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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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The day before.

Here's what the top 15 highest-paid Seahawks players will make this year - Puget Sound Business Journal
Here's a look at the salaries of the top 15 highest-paid Seahawks of 2015.

Should Seahawks go to hurry-up offense more often? | The Seattle Times
At the least, it’s an interesting debate, and it comes into focus again after the Seahawks used that offense effectively in the second half against the Rams last week.

Fisher: NFL told me Seahawks got away with a penalty on onside kick | ProFootballTalk
The officials corrected one mistake on the Seahawks' onside kick at the start of overtime against the Rams on Sunday, giving the Rams the ball after first wrongly ruling that the Rams had committed an invalid fair catch signal. But the officials made another mistake that they failed to correct.

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin struggles to find balance between football and life | The Seattle Times
His obsession has made him better than could have ever been expected. But all these years later, he’s left grappling with the loneliness of such a singular pursuit.

Friday Practice Report: Seahawks Think Linebacker Bruce Irvin (Rib) is "Going to be Fine" for Week 2 at Packers | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll updates the injury situation heading into Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

‘The Grantland NFL Podcast’: Thursday Night Recap and Week 2 Preview «
Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell recap Andy Reid’s Arrowhead disaster and pick daily fantasy teams before previewing five big games from Week 2.

James Jones wants to end his career as Green Bay Packer | The MMQB with Peter King
A deep receivers group meant James Jones was the odd man out when the Giants made their final cut, but he wasn’t out of work for long. The veteran wideout is already standing out from the crowd in Green Bay

Study reveals 96 percent of NFL players' brains tested positive for CTE | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
If a Hollywood film isn't enough to convince the general public that concussions are a serious threat to the future of football, perhaps further scientific evidence will get the point across.

NFL Week 2 Game Rankings: Rex vs. Belichick tops slate of prove-it games -
Yeah, it's only Week 2, but trust us, plenty of these showdowns could be pivotal for setting the tone for the season. And there isn't a game that sets the tone more than Rex Ryan squaring off with his old nemesis, Bill Belichick.

Packers get the Seahawks at home, Watt vs. Oher: 10 Intriguing Things -
Will the Packers have better results vs. Seattle's D? Watt vs. Oher. Who steps up in Dallas? Can Dalton do it again?

How Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers can solve the Seattle Seahawks' defense once and for all - NFL
Aaron Rodgers is the NFL's premier quarterback, but when he plays the Seattle Seahawks, his numbers start to resemble those of a game manager looking to take the safe option. Since 2012, Rodgers has averaged 273 yards per game and 8.71 yards per pass attempt when he doesn't play the Seahawks. But those numbers drop to just 196.7 and 5.57, respectively, when he throws the ball versus Pete Carroll's defense. That's a noticeable change for a quarterback who is consistently in the MVP discussion.

Michael Bennett: Seahawks miss Kam Chancellor -
Michael Bennett admitted that the Seattle Seahawks miss Kam Chancellor for more than just his on-field prowess. The pass-rusher, however, said his contract situation is different than the safety's issues.

Where would Aaron Donald go in a draft do-over? -
Rams coach Jeff Fisher has worked with some of the best defensive tackles in NFL history, but Aaron Donald showed him something on Sunday against the Seahawks that he's never seen before.

Thiel: For Seattle, Packers are the new 49ers | Sportspress Northwest
The departure of Jim Harbaugh and the slide of the 49ers has taken the fizz out of the NFC rivalry with the Seahawks. Enter the Green Bay Packers, eager for redemption.

Pick 6 Preview | 6 things to watch: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (Week 2) - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
After a wild 34-31 season-opening overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks look to even up their record as they head to Lambeau Field for a week two showdown with their NFC rival Green Bay Packers. It’s the second straight road matchup the Seahawks are tasked with to start the season before they return to CenturyLink Field for their home opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 27.

Seahawks at Packers: Know thy enemy - Q&A With LombardiAve - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks travel to Lambeau Field to take on a familiar foe. Seattle played the Green Bay Packers twice last season, and won both meetings. It i

Seahawks confident that defensive mistakes from opener are fixable - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
If there was any concern among Seattle's defensive players about all the mistakes they committed against St. Louis, you wouldn't know it based on their public comments since then. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

The Opposing View: An Insider’s Look at the Green Bay Packers | Seattle Seahawks
A brief Q&A with writer Mike Spofford ahead of Seattle's Week 2 showdown at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks bring demons into Week 2 duel - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers meet eight months later at Lambeau Field in one of the most anticipated games of the year.

Seahawks playoff win sparks cross-country romance, marriage for this couple -
They found love at a Seahawks game (with the help of Myspace).

Jimmy Graham’s debut with Seahawks could be a glimpse of the future | The Seattle Times
Against the Rams, Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham caught six passes. That would put him on pace for 96 receptions for the season, which would be more than all but his career-best of 99 in 2011.

Justin Coleman Flew 10,861 Miles Bouncing Between Patriots, Seahawks | New England Patriots |
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Justin Coleman is forgiven if he doesn't want to hop back on a plane and fly across the country anytime soon. The cornerback flew 10,861 miles last week as he bounced back and forth between the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots on the week of roste...

Packers vs. Seahawks: Five key matchups's Mike Spofford identifies five key matchups in Sunday's Packers-Seahawks game

What Does Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett Think of Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers? | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett provided an honest assessment of quarterback Aaron Rodgers ahead of his team's Week 2 matchup with the Packers in Green Bay.

Are the Seahawks in trouble without Kam Chancellor? - 'The Herd' | FOX Sports
If Chancellor complains and gets his way, then every player in the locker room would have the motivation to do the same.

The Seahawks will be fine. | NBC SportsWorld
The Seahawks are flawed, but there's no reason for them to panic even if they lose in Green Bay.

Behind enemy lines: Seahawks vs. Packers Q&A with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Michael Cohen - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks’ matchup versus the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday night will mark the third contest between the two NFC heavyweights in just over a calendar year. But according to the Packers, memories of the Hawks’ improbable 28-22 come-from-behind overtime victory in January’s NFC championship game won’t play into Sunday’s contest.

Darrell Bevell: Getting Jimmy Graham involved will be an emphasis - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seahawks O-coordinator Darrell Bevell and QB Russell Wilson are walking a fine line when it comes to finding ways to use their new weapon, Jimmy Graham