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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Super Bowl Sunday

Yay Super Bowl yay.



Richard Sherman Finds out Who's the Best Shutdown Cornerback on Bourbon Street | Bleacher Report
So, who's the best shutdown cornerback in the NFL? Ask a lot of people and they'll tell you Darrelle Revis. Some will say Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks.

Oakland Raiders Draft Watch: Prospect Profile: OT Menelik Watson - Florida State
Name: Menelik Watson

The Coach (Jim Harbaugh) and the Intellectual (Andy Grove) -
One of the architects of the San Francisco 49ers' success this season is a 76-year-old intellectual who can only vaguely describe a touchdown.

On Wilson's No. 3 finish in rookie voting - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks would have been thrilled before the 2012 season if someone had told them quarterback Russell Wilson would finish third in offensive rookie of the year balloting.

Joe Montana: Niners from '89 would beat current team -
The San Francisco 49ers are looking to improve to 6-0 in Super Bowls on Sunday, but Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana isn't convinced this season's team could beat the 1989 Niners squad.

Robert Griffin III, Luke Kuechly named Rookies of the Year | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in a very tough field that could have seen any one of three first-year quarterbacks as the man in the spotlight. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson were also finalists, as were two running backs -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Griffin's Redskins teammate, Alfred Morris. He is the second player in NFL history to win a Rookie of the Year award the year after he won the Heisman Trophy, joining Charles Woodson on that estimable list.

Final breakdown of players that shined in practices at Texas vs the Nation Game. | National Football Post
NFP breaksdown the six players who had the best week of practice at the Texas vs Nation Game.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – " 49er practice squad rejects better offers
Practice-squad wide receiver Ricardo Lockette said his agent spoke with Harbaugh about his opportunity to sign with another team. His agent thought it was best for him to stay in San Francisco? "Obviously," Lockette said.

2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class
The process took over eight hours this year, and according to Rick Gosselin, over one hour was spent on Bill Parcells alone. Another HOF voter, Tony Grossi, said that Parcells took 55 minutes and Art Modell was discussed for over a half hour, while Cris Carter and Jerome Bettis were the two most heavily-debated players. When the committee concluded, they chose the following men as the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Greg Jennings ready for change, would love a Joe Philbin reunion | ProFootballTalk
"Joe, how you doing. Remember me?" Jennings said. "He’s one of my favorite coaches. Obviously he jokes a lot, little subtle things here and there, but he’s a great coach to have. He was a great coach to play for. He’s one of those guys that you can have a relationship outside of football. As a player you admire a coach when he actually opens himself up like that."

Carter, Parcells headline HOF Class of 2013 - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
On Saturday night the Pro Football Hall of Fame elected seven people to the Class of 2013. Let’s take a snapshot look at the careers of Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp.

Advanced NFL Stats: 2013 ANS Awards
I'm going to come at these year-end awards from a slightly different angle. The modern NFL has made the QB position so singularly important that any honest, realistic award for MVP would simply go to the top QB of the season. Not only is that boring; it also says nothing about the QBs themselves--just about how central the position has become.

Texas vs. The Nation 2013 roster: Ryan Aplin hopes to shine at QB -
Small school prospects like Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin and East Central Oklahoma defensive end Armonty Bryant will have a chance to shine Saturday at the 2013 Texas vs. The Nation game.

Player Interview: Duron Carter | Draft Breakdown
Joshua Gleason is going to be sharing his player interviews with us. His first one of this draft season is with wide receiver Duron Carter.

Adrian Peterson offers Robert Griffin III rehab tips -
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows his recovery was not normal. But he's willing to help Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III if he can.

A quick thought on Tyrann Mathieu " Seahawks Draft Blog
He’s probably the most talked about draft prospect, and he’s the player I get the most emails about. It seems every NFL fan, whichever team you follow, is wondering whether they’ll take a chance on Tyrann Mathieu.

A Seattle viewer's guide to the Super Bowl | Danny O'Neil | The Seattle Times
Sure, it hurts being a Seahawks fan, knowing your team was close to playing in the Super Bowl. But just because the Seahawks won't be there doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the game.