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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday


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Gameday, baby.

Chuck Arnold tackles a new role
Chuck Arnold joined the Seahawks 20 years ago as an intern in the public relations department. After serving in a variety of roles since then, he has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

W2W4: Giants vs. Seahawks - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The 5-8 New York Giants host the 11-2 Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a 1 p.m. ET game. Here are four things to watch for in the game between a Giants team that has no playoff hopes and a Seahawks team that looks like a favorite to be back at MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl in early February.

Seahawks brace for winter weather against Giants | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
There's a Winter Storm Warning in New York and New Jersey this weekend, and the Seahawks are heading right into it.

Seahawks on verge of NFC West with some help -
If everything works out right for the Seattle Seahawks, this weekend will be the dry run to MetLife Stadium.

Episode: On the Double - Mack Strong | BBS Radio
Mack Strong is the Seattle Seahawks former fullback player and assistant running back coach; for more than 14 years Mack Strong has built an entire career full of Seahawk memories with just one fortunate NFL team. He recently retired after an unexpected career ending neck injury. Former Seahawk Coach Holmgren is quoted as saying, “Mack is one of the greatest men I’ve been around…great teammate, great leader”.

Seahawks punt team closes in on history | ProFootballTalk
It's Week 15. Coincidentally, the Seahawks have allowed 15 punt-return yards. All year. As recently explained by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the record for a 16-game season is 49 yards, set by the 2008 Falcons.

Five matchups to watch: Seahawks at Giants
The Seahawks will play this week for only the second time this season following a loss, and for the last time during the regular season on the road as they travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants.

Preparing for Seahawks, Giants plot how to get a grip on and deflate this Wilson |
Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was in awe this week as he watched the tape of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and tried to devise a game plan to stop him.

Seahawks continuing to win despite losing players
The next-man-up mentality continues to work for the Seahawks, because of the players who have had to step in and the way those players are treated by the coaches and their teammates.

New York Giants must keep their cool vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have a reputation as a feisty, trash-talking team, led by cornerback Richard Sherman. So how do the Giants keep from being drawn into trouble against them Sunday?"Why'd you come to me wit

Brandon Coleman to declare for the 2014 draft | Seahawks Draft Blog
“I feel like I’m ready to go.” I’m sure this wasn’t the way he intended to turn pro. Here’s Coleman’s statistical difference between 2012 and 2013

Derrick Coleman: The sound of silence in the NFL - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is deaf, but you'd never know it on the football field. He's embraced the challenge and perfected the art of lipreading to succeed in the sport he loves.

Official Richard Sherman Website
We are excited to be in the Big Apple this week and have the opportunity to get back on track. Last week’s loss showed us that we have a few things to fix, but it hasn’t changed our mentality or way we approach the game. We are continuing to maintain a 1-0 mentality and focusing on each game at hand.

Bruce Irvin on playing linebacker, fatherhood and more -
Between switching positions on Seattle's defense and becoming a father, life on and off the field has changed quite a bit for Bruce Irvin.

Giants’ Nicks: Seahawks ‘D’ bends rules, but he’s ready | New York Post
Ask Hakeem Nicks if Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks’ vaunted secondary plays within the rules and watch him shake his head and laugh.

Picking Seahawks over Giants is the lock of the year -
Yes, the Seahawks lost to the 49ers 19-17 last Sunday. But it wasn't a crippling defeat for two reasons:

Seahawks notebook: Bracing for inclement weather -
There were two things worth noting from Friday's practice, the Seahawks' last workout before leaving for New York.

Zach Miller, Max Unger will play Sunday - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller returned to practice Friday and will start Sunday against the New York Giants, as will center Max Unger.

RENTON: Seahawks defense puts trust in Dan Quinn | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
In late August of 2010, Dan Quinn made a significant impression on Earl Thomas.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson better at home, but good on road - ESPN
Russell Wilson was the main topic of conversation Thursday as a Rule 5 draft pick of the Texas Rangers, something Wilson said caught him by surprise.

Why Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Byron Maxwell Is a Star in the Making | Bleacher Report
When Brandon Browner was hit with a groin injury and a year-long suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, fans and media members alike wondered if third-year defensive back Byron Maxwell could fill the Pro Bowl cornerback’s shoes.

Best, Worst-Case Scenarios for a Seattle Seahawks Playoff Run | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

False Starts and Snap Counts - NFC West - NFL News - Pro Football Spot:: NFL, NFL Draft, and Fantasy Football News - Pro Football Spot Forums
After the Seattle Seahawks committed three false starts against the Houston Texans in week four, Pete Carroll promised that his team would work on eliminating this annoying trend. True to his word, the Seahawks committed zero false starts the following week against the Indianapolis Colts. They also lost.

Redskins' Jordan Reed (concussion) downgraded to out -
Jordan Reed has been downgraded to out due to a concussion. The Redskins rookie tight end will miss his fourth straight game. In 'MNF' news Reggie Bush and Elvis Dumervil are both questionable.

UCLA OL Xavier Su'a-Filo's age could factor into draft decision -
UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo turns 23 in January. Normally that would be cause for cake and presents, but for NFL scouts it could potentially be a cause for concern should Su'a-Filo declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Kentucky DE Bud Dupree announces he will stay in school -
Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree has announced that he will return for his senior season with the Wildcats rather than declare for the NFL draft.

NFL Prospect Focus: Aaron Donald and William Clark | National Football Post
Greg Gabriel breaks down two Defensive Line prospects

Prisco's Picks - Week 15 -'s host of NFL experts provides expert picks, grades and analysis for each game during the season.

New England Patriots game chance for Miami Dolphins to make statement | The MMQB with Peter King
For the Dolphins, it’s now or never. If they can’t beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Sunday, they might as well pack up until the B&B Boys retire. The opportunity for a signature win, the kind that signals a regime has arrived, doesn’t come any better than this.

Greg Cosell’s Film Review: Drew Brees-to-Marques Colston TD came from a brilliantly designed play | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
On Marques Colston's 15-yard touchdown from Drew Brees last week against Carolina, it looked like the Saints receiver just ran up the seam and Drew Brees hit him for a score. It wasn't nearly that simple.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 15 Game Previews
As for Seattle, the Seahawks are still two games ahead of everybody except New Orleans, and can clinch the division and a bye this weekend. As with the 49ers, this is a 1PM ET kickoff. They surely won't lose this though, will they? First in defense (-20.2%) against 28th in offense (-15.3%). Sixth in offense (13.1%) against tenth in defense (-6.8%). A massive disparity in special teams, fifth (5.8%) against 31st (-6.6%). Seattle is better by the numbers in every phase of the game.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: FSU RB Karlos Williams
People love the idea of being one step ahead of everyone else. It’s why the question, "Who is a player you like in next year’s draft?" is one of the most common I receive.

Records With and Without A Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers Edition
Green Bay started the season 5-2 and seemed on its way to another playoff berth. But in the first quarter of the team’s eighth game, Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. The Packers lost that game (technically on Rodgers’ ledger as the starter), and have struggled ever since. In his stead, Seneca Wallace went 0-1, Scott Tolzien went 0-1-1, and then Matt Flynn got a chance to lose on Thanksgiving against the Lions before salvaging a win against the Falcons last Sunday.

Sam Bradford was the last #1 pick to truly hit the lottery. 2010s #1 overall selection, his 6-year/$78 million contract included $50 million in guaranteed money.