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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

Brand new week.

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RENTON: Mebane, Seahawks' defense good reasons for high expectations | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Brandon Mebane — a third-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 — became the senior tenured player on the team in the offseason when Marcus Trufant and Leroy Hill left in free agency.

Seahawks capture the 'B.C’ene' for NFL brand
The $10-billion-a-year sporting juggernaut known as the National Football League begins regular-season

Injury roundup: Christine Michael has back spasms -
Seattle Seahawks rookie Christine Michael missed practice this weekend with back spasms after a great preseason debut. Check out other injury updates from around the NFL in Sunday's roundup.

Seahawks Preview: Another Revolution is Coming | The MMQB with Peter King
When Percy Harvin hits the field (eventually), Seattle's read-option just might become unstoppable. And with that defense, how could they not be contenders?

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Is it possible the Seattle secondary could be even better in 2013?

Tyrann Mathieu making a nice early impression for Arizona Cardinals | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Tyrann Mathieu is one preseason game and a couple weeks of training camp practices into what he and the Arizona Cardinals hope is a long NFL career, so it's too soon to know what he'll be as a pro. But … Continue reading →

Seahawks roster licking wounds after preseason opener -
A total of 18 players missed the Seahawks' first practice since their preseason win over San Diego, including a dozen as a result of that game. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Camp Confidential: St. Louis Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
While crowds at Rams Park are up about 70 percent from last year’s training camp, the longtime attendees who have muddled through the summer heat in recent years must feel like they’re watching practice with the fast forward button permanently pushed.

Fantasy Football - 2013 Draft Prep: Breakouts for Draft Day :
Who does our Dave Richard think might be on the brink of a career year? His potential breakout candidates run the full gamut, from a new tight end is St. Louis to a rookie runner in Pittsburgh.

Ravens, thin at receiver, sign Brandon Stokley to one-year deal -
The Ravens signed wide receiver Brandon Stokley to a one-year deal, his second stint with the Super Bowl champions.

RB Michael sits with back spasms; OL Carpenter out for at least two more weeks | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Carroll said offensive guard James Carpenter still is a couple weeks away from returning to the field from a foot injury he suffered last week. “It’s improving regularly, and we know how the course of it is going to go,” Carroll said. “So we’ll get him back, it’s just going to take awhile. “It’s unfortunate for him. It was so good to see him out here on a regular basis, just getting back into his football. So it’s frustrating for him.”

Single-season Leaders in Receiving Yards per Team Pass Attempt
When I wrote my ode to Steve Smith earlier this week, I discovered an incredible stat. In 2008, Smith played in 14 games and gained 1,421 receiving yards. But the more incredible part is that the Panthers passed only 352 […]

The Seattle Seahawks' Biggest Asset: Marshawn Lynch | Fanspeak's NFC West Blog
By Guest Writer Tajh Jenkins: The 2013 NFL season brings nothing but heightened expectations for the Seattle Seahawks. If there’s one guy on

Sunday Seahawks notes | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawk were back at it after a couple of days off, and that included running back Robert Turbin, who practiced for the first time in camp after missing the first two weeks with a foot injury. "It’s great to have him out,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “We've missed him. He’s just been chomping at the bit. He had such a good first year and he’s just a real big part of the young group on this team, and I’m excited that he’s back out there and he looked really good today. Of course he has fresh legs and all that, but it was really good to have him back out there, really for him too, because he’s been very frustrated."

Seattle Seahawks Roster Battle Update: Wide Receivers - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) receives a pass during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason

United 12th Man - Home - Preseason Week 1 Highlights vs San Diego
Christine Michael prooved he could take the load if neccessary. Some key pickups are starting to come into light and the Seahawks depth turned out to be better than the Chargers depth, but if you ask me most of the Seahawks 2nd team could start on other teams. Check out their highlights at the link below. I uploaded them to YouTube but they were so kind and already banned them. Be sure to check them out here!

Cardinals Preview: No Such Luck | The MMQB with Peter King
New head coach, new general manager, new starting quarterback. Same old story in Arizona, where Cardinals’ rebuilding projects have become as familiar as dry heat, cacti and red dirt.

Kaepernick Has Best Day of Camp
Colin Kaepernick put on an absolute clinic at Sunday’s training camp session.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Training camp D13: Day after dull practice, Kaepernick, Davis, Williams sharp
im Harbaugh was looking for a crisper, sharper practice today after Saturday's slop-fest at Candlestick Park, and he got it. Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis were clicking on the deep pass once again while Kyle Williams also looked good. Williams has been coming back from a hamstring strain and sat out Thursday's preseason opener. Judging from today's practice, he's likely to play - and start? - in Kansas City. Williams caught three passed from Kaepernick, including a deep route down the middle that hit the receiver in stride.

Daugherty: Fantasy Top Tens - Goal Line Stand -
Patrick Daugherty breaks down his top-ten fantasy players at quarterback, running back, receiver and tight end.

St. Louis Rams 2013 preseason: Sam Bradford sure is excited - Turf Show Times
The Rams quarterback finally has a lot to smile about this year.

Jeff Fisher praises Chris Givens - Turf Show Times
The Rams may have their No. 1 receiver.

Giants' placekicker Josh Brown blames himself for losing job in St. Louis - Big Blue View
Josh Brown said his 2011 release by the St. Louis Rams was "very humbling" and "very timely." Ready why in this exclusive interview.

The good, the bad, the ugly from Cardinals vs. Packers - Revenge of the Birds
Game one of the preseason has to be considered a success for the Arizona Cardinals and the Bruce Arians era. Carson Palmer and the offense looked comfortable with each other in the passing game,...

Greg Roman discusses Vance McDonald, the wide receiver positions, Alex Smith and more before practice - Niners Nation
We take a look at a transcript of Greg Roman's Sunday press conference with the media. He touched on a host of topics including Vance McDonald's development, the wide receiver position following Thursday's game, and plenty more.

Jaguars feature Denard Robinson in preseason opener - CBSSports
Denard Robinson was truly an 'offensive weapon' for the Jaguars vs. the Dolphins, lining up at running back, wide receiver and quarterback.

Week 1 down (or is it Week 2?) for the 2013 Dallas Cowboys pre-season
TFE once again takes the take of Michael Burke to assess the first 2 game of the Dallas Cowboys 2103 pre-season performance.

Does Red Zone efficiency really matter in the NFL? A look at the 49ers
TFE takes a look at the Colin Kaepernick influence on the 2012 San Francisco 49ers offense in the Red Zone through the eyes of Jordan at