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Correlating Wins in Year N and Year N+1
There are many advanced projection systems that do a great job of projecting teams wins. I’m not interested in recreating that or coming up with my own system, but rather setting a baseline for what a projection system should hope to accomplish. You’ll see what I mean in a few moments.

Unlucky in Lovie: Which Coach Has Had the Worst Quarterbacks in History? «

Seattle Seahawks observations on Jimmy Graham, offensive line - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Five observations from the Seattle Seahawks preseason game Saturday show that Jimmy Graham's role is still a work in progress, as is the O-line.

NFL Cutdown Day 2015 Part I: Salary Cap Considerations - Over the Cap
Its not often that the first cutdown day in the NFL brings with it much news, but over the last 24 hours there have been a few moves with cap implications and there may be more to come as teams need to reach 75 players by Tuesday at 4PM. I’ll keep this as a running thread for updates on some of the name players that are moving on from their teams over the next day so to discuss the cap implications so check back every now and then for updates.

Deflategate, Concussion movie trailer, NFL preseason Week 3 notes | The MMQB with Peter King
Is a compromise on the horizon as the Deflategate drama returns to an NYC courtroom Monday? Don’t hold your breath. Plus, Hollywood tackles the ‘Concussion’ problem, and my takeaways from all 16 weekend games

Breaking down Carson Palmer and the Cardinals' 'Empty' Offense | The MMQB with Peter King
How Bruce Arians’ system thrives on spread concepts and big plays, and why the return of a healthy Carson Palmer makes them one of the league’s most dangerous offenses again

This American Football Life: What I Learned this Summer | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King reflects on what he learned on the whirlwind training camp tour that covered 21 training camps and 23 teams in 28 days. Adrian Peterson is primed for a season of redemption, Marcus Mariota looks like a fourth-year vet, and no one outside of New England cares about Deflategate

Tyrod Taylor wins battle to be the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback
The Buffalo Bills are pinning their playoff hopes on a quarterback who has completed one pass in the last two years, as Tyrod Taylor will finally get his shot.

Cullen Jenkins: Giants don’t respond well to adversity | ProFootballTalk
With safeties getting injured at a fantastic rate, Jason Pierre-Paul away from the team while his fireworks injuries heal, left tackle Will Beatty out with a pectoral injury and Victor Cruz battling a calf injury, the Giants have had a fair amount of negative turns in 2015.

Bucs trade TE Timothy Wright again, this time to Lions for rookie kicker - CBSSports.com
Tim Wright is on the move again, this time heading to the Lions in exchange for Kyle Brindza.

When it comes to NFL fines, defenders get the shaft
In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

Judge announces no settlement in Tom Brady hearing on Deflategate, expects ruling soon
The NFL and Tom Brady have failed to reach a settlement in the quarterback's appeal of his four-game suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

FILM STUDY: San Diego Chargers Offensive Notes vs. Seattle Seahawks (Preseason) - Bolts From The Blue
Breaking down the first-string offense of the San Diego Chargers in their preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Jaguars GM: Julius Thomas might need finger surgery - NFL.com
ESPN reported that Julius Thomas is expected to need surgery to repair a tendon in his finger and is expected to miss four to five weeks.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, D’Anthony Smith among Seattle Seahawks’ initial cuts - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Seahawks’ projected 53-man roster: Post-San Diego edition | The Seattle Times
Here is our latest attempt at projecting Seattle's final 53-man roster.

PFF: Seahawks wide receiving corps ranked No. 10 in NFL | FOX Sports
PFF: Seahawks wide receiving corps ranked No. 10 in NFL

Seattle Seahawks are still the clear favorite in NFC West | FOX Sports
If the Seattle Seahawks become the first team to win three straight NFC titles, they'll likely do so as champions of their division yet again.

Preseason Musings: Why the quality of O-line play in the NFL is getting worse - CBSSports.com
What the heck has happened to the line play in the NFL?

Clayton: Seahawks are not the only contender with offensive line woes - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN SeattleThe Seahawks' lackluster offensive line play has been a primary culprit for their struggling offense this preseason, but John Clayton said Seattle is not alone as the NFL has a shortage of quality offensive lineman.

Top 5 takeaways from 49ers' 19-12 loss to Broncos | CSN Bay Area

Beauty of the Beast | American Way, Celebrated Living, Nexos
The NFL’s most bruising running back goes deep on his past and his play — and how both influence who he is off the field.

Thumbs-up for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A quick observation of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and how he's played in preparation for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Rams.