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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday



Brand new week, holy crap!

Father’s Day has added meaning for Seahawks’ quartet of thirds
On Father’s Day, Earl Thomas III, Golden Tate III, Walter Thurmond III and Percy Harvin III are honoring and remembering those who had their names before they did.

If Bill Walsh had coached the Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"Lloyd got on a plane and saw Paul Brown," John Nordstrom told Boling. "He wanted to get clearance to interview Bill Walsh for the head coaching job. But Brown told him, 'Oh, you don’t want him, he’s a terrible alcoholic, we’re having all kinds of problems with him.' Lloyd hadn't been in the league before, so he bought what Brown was telling him. It wasn’t true ... [Brown] just didn’t want to lose him, and we never got the chance to interview Bill Walsh."

NFC West position rankings: 49ers trail Seahawks on defensive line - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers don't take the top spot in the defensive line rankings within the NFC West. Find out why.

Sherman wants to change secondary stereotypes - Blog -
Sherman sat down for an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle's "John Clayton Show," and he gave insight into what has driven him to become such a lightning rod. What appeared most important for Sherman is a desire to bring attention and respect to the Seahawks, and especially their vaunted Legion of Boom, Sherman's secondary crew that is known for boasting bigger-than-average cornerbacks and safeties.

Video: Wilson on new wrinkles in Seahawks offense - Blog -
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media following the third and final minicamp practice Thursday and talked about some new wrinkles in Seattle's offense, getting familiar with some of the team's younger receivers and how much further along he is compared to this time last year.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Monte Kiffin shares the secrets of a coaching tree; best father-son coaching combos and a whirl around the league.

Seahawks’ offseason comfort index | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
An overview of where the Seahawks stand, position by position, before training camp begins in late July.

Drafting The Greatest Seahawks Ever - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
This part of the offseason is incredibly long. To help us get through it, a few of us from 12thMR decided to have a little contest. 4 of us are taking t

DeAndre Hopkins among offseason rookie standouts -
Which rookies have made the biggest impressions throughout the offseason? Chris Wesseling highlights Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and eight others.

Break time: After productive offseason, Rams scramble for summer : Sports
Ladies and gentlemen, the Rams have left the building.

Brian Banks’ accuser ordered to pay back lawsuit settlement | ProFootballTalk
Wanetta Gibson, the woman who falsely accused her then-high school classmate Brian Banks of rape, derailing his promising football career and sending him to prison, has been ordered to pay back the money she received when she sued the school where she claimed the rape took place.

Men of the NFL remember the best advice their fathers ever gave them - CBSSports
'Feel your own pressure' or 'shoot for the moon.' On this Father's Day, some of the most successful people in the NFL recall to Clark Judge the best advice their dads handed down.

Fantasy Football: How to Project Receiving Yards (FBG)
Over at, I look at a different method to project receiving yards.

Von the Creator: Analyzing Von Miller’s Sacks From the 2012 Denver Broncos’ Season | Pre Snap Reads
Twenty years from now, we may look back on the 2011 NFL draft and look at it as one of the greatest ever. Every draft has a certain level of talent to boast about and this class is still in the developmental process as a whole, but when it includes special players such as Richard Sherman, Justin Houston, Randall Cobb, Torrey Smith, Kyle Rudolph, Colin Kaepernick, Muhammad Wilkerson, Corey Liuget, Nate Solder, Cameron Jordan and Mike Pouncey it’s difficult to subdue the potential for hyperbole.

Video Presentation: Caponomics 101- Salary Cap Basics - Over the Cap
Based on all the questions I typically get on the salary cap I thought about doing a series of presentations under the goofy “Caponomics 101″ name, and here we have the first as a general overview of the cap. I have the youtube video embedded in the post but if someone prefers a downloadable copy let me know and Ill see what I can do. Under the Youtube video is a copy of the slide deck if you want a copy of the slides. I have a few ideas for another 1 or 2 of these but if the feedback is good I can do more topics in this format over time explaining some of the analytics I like to fool around with from time to time.

Video Presentation: Caponomics 101- Components of a Contract - Over the Cap
Here is the second installment of the Caponomics series. In this presentation we get into the components of a contract and the basics of calculating a salary cap number and dead money. Topics include signing bonus prorations, guaranteed salary, the minimum salary benefit and incentive valuations.