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Greg Jennings Is Always Open: A Photo Essay - Daily Norseman
Using the All-22 from the Green Bay Packers game, I decided to create a poster of every snap Greg Jennings took on passing plays that weren't predetermined reads or screens.

Browner could file a potent defamation lawsuit against the NFL | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner currently faces a one-year suspension under the substance-abuse policy. As he awaits a ruling on whether the suspension will stand, he has in his pocket some potentially strong legal claims.

Pete Carroll needs to get his Seahawks in line before Super season goes up in smoke - NY Daily News
Pete Carroll was trying to explain what has been going on with his Seahawks, who lead the league, not just in wins, but in suspensions for banned substances. He was ultimately responsible for both and having a hard time reconciling it.

NFL Week 13: Seahawks tickets almost $225; Browns tix almost $7 -
The most expensive ticket of Week 13 is in Seattle where tickets to the Saints-Seahawks game on Monday night are going for $220

Seahawks stat geek: How well can Byron Maxwell step in for Walter Thurmond? | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
One of the big questions for Monday’s Seattle-New Orleans game is how well third-year player Byron Maxwell can replace suspended cornerback Walter Thurmond.

Thanksgiving draft thoughts | Seahawks Draft Blog
- Matt Flynn, Charlie Whitehurst, Russell Wilson. Three quarterbacks John Schneider liked for the Seahawks. When Schneider misses, he misses. When he hits, he hits.

Rams get chance to measure progress - NFC West Blog - ESPN
s he fired up his team-issued iPad earlier this week to take a look at film of the 49ers, St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis came upon the tape of his team’s embarrassing loss to San Francisco on Sept. 26.

Bruce Arians returns to head coaching roots - ESPN
By now, 25 years after Bruce Arians was fired by Temple University, the streets around Philadelphia are paved.

Chip Kelly: Philadelphia Eagles run 'see-coast offense' -
"I don't care what other people think," coach Chip Kelly said on Thanksgiving. "If I did, I would be valuing their opinion over my own." Kelly also tried to clear up misconceptions about his read-option principles. "I don't think it's an offense, I think its a play. And we don't run read option if you want to get really technical. We run a zone-read play every once and a while," Kelly said. "It's just like saying our offense is a power offense because we run the power play.

Five Question, Five Answers: Saints | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
It may be Thanksgiving. But it’s also time for our weekly Five Questions, Five Answers look at this week’s opponent, the New Orleans Saints.

Donte Whitner: Saints' Drew Brees 'can't take a hit' -
"That's not right because he did everything that he was supposed to do," Whitner said Wednesday, via CSN Bay Area, about Brooks' eventual fine from the NFL. "It's not his fault that Drew Brees is a little guy and can't really take a hit. "He can't take a hit. Ahmad is, what, 260 pounds? (Brees is), what, 6-foot, 190? (He's listed at 209 pounds.) Just because it looks bad, because this guy's in the weight room and does his job. (Brooks) rushes the quarterback and put a hit on him, which is part of the game of football. He can't take a hit."

What they said: Darrell Bevell | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s some of what Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say when he met the media this week to discuss the offense and the game Monday against the Saints:

Seahawks-Saints injury report | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks took the day off for Thanksgiving. But with a game on Monday night, NFL rules require an injury/participation report for today as if the team did practice.

Former Georgia RB Isaiah Crowell to enter 2014 NFL Draft -
Listed at 5-11 and 190 pounds, Crowell is a dynamic athlete with the explosive feet and shifty moves to quickly change directions and redirect his momentum to keep defenders off balance. He has a lean frame for the position, but is tougher and more physical than he looks, never afraid to lower his pads and get his nose dirty. He wasn't used much in the passing game, but he has shown soft hands as a pass-catcher and displays accurate awareness in pass protection. Crowell has some durability concerns, but his character and off-field decision-making are the big questions with his draft stock and something that will be thoroughly investigated by NFL teams.

Week 13 NFL Grades: Lions, despite mistakes, display dominance -
Even though the Lions turned the ball over four times Thursday, their win vs. the Packers never was really in doubt.

Suspensions, Locker Room Drama Won't Derail Pete Carroll's Seahawks | Bleacher Report
When Pete Carroll was fired by the New England Patriots after a 27-21 tenure, he knew it was time to do some soul searching...

Four Games Scouts will be Watching: Week 14
The final full week on the college schedule before the conference title games features traditional interstate rivalries, some which will impact the national rankings. It’s also a weekend which a number of highly rated NFL prospects, many from the junior class, will face off against one another.

Week 14 Prospect Match-up: Iron Bowl provides big stage -
Know the top NFL prospects to watch this weekend in the pivotal matchups on the college football landscape

Saints vs. Seahawks: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints this week on Monday Night Football. This is a matchup of the teams with the two top records in the NFC this season. The Seahawks are coming off their bye week, so they've had plenty of time to put together a solid game plan for this all-important showdown.

Seahawks moving on with depleted secondary vs. New Orleans Saints |
The "Legion of Boom" is more like an "Army of One" at cornerback as the Seattle Seahawks' Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond will be unavailable when the New Orleans Saints come to town for a Monday night matchup at CenturyLink Field.

Admiration a two-way street for New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Seahawks' Russell Wilson |
"I just watched every throw, pretty much, that he had ever thrown for the most part in the NFL," Wilson said. "I just really studied him, his footwork and what he does."

Admiration a two-way street for New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Seahawks' Russell Wilson |
"I just watched every throw, pretty much, that he had ever thrown for the most part in the NFL," Wilson said. "I just really studied him, his footwork and what he does."