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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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The day before the day before.

Five Takeaways from the Seahawks & Bears mid-week press conferences - Seattle - Scout
Following Wednesday's practices, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, Bears head coach John Fox and various players - most notably Kam Chancellor and Chicago tight end Martellus Bryant (yes, the brother of Seattle's Michael) answered questions. Here are the five things you need to know.

Seahawks safety Chancellor ends lengthy holdout, reports to team | - Sports
RENTON — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stood at the podium in the auditorium at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, a smile splashed...

Why Kam Chancellor came back to Seahawks now, after 54 days away | The News Tribune
Seattle’s three-time Pro Bowl strong safety said he knows he could have affected the team’s two losses to begin this season, and that he is able to now put aside until after this season all his “business” that had him holding out for almost two months.

Three Things That The Seattle Seahawks Are Doing Wrong - Oregon Sports News
Bad news, Bears. The Seattle Seahawks have screwed up the first two weeks of the 2015 NFL season. They know it. And now they’re going to fix it. Just in time for your visit.

A few thoughts on how the Seattle Seahawks used Jimmy Graham against the Green Bay Packers | The Seattle Times
A review of the film of the Seahawks game at Green Bay appears to show it could have been pretty easy for Jimmy Graham to have a pretty normal-looking stat line.

Seahawks' Darrell Bevell on Graham: 'We want Jimmy involved in our offense' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Reiterating what coach Pete Carroll said earlier in the week, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrel Bevell made it clear Wednesday that tight end Jimmy Graham's lack of impact against Green Bay wasn't a product of the play-calling. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Danny O'Neil's Week-3 NFL picks: Not all 0-2 starts are equal - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
An 0-2 start isn't a death sentence, but it's hardly encouraging. With several Super Bowl contenders and playoff teams from a year ago still winless, will those teams come back to life in Week 3? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Thursday Round-Up: What Effect can Kam Chancellor's Presence Have on the Performance of his Teammates? | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

T.J. Lang fined over $8K for defending teammate vs. Seahawks | FOX Sports
T.J. Lang fined over $8K for defending teammate vs. Seahawks

Michael Bennett prepares for showdown with brother, Martellus, during Seahawks-Bears game |
Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett is the brother of Martellus Bennett, tight end for the Chicago Bears. The two brothers and teams will face each other Sunday in Seattle. Martellus said he's not looking forward to playing against his brother.

Three Things we Learned from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll's Week 3 Wednesday Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference ahead of Sunday's home-opener against the Chicago Bears.

Kam Chancellor’s return likely to ‘ignite’ Seahawks’ defense | The Seattle Times
Chancellor ended his 54-day holdout Wednesday morning, and his return reinforces a Seahawks defense that could use the help after two out-of-character games.

It’s time for Kam Chancellor to make things right with the Seahawks | For The Win
Kam Chancellor ended his holdout on Wednesday. He hasn't been with the Seattle Seahawks since minicamps in June. The team has gone through the preseason and the first two games of the regular season without him. As the three-time Pro Bowl safety refused to play in hopes of improving the $5.

QB Index: Ben Roethlisberger joins Big Three -
After a great outing against the 49ers, Ben Roethlisberger has moved into Gregg Rosenthal's elite category of quarterbacks. See where the rest of the league's QBs fell in this week's QB Index.

Blanket Coverage: Starting McCown is best move for Manziel and Browns |
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Aaron Donald, Jordan Reed, and early NFL trends that could stick | The MMQB with Peter King
Yes, we’re just two weeks into the 2015 season. But considering evidence from years past, these five early-season trends are worth noting

Darrell Bevell: No comparison between Jimmy Graham and Percy Harvin | ProFootballTalk
Early this week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that he thinks tight end Jimmy Graham is frustrated after having one catch last Sunday as the Seahawks fell to 0-2 in a loss to the Packers.

Dexter Manley calls Tom Brady “garbage,” other assorted things | ProFootballTalk
Former Redskins defensive lineman Dexter Manley is doing a media tour to promote his upcoming "A Football Life" episode on NFL Network. In a Washington, D.C., radio interview Thursday, Manley talked like a man desperate for publicity.

Fantasy Football - Fantasy Football Week 3 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em :
Carson Palmer should be in line for his third big game in a row heading into Week 3 against San Francisco. Jamey Eisenberg lays out players to start and sit at every position.

Pete Prisco's Week 3 NFL Picks: Cowboys over Falcons, Colts win -
Here are Pete Prisco's picks for all the NFL games in Week 3

After Further Review: Here's what's wrong with Chip Kelly's offense -
What happened to Chip Kelly's high-flying offense? The Eagles have a lot of problems right now, but not all is lost in Philly. It's fixable.

Analyzing which 2-0 teams are real contenders - NFL
Which 2-0 teams are real contenders? Aaron Schatz takes a look how the playoff odds for each undefeated team have changed after two games.

Andrew Luck shoulders blame for Colts' poor start -
Andrew Luck took ownership of the Indianapolis Colts' 0-2 start to the season. Regardless of the blocking issues, Luck said the turnovers are all about his own mistakes.

Bradford 'confident' in Eagles' turnaround on offense -
The Eagles' offense isn't as fearsome as they hoped it would be. Instead, they got off to an 0-2 start going into a matchup with the Jets. Sam Bradford has no doubt Philly will bounce back.

Kam Chancellor of Seattle Seahawks mentored teammates during holdout - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor reached out to his teammates as a mentor despite the fact he was holding out.