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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Thursday



Holy crap it's already Thursday you guys.

A lofty projection for the Seahawks' Christine Michael - Blog -
Seahawks rookie Christine Michael doesn't figure to have a significant role this season as he plays behind starter Marshawn Lynch and shares backup duties with Robert Turbin. But by his fourth season, one analyst thinks he'll be among the NFL's best running backs.

Seahawks WR Sidney Rice to open five new Wingstop restaurants around Seattle | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
“Wingstop is my favorite restaurant. I travel a lot, and as soon as I land, the first thing I do is find the closest Wingstop,” Rice said in the restaurant chain’s announcement Wednesday. “They have the best wings and always make them fresh to order. When I was given the opportunity to join the company, I knew it was a chance I couldn’t pass up.”

Uncertainty, upside in interior of Seahawks' O-line - Blog -
No position on the Seahawks' roster is more uncertain than the two guard spots on the interior of their offensive line. No position has more upside, either.

49ers Blog and Q&A: ESPN to feature Kaepernick's ink six months after it was criticized
Vernon Davis says the Seahawks are building a "dynasty," Anthony Davis gives away a bulldog on Twitter, Colin Kaepernick is going to appear in the "body issue" of ESPN the Magazine. Welcome to the NFL in late June.

Seattle Seahawks Can Dethrone The 49ers In NFC West - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jun 12, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushes during minicamp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandator

Denard Robinson listed as 'OW' on Jacksonville Jaguars -
The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Denard Robinson as a playmaker without a position. The former Michigan quarterback has now made history as the first "OW" in NFL history.

Making the Leap: No. 40 St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead -
Around the League kicks off the top 40 players Making a Leap in 2013 with a look at St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead's chances of succeeding Steven Jackson as the starter.

Roger Goodell talks 'formal rotation' for 'Hard Knocks' -
The Cincinnati Bengals will be the featured team on HBO's "Hard Knocks" for the second time in four years. If Roger Goodell has his way, more teams will get involved with the popular program.

32 in 32: Sam Bradford must be Rams' franchise QB -
The St. Louis Rams have dramatically upgraded the talent on offense. Chris Wesseling says it's time for Sam Bradford to prove once and for all that he's a legitimate franchise quarterback.

Prosecution details events it says led to Odin Lloyd’s homicide | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
For more than 20 minutes, Bristol County prosecutor William McCauley stood in a Massachusetts courtroom Wednesday detailing the events that led to Aaron Hernandez's arrest and subsequent charge of first-degree murder.

The NFL's top scouts – Part I | National Football Post
A look at some of the league's best evaluators.

Aaron Hernandez arrest stirs up NFL's all-too-recent past -
It's a scene from more than a decade ago: NFL player arrested in connection to a murder. Mike Freeman says to expect quick action from NFL.

So where are the other two guys who were with Hernandez? | ProFootballTalk
It's now clear that Aaron Hernandez faces murder charges. It's not clear who was with him that night, and where they now are. The presentation of evidence from prosecutor Bill McCauley at Wednesday's arraignment was confusing on at least one point: The whereabouts of the two men who allegedly...

Patriots decided last week to cut Hernandez if he was arrested | ProFootballTalk
While the move came as a surprise, the Patriots had a plan. They remained quiet, as they always do. But they knew all along what they would do when the time came.

Tiki Barber: Running backs have to overcome fear of blocking | ProFootballTalk
Former Giants running back Tiki Barber offered up some thoughts this week about how current Giants running back David Wilson can develop into a great player, and he said that overcoming a fear of blocking is a key part of it. Barber admitted to ESPNNewYork.

Vernon Davis as Art Monk
After the voters did not select Shannon Sharpe as part of the 2009 Hall of Fame Class, I wrote this post comparing Sharpe to Art Monk. While many viewed Sharpe as a receiver playing tight end, I noted that the

The Tape Never Lies: Cary Williams will bring aggression and physicality to the Eagles’ secondary | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
Over the last few years, each of the Super Bowl winners have had a certain toughness to them that is borderline dirty. Late hits and big hits from in-your-face players, those that fit the cliché of hating to play against them but loving to play with them. Last season, the Baltimore Ravens had a few of those, one of which was cornerback Cary Williams.

71-Day NFL Warning: Luke Kuechly, Football's Next Defensive Star - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
The first time I saw Luke Kuechly play was in September 2010. I was working in Boston at the time, and I’d been sent to cover Boston College’s season opener against Weber State. That was notable enough, but that day also marked the return of All-American linebacker Mark Herzlich, who’d missed the entire 2009 season as he was treated for Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. As he should’ve, Herzlich owned the moments before kickoff, including an unforgettable one as he led Boston College onto the field, but when the game actually began, it was another Eagles linebacker you couldn’t take your eyes off of.