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Aloha Field Gulls! I'm Brendan, and I'm going to help the site by taking over the daily Coffee and Cigarettes post. My wife and I are originally from the Seattle area, but we both live on Maui now. Being on a rock in the middle of the ocean, most of my day to day Seahawks camaraderie comes from this site. We have a great community here, and I am very open to any suggestions that you have to make this post a better daily experience. Mahalo!

And now....to the links!

Pete Carroll: There's nothing that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson can't handle - NFL Nation- ESPN
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wants to keep pushing Russell Wilson to get better and better.

Here's why the Seahawks might have to cut Marshawn Lynch - CBSSports.com
Six weeks after retiring, Marshawn Lynch still hasn't officially retired.

Seahawks waive Andrew East as team continues to make long-snapping moves | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks on Thursday waived long snapper Andrew East, a day after signing snapper Drew Ferris, and after waiving long-time snapper Clint Gresham last week.

Todd McShay makes Seattle Seahawks first two draft picks in mock
ESPN's Todd McShay just came out with the fourth edition of his mock draft and he's extended it out through the first two rounds of picks.

A look at the Seahawks’ salary-cap situation, and a defense of Russell Okung’s contract | The Seattle Times
Russell Okung's consultant took to Twitter to defend Okung's deal on Thursday, while OvertheCap.com provided a good assessment of what the Seahawks did in free agency.

Seattle Seahawks 2016 NFL Draft Reset: Russell Wilson needs a tackle - CBSSports.com
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider provided evidence of his scouting schooling under Ted Thompson by keeping seven free agents with the team this spring. Now, about that offensive line...

Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls Updates, Playing Overseas, Babies in Breweries and more in This Week’s Seahawks Q&A | Seattle Seahawks
You had Seahawks questions; we have answers.

Roger Goodell responds to Richard Sherman's criticism - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Roger Goodell responded to Richard Sherman's criticism regarding new rules governing ejections by stating: "This is all in their control."

Arizona Cardinals haven't leaped over Seattle Seahawks yet, NFC West will be tough in 2016 - NFL
Despite Arizona's trade for Chandler Jones and other solid free-agency moves, Seattle is still the NFC West favorite for 2016, John Clayton writes.

NFL, New York Times spar over data in concussion study, Big Tobacco ties - CBSSports.com
The NFL and The New York Times took turns responding to each other after The Times' report on the NFL's concussion research and ties to Big Tobacco.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy rips NFL's new touchback rule - CBSSports.com
Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't a fan of the NFL's new touchback rule.

Michael Sam responds to report that NFL gave Rams 'Hard Knocks' pass | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Rams are on "Hard Knocks," which is interesting news in light of this report of the Michael Sam draft pick from 2014.

Vegas casino proposes $1.3 billion stadium to lure NFL team to Nevada | FOX Sports
Las Vegas Sands casino proposes stadium that could bring an NFL team to America's sports gambling headquarters.

Most overrated defensive players in 2016 NFL Draft - NFL.com
Chad Reuter says the hype about these players is not in line with their true value. Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson makes his list of the draft's overrated defensive prospects.

Collateral benefits: Players aided by free agency - NFL.com
The players who signed rich contracts weren't the only ones who made out well from free agency. Gregg Rosenthal looks at players who stand to benefit the most from the new blood on their teams.

Broncos or bust? Jets, Browns both out on Kaepernick - NFL.com
It increasingly looks like it's Broncos-or-bust for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to Ian Rapoport, the Jets and Browns are no longer on the hunt for the San Francisco signal-caller.

Could the Seahawks play the Rams in China in 2018? | The Seattle Times
The Los Angeles Rams are expected to host a regular-season game in China in 2018. That means that the Seahawks, as one of the eight teams that will be a road opponent of the Rams in 2018, could be a possibility for the game.