turn at a 45-degree angle, catch a floating pass and jog to the locker room until kickoff of the Rose Bowl.

SI 64: Nos. 29-25: Eric Kendricks, Maxx Williams, T.J. Clemmings, more |
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Anquan Boldin talks up Jim Tomsula | ProFootballTalk
There's been a great deal of skepticism surrounding the 49ers this offseason, based largely on the fact that they replaced a very successful head coach in Jim Harbaugh with a totally unproven head coach in Jim Tomsula. But at least one veteran player on the 49ers thinks his team is in good hands.

High estimates put cost of fixed cameras at $25 million | ProFootballTalk
Well, at least now we have an estimate of how much "too much" might be for NFL owners. And it could be less than $1 million per team. After being shamed for crying poor in the face of Patriots coach Bill Belichick's proposal to add fixed cameras at boundary lines to help with replay reviews, t...

Boldin wants Kaepernick to tune out noise he has embraced | ProFootballTalk
At a time when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hopes to improve his game by changing it dramatically, a teammate has offered some clear advice for Kaepernick:  Don't.

Agent's Take: A guide to fifth-year options for 2012 first-round picks -
Picking up Andrew Luck's fifth-year option is a no-brainer. But what about RG3 in Washington? Or Matt Kalil or Doug Martin? Ex-agent Joel Corry predicts the market.

NFL says it has 'moved on from' underperforming officials -
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed Wednesday that the league has 'moved on from; those officials who didn't meet expectations.

2015 NFL Draft: The 10 players who will go in the first 10 picks -
Forget the mock drafts. Still way too early. But the first 10 players picked on draft night? Here's a confident best guess.

2011 NFL Draft Redux: Colin Kaepernick to Browns or Jets? -
We're hopping in the time machine for the 2011 NFL Redraft. This way, everybody wins (except those teams that end up with Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick, of course.)

Roster Reset: NFC West -
The Seattle Seahawks remain the NFC West's unquestioned powerhouse, but what's happened to their once main rival? Have Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers fallen to the division cellar?

NFL makes Sarah Thomas first full-time female official -
Sarah Thomas will become the first full-time female official in NFL history. The league made the groundbreaking announcement on Wednesday, promoting Thomas after eight years of work with Conference USA.

Cold Hard Facts: Stefen Wisniewski and the new free-agency deadline - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Among the topics discussed during Monday's edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' with John Clayton was the Seahawks' continued interest in center Stefen Wisniewski and how it's possibly being impacted by a recent change in the NFL's free-agency calendar. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Happy Birthday To Cliff Avril & J.R. Sweezy | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril and Seahawks right guard J.R. Sweezy share the same birthday.

Updated mock drafts: Who do they see the Seahawks taking in round two? | The Seattle Times
As we mentioned in our last compilation of mock drafts, the fact that Seattle now doesn't have a pick in the NFL Draft until No. 63 --- the second-to-last selection...

Seattle Seahawks have big decision coming up with LB Bruce Irvin - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers picked up the fifth-year option on linebacker Melvin Ingram, the Bolts’ No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 draft. That in itself is no news for Seahawks fans, but it does raise the question of whether Seattle will do the same with linebacker Bruce Irvin, its own first-round selection from 2012.

Wednesday Round-Up: Re-Grading The Seahawks 2012 NFL Draft | Seattle Seahawks
Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

With 3 NFL teams and 2 stadiums at play for L.A., here are 9 possible outcomes - LA Times
The Southwestern setting at the Arizona Biltmore was casual, but the billionaires and multimillionaires weren't — most dressed in coats and ties for three days of closed-door sessions.

Take Away His X Worst Carries And He’s Average
On Friday, I asked the question: how many carries would we need to take away from DeMarco Murray in order to drop his YPC average to at or below league average?

Cornerback Targets
According to Pro Football Focus, Richard Sherman was targeted just 65 times last season. That number is even more remarkably low when you consider that Sherman was in on 552 pass plays for the Seahawks last season.