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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

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Gameday, baby.

Predicting all 256 games of the 2015 NFL regular season |
Week 1 of the NFL season is the first step of a grueling journey to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, and while the season lasts no more than 20 games for the luckiest teams, the twists and turns of every week of action make it all but impossible to forecast where the league will stand and how each playoff race will look a month from now, let alone several months down the road. All but impossible, but not completely impossible.

Greg Cosell's NFL Classroom: 10 plays that define J.J. Watt's dominance | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
This summer, NFL Films' Greg Cosell will be doing a series of posts for Shutdown Corner taking a deeper look into the finer points of football, explaining how fans can look for the subtle nuances that make the game so interesting beneath the surface.

Cost of Kam Chancellor’s holdout as of Sunday: $1.87 million | ProFootballTalk
With the Seahawks now in St. Louis and safety Kam Chancellor not with the team, it's clear that Chancellor will skip Week One. Which means that he'll lose a game check worth more than $267,000. But that's just part of it.

Vested veterans now have fully guaranteed 2015 salaries | ProFootballTalk
Pop the cork, vested veterans. If you were on an NFL team's roster as of 4:00 p.m. ET Saturday, you're eligible to receive the full amount of your 2015 base salary, even if you are cut tomorrow.

Pat Shurmur of Philadelphia Eagles prefers to stay out of spotlight - NFL
Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who worked with Sam Bradford during the quarterback's rookie season in St. Louis, plays a big role in Philadelphia's high-powered attack.

Fantasy Football: Week 1 Cheat Sheet
Tom Carpenter shares the most essential fantasy tips you need to set your Week 1 lineup, all distilled into one handy file.

Rams RB Benny Cunningham likely to start vs. 'Hawks -
What once looked like one of the most intriguing backfields in the NFL, the Rams will likely be without its top two rushers facing the Seattle Seahawks. Todd Gurley is out and Tre Mason is questionable, leaving Benny Cunningham to carry the load.

Aldon Smith expected to play about 20 snaps Sunday -
Aldon Smith will suit up for the Oakland Raiders when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ian Rapoport reports the team expects the pass rusher to play about 20 snaps.

Cowboys ink DT Tyrone Crawford to 5-year extension -
The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford to a five-year, $45 million contract extension Saturday. The 25-year-old compiled 29 quarterback hurries and 12 QB hits in 2014.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Day Before: Seahawks vs. Rams...[superstitious readers beware]
This is your last warning. I am about to break all sorts of superstitious rules. If you believe in jinxes, turn back now. Do not read any farther. ...

Thiel: Seahawks forecast: 10-6, then comes fun | Sportspress Northwest
Seahawks have made a sincere investment in special teams, which is needed because early on, it's not going to be fun for the O-line or the Legion of Whom.

Top props: Players of the NFC West - Seattle - Scout
Las Vegas predicts no quarterback in the NFC West hitting 4,000 yards passing and only one running back over 1,000 yards rushing.

Cohen: Kam Chancellor’s holdout misguided, but Seahawks, fans don’t look good either - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Let’s get this out of the way first: I don’t think Kam Chancellor holding out was a good idea.

Earl Thomas' mentality the same, even with a surgically-repaired shoulder - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Earl Thomas will have an extra piece of equipment and a new safety-mate when the Seahawks open their season Sunday against St. Louis. He said he won't have any limitations, however. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks will unveil the complete offense vs. St. Louis, but will it be enough? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks are favored by 4 in their opener at St. Louis, but there's a few things that point towards the Rams being able to pull off the upset. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Celebrating the Seahawks' Involvement with Video Games on #NationalVideoGameDay | Seattle Seahawks
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 marks #NationalVideoGameDay, and the Seahawks have plenty to celebrate.

Seahawks ready to enter ‘The Twilight Zone’ in St. Louis - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Why the Seahawks’ front seven is the best in the NFL | The Seattle Times
If there is one Seahawk certainty heading into the opener, it’s this: The front seven is the strength of the team. From pass-rushing to run-stopping, this is the most skilled septet in the NFL.

Seahawks’ Cary Williams feels confident with role after initial adjustment | The Seattle Times
What has taken the most time to master is a technique the Seahawks teach their cornerbacks called the “step-kick.’’

Even the Seahawks were not immune to disappointing 2013 NFL draft | The Seattle Times
The 2013 draft appears increasingly likely to go down as one of the worst in recent league history. Of the top 10 picks, only three can be considered successful (or, at least, worth being picked where they were). The Seahawks drafted 11 players in 2013, and only three remain.

Take 2: Why these Seahawks are different and ready to make history | The Seattle Times
BY MARK TYE TURNER The Seahawks are set to begin their 40th season in the NFL. Things are a lot different from the first time our guys in blue and...

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks Focused Only on the Present as 2015 Season Begins | Seattle Seahawks
As the Seahawks kick off the 2015 season, they do so focused only on the task at hand, not what has happened in their past.