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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday



Already Tuesday- this week is just flying by.

Mangini's role with 49ers is to think one step ahead of the game | CSN Bay Area
The 49ers have a bright, innovative and open-minding offensive coordinator and what appears to be a very strong staff on that side of the ball. Eric Mangini's addition to the 49ers as "senior offensive consultant" certainly is not a move borne out of desperation, such as the two previous offensive consultants the 49ers employed.

Colin Kaepernick could have been an Oakland Raider if not for failed trade - NFL - Peter King -
Colin Kaepernick a Raider. Imagine the change in history. "I think about it all the time, believe me,'' Hue Jackson, the rookie Raiders coach on Draft Day 2011, said Sunday night. "No question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I thought it could happen. We wanted the kid in the worst way.''

After two years, it's clear the NFL's CBA is a raw deal - 05.27.13 - SI Vault
Now two years removed from the negotiation of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between the NFL Players Association and the league, the ramifications of the new 10-year CBA—forged through months of talks, litigation and obfuscation—are starting to crystallize. The most obvious change is in the compensation to players entering the league. Having negotiated close to 100 rookie contracts in my nine years as vice president of the Packers, I find it remarkable to see the drastic reduction in pay to rookies, specifically first-rounders, and the dramatic ease in negotiating these deals from the old CBA to the new.

Mystery man revealed : The daredevil behind the lens | KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
As soon as Joseph Carnevale moved to Seattle, he began sizing up the Space Needle. “First day, we signed a lease, and drove over to the Space Needle and started looking at it,” said Carnevale.

Rating O-linemen: Thomas, Pouncey tops in production, durability - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Ex-NFL personnel guy Pat Kirwan shares his formula and O-line rankings. He rates Joe Thomas, Maurkice Pouncey and their position groups on top. Blog | Seahawks, past and present, heading to NFL Broadcast Boot Camp
Former Seahawks Chad Brown, Ricky Watters and Jeff Feagles and current Seahawks wide receiver Charly Martin are scheduled to participate in the seventh annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. The event will be held June 17-20 at the NFL Films office in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

NFL 2013 Offseason Grades: Seattle Seahawks | Bleacher Report
This is part of a series of videos grading NFL teams offseasons , from the opening of free agency to the end of the daft, up through OTAs and mini-camps...

With Marshawn Lynch absent, Christine Michael flashes | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Along with Lynch, offensive tackle Breno Giacomini, cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive end Chris Clemons were not present for the morning workout. Rookie Michael Bowie worked with the first unit at right tackle with Giacomini out.

Advantage 49ers? Mangini and NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Eric Mangini's addition to the San Francisco 49ers gives the team a powerhouse offensive staff running 12 men deep, counting head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Seahawks' revamped pass rush still a question mark - Blog -
What are the Seahawks going to do at Leo? That question was asked out of excitement a month ago, everyone wondering what kind of cocktail Seattle could shake up at the pass-rushing defensive end with Cliff Avril signed in free agency, Bruce Irvin coming back for his second season and Chris Clemons recovering from offseason knee surgery.

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts -
Is this Seahawks front seven better than that of the 2005 Super Bowl team? Can wide receiver Percy Harvin be the most explosive player in Seahawks history? Which Seahawks assistant coach is more likely to land a head-coaching job after this season: Darrell Bevell or Tom Cable?

Michael Floyd making the leap for Arizona Cardinals? -
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians calls his wide receiver group the best he's ever inherited. Is that because Michael Floyd is on the verge of a breakout season?

Jim Harbaugh meets Judge Judy at episode taping -
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a big "Judge Judy" fan. How big? He cited her in one of his more entertaining press conferences. Harbaugh met the famous judge at a recent taping.

Four-down territory: Future new subdivision? | National Football Post
Plus, an update on Lunt, Mitchell leaves a void at USF and a recruit decommits from FSU.

Going deep | National Football Post
A look at ten players who could come at an excellent price on draft day.

Analyzing Interceptions: 2000 to 2012
Last off-season, I produced an exhaustive analysis of fumble recovery rates. With 13 years of play-by-play data at my disposal, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look at interceptions. You can skip to the results section if you like, but let me start with a few disclaimers.

Joe Haden: The Numbers, The Tape, The Verdict | Pre Snap Reads
After a college career(can we really call it a career when they don’t get paid?) at Florida that included a SEC Championship, a National Championship, a National Defensive Player of the Year award and being named a Unanimous All-American, cornerback Joe Haden found his way to the Cleveland Browns as the seventh overall selection in the 2010 draft.

Top 10 Post-June 1 Free Agents - Free Agency Update -
NFL rules allow teams to designate up to two released vested veterans as "post-June 1" cuts and spread those players' salary cap hits across two years. The Bills used a "post-June 1" designation on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who signed with the Titans. The Raiders used the designation on defensive back Michael Huff, and as of June 1 realized an $8 million cap clearance, allowing GM Reggie McKenzie to sign his rookie class.

Podcast: Player Cuts, Collusion, QB Pricing and More - Over the Cap
In this weeks Podcast we touch on a number of questions including player cuts, Dwight Freeney’s claims of collusion, the effects of the QB market going over $20 million, Jay Cutler and a few more odds and ends.

What if your NFL team sponsored a college football bowl game? -
With the reported new Detroit Lions Bowl, let's look at what would happen if some other NFL teams got in the act.