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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday


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Aloha! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Today we rehash a couple items with new takes from different sources. We do have a couple of links to slideshows, and I've been told from some of our mobile users that it's a data drain. I posted a warning with those links, so if you're on your data plan and don't have much left, maybe skip those. Enjoy the reading and let's make this week a great one!

And the links!

Grading Christine Michael Signing – Hawk Blogger
Talented athlete who showed renewed commitment to being a professional after seeing how quickly his career could end. Quality addition to the backfield competition for what is sure to be an affordable price.

Arian Foster Could End Up Signing With The Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks need some help at running back and Arian Foster could end up signing with them to give them another option.

Why Carroll and Schneider are successful together - ESPN Video
ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia talks about the relationship between coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, who have led the Seahawks to 46 regular-season wins in the past four years, the most in the NFC.

Pete Carroll talks about Frank Clark as Bruce Irvin replacement

Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark has already started preparing for a larger role in 2016 with the departure of outside linebacker Bruce Irvin and it appears it was on coach's orders.

Seahawks' Frank Clark to get significant role in replacing Bruce Irvin
Frank Clark, who has dropped weight, is in line to take the departed Bruce Irvin's pass-rushing opportunities in sub packages with the Seahawks.

Bradley Sowell surprised at how quickly Seahawks showed interest in him
New offensive lineman Bradley Sowell talks about the Seahawks' interest in him, and how it's a great place to get a fresh start.

The importance of agility tests & four O-liners that fit Seattle | Seahawks Draft Blog
There’s a tendency to concentrate on forty times, splits, the vertical and broad jumps at the combine. Less time is afforded to the short shuttle and three cone.

Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Time to trade down!

A full seven round Seattle Seahawks mock draft, that predicts the Seahawks trading down in the first round, and stocking up on linemen early in the draft.

NFL-National Football League roundup - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Members of the Baltimore Ravens were among the hundreds to mourn the death of cornerback Tray Walker on the day of his funeral. Walker died March 18 from injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident in Liberty City, Fla. He was 23. Approximately 45 Ravens' coaches, executives and players were in attendance Saturday for Walker's funeral in his hometown of Miami.

Report: Josh Norman wants to be NFL's top-paid CB at $16M a year -

That salary figure would make Norman the highest paid corner in football, by far.

2016 NFL Draft: Ranking the Biggest Boom-or-Bust Prospects | Bleacher Report

Whether it's a small-school gunslinger who could be the first quarterback off the board or a versatile playmaker at linebacker trying to overcome a severe knee injury, each member of this group carries a bucketload of both doubt and promise into this year's draft. DISCLAIMER: LINK CONTAINS SLIDESHOW, POTENTIAL DATA DRAIN FOR MOBILE USERS.

Jimmy Haslam: Browns will be teased until they win -

The Browns have only made the playoffs once since the expansion in 1999. Owner Jimmy Haslam admitted at the Annual Meeting the team will continued to be ridiculed until they "start winning."

Reviewing the Biggest Steals of the 2016 NFL Free Agency | Bleacher Report

The NFL salary cap ballooned yet again this year, and with that came another deluge of money and huge contracts. Some of those deals were merited, while others dropped jaws. But there were also some bargains to be made. DISCLAIMER: LINK CONTAINS SLIDESHOW, POTENTIAL DATA DRAIN FOR MOBILE USERS.

Robert Griffin III goes to Browns; NFL reacts to New York Times | The MMQB with Peter King
Robert Griffin III is a Brown, and his new coach is ready to get to work. Plus more on recent changes to kickoffs and ejections, Colin Kaepernick's deadline and the NFL’s angry response to latest ‘New York Times’ article

DeForest Buckner is a few moves away from greatness -

Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White ponders says the Oregon pass rusher is the kind of player who can dominate games at the NFL level if he learns how to use the right moves.

John Harbaugh's unorthodox approach -- football as family

John Harbaugh is demanding on the field, but he tells his players he loves them off of it. In the wake of Tray Walker's death, the Ravens coach treated his players as if they were his own sons.

The Case For ... taking a chance on Okla. State CB Kevin Peterson |

The thing about digging for draft diamonds—in this case, Oklahoma State cornerback Kevin Peterson—is that there are usually reasons why they’re buried in the first place.

Only three of the top 50 free agents remain unsigned | ProFootballTalk

Just about all the big-ticket shopping is done. With NFL teams turning their full attention to the draft, the first phase of free agency is all but over. Following some notable transactions last week, just three players on the PFT Hot 100 Free Agent List remain unsigned.