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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 19 DVOA Ratings
Since we've been writing a lot again these last couple weeks about the question of weighted DVOA vs. total DVOA, and which is more accurate for predicting the postseason, this year I'm including total DVOA in the postseason DVOA ratings table. The total DVOA listed below adds the eight postseason games in with all 256 regular-season games. Obviously, adding eight games into a sample of 264 games doesn't change things much.

Report: Todd Wash to be next Jaguars defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars have interviewed a handful of outside candidates for their defensive coordinator vacancy, but it looks like they're going to turn to a coach already on their staff.

Bruce Arians' coaching philosophy comes from Bear Bryant
Bruce Arians spent two years on Bear Bryant's Alabama staff and more with another Bryant assistant, and he learned to "coach 'em hard, hug 'em later."

Five things to know about Buffalo Bills' Kathryn Smith
Kathryn Smith, who will serve as a special teams quality-control coach for the Bills next season, is no stranger to the NFL or Rex Ryan.

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took huge leap as a passer in 2015
Cam Newton broke through as a passer after Week 9 this season, completing 65.9 percent of his throws. How did he do it? The numbers help tell the tale.

How NFL's top 3 offenses execute knockout punch - NFL.com
For the first time since 1992, the NFL's top three scoring offenses have all made the conference title game. Conor Orr analyzes how the Cardinals, Patriots and Panthers utilize the big play.

Cam Newton on big games: 'I don't get nervous' - NFL.com
And now, some more good news for Panthers fans, as if they need it: Apparently there will be nothing to worry about with Cam Newton as he walks into the biggest NFL game he's ever played.

NFC Championship Game Preview: Palmer vs. Newton - NFL.com
The combined 28 regular-season wins of the Cardinals (13) and Panthers (15) are the most by opposing playoff teams since 2004. Here is what you need to know about this matchup.

Familiar names among 16 players signed to futures contracts by Seahawks - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks began the process of turning the page on the 2015 season and looking ahead to next year by signing 16 players to futures contracts, including seven-game starting center Drew Nowak, former top 150 draft picks Terry Poole and Stanley Jean-Baptiste.

Jermaine Kearse's local ties, history of clutch plays with Seahawks will be factors in free agency - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is one of seven Seahawks starters who are set to become unrestricted free agents. 'I don't know if other people appreciate him like we do,' coach Pete Carroll said. 'We love him in our system and we'd love him to stay with us.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks sign one-time Husky Josh Shirley to futures contract - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have signed another player to a 2016 futures contract, one-time University of Washington pass-rusher Josh Shirley. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

When nerds fight: Danny O'Neil vs. Pro Football Focus - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
No one was arguing that Seattle's offensive line was good, per se, but when Danny O'Neil mounted his soapbox because he decided that it couldn't be that bad, well, that's when things got interesting. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Earl Thomas says he's sitting out Pro Bowl - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl, but he said he's sitting out this year's game so that he can give himself more time to get 'fully healthy.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson 'going to school' this offseason - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Coach Pete Carroll said he'll work with Russell Wilson to 'broaden' the quarterback's awareness of the game and get him to the next level.

Brock Huard, NFL - ESPN
710 ESPN Seattle's Brock Huard covers why Seahawks fans dislike Cam Newton, Marshawn Lynch's future, which team will win the NFC title game and what makes Peyton Manning unique.

'Seahawks All Access': Divisional Recap; Best of WRs; Jon Ryan 1-on-1; Season Review | Seattle Seahawks
Check out segments from the latest 'Seahawks All Access' as ROOT Sports recaps the divisional round playoff loss, highlights the best of Seattle's wide receivers, goes 1-on-1 with punter Jon Ryan, and reviews the team's 2015 campaign.

Seahawks Offensive Line “Still a Work in Progress” | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hopes that next season, his team can avoid the early-season growing pains that affected the offensive line in 2015.

Film Breakdown: Russell Wilson vs Panthers (Divisional 2015)
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks beat the Vikings in a freezing game to advance to this NFC Divisional match versus the Carolina Panthers. In this game, the Panthers' offense and defensive front seven feasted on the Seahawks' during the first half putting the game out-of-hand by halftime. Although Wilson threw two interceptions, he actually played pretty well during this game to give the Seahawks a chance at a comeback. On the first page, we will take a look at how the Panthers' pressure affected Wilson's performance, while on the second page we will take a look at Wilson's three touchdown passes and two missed opportunities in this NFC Divisional match.

NFL Mock Draft: Update 21st January & more notes | Seahawks Draft Blog
For the first time since Sunday — I’ve contemplated the Seahawks not taking an offensive lineman in round one. The reason? This class has some really interesting hidden gems.

Seahawks give Cardinals advice on how to beat Panthers | NFL | Sporting News

Offensive linemen Seahawks could consider in free agency
There should be no doubt what the No. 1 priority is for the Seahawks.

Thursday Round-Up: Two Seahawks Named To Gil Brandt's 2015 All-Rookie Team | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

Jermaine Kearse won't give hometown discount to stay with Seattle Seahawks
WR Jermaine Kearse said he won't give a hometown discount to the Seahawks as a free agent, saying "I've put in too much hard work."

Seahawks Running Back Thomas Rawls Plans On Coming Back Strong, But First Wants To Be "Superman" To City Of Flint | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is focused both on getting healthy this offseason, and also on helping his hometown of Flint, Michigan.