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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday


Peter Aiken

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2013 NFL Draft: Are Offensive Tackles Truly Safer Picks than Quarterbacks?
For a team with that will be making their first selection of the draft in the top half of the first round, war rooms will not only be concerned with finding an elite player, but they’ll likely be equally as focused on trying to avoid picking a player that will eventually be a bust.

Safe or Surprise Draft: NFC South | Audibles -
Audibles – - Chris Burke on the NFL

Patrick Peterson: Roger Goodell is changing the game for the better | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a lot of shots from players for trying to take the head out of the game. But Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson says Goodell is doing the right things to make the game safer.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Adjusted Interceptions 2012
Two years ago, we introduced a new metric on FO called "adjusted interceptions." The basic idea:

EoF Time Machine: Tim Couch, '99 draft class held such promise -
The 1999 quarterback class sure looked good on paper. And before you point out, 'Yeah, you could say that every year,' we'd remind you of the 2013 cast of characters, a group that excites absolutely no one.

No need for Packers boss Murphy to explain quiet offseason -
Green Bay president and CEO Mark Murphy this weekend defended the Packers' inactivity during the offseason, but he didn't need to defend anything. The Packers' typically aren't free-agent buyers, and that strategy has served them -- and others -- well over the years.

The final act? | National Football Post
Could the San Diego Chargers be looking to the 2013 draft for their quarterback of the future?

Draft Rumblings - Risers & Fallers Around The NFL | National Football Post
Russ Lande passes along which prospects are rising and falling leading up to the NFL Draft.

Ray Edwards labeled 'bad apple,' trades NFL for boxing -
Ray Edwards believes he has a better chance at a boxing career than a football career. Is it because he, like Terrell Owens, has been labeled a "bad apple" by teams around the NFL?

Lawrence Okoye, Cody Davis shine at Super Regional Combine -
The 2013 NFL Draft clearly lacks punch in the quarterback department, but is Robert Marve a hidden gem at the position? Bucky Brooks identifies five standouts at the NFL Super Regional Combine.

Keenan Allen clocks 4.71 in 40; Mayock doesn't 'care' -
Cal WR Keenan Allen isn't a speed guy -- that was confirmed at his Tuesday pro day -- but NFL Network's Mike Mayock is banging the table over the wideout's "toughness and his hands."

Mayock: Duke QB Sean Renfree 'might surprise us all' -
Sean Renfree has flown under the radar ahead of this month's draft, but NFL Network's Mike Mayock suggests the Duke quarterback might be a diamond in the rough.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin now on competition committee -
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL Competition Committee by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL announced on Tuesday.

Brian Banks: Doubters fuel my Falcons comeback -
Brian Banks finally is getting his shot at the NFL after legal injustice sidetracked his career and life. He knows it will be hard for him to catch on with the Falcons, but the doubters fuel him.

The Most Versatile Prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
Every year it seems as if NFL teams are digging to find the most unique and versatile players the draft has to offer. Long gone are the days of prospects being one-dimensional...

Seahawks expected to pursue signing of QB Brady Quinn | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Quinn, 28, served as the backup for Matt Cassel in 2012, starting eight games last season and finishing 1-7 as a starter. For his career, the 6-foot-4, 232-pounder out of Notre Dame is 4-16 as a starter in the NFL. However, Brady is strong-armed, athletic and familiar with the West Coast offense. He worked under the tutelage of former Seattle quarterback Jim Zorn while in Kansas City.

Ex-Viking Warren Moon: Percy Harvin 'big coup' for Seahawks; Christian Ponder better off with Greg Jennings -
Former Vikings quarterback Warren Moon, now a Seattle Seahawks broadcaster, says the new team could be exactly what Percy Harvin needs.

Antoine Winfield takes visit to Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
When we last left the Antoine Winfield story, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was acknowledging his strong desire to talk Winfield back onto the team after his surprising release last month.

Why Brady Quinn appears to be Seahawks' choice - Blog -
And the winner is ... According to reports, Brady Quinn.

Five players who will scramble mock drafts -
We have no clue what will happen during the 2013 NFL Draft. This is true every season, but there's a difference this year: Everyone knows ahead of time that we don't know anything.