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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday


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Aloha! Things continue to be a little slow on the NFL and Seahawks news front. Tomorrow I will link some scouting profiles of players suggested here by you guys in the C&C comments, as well as players touted by the media as potential Seahawk targets. I will try to get another write up or two done this week as well, as soon as Spring Break madness begins to slow down here on Maui. For now, enjoy the links, and you're welcome for not posting any April Fools links yesterday. The Lynch to the Raiders rumor was tempting, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Hope everyone has an amazing day!

And the links!

Russell Wilson: Taking the next step | Cover32
Russell Wilson ranks among the best quarterbacks in the league but his status is still hotly debated with many NFL fans and analysts.

Alabama RB Derrick Henry has visit scheduled with Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Alabama running back Derrick Henry will be one of the Seahawks' 30 official draft prospect visits, according to

Seahawks 7 round mock draft
Our latest Seahawks 7 round mock draft takes a look at a scenario where Seattle trades down out of the first round. (SLIDESHOW)

Garry Gilliam training to take left tackle spot
Newly-acquired offensive tackle Bradley Sowell promised Garry Gilliam a battle for the starting left tackle spot and Gilliam is ready to prove that he's up for the task.

5 free agents the Seahawks could still sign
With NFL free agency slowing to a trickle, we take a look at some of the better un-signed veterans and 5 of them who would make sense for the Seahawks. (SLIDESHOW)

Seahawks QB and Collegiate graduate Russell Wilson tells kids, "go outside!" | WRIC
The message from Russell Wilson to kids at Tuckahoe Youth Football, "Go outside!"

Seahawks offseason assessment: defensive line

The Seahawks' defensive line has been an important part of the team’s success over the last few years and they have the talent to be dominant next season.

Russell Wilson in rare company through first four seasons

Although Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson already has two Super Bowl appearance within his first four years of NFL play; many still saw the young quarterback as a game manager until last season.

Reliving Richard Sherman's 28 Career Picks On His 28th Birthday | Seattle Seahawks

A pick-by-pick look back at Richard Sherman's 28 career interceptions - regular season and postseason combined - on the Seahawks cornerback's 28th birthday.

Seahawks Jump Out As Landing Spot For Jaylon Smith - TPS

Knowing that they needed a player capable of making an impact now, teams in the Top 10 likely tossed his nameplate in the garbage altogether, or at least moved him down substantially. However, there might not be a single team in the first round better positioned to take a shot on a potential star than the Seattle Seahawks.

What it’s like to work out with Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor | The Seattle Times

Two Seahawks players. 65 women. One boot camp. Reporter Tricia Romano tries out Kam Chancellor’s women’s boot-camp workout, with guest star Richard Sherman.

Report: Broncos-49ers trade in place if Kaepernick reworks contract -

Kaepernick and the Broncos are reportedly not close to an agreement on a restructured deal but will continue to discuss it.

Why the Rams must draft a QB early in the NFL Draft; Ray Rice's future -

Is Case Keenum a capable QB? Sure, when you compare him to Nick Foles. But neither will stir up the Rams' new fan base in L.A. like a young, talented QB selected high in the draft would. They must draft one -- early.

Donte Whitner released by Cleveland Browns

The Browns have released veteran safety Donte Whitner. It is the latest move in an offseason overhaul for the team.

Arians: David Johnson earned right to be the 'bell cow' -

David Johnson exploded down the stretch last season for the Arizona Cardinals. The second-year running back earned the right to be the "bell cow," coach Bruce Arians said.

As Browns offseason program begins, no word on Josh Gordon | ProFootballTalk

The NFL's substance-abuse policy eventually imposes a one-year suspension on a player who violates the provisions enough times. Technically, however, it's a permanent banishment with the ability to apply for reinstatement after a year.

Report: NFL Team Wants Player To Pay To Play For Them

Tireless ESPN football reporter Adam Schefter has new information on the ongoing negotiations between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers over the rights to quarterback Colin Kaepernick, which is interesting enough as this sort of thing goes. The teams, Schefter reports, have essentially agreed on a deal. Now all that’s left is for Kaepernick to give up millions and millions of dollars to which he’s legally obligated.