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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday


David Welker

Thank god it's TGIF!

Seahawks sign former Steilacoom High receiver Herd - Seahawks - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington news, weather and sports
A roster cut by the Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago, Steilacoom High graduate and Eastern Washington University receiver Greg Herd signed with the Seattle Seahawks, and will begin participating in the team’s offseason workout program this week

John Moffitt of Seahawks allegedly urinated in public -
The details are grim. Bellevue, Wash., police report that Moffitt -- banned for a year from the city's Bellevue Square mall as of January 2012 -- resurfaced at the shopping center last June, where he was spotted allegedy urinating beside a parked vehicle outside Paddy Coyne's bar.

Not PEDs this time: Seahawks G John Moffitt in trouble for alleged urination | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
According to police, Moffitt had been banned from Bellevue Square mall — and all Kemper Freeman properties — for a year starting on Jan. 21, 2012. But Moffitt returned to the mall on June 14, and was spotted by Bellevue Square security allegedly urinating near a vehicle parked near Paddy Coyne’s bar, according to an incident report.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Sean McGrath, The Most Important Seahawk You Don't Know
No offense to Seahawks rookie draft choice Luke Willson, who has received a lot of attention for his physical tools and success at rookie camp, but his name is not listed right after Zach Miller on the tight end depth chart. That honor belongs to the undrafted, unheralded second-year player out of Division II powerhouse Henderson State University. And McGrath is not satisfied with that.

Top 10 Thursdays: Top 10 Quarterbacks Who Never Played in the Super Bowl | Fanspeak NFL Blog
Whenever there is a discussion about who are the greatest quarterbacks of all time or which quarterbacks have reached that elite category, one of the factors that is usually thrown into the mix is the number of championships that a particular player has won. Clearly, you need to take a look at the overall picture, to include career statistics, longevity, won-loss record, leadership qualities, and the time period in which they played, among other things. But without question, winning championships is a valid consideration.

How Do Scouts Break Down NFL Offensive Line Prospects? | Bleacher Report
The one question I'm asked most by readers, Twitter followers or prospective writers is, "How do you break down NFL prospects?" It is also one of the toughest questions to answer in a tweet or quick email exchange...

Seahawks GM wanted to pick Russell Wilson in Round 2 -
"(General manager) John (Schneider), he wanted to go in the second round with it," Carroll told fans at Thursday's annual Town Hall meeting, via the team's official site. "He was willing to do it and take him right there. ... We had had a plan to wait until the third round. But as the first round came and then the second, John was starting to get antsy because he just didn't want to miss (out on Wilson)."

Seahawks have signed all their draft picks | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks are the latest team to sign every member of their 2013 draft class. The NFL's daily personnel notice on Thursday served as the announcement that the Seahawks signed the final two members of their draft class.

Seahawks sign their picks, Cowboys board leaked « Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s not such big news these days. In the past a player or two might hold out into camp. Not in the new CBA era, which is refreshing. Guys who haven’t proven anything in the league shouldn’t be battling over money. One of the major positives of the new system is the ability to get young draftees signed up quickly. Now it’s up to the 2013 class to help push this team onto another level.

Where Russell Wilson ranks among young QBs - Blog -
"Cam Newton didn't handle losses well. That loss to Seattle last year at Carolina where he has a chance to win it in the final play of the game, he bounces the ball in the dirt and then he goes and sulks in front of the cameras after the end of the game, you go, 'Well, you've got nobody to blame but yourself, Cam. You've got a wide open receiver in the end zone. You could have won the game ...' That's on Cam Newton," Baldinger said.

My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Fantasy Roundtable: Tavon Austin impact - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Fantasy Roundtable turns its focus to St. Louis Rams rookie receiver Tavon Austin.

West salary-cap update as June 1 nears - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals are about to get another $3 million in salary-cap space for 2013. That was the savings available for using a "post-June 1 designation" when releasing guard Adam Snyder earlier in the offseason.

Antoine Winfield adds to Seahawks 'Legion of Boom' defense | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Winfield signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks in the offseason. He wanted to join Seattle because he wants to win the Super Bowl and likes his chances here.

Former Steilacoom receiver Herd signs with Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
A roster cut by the Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago, Steilacoom High graduate and Eastern Washington University receiver Greg Herd signed with the Seattle Seahawks, and will begin participating in the team’s offseason workout program this week

Bill Barnwell on the vanishing value of the veteran quarterback - Grantland
How young QBs and their cheap contracts make veterans like Philip Rivers look expendable

Obscure Seahawks Bi-Weekly: Brett Swain - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The ninth installment of “Obscure Seahawks Bi-Weekly” looks at veteran receiver Brett Swain. Swain has been fighting to stick on teams his whole career and has had some success doing it.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Sean McGrath, The Most Important Seahawk You Don't Know
"I want number one," McGrath said. "It's not about being number two. I'm going to push Zach for all he's got."

Dwight Freeney: NFL owners made pact in free agency -
Dwight Freeney assumed he'd encounter a buyer's market when he entered free agency. That wasn't the case, and the new San Diego Chargers defensive end believes he knows why.

Top 10 QBs 25 or under: Robert Griffin III -
Before his ACL injury, Robert Griffin III authored one of the greatest rookie seasons in NFL history. So where does the young Washington Redskins quarterback go from here?

Revisiting the curse of the 10-win comeback season | National Football Post
These four teams could be headed for a step in the wrong direction in 2013.

Celebrating Lombardi's 100th: Top NFL coaches by the decade - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Vince Lombardi would turn 100 on June 11. Mike Freeman marks that by naming the top NFL coaches by decade, and enlists the help of NFL guru Ernie Accorsi.

Wagner describes recent team meeting as calm, rivalry with 49ers not | ProFootballTalk
“Yeah, definitely because they’re one of the top dogs in the league so you know, if we want to be a top dog we got to take down the top dog,” Wagner said. “So, we definitely look forward to playing them.” We look forward to watching them play.

Marvin Lewis, Jim Mora, and the Playoffs
Marvin Lewis has coached the Bengals for ten seasons. To his credit, Lewis has helped resurrect the worst franchise of the 1990s; on the other hand, Lewis has not won a playoff game in ten years with the Bengals.

NFL Salary Cap - Wrapping up Player Cost Amounts and Player Benefits
TFE summarizes the past 9 posts that have defined the components of the NFL Salary Cap equation; Player Cost Amounts and Player Benefits.

Steven Jackson, the Atlanta Falcons and the Benefit of Being an Afterthought | Pre Snap Reads
It was the perfect way to start the fourth quarter of a playoff game. On second and two, six yards out from the endzone, Roddy White hesitated at the goalline before running free infield. Matt Ryan quickly threw the ball into his chest as he turned into the endzone for a touchdown. It was just the Falcons’ second play of the quarter and there were still over 14 minutes left.

Five Teams that Need to Create Cap Space - Over the Cap
Earlier today we looked at the teams that were set to gain cap room on June 2nd and how that would move teams such as the Oakland Raiders from the danger zone to being comfortable enough to function once the regular season begins. What about the rest of the NFL and teams who are not going to benefit for the June 1 cut?

Curious Fits: NFC West | The Sideline View
As for the Seahawks, the NFL's bad boys, they arguably got the biggest steal of the draft when they landed Alabama nose tackle Jesse Williams in the fifth round. Williams had the talent to be a first round selection but fell after a reported shaky evaluation of his knee, according to's Albert Breer. Breer's report also mentions that Williams' slide in the draft was a case of the “public perceiving a player to be a better prospect than he was in scouts' eyes,” which I don't buy one bit.