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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2012 Play-Action, Defense
Recently, we looked at which offenses were the best and worst against play-action. Today, we’re going to switch sides and look at it from the defensive point of view. As we pointed out last year, it’s an underappreciated statistic, but it can prove useful in diagnosing deficiencies on defense.

Even with recent additions, Marshawn Lynch continues to lead the way
The Seahawks ran the ball more than any team in the NFL last season, with Marshawn Lynch gaining a career-high 1,590 yards and the team going for a franchise-record 2,579. Don’t expect that to change in 2013.

Where Seahawks have clear edge over 49ers - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Darren Woodson won three Super Bowls, made five Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro three times during his 12-year career as a strong safety for the Cowboys.

Will Seahawks’ gamble with Michael pay off? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
To true fans of a team, every draft pick is intriguing. That said, one of the highest on the intrigue-o-meter for the Seahawks’ Class of 2013 is the first pick they had, running back Christine Michael (at right in a John Lok photo) taken in the second round.

Hawks’ offense fueled by experienced playmakers | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
As a rookie during the Seattle Seahawks offseason program, Russell Wilson was immersed in a three-way battle for the quarterback job, relegated to splitting reps three ways with the first-unit offense.

RALEIGH: DeCock: Almost like Russell Wilson never left Wolfpack | Luke DeCock | NewsObserver.com
Not being the kind of person to admit to any ration of doubt, even in retrospect, it is not surprising that Russell Wilson never thought his future relationship with N.C. State might be a little awkward after he left for Wisconsin two years ago.

Will Seattle Seahawks be the NFL's next dynasty? - NFL.com
In the latest organic email chain between the Around The League guys, Gregg, Marc, Dan and Chris discuss Vernon Davis' belief that the Seattle Seahawks are building a dynasty. Is that possible?

Will Seattle Seahawks be the NFL's next dynasty? - NFL.com
In the latest organic email chain between the Around The League guys, Gregg, Marc, Dan and Chris discuss Vernon Davis' belief that the Seattle Seahawks are building a dynasty. Is that possible?

5 potential schedule pitfalls | National Football Post
Back-to-back road games featuring non-conference and divisional opponents can spell trouble.

Finding the Fits: Reid brings speed to San Francisco - CBSSports
This article is one of a series called Finding the Fits in which NFLDraftScout.com will review some of the more intriguing picks made during the 2013 NFL Draft. The goal of the series is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic fit and, therefore, more likely to be a surprise contributor early in his pro career.

Dan Skuta Learns OLB Position
Inside, outside, 3-4 or 4-3, Dan Skuta has now lined up at every linebacker position in his NFL career. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound linebacker signed a two-year contract with the 49ers this offseason expecting to contribute on special teams and as a reserve inside linebacker.

NFL news roundup: Maurice Jones-Drew avoids assault charges, Richard Seymour rules out Patriots - SBNation.com
Maurice Jones-Drew avoids legal trouble and Richard Seymour nixes the idea of a Patriots reunion in Tuesday's NFL roundup. Also making appearances: Brett Favre, Vonta Leach and Keenan Allen.