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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

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Brand new week.

Seahawk rookie studying cornerback craft under “Professor” Sherman | The Seattle Times
Seahawks rookie Tye Smith is learning the finer points of the cornerback position, particularly the ability to locate the ball in the air, from the best teacher he could have, Richard Sherman.

Dave Boling: He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better | The News Tribune
Commonly considered vulnerable to salary cap constraints, veteran Seahawks nose tackle Brandon Mebane has bounced back from surgery and has “come out flying.”

Preseason Defensive Breakdown: Seahawks Pick Six & Lions Pressure Scheme | James Light Football
A lot of the buzz coming out of week 2 of the preseason was the beating that Robert Griffin III took versus the Detroit Lions defense. One big hit by DeAndre Levy was a product of the Lions double A gap pressure package. Often times the Lions will just show pressure at the line of…

Randy Moss kicks open door for a potential return | ProFootballTalk
“I actually have not lost the itch,” Moss told Curt Menefee of FOX. “I’ve been working out with a few guys over the offseason. I have been retired for the last two years, but you never know, Curt. But it’s the love of the game that I still have inside of me.”

Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection: Post-Kansas City preseason game edition | The Seattle Times
Here is Bob Condotta's latest projection of the Seahawks' final 53-man roster, updated following the Kansas City preseason game.

Cris Carter urged NFL rookies to have a “fall guy” | ProFootballTalk
A recent ESPN feature on former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland described Borland as "appalled" by what he heard at the 2014 Rookie Symposium, when a former NFL player told the rookies that they should have a "fall guy" in their crew who would take the blame if they faced legal trouble.

How hiring offensive or defensive coaches actually works - NFL
The Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears didn't exactly hide their intentions when they hired new head coaches this offseason. Last year the Falcons allowed a league-worst 6.1 yards per play, and the Bears were just behind at 6.0 yards per play. So the two teams hired two defensive-minded head coaches, Dan Quinn and John Fox.

NFL Preseason Week 2: What to Watch for in Sunday's Action | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Is Hasselbeck at the end of the road? | ProFootballTalk
Few franchise quarterbacks fade away as clipboard-holding backups. Guys who once got it done at the highest level of the sport typically eschew the chance to make several million dollars per year as understudies, for a variety of reasons including, undoubtedly, a refusal to ever be anything other th...

Jonathan Kraft suggests a rethinking of the NFL’s power over player discipline | ProFootballTalk
Four years ago, the NFL insisted on retaining full power over the Personal Conduct Policy and other types of conduct detrimental to the integrity of the game.

Report: Reggie Wayne taking physical with Patriots | ProFootballTalk
When Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL this week, some wondered if the Panthers would bring in Reggie Wayne to bolster their receiving corps. The Panthers have opted to see what they have on hand already, which has left Wayne on the market. That could be changing, however.

Jay Cutler shakes Colts DB silly, lowers boom on another at goal line -
Jay Cutler wanted a touchdown. So, he took on the Colts defense by himself.

Tim Tebow misses wide-open WR for score, comes up short on run -
Tim Tebow also piles up more rushing yards than passing yards against the Ravens. Of course.

Garoppolo's sharp game vs. Saints should soothe Patriots' worries -
Jimmy Garoppolo was incredibly accurate during the Patriots' preseason game against the Saints.

Peters calls Suggs 'dirty,' says low hit on Bradford was planned -
Jason Peters ripped Terrell Suggs for his hit on Sam Bradford, calling the Ravens defender "dirty" and saying he "planned" to go after Bradford.

Eagles' offense soars as Bradford, Murray debut: 8 preseason takeaways -
Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray make their debuts and the Eagles look dominant. Also, Jimmy Garoppolo looks better and don't bury the Saints just yet.

Patriots' McCourty hopes move to CB isn't 'permanent' -
Patriots safety Devin McCourty acknowledged that he wasn't thrilled about playing cornerback in Saturday's preseason win over the Saints, saying: "I hope it's not permanent."

Eagles teammates rave over Sam Bradford's debut -
Sam Bradford's debut with the Eagles in Saturday's preseason win over the Ravens was much anticipated and he didn't let his teammates down with his performance.

Kris Richard NFL’s youngest defensive boss | The Seattle Times
As his final practice on the USC campus ended in 2001, coach Pete Carroll asked Kris Richard — then a senior cornerback for the Trojans — what he wanted to do when his playing days were over.

Seattle Seahawks: Kristjan Sokoli flashes potential, inexperience in 2nd game on offense - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks have a habit of making players switch positions. One of the more interesting conversions this year is Kristjan Sokoli, who is trying to convert from the defensive line to the offensive side of the ball.

Seahawks Punter Jon Ryan gives back to his hometown - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
When Seahawks punter Jon Ryan was kicking frozen footballs for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League eleven years ago, he probably never imagined that someday he would be able to give back to his community the way he just did.

Upon further review: Russell Wilson to Jimmy Graham one thing working for Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
For all the issues the Seahawks still have to work out on offense, the chemistry between their quarterback and top pass catcher isn't one of them. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Evan Mathis sends cryptic message to Seahawks fans on reddit
All Pro free agent offensive guard Evan Mathis visited the Seattle Seahawks Saturday for what Pete Caroll deemed 'a physical' and...

Shorthanded Seahawks Secondary “Hung Together” in Kansas City | Seattle Seahawks
With 11 defensive backs unavailable for preseason game No. 2, the Seahawks had their secondary depth tested.

Seahawks running game not up and running yet | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ 14-13 loss at Kansas City on Friday night dropped them to 0-2 for the exhibition season. Coupled with a 22-20 defeat to Denver, it’s the first time they’ve lost their first two exhibition games since 2002.