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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday



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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Jim Harbaugh has done marvelous job -
The Seahawks and 49ers rivalry seems to get more interesting by the day.

Christine Michael game tape vs Louisiana Tech « Seahawks Draft Blog
Christine Michael game tape vs Louisiana Tech

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Wit d great @petecarroll #syfl

Where Seahawks-49ers ranks among NFL rivalries - Blog -
The Seahawks and 49ers have been in the same division for just 11 years. The two teams hadn't made concurrent playoff appearances until last season. But while nascent, their rivalry is considered by some to already be the best in the NFL.

Tracking key post-minicamp injuries around the NFL -
As teams hit the pause button prior to training camp, here's where we stand on the injury front. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is among several key players still recovering.

James Jones: Packers can field three 1,000-yard WRs -
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones told Around The League in February that his team could produce three 1,000-yard wideouts this season. Months later, Jones hasn’t changed his mind.

49ers, Seahawks neck-and-neck in West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Exchanges involving San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl and his former St. Louis Rams teammates became the main event in NFC West smack talk over the past week.

NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge - ESPN
Defensive coaches always say you can never have enough pass-rushers. This season will test that theory more than any year I can remember. More quarterbacks are working with fast-tempo offenses filled with quick throws and some read-option plays. More teams have question marks with some of their top pass-rushers either because of surgeries or scheme changes.

The 2012 draft class looks to have more jumpers, less slumpers -
The 2012 draft class will have 83 starters on the field in 2013. While that may seem low, Pat Kirwan says it's impressive given how difficult it is to crack NFL starting lineups.

Ryan praises Winslow again, Idzik noncommittal | ProFootballTalk
The Jets like Kellen Winslow. It's unclear whether they like him enough to give him a job. On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan once again (via quotes distributed by the team) praised Winslow, who has been out of the league since being released after one game in 2012 with the Patriots.

The arms race for Class of 2014 QBs | National Football Post
A slew of signal-callers committed on Friday.

Hayes says playing for Rams more important than money : Sports
Like many free agents before him, Rams defensive end William Hayes talked in late December about how he’d like to stay with his current team, how much he liked his teammates, the coaching staff ... yada, yada, yada.

Fellowship of the Stolen Ring | The Tailgater
Meanwhile, at the Fiendish World Leader’s Great Sports Memorabilia Show on a skull-shaped island in the Pacific …

Finding the Fits: Bucs' Spence has a nose for the ball - CBSSports
Half of the defensive line which helped Tampa Bay lead the NFL in run defense a year ago is now playing elsewhere. Rather than panic, general manager Mark Dominic and head coach Greg Schiano found similarly gifted (but younger and cheaper) players in the draft as replacements, including potential starting nose guard Akeem Spence.

Arizona Cardinals mandatory mini-camp for veterans and rookies coverage - Revenge of the Birds
Covering the final three practices for the Cardinals this offseason.

The Evolution Of The Cornerback Position And The Passing Game: The Rams: The Long And The Short Of It - Turf Show Times

Does size matter? In today's pass-happy NFL, the answer to that question is taking on added significance, particularly in relation to the wide receiver and cornerback positions.