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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

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Gameday, baby.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's changing view on big hits - NFL - ESPN
The night before an NFL game follows a similar course for teams throughout the league. Players and coaches finish their meetings at the team hotel, and, at some point, they gather to watch an inspirational highlight video set to music. These video presentations don't feature extra points, either. They single out the biggest plays, including crushing hits such as the ones stirring debate in locker rooms and beyond.

Everyone is talking about Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was a little under the weather Friday and didn’t practice. It might be the only thing that hasn’t gone right for him all season.

Four matchups to watch: Seahawks vs. Buccaneers
The Seahawks will play at CenturyLink Field on Sunday for the first time since Week 6, and the opponent for the team with the best record in the NFC will be the Buccaneers, who have the worst record in the NFC.

Seahawks in search of their offensive rhythm
While the defense and special teams have staked the Seahawks to the best start in franchise history, the injury-riddled offense will be looking to get back on track against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Allen Robinson (WR, Penn State) vs Ohio State & Syracuse " Seahawks Draft Blog
A few people have commented on Allen Robinson — a junior receiver at Penn State. This year he already has 878 yards and six touchdowns. Last week he had a big day against Ohio State (see above) albeit in garbage time.

Friday in Hawkville: Chris Clemons voted Ed Block Courage Award
Nine months removed from major knee surgery. Chris Clemons is back and collecting sacks. His teammates have honored the Seahawks’ Leo end by voting Clemons the Ed Block Courage Award.

Bucs' trip to Seattle is perfect timing for Seahawks -
It's hard to picture a scenario in which Tampa Bay beats the Seahawks on Sunday.

Baldwin: 'Sidney was the guy who led everything' -
"Sidney was the guy who led everything," said Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin while on "Seahawks Weekly" on 710 ESPN Seattle. "Not having him in the locker room or in our meeting room is going to be different, but at the same time, his presence is still with us because he taught us so much."

December trial date set for Marshawn Lynch's DUI case - ESPN
A judge in Alameda County Court in California denied a motion to suppress evidence and dismiss Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's DUI case Friday, according to his attorney, Ivan Golde. A trial date of Dec. 27 has been set for the case. However, Golde said he likely will get a continuance so the trial does not take place during the season.

Seahawks' Percy Harvin has an MRI that shows he's OK - ESPN
"We did another MRI to make sure we were seeing everything right," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "There were no complications."

Seahawks want more Beast Mode | - Sports
Carroll wants running back Marshawn Lynch more involved in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers

Sunday Primer: Week 9 -
Receivers often deliver big performances following a controversial week. Will Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant be the next one? Find out everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's kickoffs.

What to watch for: Viewing tips for Week 9 games -
Week 9 pits multiple Super Bowl winners as Ben Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers visit Tom Brady's New England Patriots. Our couchgating guide has all your weekend viewing tips.

What you need to know about the Week 9 injury report -
It's Friday, and that means we break down all the big news from the Week 9 injury report. Who will quarterback the Buffalo Bills? Will DeMarcus Ware play for the Dallas Cowboys?

Greg Cosell’s Film Review – Looking into Terrelle Pryor’s 93-yard touchdown run | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The interesting thing about the design of Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor's record-setting 93-yard touchdown is it combined two concepts in one play.

Futures at Football Outsiders: Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
There’s no position I enjoy watching more than running back. One of the reasons I love studying the position is that relative to other roles on the field, there’s a tremendous amount of diversity among players that can excel at the job.

NFL Week 9 Early Game Previews | NFL Philosophy
Matt Ryan has played much better than I’ve given him credit for lately. When teams take away Tony Gonzalez then Ryan has been able to find other options. Even in the face of a poor OL and no running game, Ryan has shown the ability to find receivers in the face of pressure. Last week, the wheels came off a little bit last week because the Cardinals blitzed the daylights out of the Falcons’ offense.

Advanced NFL Stats: Separating Receiver from Quarterback: A Start
Ty Aderhold and David Freed are second-year members of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Ty is a sophomore majoring in History and Science with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy, and is a big fan of all Atlanta sports teams (proving Atlanta sports fans do actually exist). David is majoring in applied math (focusing on economics) and minoring in statistics. He is currently looking for a vintage Vince Carter Raptors jersey.

2014 NFL Draft: Scherff latest star on Iowa offensive line -
Under former NFL offensive line coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa has become one of college football's most consistent producers of quality blockers. The school isn't necessarily viewed as a hotbed of NFL talent -- defensive back Micah Hyde was the only Hawkeye drafted last April -- but few programs have generated more top 100 picks among blockers over the past 10 years than Iowa's six.

Andre Ellington still missed open running lanes, which is scary | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
As good as the Cardinals’ Andre Ellington was on Sunday, racking up 154 yards rushing, he missed open running lanes. “There are some of those plays, you wish you could get back,” he said after the Week 8 beating of the Atlanta Falcons. “That’s what the next game is for.”

A Former NFL Player's Perspective on Midseason Injuries and Fatigue | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

What to Watch for in NFL Week 9 | Bleacher Report
Most of my NFL focus this season has veered toward the quarterback position after taking on Bleacher Report’s QB power ranking, which is updated weekly.