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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday



Brand new week, you guys.

Golden Tate ready to pick up where he left off with Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Bringing in Percy Harvin shouldn’t have a major impact on Golden Tate’s role with Seattle

Seahawks will have spring in their step at minicamp | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
“We’ve installed enough offensively and defensively, team-wise, that we can kind of work on the things we’re counting on,” Carroll said after Wednesday’s practice. “We won’t experiment (in minicamp) at all. We’ll really be digging into the things that we think are really the basic aspects of the program. We’ve uncovered some things that we like in these 10 days, so we’ll look to … get an image of what it’s going to look like when we come back to camp.”

Ranking the NFL's top 40 wide receivers -
We know A.J. Green is one of the NFL's best receivers. But where does he deserve to be ranked overall? Chris Wesseling provides the answer while selecting the best players at the position.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The 3rd round: Where steals are made. Plus, notes on Darrelle Revis, Deacon Jones and all the latest NFL talk.

Rookie lineman Bowie makes a statement | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
“I feel like I held my own,” Bowie said. “I could have done a lot better in some places, but it wasn’t just horrible. Taking strides.”

'Hawk Talk' highlights: Cornerback questions - Blog -
The Seahawks already had arguably the NFL's best cornerback duo in Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman before they added free agent Antoine Winfield, a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

How will Seahawks, Wilson react to new defenses? - Blog -
When the 2013 NFL season finally arrives, opposing defenses will be geared up for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Walsh, Lombardi and the NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's looking like Vince Lombardi or Bill Walsh will claim the top spot in ESPN's ongoing series ranking the greatest head coaches in NFL history.

Seahawks' Sweezy is more comfortable playing guard | - Sports
RENTON -- Looking back, J.R. Sweezy isn't sure how he did it. At this time last year, Sweezy was still in the early stages of learning how to play...

Versatility makes D-lineman Bennett valuable to Hawks | - Sports
RENTON -- So often in sports, tweener is the worst label you can slap on an athlete.Maybe his combination of size and athletic ability make him...

Michael Bowie Getting 1st-Team Reps At Right Tackle - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 10, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Michael Bowie (73, middle) and guard Ryan Seymour (62) participate in a rookie minicamp p

Cortland Finnegan: Rams or Lions will win Super Bowl -
Cortland Finnegan believes his St. Louis Rams can win the Super Bowl. (He should.) But how's this for a twist: Finnegan gives his next choice if the Rams can't get it done.

Rams have a reason for waiting on rookie contracts | ProFootballTalk
Even though the pace of draft pick contract negotiations is swift, not every team has joined the race.

What can we learn from Game Scripts splits?
When I ask a question in the title of a post, I usually have an answer. But not this time. From 2000 to 2012, 163 different quarterbacks started 16 games. I thought it might be interesting to check out their splits based on the Game Script of each game. I grouped each quarterback’s statistics in their team’s 8 highest Game Scripts and 8 worst Game Scripts in the table below. The statistics in blue are from the 8 best games, while the numbers in red are for the 8 worst games (as measured by average points margin in each game).

Player Personnel - Delineating left and right offensive tackles
TFE addresses the idea of a changing player personnel dynamic in delineating between left and right offensive tackles in the National Football League.

Tony Softli offers the latest developments from OTAs at Rams Park 06-07-2013 -
Which player caught Tony Softli’s eye during Rams OTAs? Our 101 ESPN NFL Analyst and former Rams scout tells us.

NFL | Brian Quick 'putting on show' at Rams OTAs -
According to Tony Softli of 101 ESPN St. Louis, Brian Quick has been "putting on a show" at OTAs. In Friday's session alone, Quick caught "17 to 18 passes all over the field." Softli mentioned that the second-year receiver was reeling in passes in the "red zone, middle of the field, on crossing routes, and deep down outside." Quick recently admitted that he struggled with the playbook as a rookie. That, coupled with the immense jump from Appalachian State to the NFL, contributed to his minuscule 2012 stat line. We have Quick as our No. 56 receiver at the moment, but he has a boat load of upside in what should be a high-octane St. Louis attack.

Chip Kelly on Designing an Offense | Smart Football
When I was hiring staff, I wanted to hire a lot of smart people. Then let’s sit together as a group and say, ‘Alright, what did you do in the quick game? How do we want to do it in the quick game? This is what we did here. How did you call it in Cleveland, (offensive coordinator) Pat (Shurmur and defensive coordinator) Bill (Davis)?’ (Wide receivers coach) Bobby (Bicknell), came from the Buffalo Bills: ‘How did you do it?’ How did (offensive line coach) Jeff Stoutland do it in Alabama? And then we came up with what is the best way for the 2013 Eagles to run it. And we did it in every phase: the screen game, the quick game, the drop back game, the run game, all those things. What’s our two minute offense going to look like? It’s a collaboration from everybody we put together on our staff. And everybody has a say, and we’ll all talk it through, and then we’ll, as a group, decide on what is the best thing moving forward.

Buccaneers trade for Bears OT Gabe Carimi - Over the Cap
According to Adam Schefter the Chicago Bears have traded disgruntled OT Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 6th round draft pick.

Gabe Carimi traded from Chicago Bears to Buccaneers -
Turns out Gabe Carimi won't be attending Chicago Bears minicamp after all.'s Albert Breer reported Sunday that the Bears have agreed to trade Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a late-round draft pick, according to a source close to the player.