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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday


Hump day you guys.

The Other 31: Seahawks make upgrades to already imposing team
After a standout rookie season, quarterback Russell Wilson, above, will have an opportunity to throw passes to game-breaking wide receiver Percy Harvin.

The Problems with Passers | The Sideline View
“He wants to be great,” said Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey a week ago when talking about quarterback Jay Cutler. If that is the case, then why isn’t Cutler great? His poor decision making and footwork have largely been responsible for the reason he isn’t great, and in that regard, he has no one to blame but himself.

Commentary: Sherman & friends provide bright spot in disappointing month for the NFL | Q13 FOX News
We start by putting our spotlight on the images from today in Tacoma. As NFL fans, we need positive reminders like this in a month marred by misconduct around the rest of the league.

Seattle Seahawks fans to try for crowd roar Guinness World Record - ESPN
CenturyLink Field is considered one of the most intimidating stadiums in the NFL, partly because it is so noisy. But a fan group wants the Seattle Seahawks' home to be the loudest stadium on Earth.

NFL - How to stop Earl Thomas - ESPN
I love watching tape of the Seattle Seahawks' secondary. They are a physical, aggressive unit that has size, speed and plays with a swagger. That's exactly what I would look for as a coach (or as a talent evaluator) when putting together a core unit that can control the back end of the defense.

The long road home | National Football Post
The NFP revisits the home field advantage question by examining each team’s performance against one interesting statistic.

Seattle Seahawks Roster Battles: The Defensive Backfield - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
I’m wrapping up my three part series explaining the positional roster battles that we’ll be watching in training camp this year. We’ve already taken a look at the offensive skill positions and the offensive and defensive lines. Now it’s time to turn my attention to the linebackers and defensive backs.

49ers Camp Preview: Wide Receivers
The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will open training camp at the end of the month. But before the pads come on and the competition for 53 coveted roster spots begin, will preview the storylines to track for each position group on the team. San Francisco’s emerging group of wide receivers comes into focus next in our “49ers Camp Preview” series.

Ranking the NFL's deepest backfields -
Adrian Peterson might be the NFL's best running back, but his Minnesota Vikings didn't make Marc Sessler's list of teams with the deepest backfields. Find out who did.

2013 NFL supplemental mock draft -'s Henry Hodgson is the go-to man for the supplemental draft, and his mock reveals the twists and turns en route to revealing which team might take the plunge in the talent pool.

Colin Kaepernick dons 49ers cap for Instagram photos -
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick again responded to the criticism he got over his hat choice. This time, the quarterback showed himself in less offensive garb.

Read option won't catch NFL teams by surprise this season - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III better hone their pocket skills. Defensive coaches tell Clark Judge they will be ready for the read option in 2013.

Can Kenny Britt become the next great wide receiver?
Kenny Britt’s story is hardly a secret. As a freshman at Rutgers in 2006, his 64-yard catch turned the tide in the biggest win in school history. The next year, he was part of a dynamic offense: Ray Rice rushed for 2,012 yards, Tiquan Underwood caught 65 passes for 1100 yards and 7 touchdowns, and Britt was the big play threat, gaining 1,232 yards and 8 touchdowns on 62 catches. In 2008, Britt caught 87 passes for 1,371 yards and 7 touchdowns. After his junior year, the dynamic college receiver made the obvious move and declared for the NFL Draft. He then watched his hometown Giants take Hakeem Nicks one pick before the Titans made Britt the first Rutgers player ever to be selected in the first round.

Documents shed light on Aaron Hernandez's role in alleged murder of Odin Lloyd -
The former Patriots tight end is charged with the first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd. Search warrants released July 9 detail what investigators know about his role in the case.

The impact of the play-action pass in the NFL -
Play-action passes were a big part of NFL offenses in 2012 and Football Outsiders took a closer look on how each team fared both offensively and defensively.