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TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter
A study on pocket passing and mechanics revealed "...that 60 percent of the time the quarterback had to make some sort of adjustment or escape before getting a throw off. Only 40 percent of the time did he take the designated drop and make a clean attempt at a throw. If that happens behind millionaire offensive linemen being coached by millionaire coaches in billionaire leagues, you don’t get any higher than that. Two in five plays..."

Softy Mahler Show 5-2 Hour 2 (With Mike Holmgren) - Seattle's live and local sports station
The former Seahawks Head Coach is in studio with Softy talking NFL Draft, being a part of the media, Tim Tebow, and plenty of coaching memories. Steve Mariucci joins the guys to talk coaching with Holmgren, and if he or Mike will ever return to coaching football. Blog | Mike Glennon reaches out to former teammate Russell Wilson
“I just wanted to pick (Wilson’s) mind before I got (to Tampa) and hear how he handled things,” Glennon said of a recent conversation with the Seahawks’ starter. “He’s a man on a mission, and you can hear it in the way he talks. He just kind of told me to take it one day at a time and try to get better each and every day. Don’t worry about the long run. If you just get better each and every day, eventually good things will happen. I think that was great advice.”

Chris Harper brings diverse background to Seahawks offense
From running back to quarterback to wide receiver, and from Kansas, to Oregon, back to Kansas again, 2013 fourth-round draft pick Chris Harper is ready to roost at wideout with the Seahawks in the Pacific Northwest.

Rob Rang 5-3 - Seattle's live and local sports station
Rob Rang of joins the Furness Show to discuss the back end of the draft for the Seattle Seahawks. Rob gives his thoughs on Tharold Simon, Spencer Ware, Jesse Williams and the rest of the new Seahawks draft class.

Going, going, gone: West picks by 40 times - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Twenty-three of the 38 players NFC West teams drafted in 2013 ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February. The chart shows the times they recorded, providing a feel for the track speed teams from this division added through the draft.

King's look deep inside Rams' draft room - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Peter King's report for Sports Illustrated from inside the St. Louis Rams' draft room gives us a much better feel for how the team operates.

Eight in the Box: Next order of business - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks: Getting another starter signed to a contract extension before the 2013 season could make sense.

Projecting the Best Rookie vs. Rookie Matchups of the 2013 NFL Season | Bleacher Report
Whether it was Russell Wilson against Robert Griffin III, or Andrew Luck against Ryan Tannehill , 2012 provided plenty of great one-on-one matchups all season long...

Denard Robinson embraces 'Slash' role with Jaguars -
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Denard Robinson is ready to take on the Kordell Stewart "Slash" role in the NFL. Where did the former Michigan star line up on the first day of rookie minicamp Friday?

NFC West draft grades: Another San Francisco 49ers gold rush -
The San Francisco 49ers boast an embarrassment of riches after adding another class of studs, including safety Eric Reid. Bucky Brooks salutes GM Trent Baalke in his NFC West Draft Grades.

Cincinnati Bengals are NFL's trendy pick for 2013 -
The "Predict the Season" game has entered the divisional round, with only one surprise team. It's your trendy contender for 2013, the Cincinnati Bengals, and their weakest link, QB Andy Dalton.

Immediate impact required | National Football Post
These ten rookies will be under the microscope when they hit the field in 2013.

Manuel in position to flourish more than any other QB in draft - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Which quarterback from this year's draft will enjoy the most success? Clark Judge, with input from an elite OC, thinks it will be EJ Manuel.

Kaepernick racks up the endorsements | ProFootballTalk
David Whitley apparently won't be buying a Jaguar. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whom Whitley criticized last year for his extensive collection of skin art, has been piling up the endorsements. Via CSNBayArea.

Matt Barkley: “I can come in right away and make an impact” | ProFootballTalk
Fourth-round quarterbacks don't often get on the field as rookies, but Matt Barkley is confident that he can be an exception to that rule if he gets the chance to run coach Chip Kelly's offense. Even though Barkley doesn't know what Kelly's offense is yet.

Bears scouting director leaving to join the Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
The players have all but stopped changing teams this offseason, but the guys that scout and pick them are on the move. According to Adam Caplan of, Bears director of pro scouting Chris Ballard is leaving the team to take a promotion with the Chiefs.

The Best Undrafted Players To Enter the NFL Since 2002
Now that the NFL Draft is behind us, I thought I’d take a look at the best undrafted rookies to enter the NFL since 2002. At some positions (quarterback, tight end, pass rusher), picking the best players is very easy; at others (running back, wide receiver, safety) you’ll notice that there have been quite a few successful undrafted free agents. I think the most valuable part of this exercise is simply seeing where it’s reasonable and unreasonable to expect to find a successful player outside of the draft.

League decries “rampant abuse” of California workers’ compensation system | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, we shared some tidbits from an internal NFLPA memo regarding player opposition to a bill that would make it much harder for pro athletes to obtain workers' compensation benefits via the state of California.

The Tape Never Lies: Justin Pugh is uncharacteristically patient | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
It’s fascinating how opinions differ on former Syracuse offensive tackle Justin Pugh and his arm length. His arms are only 32 inches long, which is shorter than ideal (33-34 inches) for his position. That lack of length has led to many debating whether or not Pugh can play on the edge, where he’ll face endlessly long and speedy pass-rushers on a weekly basis. Jerry Reese, the New York Giants general manager who drafted him, isn’t concerned.

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the NFC East | Articles | Draft
There may not have been more interesting division to follow during the draft than the NFC East. What strategies would the new look Eagles employ? Who would Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have their eyes set on? Would it be the Giants or Redskins that would find the pieces to get them to the next level?

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the AFC West | Articles | Draft
For 3/4 of the AFC West, the mission for the draft was simple: try and catch up to the Broncos. Meanwhile, Denver had quite a different goal, as they're looking to make it to the Super Bowl with a very talented roster and an aging quarterback.