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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

Otto Greule Jr

Happy Sunday! It's Sunday, right?

Ranking wide receivers by percentage of team yards
Seven years ago, Doug wrote this post analyzing wide receivers by team receiving yards. That post was overdue for an update for three reasons: (1) it was written seven years ago; (2) Doug only went back to 1978, while we now can go back to 1932; and (3) I think using Adjusted Catch Yards (which gives receivers 5 additional yards for every reception and 20 additional yards for every touchdown) is better than just using receiving yards.

Michael Crabtree fallout: Target rates telling - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A reach into the NFC West mailbag on this Memorial Day weekend brings us back to the No. 1 topic around here for the past week: receiver Michael Crabtree's recently torn Achilles' tendon and its impact on the San Francisco 49ers' offense.

Seattle Seahawks Lose Anthony McCoy, Now Need To Add Another TE - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
By now you’ve heard that the Seahawks have lost backup TE Anthony McCoy for most of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. He had surgery this week, and it’s going to be a long 8 months of recovery for McCoy.

Michael Vick: I'm faster than RG3, Colin Kaepernick -
Michael Vick says he's faster than RG3, Colin Kaepernick and every other quarterback in the NFL. And he's willing to prove it in a 40-yard dash -- if someone will accept the challenge.

Carson Palmer: 'I love' Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians -
Coach Bruce Arians already is drawing favorable reviews from his Arizona Cardinals players, such as Carson Palmer. Although Arians is relatively new to the role, he seems to be a natural.

Michael Crabtree fallout? San Francisco 49ers remain NFL's best -
Yes, the Michael Crabtree injury obviously hurts, but rumors of the San Francisco 49ers' demise have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Adam Schein says Jim Harbaugh's team remains the NFL's best.

Rams make a lot of roster room for 6-foot-10, 403-pound lineman Terrell Brown | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Some will tell you that the NFL is a height/weight/speed league, and St. Louis Rams undrafted rookie free agent Terrell Brown certainly has the first two nailed down.

Class of 2014 profile: Randall Cunningham II | National Football Post
The son of the NFL legend has a huge upside.

Goodwin takes pay reduction with 49ers | National Football Post
Center will earn $2.5 million in '13

Active players who are locks for Canton and those on the cusp -
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are headed to the Hall of Fame, but what other active players are locks? And who else is right on the cusp of Canton-worthy status? Pat Kirwan reveals his list.

Robert Griffin III makes throws, 'looks good' at Redskins practice -
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III seems to be progressing from his knee injury. On Thursday, he made throws at practice.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree: I'll be back -
San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree underwent surgery on his torn Achilles on Wednesday and by Thursday was on Instagram promising that he'll 'be back.'

Dr. Andrews: Most players can’t recover like Peterson, RG3 | ProFootballTalk
“The last thing I’d want people to be thinking is people are coming back quicker and quicker,” Andrews said. “The few individuals that you know of who have come back quickly are what I call ‘superhuman’ athletes . . . There are only a few of those superhuman athletes out there. Their healing potential for some reason is much better than the average patient, but you can’t extrapolate their ability to come back from an injury to the average athlete.”

Lance Kendricks sidelined at Rams’ OTAs after knee scope | ProFootballTalk
Rams tight end Lance Kendricks is sitting out Organized Team Activities with a knee injury. Coach Jeff Fisher announced that Kendricks had been dealing with knee issues this offseason and ultimately a knee scope.

104-Day NFL Warning: 31 Minutes of Sean Taylor Being Even Better Than You Remember - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next three and a half months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return.

105-Day NFL Warning: Remembering Brian Urlacher - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
My favorite Brian Urlacher story is barely about Brian Urlacher. Two days before the Bears played the Colts in Super Bowl XLI, I was standing in a Greyhound station in St. Louis, trying to make out a muffled announcement coming over the loudspeaker. Champaign, track 1 is what it sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher was saying, and since that’s where I was headed, I picked up my bag and made my way to the door. No one followed; that should’ve been the first sign.

Running Backs as Blockers | The Sideline View
When it comes to the transition from college football to the NFL, many evaluators claim that running backs have the easiest transition to make. Running backs can rely more on their natural skills (particularly their instincts), vision, and agility than other positions.

Brian Urlacher and History’s Greatest Linebackers | The Tailgater
There is no sense writing a “will he make the Hall of Fame?” article about Brian Urlacher. He’s in. He may not be make it on the first ballot, thanks to a fellow linebacker named Ray Lewis who also retired this year, but he will make it in by the second. Ideally, Lewis and Urlacher will go in together. It will make the Hall of Fame that much nastier (it is pretty nasty already, of course), and should make for some entertaining speeches.