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Is Colin Kaepernick in Trouble Without Michael Crabtree? | RotoViz
In a word: No. Colin Kaepernick was efficient almost anywhere he threw the ball in 2012, including when he threw the ball to receivers that are primarily known for drops (Delanie Walker). It’s true that Kaepernick was very good when throwing to Crabtree, but it’s more the case that Kap just leaned on Crabtree a lot so the stats ended up being volume + efficiency. The table below shows Kaep’s attempts to his top receivers. It would be remarkable if Kaep could keep up this kind of pace, although I kind of suspect that the SF scheme deserves much of the credit.

Saints embrace evaluation technology - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Mickey Loomis spent his first three evenings at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis sitting face-to-face with incoming rookies, utilizing intensive 15-minute interviews with 60 select players hoping to find a window into their character and personality

Cortez Kennedy Named Seahawks Ambassador
Cortez Kennedy will represent the Seahawks in community outreach appearances and support corporate partnership, suite sales and other entertainment events.

Which Seahawks will leap in next year's NFL 100?
Six Seahawks made the NFL's Top 100 list, but the highest ranking was No. 24. 'Bob and Groz' discuss who the team's best chances to crack the Top 20 next year are. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Podcast: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - ESPN
ESPN's John Clayton talks with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

On Judging QBs - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Lets play a little game. I'll give you the stats of 2 QBs and you tell me which you'd rather have as your QB: Comp % TD Int Yd/A Rat QBR

5 Reasons Seahawks Fans Should Be Worried Heading Into The 2013 Season - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 23, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Seattle Seahawks long snapper Clint Gresham snaps the ball against the San Fr

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Measure Of Defensive Greatness: Best Scoring Defenses In NFL History
There have been great secondaries, great defensive lines, and prolific thieves that collected opponent turnovers by the bushel. Every defense is ultimately measured by their ability to keep opponents off the scoreboard. Opponent scoring average is a great indicator, even if there are some flaws. Points scored on offensive turnovers or in special teams show up on opponents scoring average and have nothing to do with the defense. A terrible offense can put the defense in precarious situations where even a three-and-out series results in a field goal. Still, legendary defenses find a way to keep their opponents scoring down. The game has changed too much to rely solely on points allowed as the measure of a great scoring defense. We will explore some more nuanced approaches to figuring out which defenses were the best ever at keeping opponents off the scoreboard.

Robert Griffin III has reserved parking spot at Arby's -
Robert Griffin III is the face of the Washington Redskins, which has its benefits. That includes VIP parking for the quarterback at an Arby's restaurant in Richmond, Va.

Read-option will harm QBs, Gunther Cunningham says -
Gunther Cunningham, the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator, says the read-option offense won't be around forever, citing injuries to star QBs. Does the longtime coach have a point?

Marcus Lattimore: I probably won't do 49ers camp -
Marcus Lattimore wants to play, but the San Francisco 49ers rookie running back doesn't expect to take part in training camp next month as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired right knee.

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu on return of 'Honey Badger' -
Tyrann Mathieu ditched his "Honey Badger" moniker while rehabbing his image before the NFL draft. If he stays on the straight and narrow with the Arizona Cardinals, however, could the name return?

Making the Leap: No. 35 Chiefs QB Chase Daniel -
He might be an unlikely selection, but is Chase Daniel ready to break out? Gregg Rosenthal weighs in on the Kansas City Chiefs' backup quarterback.

Aldon Smith won't be crushed if he misses sack record -
Aldon Smith has started his young career on a historic sack pace. In a chat with Around The League, the San Francisco 49ers pass rusher talked about how important the single-season sack record is to him.

How do NFL clubs find out about character? | National Football Post
Hernandez case should open some eyes around the league.

Cam Newton’s offseason of self-awareness | ProFootballTalk
Cam Newton understands now that all eyes are on him, always. Whether he’s sitting on the bench during a Panthers game with a towel on his head, or high-fiving high school players at his football camp, he knows that people are watching.

Mirror Images: Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I can’t think of an easier Mirror Images tandem than teammates. Cian Fahey profiled Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu. I’m following suit with a pair of 49ers with freakish athleticism and great versatility.

Vonta Leach and Red Bryant: My Amish Electricians | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
It’s no secret that everyone loves superstars. Even as kids we’re brought up to worship the superstars on our father’s favorite team. Instead of getting jerseys with the name of the long-snapper or the punter, we get the quarterback or running back’s jersey. Our eyes naturally follow the football, so it makes sense that we would naturally follow the guys who are carrying it.

Finding the Fits: Zac Stacy to take over for Steven Jackson in STL? - CBSSports
This article is one of a series called Finding the Fits in which 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.

69-Day NFL Warning: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Now With More Darrelle Revis - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
There’s really no way around it — the 2011 Buccaneers were a mess. Tampa Bay finished with a 4-12 record, but the real worrisome part was