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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday


Otto Greule Jr

Brand new week, gang.

Seahawks may have found another steal named Willson | ProFootballTalk
The name has an extra L, but it sounds the same as the name of the guy the Seahawks stole with a third-round pick in the 2012 draft A year after grabbing quarterback Russell Wilson with the 75th selection, the Seahawks have pounced on tight end Luke Willson, more than 75 picks after the 75th spot...

Seahawks WR Harper brings size, strength to Seattle | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
RENTON - At 6-foot-1 and 234 pounds, Chris Harper is a physical receiver who packs a punch. And that's something Seahawks receivers coach Kippy Brown is looking forward to watching on Sundays.

Seahawks hope Hill and Williams can add depth | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
It shouldn't be a surprise that Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams are roommates during the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp.

Get used to the spelling: Willson impresses at minicamp | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
For the second consecutive season, an eye-catching performance at the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp has been produced by a guy named Wilson. Give or take an “L.” Blog | Sunday in Hawkville: Tharold Simon ‘fitting’ right in
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for May 12 during the final day of the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp:

Seahawks draft choices and their mothers sharing rookie minicamp experience
The Seahawks didn’t just bring in their 11 draft choices for the three-day rookie minicamp, they also invited their mothers for what has been a unique Mother’s Day weekend.

Rookie mini-camp day three — Notes and quotes | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“Some of these guys won’t play football again, this might have been their last day on the football field,” Carroll said. “So we tried to show them that we really did appreciate and respect the heck out of what they did for us. Peter Nguyen was one of those guys. Walked off the field with him here and he had a good time out here, he did fine, so it’s a fun part of the game.

Videos — Carroll, Johnson | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ three-day rookie mini-camp has concluded. I’ll pass along some notes later. For now, here are a couple of videos.

Rookie minicamp wrap-up | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
In his rookie minicamp summation Sunday afternoon, coach Pete Carroll seemed most pleased that all the draft picks “looked like they fit into the role that we hoped for,” while adding they all still had “a million miles to go.”

Pete Carroll on this weekend's rookie minicamp | - Seattle Sidelines
After watching his newest players--plus a lot of tryout guys who will likely never be back--go through a three-day rookie minicamp, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he liked what he saw.

NFC West, NFL Draft Winners and Losers: Tyrann Mathieu - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The NFC West was considered one of, if not the best division in all of the National Football League before the 2013 draft and they took significant steps f

Mike Shula: Cam Newton must stay on 'even plane' -
Mike Shula has little doubt about Cam Newton's ability to progress, but the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator would like to see more emotional growth from his quarterback.

Ray Rice wants more touches in Ravens' passing game -
Ray Rice has competition for carries with fellow Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce. To compensate, Rice wants to have a bigger role in the passing game.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
With Eifert in the fold, the Bengals have something special; best tight end combos, and a whirl around the league.

Tavon Austin says everybody he knows is asking for money | ProFootballTalk
Rams first-round draft pick Tavon Austin is glad to be in the NFL, but he's already realizing one down side: The requests for cash never stop. Austin hasn't actually received an NFL paycheck yet, but the mere fact that he's a high pick who will be guaranteed millions on his rookie contract has pe...

Titus Young arrested on burglary, assault charges | ProFootballTalk
Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young has again run into off-field trouble. Young was arrested this weekend in San Clemente, Calif. on charges of burglary, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, Lt. Joe Balicki of Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed to PFT on Sunday afternoon.

Packers’ Datone Jones: Kaepernick can’t keep running like that | ProFootballTalk
The Packers have made no secret this offseason that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's big game in a playoff-ending loss at San Francisco has forced them to re-think things on defense.

Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing | ProFootballTalk
On Friday, PFT reported that the big sticking point in talks between free agent defensive end John Abraham and interested teams has been the amount of playing time Abraham would receive each week.

Post-Draft Dynasty Ranks - QB - Dynasty Rankings -
With the NFL Draft in the books, Mike Clay updates his quarterback dynasty rankings.

Ronde Barber's retirement leaves London Fletcher as the NFL's sole iron man - NFL - Don Banks -
With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.

Conditioning keeps Seahawks' rookie tackles a step ahead - Blog -
"They were in better shape than the other guys," coach Pete Carroll said of his defensive linemen. "They were not taxed by the workload. You could see some of the guys were really tightening up and all of that. They did not have a problem."

Fisher thinks less could be more for Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL players won concessions regarding their offseason workloads when negotiating the current labor agreement.