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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

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Gameday, baby.

Jesse Williams’ return from kidney cancer most compelling part of lineup for Seahawks’ preseason opener | The News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll says quarterback Russell Wilson and “everyone” will play Friday night at CenturyLink Field against Denver, Seattle’s first game in the 6 1/2 months since Super Bowl 4. But Richard Sherman’s minor injury makes the “Legion of Boom” unrecognizable against fill-in QB Brock Osweiler and fellow Broncos.

Speaking with the Enemy: Denver Broncos - Seattle - Scout
What can the Seahawks expect Friday from the Denver Broncos? sent three questions to's Denver affiliate, Mile High Huddle with special attention to the Broncos' brightest stars like future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware. Like Seattle, the Broncos are counting on rookies to help along the offensive line. Can the Seahawks take advantage Friday?

Madden 16 Ratings for Buffalo Football Players in the NFL - Bull Run
We all miss the EA Sports NCAA football game. Not enough that my life is actually impacted but still I used to be interested in how certain Bulls would be rated. In lieu of the college offering and...

My Montana Roots | Brock Coyle
Growing up in Bozeman, Montana really helped shape me into the person I am today. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the faith, family and focus on sports

Colin Kaepernick talks clock management, Reggie Bush, deep threats - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback touched on several important topics in his Wednesday media session. He talked about improving clock management, having deep threats, and what Reggie Bush brings to the passing game. We have a full transcript. You can listen to audio here, and watch video here.

Daryl Washington expecting a decision soon from NFL - Revenge of the Birds
We have all been waiting, too.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: T.J. McDonald
For as long as Jeff Fisher has been the head coach in St. Louis, expectations for the Rams have risen during the offseason, only to be blown back to reality during the regular season. Injuries and inconsistencies have kept the offense in a constant state of spontaneous combustion, limiting what Fisher and his staff could achieve. Replacing Sam Bradford with a quarterback that Chip Kelly jettisoned while also rebuilding the offensive line with rookies has stunted the optimism surrounding the offense entering this season. The defense, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

Rex Ryan, Bills coaches on IK Enemkpali, who punched Geno Smith | The MMQB with Peter King
The saga of IK Enemkpali, the linebacker cut loose by the Jets after cold-cocking QB Geno Smith, got even more interesting when ex-Jets coach and new Jets nemesis Rex Ryan claimed him off waivers for the Bills. But rivalry aside, Buffalo coaches saw the chance to add a good, young player who was never a problem for them last season

Rookies Set to Have Biggest Impact in Fantasy Football 2015 | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Early Surprises and Disappointments at 2015 NFL Training Camps | Bleacher Report
NFL training camps are full of surprises, both good and bad for fans. Players can emerge as stars, while others may disappoint early on.

Johnny Manziel Isn't Johnny Football Again Yet, but He's Not Johnny Drama Either | Bleacher Report
Cleveland Browns news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

SI's All-Underrated NFL Team: Players who don't get the credit they deserve |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets are among Football Outsiders' teams on the rise in 2015 - NFL
Twelve teams in the NFL make the playoffs every season, and we know that about half of them won't return the following year. The trick is guessing who'll be in and who'll be out. But don't worry, Football Outsiders has a complicated projection system to figure out the answer -- or, at least, what the probabilities are. Because given how much random chance is involved in an NFL season, every team goes into the year with at least a 1-in-400 shot at winning the Super Bowl.

Colts, T.Y. Hilton agree to contract extension -
The Indianapolis Colts and receiver T.Y. Hilton agreed to a contract extension. The new deal is worth $65 million with $39 in guarantees, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

Steelers, Brown's agent to meet about contract -
Antonio Brown showed up to training camp, despite wanting to re-work his deal. The wideout hopes the good-faith move will pay off. Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday.

Doug Martin believes 'sky is the limit' in 2015 -
Finally healthy after two poor seasons, Doug Martin believes he can help carry the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense. Can the running back have a break-out campaign in his fourth season?

Cardinals like progress of rookie J.J. Nelson -
The speedy John Brown -- a.k.a. "Smoke" -- has been teaching rookie receiver J.J. Nelson the ropes. So far the Arizona Cardinals' rook is doing well enough for Bruce Arians to nickname him "Fire."

Manning among Broncos who won't play Friday - Seattle - Scout
The first Seahawks game of the 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us with the Denver Broncos lining up in Seattle Friday at 7 pm. According to reports out of Denver, though, some of club's biggest stars - including quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware - will be standing on the sideline rather than playing.

Darrell Bevell sees Jimmy Graham as an easy fit in Seahawks' offense - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The last time Seattle made a blockbuster trade for an offensive playmaker, it didn't work. Will it be easier to incorporate Jimmy Graham? Darrell Bevell believes so. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks looking for more consistency from Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell wants wide receiver Chris Matthews, who came out of nowhere to star in the Super Bowl, to 'make himself be known' in 2015. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Linebacker Brock Coyle Blogs About His Journey To The NFL | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll: Trying To Keep Core Together | Seattle Seahawks
Willie McGinest caught up with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll to talk about trying to keep all his players in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Seahawks – The Dark Horses - Oregon Sports News
There are 90 men attempting to squeeze into 53 spots. Those odds seem long, but when you look at the truly open spots on this ultra-talented Seattle Seahawks roster, it is more like 46 players battling for 9 spots. These men can take solace in knowing that no front office in the NFL is more welcoming of players from any lineage and any draft level. It takes a special person to take on these odds. It takes a Seahawk to beat them. Here are some contenders.

Seahawks' Anthony McCoy back from 2 Achilles tears | FOX Sports
Getting back to normal has been a long and arduous process for Anthony McCoy.

Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor misses bigger picture with holdout | Bellingham Herald
For the past several Seahawks seasons, there has been nothing subtle about Kam Chancellor’s play. And that’s how he’s approaching his contract holdout with the Seahawks. That’s a shame because he has limited leverage and awful timing.

Seahawks Rookie Kristjan Sokoli Adjusting To "A Whole New World" Along The Offensive Line | Seattle Seahawks
Rookie Kristjan Sokoli played defensive tackle in college for the University at Buffalo. But Seattle drafted him to play offensive line, something he hasn't done since high school.

Colts, Seahawks head teams with most improved receiving corps -
With Jimmy Graham's move to Seattle, the Seahawks certainly got better in the pass-catching department. But according to Bucky Brooks, that's not the league's most enhanced receiving corps ...

Left guard Keavon Milton makes unlikely climb up Seahawks’ depth chart | The Seattle Times
And now, a player who wondered less than a year ago if his career might be over is in line to start at left guard for the Seahawks when they open the preseason Friday against Denver.

What we’ve learned from Seattle Seahawks training camp - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks are nearly two weeks into their 2015 training camp — and about 48 hours away from strapping on their helmets against an opponent for the first time this season.

Seahawks training camp impressions: Chris Matthews, K.J. Wright, the tight end battle, and more | The Seattle Times
Here are daily impressions from our beat reporters at Seahawks training camp.

Three Things To Watch In The Seattle Seahawks’ First Preseason Game - Oregon Sports News
Yes, you can get excited about preseason football

Broncos vs Seahawks preseason 2015: Five things to watch - Mile High Report
I give you five things to watch for during the Broncos preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks prepare for Manning-less Broncos | The Seattle Times
It's quiet at the VMAC as the Seahawks prepare for their 12th practice (yes,12!!) of training camp, a day-before-game walk-through with the preseason opener against Denver on tap Friday at...

Report: Peyton Manning won’t play against Seahawks in Friday’s preseason game | Q13 FOX News

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Shares Thoughts On Preseason Opener vs Denver Broncos | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Statistical model predicts with high accuracy play-calling tendency of NFL teams | EurekAlert! Science News
If a defensive coordinator of a National Football League (NFL) team could predict with high accuracy whether their team's opponent will call a pass or run play during a game, he would become a rock star in the league and soon be a head coach candidate.

Left guard Keavon Milton makes unlikely climb up Seahawks’ depth chart | The Seattle Times
And now, a player who wondered less than a year ago if his career might be over is in line to start at left guard for the Seahawks when they open the preseason Friday against Denver.

Seahawks DE Cassius Marsh Is Back From Injury And “Hauling Tail” In Training Camp | Seattle Seahawks
Second-year defensive end Cassius Marsh is back from the foot injury that cut short his rookie season, and he has been a bright spot in training camp so far.

Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection, post-scrimmage edition | The Seattle Times
Bob Condotta makes his latest prediction of the Seahawks' final roster after the first week of training camp and this weekend's scrimmage.