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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday



Here are some things that may interest you.

Aaron Curry to visit the Giants | ProFootballTalk
Aaron Curry, the former Seahawks draft bust who is now a free agent, is getting a look from the Giants. Curry will visit the Giants on Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Game Scripts – The Best Teams of 2012
Last year, I introduced the concepts of Game Scripts. There are 3600 seconds in every game: the Game Script is the average score over each of those 3600 seconds. For reference, you can check out this list of the top single-seasons of all-time.

32 teams, 32 draft reviews | ProFootballTalk
After the 2013 draft ended, we promptly commenced the process of reviewing each team's draft in comprehensive fashion. Between Sunday and Tuesday of last week, all 32 teams had been analyzed. If you missed any of them, they're all right here.

Report: Titans discussing signing Abraham, could be done this week | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end John Abraham appeared to be so frustrated about his experience as a free agent this offseason that people thought he was retiring, but it doesn't look like that's the case.

Evolution and the NFL | NFL Philosophy
One of the most fascinating aspects of the NFL to me is that it is always evolving – both on a micro and a macro level. It can be as small as an in-game adjustment to a specific play or player, or it can be as large as a change in philosophy or scheme. But here’s the dirty little secret about evolution: it’s always playing catch up.

Early odds for 49ers' 53-man roster | CSN Bay Area
The goal of creating competition within the 49ers' roster has been accomplished. The 49ers are in the process of filling out their 90-man roster for the offseason with spots available for 15 free agents -- mostly undrafted rookies.

Jags' Cyprien a steal as the importance of the safety grows | The Sideline View
The importance of the safety position in the NFL is at an all-time high. For a defense to function at a high level, it must have a safety that can cover the width of the field and attack the ball when it's in the air. Anything less than that places stress on the defense because it condenses the playbook.

Sharrif Floyd, Cordarrelle Patterson, Xavier Rhodes picks made Vikings a winner in 2013 NFL draft - NFL - Peter King -
It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today:

Multi-Year Dynasty Projections – Running Back Edition | RotoViz
“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.” – Fight Club

Announcing a change | Husky Football Blog | Seattle Times
It’s time to announce some more personal news in this space —I am changing jobs at the Seattle Times and will now cover the Seahawks, helping to replace the great Danny O’Neil, who left recently for a gig at 710 ESPN Seattle.

Golden Tate's future uncertain entering contract year - Blog -
The Seahawks waited two years before Golden Tate emerged as the game-changing talent they believed he would be, which makes it kind of odd there would be still be uncertainty about his future in Seattle beyond next season.

NFL News Story - Falcons rookies pass crash course in intense camp - 710 ESPN Seattle at
Mike Smith tested Atlanta Falcons rookies with an overload of information in a short period of time.

Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage - NFC West Blog - ESPN
College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent.

Alex Smith trade could produce better pick for 49ers -
Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers appear to keep getting richer. The Niners reportedly are in prime position to net another second-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs for the Alex Smith trade.

2013 NFL Draft Fallout: Jacksonville Jaguars -
The Jacksonville Jaguars used five of eight draft picks on DBs this year. Chris Wesseling examines whether general manager David Caldwell overhauled his secondary with one draft class.

What we learned from this weekend's rookie camps -
The Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins held rookie minicamps over the weekend. Chris Wesseling runs down the highlights.

Vikings build through draft under Rick Spielman, Leslie Frazier -
The Minnesota Vikings made their mark in the first round of the draft, landing Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson. Just the latest development in a promising vision, Albert Breer writes.

Johnny Manziel doesn't look like elite NFL quarterback prospect -
Johnny Manziel is one of the most electrifying players in college football, but that doesn't necessarily translate to pro potential. Bucky Brooks explains what the Texas A&M QB's game is lacking.

Phoenix-area head shop ‘welcomes’ Tyrann Mathieu to Arizona | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu's struggles with substance abuse are well-documented. His history got him booted off the LSU football team before the 2012 season, and dropped his value as a draft pick precipitously in a year -- from Heisman candidate and dynamic team-altering player to third-round draft pick and calculated risk.

Adam Snyder returns to 49ers | National Football Post
After 1 season with Cardinals he's back in San Francisco

Why do so many standout USC QBs make mediocre (at best) pros? - NFL -
While other Pac-12 schools produce good pro QBs, USC signal callers, despite great college success, usually tank in the NFL. Mike Freeman examines why.