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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday


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Holy crap, brand new week, gang.

Patrick Peterson: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict | Pre Snap Reads
After being selected with the fifth pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, Patrick Peterson quickly made an impression on the league as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The former LSU cornerback was a Week 1 starter on defense, but would become famous(or infamous if you’re a fan of certain teams) for his work on special teams.

Idzik’s 0-for-2 start has others taking shots already | ProFootballTalk
New Jets General Manager John Idzik hasn’t even gotten his team to training camp yet, but folks around the league are already poking at his 0-for-2 start to free agency.

Super Bowls L and LI to be awarded this week | ProFootballTalk
NFL owners will be gathering in Boston this week for a meeting that has one primary item on the agenda: Awarding two Super Bowls. First, it's Miami versus San Francisco for Super Bowl L. Then, the loser takes on Houston for Super Bowl LI. The votes will happen on Tuesday.

Twenty-nine NFL teams holding OTAs this week | ProFootballTalk
In news that will no doubt please NFL fans eager for the regular season to just get here already, the vast majority of teams will be holding on-field workouts this week.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s renegotiated contract cleared $2.5 million in cap space in 2013 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
With $2.5 million in additional cap space from the Manning renegotiation, the Broncos are now $9.9 million under their 2013 adjusted cap number of $139.76 million. That leaves plenty of room to land defensive back Charles Woodson, whose other suitors — the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions — each have less than $3 million in 2013 cap space remaining.

Every NFL Team's Dream Scenario for 2013 | Bleacher Report
Every year, each NFL team has one goal: to finish as the NFL's best team by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February. Unfortunately, that goal is unrealistic for a majority of the organizations...

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
*The use of GPS systems and heart rate monitors during practice to monitor biomechanics and recovery continues to grow in the NFL. Among the latest teams to join the trend are the Eagles and Jaguars. New Eagles coach Chip Kelly is very much into using technology and thinking outside of the box. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was familiar with GPS monitoring because the Seahawks did it when he was in Seattle. The system is particularly helpful in terms of monitoring recovery of athletes and helping to gauge players who are rehabbing.

Roster hopeful Lockette is learning from Kaepernick - 49ers - The Sacramento Bee
Ricardo Lockette is so intent on landing a spot on the 49ers' roster that he bought a white board and markers so he could chart and study plays on his own time.

What's missing without Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin - ESPN
Bruce Irvin's suspension from the Seattle Seahawks for the first four games of the 2013 NFL season will force additional shuffling early in the season. The team was already expected to be without starting defensive end Chris Clemons, who is recovering from knee surgery and could miss part of the season. Backup defensive end Greg Scruggs could miss the full season after suffering a knee injury more recently.

Sunday Conversation: Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians - ESPN
"Christmas Eve, we had our normal game-plan meetings and I was walking out of the building and all of a sudden I looked and the light was off," Arians recalled. "I had to get in the car and dry up some tears before I could drive home. It was an extremely emotional night -- the best Christmas I've ever had."

Hey, Pete, it’s time you talked about Seahawks’ drug-test failures | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Bruce Irvin’s four-game suspension, presumably for testing positive for the banned substance Adderall, finds Seattle Seahawks fans taking extreme sides on the issue of performance-enhancing drugs. One camp fears whatever accomplishments await the Seahawks in 2013 will be mocked by national pundits, who have come to call Pete Carroll’s team “the Seadderall Seahawks.”