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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

Hump day, you guys.


Read 'em and weep.

Former Chiefs QB Brady Quinn looks back on time in KC -
“Reflecting back on my time in Kansas City, it was obviously tough the way the season went,” Quinn said. “I think it was crazy, just thinking back a year ago now — this time of year — looking at the situation, looking at our roster, and looking at all the possibilities of what we’d be able to accomplish. It just seems like, it looked so great on paper, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way — on the field and off the field.”

'NFL Total Access' recap: Best fit for remaining free agents? -
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman joined the show from Nike headquarters in Oregon, where Sherman uncharacteristically did not say too much. Sherman said he was fine with his ranking on NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2013" list, noting he does not put much into lists. Sherman did say he doesn't have a relationship with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, his college coach at Stanford.

Jed York, Gideon Yu discuss 49ers technology usage - Niners Nation
49ers CEO Jed York and President Gideon Yu sat down with SAP to discuss how technology is impacting the 49ers. It led to an intriguing discussion across various aspects of the team's operations.

49ers NFL Draft 2013: Team works with SAP to remain ahead of the pack in efficiency - Niners Nation
The 49ers are always looking to remain on the cutting edge with their innovative offensive game-planning. It is only fitting they are trying to do the same with organizational efficiency for the NFL Draft. Here's a look at how they are doing that.

Tavon Austin was called into GM's office over his Twitter activity | Larry Brown Sports
“Three strippers followed me, I followed them back,” Austin told the high schoolers, according to Taylor Holliday. “Next thing I know I’m in the GM’s office. Now I’m off Twitter.”

Shula's offense taking shape
It took several weeks for the Panthers offense to get into gear and find its rhythm last season, and offensive coordinator Mike Shula is working to make sure that doesn't happen in 2013.

Supplemental draft 2013: South Alabama CB Damond Smith, UCF DE Toby Jackson reportedly in -
Former Houston running back Charles Sims may not be in the supplemental draft this year after transferring to West Virginia, but the draft will still take place.

Knockouts in the NFL
Three years ago, I posted a list of Approximate Times of Knockout in the NFL: I defined the time of a knockout as how much time was remaining in every game when the winning team first scored more points than the losing team ultimately scored by the end of the game.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Achilles' heal: Crabtree back in the gym this week
Michael Crabtree will return to the gym this week. So says a Tweet the 49ers receiver sent out Sunday:

The Myth Of The Quarterback Sophomore Slump - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball in the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game aga

Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons, Did They Learn? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Way back on the 13th of January 2013, 12th Men and Women worldwide witnessed the birth of a legend. No, not my daughter Anna, she was born in 1997. I am ta

NFL Players Who Must Make the Most of Contract Years in 2013 | Bleacher Report
Every year, there are between eight and 10 big-name free agents who hit the open market in the National Football League. Some hit the open market because of their age while others become free agents due to outrageous salary demands...

32 in 32: Denver Broncos are AFC favorites -
The Denver Broncos' roster has only grown stronger after tying for the best regular-season record in the NFL last year. Are they the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl? Chris Wesseling explores.

Richard Sherman: 'Lot of teams to beat' in deep NFC -
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman claims he has his eye on a lot of contenders, not just the division rival San Francisco 49ers, in the deep NFC.

Big Ben wants more Super Bowls than Terry Bradshaw -
Ben Roethlisberger told fans in London that he wants more Super Bowl rings than Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw. What are Big Ben's odds of adding three more titles for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

The Shutdown Corner NFC North Draft Review Podcast with Greg Cosell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
After a brief hiatus, our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN's NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner is back to talk a little football. And with more than a month passed since the draft, we thought it would be interesting to review that selection process by division, now that teams have given a bit of insight into how their new players will be used. We've already covered the NFC West, AFC West, AFC South, and NFC South. Now, we'll move to the NFC North to see how the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings did with their selections.

The NFL's top scouts – Part II | National Football Post
A glance at the league's best talent evaluators.

Violent crime and the NFL? It's not as simple as some want you to think -
Are NFL players prone to committing more violent crimes than the rest of the population? Despite what some pundits may want you to think, it's not so easy a question to answer, Mike Freeman reports.

If Foles wins the starting job in Philly, what happens with Vick? | ProFootballTalk
Eagles coach Chip Kelly hasn't named a starting quarterback. Which means there's still a pretty good chance the starting quarterback won't be Mike Vick. So what happens if Nick Foles gets the job? I'm glad you asked. Or I'm glad I asked on your behalf.

Chris Harris: Practicing against Wes Welker has made me better | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos signed wide receiver Wes Welker to help their offense. According to one member of their defense, though, Welker's presence is benefitting Denver on the other side of the ball as well.

My Perfect Formations: The Atlanta Falcons | Pre Snap Reads
Not yet two years ago, the Atlanta Falcons’ offense suffered the embarrassment of being shut out in a playoff game. Most of the key components to the offense that failed to put up a single point against the New York Giants that day still remain on the offense today. Quarterback Matt Ryan is under center, tight end Tony Gonzalez has come back for one more year, while Julio Jones and Roddy White are still trying to make plays outside the numbers.

65-Day NFL Warning: The Seven Best Things About This Crazy Good Russell Wilson Highlight Reel - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen

2014 NFL Draft: SMU preview - CBSSports
CB Kenneth Acker and SS Jay Scott head the class as two key returning members of a unit that ranked third in all of college football in total takeaways and posted two shutouts last season.