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Jonathan Moore

Hump day!

The Quarterback Internet Hate Index: How much do we hate QBs, and how wrong are we? -
NFL quarterbacks, if you ask the Internet, are for hating. In this dreadfully scientific study, we look at how much we hate these QBs and how dumb we are.

#HotSportsTakes: Greg Schiano Is the Coach This Culture Needs - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Greg Schiano and life on the American battlefie

2014 NFL Mock Drafts -
Is it silly to do a mock draft seven months in advance of the 2014 NFL Draft? Sure, a lot will change between now and then. But is it fun? Of course.

NFL 'Hard Knocks' to require team participation (with exceptions) -
The NFL has agreed to do 'Hard Knocks' every year, and will compel teams to participate if there are no volunteers.

Andre Ellington not likely to get more playing time - Revenge of the Birds
The rookie running back is being used in a role that suits him, according to the head coach.

How rare was it for Seahawks to lose a game in which they rushed for so many yards? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
It’s not breaking news that a lot of rushing yards usually means a victory. Still, it took a little bit of research to determine how rare it was for the Seahawks to lose as they did Sunday, when they rushed for a season-high 218 yards.

Week 6 NFL Power Rankings - 3 Undefeated Teams Remain | Fanspeak NFL Blog
So after 5 weeks, here is Fanspeak's Week 6 Power Rankings:

General (early) thoughts on the 2014 draft « Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s still way too early to get a handle on next years draft, but I’ve had a chance to rattle through some tape in between changing a baby, feeding a baby and trying, in vain, to entertain a baby. So here we go.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 5 DVOA Ratings
Denver is still awesome and Jacksonville is still terrible, but Week 5 brought some interesting movement in the rest of the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. A number of AFC teams dropped significantly: New England, San Diego, Tennessee, Miami, and especially Houston, which is now all the way down to 27th overall. Houston's big loss was San Francisco's big gain, as the 49ers leap back into the top ten.

Seahawks already looking toward next opportunity
Monday metatarsal musings: After losing their first game, the Seahawks could have played the woulda, coulda and shoulda game. Instead, they chose to focus on the next opportunity to go 1-0.

Hawk Talk highlights: Rice's future, Harvin's return -
Highlights from the latest edition of "Hawk Talk" with Danny O'Neil:

Seahawks notebook: Percy Harvin making progress -
A day after Seattle's first loss, coach Pete Carroll addressed a number of comebacks, starting with the one that he expects to occur this week: that of center Max Unger. "We're going to count on Max practicing this week," Carroll said.

Power Rankings: No. 5 Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Seahawks' Power Ranking: Preseason: 1 | Last Week: 2 | Power Ranking since 2002 The Seattle Seahawks l

Protection problems cause third-down woes for Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
“The protection issues have been at the root of it,” Carroll said Monday. “There’s a number of things that we can do better. But it has made the quarterback [Russell Wilson] move quite a bit and not allowed us to be on time the way we’d like to.”

Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll expects Max Unger to play this weekend - ESPN
“We’re counting on Max practicing this week,” Carroll said Monday. “We think he’s going make it this week. Holding him out [Sunday at Indianapolis] gave us the chance to say that now and we look forward to him playing.”

Percy Harvin of Seattle Seahawks getting closer to return, Pete Carroll says - ESPN
"He will be back in town this week," Carroll said of the wide receiver. "He was in New York to make sure the doctor that did the surgery, and his rehab team, were ready to sign off on it. "I know he started running last week. I don't know any more than that until we get him out here, but it's encouraging. We're getting closer. It's going to happen as soon as possible."

Snap counts for the Indianapolis game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are the full offensive and defensive snap counts for the Seahawks-Indianapolis game. One thing that stands out is how often Seattle was in 3- or 4-WR sets.

Thiel: Wilson Flees From Seahawks’ OL woes | Sportspress Northwest
Four starters missing from the O-line has created “leakage,” according to Pete Carroll, meaning QB Russell Wilson isn’t getting the time to convert third downs.

Seahawks drop to third in power rankings | - Sports
The Denver Broncos have increased their lead on the rest of the league in the latest Associated Press NFL power rankings, pulling in 11 of 12 first-...

Seattle Seahawks: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 6 | Bleacher Report
Week 5 was eventful for the NFC West and the division-leading Seattle Seahawks . It's time to get you caught up on everything you need to know as the Seahawks gear up for the sixth week of the NFL season...

Roger Goodell: Playoff expansion a possibility for 2015 -
Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed Tuesday that the NFL Competition Committee will make it a priority to discuss an expanded playoff field in time for the 2015 season.

Three bid cities tabbed finalists to host Super Bowl LII -
The three bid cities for Super Bowl LII are Indianapolis, Minneapolis and New Orleans the NFL announced on Tuesday. Dan Hanzus breaks down the chance of each city getting the title game.

What we're not overreacting to after Week 5 -
New York Jets fans were disappointed with Geno Smith after four weeks, but Monday's win has the Gang Green faithful thinking playoffs. Gregg Rosenthal also tells fans in Chicago and Miami to relax.

NFL Prospects Focus: Jeff Mathews | National Football Post
The Big Red may have a future NFL QB

Tomorrow is promised to no man | National Football Post
On the verge of a trip to the Super Bowl in January, the Falcons now sit at 1-4.

The Week in Overreactions: Tony Romo is a choker -
New storylines emerge every week. Some are reasonable, most are not. 'The Week in Overreactions' focuses on the latter.

Washington Redskins fan explains why he gave up season tickets | The MMQB with Peter King
By Joel Fowler It’s a question that haunts me to this day: “So, Mr. Fowler, how can the Washington Redskins retain you as a season-ticket holder?” I had missed the renewal deadline following the end of the 2010 NFL season, but I didn’t think anything of it.

Teddy Bridgewater among NFL draft picks best for Jacksonville Jaguars | The MMQB with Peter King
This Sunday’s game in Denver between the 0-5 Jaguars and the 5-0 Broncos is anticipated to be a mismatch of historic proportions. This week The MMQB is exploring what it's like for the Jaguars to be the NFL's biggest underdog ever, whether there’s hope for the season—and the future—in Ja...

How Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants can right ships this season | Audibles -
The season may be all but over in Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, but other struggling teams still have hope. In Audibles’ latest Cover-Two, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar outline how several teams on the wrong side of .500 can right the ship.

Thank You for Not Coaching! Week 5 - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Mike Smith just can't get it right these days. When he's aggressive, his team fails and gets second-guessed. When he's conservative, his team eventual

Mac's Football Blog: Bills sign LB Ty Powell off Giants' practice squad
The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday that they have signed linebacker Ty Powell off the New York Giants practice squad.

Raiders release Matt Flynn
On Monday, the Raiders took the expected final step of releasing much maligned quarterback Matt Flynn. Heavily assumed to be in the works since Flynn’s disaster of a start against the Redskins, the move took just over a week to be made.

Boiler Room: Florida State RB James Wilder | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I remember James Wilder, Sr. A 6’3″, 225-pound wrecking ball where he had two seasons in Tampa Bay with a combined 772 carries for 2844 yards and 23 touchdowns, Wilder is the best running back in Buccaneers history if you ask me. One of those years, Wilder had 407 carries, 1544 yards rushing, 13 rushing touchdowns and 85 receptions for 685 yards for an 8.1 yards per catch average.