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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

Matthew Stockman

Nice lil' Sunday, actually.

Kenny Chesney Practices with the Seattle Seahawks - Kenny Chesney : People.com
"I met [the team's coach] Pete a couple of years ago at our show at the Tacoma Dome," Chesney says of his invitation to the country star. "We kept in touch and when we were coming he asked me if I'd like to work out with the team. I didn't have to think about it ... The answer was, 'Yes!' "

Implications for Eric Mangini's hiring - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Eric Mangini's hiring as a senior consultant, ostensibly to help the San Francisco 49ers' offense prepare for opposing defenses, raises obvious questions about longer-term implications. It's reasonable to wonder whether the 49ers have lined up their next defensive coordinator.

San Francisco 49ers hire Eric Mangini to serve as a senior offensive consultant - San Jose Mercury News
Eric Mangini, a former Browns and Jets coach, has been hired by the 49ers to serve as a senior offensive consultant, a league source confirmed.

Alex Smith is 'everything' Chiefs thought he'd be - NFL.com
The honeymoon period between the Kansas City Chiefs and Alex Smith goes on. Team quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy likes what he's seen. "He's been everything that we thought he was."

Donovan McNabb on RG3: 'It's too much right now' - NFL.com
Donovan McNabb knows what it's like to be a young star quarterback with the world on a string. He'd like to talk to Robert Griffin III about some recent life choices. "It's too much right now."

The declining significance of June 1 | National Football Post
Once a date with special significance, June 1 has recently become just another day on the NFL calendar.

The replacements: Outlooks for players stepping in for big names - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher? Retired. Ed Reed? A Texan. Michael Crabtree? Hurt. Who steps up? Pete Prisco gives his outlook for the players replacing big names.

Half of Rams’ 10-man 2012 draft class has gotten in trouble | ProFootballTalk
As former Titans coach Jeff Fisher tries to bring the same consistency in the standings to St. Louis, he's well on his way to replicating one of his more overlooked accomplishments in Houston and Tennessee. Rounding up problem children.

Carson Palmer and throwing the ball deep - Revenge of the Birds
How has he done the past couple of years pushing the ball down the field with throws over 20 yards?

St. Louis Rams’ Chris Long: Showing off multiple tricks in the offseason - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long has been a very busy man this offseason. He’s doing things a little differently in preparation for the upcoming season. A one-trick-pony, he is not!

49ers Roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Anthony Dixon - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today we focus on Anthony Dixon.