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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday


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Aloha! Rob Staton over at Seahawks Draft Blog has devised an interesting new formula that helps quantify what the Seahawks look for in their Offensive Linemen. While many have questioned whether or not Justin Britt was a panic selection, this metric explains why there may be some method to Tom Cable's madness. Hope everyone has a great day!

And the links!

Introducing: The Trench Explosion Formula (TEF) | Seahawks Draft Blog
Last week we looked at a basic formula devised by Pat Kirwan to determine explosion and athleticism. Kirawn, who is close to Pete Carroll, added a players broad jump, vertical and bench press statistic together to create an overall ‘explosion’ score.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | SackSEER 2016
With the 2016 NFL draft quickly approaching, it is time for Football Outsiders' annual SackSEER projections. The SackSEER projections are based on a statistical analysis of the factors that best predict the pass rushing success of "edge rushers": 4-3 defensive ends and 3-4 outside linebackers. The projections are based on the college and professional numbers of the 369 edge rushers taken in the NFL draft from 1998 to 2014.

Takeaways From Seahawks GM John Schneider’s Appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle | Seattle Seahawks
John and Traci Schneider went on 710 ESPN Seattle Tuesday to talk about Ben's Fund, and John Schneider also talked a little football on the Brock and Salk Show.

2016 Seahawks Mock Draft: Complete 7 Round Projections
With nine picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, here's a look at the complete seven round projections for the Seattle Seahawks.

Russell Wilson descended from royalty
A new theory on what makes Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson such a special talent has emerged. Apparently, it's in his DNA,...

Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's third-healthiest team in 2015
Only two teams had better luck with injuries in 2015 than the Seahawks, who finished third in the league in the Adjusted Games Lost metric.

What are the Seahawks' most pressing draft needs? - ESPN Video
Expect the Seattle Seahawks to address offensive tackle and interior pass-rush in this year's draft, says NFL Nation's Sheil Kapadia.

Seahawks draft prospect profile: OG Landon Turner
Seahawks draft prospect profile for North Carolina's Landon Turner. The offensive guard is a mauling run blocker, but not the type the Seahawks look for.

Greg Hardy in ESPN interview: 'I'm an innocent man' -
Former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy sat down for an interview that aired Monday and Tuesday on ESPN during which Hardy repeatedly said he is an "innocent man."

The NFL’s Safety Squeeze | The MMQB with Peter King
Defenses don’t have a great solution for covering versatile tight ends. Cornerbacks are much too small, linebackers much too slow. So why are safeties like George Iloka facing a soft market in free agency?

L.T.: Kap situation will be problem in locker room -

Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco, but the 49ers have yet to deal him. Former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson believes the quarterback will become a problem in the Niners' locker room.

NFL announces expansion of Rookie Transition Program -

The NFL announced Tuesday the Rookie Transition Program, a new rookie onboarding platform hosted by each of the league's 32 clubs, expanded to all drafted and undrafted rookies. It will replace the Rookie Symposium.

Patriots fans file lawsuit against NFL, hope to regain team's draft picks -

The NFL is facing a lawsuit from Patriots fans.

Roger Goodell: 'Realistic' possibility that London gets an NFL franchise -

An NFL franchise in London is starting to sound more realistic.