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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

Holy crap it's almost the weekend.

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Happy Friday to ya, you guys.

Analyzing a hypothetical trade involving Flynn, Jaguars - Blog -
I consulted the chart to find out what kind of value the Seahawks would be getting by exchanging second-round picks with Jacksonville. The Jaguars own the first pick in the second round, No. 33 overall. It's my understanding that the Seahawks own the 26th pick in the second round, No. 58 overall, by virtue of a tiebreaker with Green Bay that calls for those teams to alternate the 25th and 26th pick in each round. According to the chart, the difference in the 33rd and 58th overall picks is 260 points, which is equivalent in value to the second pick in the third round, No. 66 overall.

How the Ravens Will Try to Contain Colin Kaepernick and the Diversity of the 49ers' Offense - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
"The running game in pro football has gotten so boring," former 49ers coach Bill Walsh remarked some years ago. "There's just four or five plays they

The Tape Never Lies: Explaining the pistol offense, and how to stop it | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
Behind a few dozen computers, Jon Gruden sits in his chair with neatly organized stacks of paper to each side of him. The former Super Bowl-winning head coach is sitting in between an esteemed draft guru, Mel Kiper Jr., and a legendary ESPN sports show host, Chris Berman. He probably has more football knowledge than the two combined, but he’s been forced to pare it down to only a dozen words for his viewers (and colleagues) to understand during the 2011 draft.

No-Huddle Series: TE Justice Cunningham | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
All qualifiers about injury, fit, and professionalism aside, the 2013 class of tight end prospects could be the deepest I have ever seen. It would only be a mild surprise if three years from now there is a tight end from this group who becomes a valued contributor for an NFL team and began his career as a rookie free agent. A player who folks might be sleeping on is South Carolina’s Justice Cunningham.

Super Bowl Squares: How to win your Pool at your Super Bowl Party
In 2009, Doug produced a Super Bowl Squares post, itself a revival of his old Sabernomics post eight years ago. In those posts, Doug derived the probability of winning a squares pool for each given square (or set of numbers). Unsurprisingly, he found that those lucky souls holding the ’7/0′ squares were in good shape, while those left holding the ’2/2′ ticket were screwed. You can download the Sports-Reference Super Bowl Squares app here, which is free, and should help you taunt your guests at your Super Bowl party.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Super Bowl Preview
It is Super Bowl week, and everyone knows that means absurd amounts of hype, hype backlash, and backlash to the hype backlash. We all find it exhausting, but we go along with it because it’s harmless and we’re two months away from talking ourselves into watching a San Jose Sabercats game. Mark Grieb is still playing arena football! So, to celebrate this last week of real football (three offensive linemen is not real football), let’s look at both offensive lines this week and how they’ll match up with the opposing front seven.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Changeups
In 2013, it apparently takes the courage to change things up to make it to the Super Bowl.

NFL will have independent neurological consultants on sidelines next season | ProFootballTalk
With the focus on head injuries in football being put under a microscope the past few seasons, the NFL is taking an important step in making sure players don’t return to the field while still suffering from the after-effects of a concussion.

Arian Foster Denounces Spread Offense and Crawfish | The Tailgater
Arian Foster does not like crawfish, but not for the reason you think. "While they’re good, it’s just so much effort for so little taste."

Bill Barnwell on NFL awards - Grantland
Here are our completely unsolicited picks for who should win all the NFL awards the league is handing out

Russell Wilson familiar with Super-bound San Francisco 49ers - NFL - Don Banks -
Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle rookie Russell Wilson told me this year's Super Bowl will be difficult to watch, knowing that he and his Seahawks teammates crushed the 49ers 42-13 as recently as Week 16 of the regular season.

Cornerback Tiers - Rankings -
After writing a feature on cornerback technique, Eric Stoner tiers this class' crop of cornerbacks.

2013 NFL draft -- Non-seniors and all-star games have shuffled the board - ESPN
Bowl season is over, the deadline for eligible non-seniors to declare for the 2013 NFL draft has passed, and three college all-star games have come and gone. All of this has led to plenty of shuffling in my latest ranking of the top 32 overall prospects. Four players debut this week, and other big names are rising and falling quickly.

Post-Senior Bowl 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Mike Loyko | - 2013 NFL Draft
Is Robert Woods just what the Patriots need? (USA Today Sports Images) NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko Last Updated: January 31st, 2013 1. Kansas City Chiefs

Dan Quinn is discovering that a lot has changed the past two seasons
It’s only been two seasons since Dan Quinn left Seattle to run the defense at the University of Florida, but a lot has changed with the Seahawks’ unit he was just hired to coordinate.

Police: Seahawks LB Leroy Hill hit, restrained girlfriend in daylong fight | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill allegedly threw his girlfriend across the room, stood on her chest, struck her with a bottle and kept her from leaving an Issaquah home during a six-hour altercation Monday that began when she couldn’t find her keys, according to police.

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Gets Serious About Football Video Games - Forbes
Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, and Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, were on the same field in New Orleans Super Bowl week. But they were united to help Visa teach kids 50 students McMain High School and McDonogh No. 35 High School learn about finances. Visa has created a new serious video game, Financial Football, that’s been designed to help kids and adults tackle their financial future. The game is accompanied by a classroom curriculum and has been distributed by Treasurer John Neely Kennedy’s office to every public middle and high school in the state of Louisiana.

Nate Robinson of Chicago Bulls had considered trying out for Seattle Seahawks - ESPN Chicago
"If I didn't (make a basketball team) I was going to go play football," Robinson said. "So it really didn't matter to me ... I was going to try out if I didn't get a job in basketball." "I was trying to go try out for the Seahawks during the (2011 NBA) lockout," Robinson said. "If no team wanted me to play basketball, I was going to go play football."