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Otto Greule Jr

Hump day! Yahoo!

The Audibles All-Overrated Team: The Offense | Audibles -
Giacomini isn’t making the same money as Bushrod — $3.5 million in 2013 in the second year of a two-year deal — but he started all of the 2012 season at right tackle for a team most think has a legit shot at a Super Bowl this year. In 2012, he ranked second in the league in blown blocks with 33, behind Indy’s Anthony Castonzo. Only Dallas’ Doug Free had more penalties than Giacomini’s 13, and no player in the NFL had more penalty yards than his 130. Pete Carroll loves tough guys, but he’s also obsessed with extending drives on a consistent basis. Giacomini would not seem to be the ideal fit in the long term.

Why Seahawks’ popular Michael Robinson could be expendable | Take 2 | Seattle Times
By Brian Nemhauser Brian Nemhauser is full-time father and Director of Product Management, and a part-time founder of His wife could not stand hearing one more thing about the Seahawks, so now he pours all his passion for the team into his blog. He is a regular guest on the Dave “Softy” Mahler show […]

Broncos DT Sealver Siliga inactive for each game so far this season - The Denver Post
Sealver Siliga finds himself as the eighth defensive lineman right now in what is essentially a seven-player rotation.

Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate ready for reaction he'll receive in Green Bay | Fox News
Golden Tate is certain he won't be taking part in a Lambeau Leap should the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver find his way into the end zone on Friday night.

Silverman: Seahawks, Bengals & Niners Will Have NFL’s Best Defenses « CBS Chicago
A winning defense is not going to be reminiscent of the old Steel Curtain or the ’85 Bears. Today, it’s about coming up with turnovers and key stops.

Upon Further Review: at Seahawks
Independent analyst Andrew Mason takes his weekly second look at the game film for standout performances, good and bad.

Make no mistake, the Seahawks were willing to admit theirs with John Moffitt -
Guard John Moffitt turned out to be one of the biggest draft-day mistakes in John Schneider's tenure as general manager, but his trade is also one of the reasons the Seahawks have become so successful.

Seahawks notebook: Zach Miller easing back in -
Tight end Zach Miller is healthy.

After false start, Seattle deals OG John Moffitt to Denver - ESPN
Seattle guard John Moffitt was traded, then not traded, then traded again, all within 24 hours.

On Mike Thomas' addition to Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals go three deep at wide receiver with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts. Cornerback Patrick Peterson gives them another inviting option, while developmental wideouts such as Kerry Taylor have flashed ability on occasion.

Rams preach patience with Brian Quick - NFC West Blog - ESPN
When San Francisco traded 2012 first-round receiver A.J. Jenkins to Kansas City after one season Monday afternoon, the Niners sent a clear signal that they don’t have much time to wait for future stocks to cash in at a position of immediate need.

Rams preach patience with Brian Quick - NFC West Blog - ESPN
When San Francisco traded 2012 first-round receiver A.J. Jenkins to Kansas City after one season Monday afternoon, the Niners sent a clear signal that they don’t have much time to wait for future stocks to cash in at a position of immediate need.

Tuesday practice notes: Miller, Rice, Avril, Irvin all return to practice | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are off the field following their Tuesday practice, one which saw a number of players who have been out lately return to practice.

Author of “Fail Mary” ready for trip to Lambeau Field | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“I’m not letting it bother me,” Tate said. “I’m still showing up to practice, and practicing hard. What they say on Twitter or in Wisconsin doesn’t affect me. So I’m just going about it day by day. “I think it’s funny that almost a year later people are still talking about it. But it is what it is. I guess I’m in the record books for that play.”

Tuesday Seahawks practice notes | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks were back on the field after a couple of days off, including TE Zach Miller, who is now off the PUP list and back in action. Miller was limited in practice, however, and Pete Carroll said Miller won't play in this week's preseason game, and perhaps not even in the last one, with the focus being on getting Miller ready for the regular season opener.

John Moffitt Trade Highlights Seahawks Weakest Recent Draft Class - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) on the sidelines during the 2nd half against the Denver Broncos at Centur

United 12th Man - Home - PS Week 2 Highlights vs Denver Broncos
Jermaine Kearse, Brandon Browner, Allen Bradford, Benson Mayowa, Golden Tate, Russell Wilson and more all made highlights this week. I know it's only preseason but the Seahawks show promise.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: A Horse Meat Appetizer
As I watched Saturday night's televised humiliation of the Denver Broncos, I had a thought that had never before occurred to me while watching a preseason game... "Damn. I REALLY wish I was at this game."

How Important Will Tyrann Mathieu Be to the Cardinals Defense? | Bleacher Report
By now, we all know about Arizona Cardinals third-round pick Tyrann Mathieu and his backstory. Prior to being drafted this past April, Mathieu tarnished a promising collegiate career with drugs and other off-the-field incidents.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Baldwin has quick first step: He's already sidled up to Anquan Boldin
Jon Baldwin's first route with the 49ers was a good one. After his initial team meeting with the 49ers today, he made a bee-line to 10-year veteran Anquan Boldin.

Will the Arizona Cardinals keep three quarterbacks? | Insiders
Coach Bruce Arians has left open the possibility of keeping just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, saying he’s done that before as an offensive coordinator.

Tarell Brown: 49ers, new agent working to fix contract -
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown says his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the team to recoup $2 million left on the table during the offseason.

Nnamdi Asomugha close to securing 49ers roster spot? -
Nnamdi Asomugha, once considered one of the two best cornerbacks in the NFL, was in danger of losing his San Francisco 49ers roster spot. But it sounds like Asomugha has turned a corner.

What if the rookie wage scale didn't exist? | National Football Post
The NFP takes a look at what each of this year’s top three picks would have landed without the new rookie wage scale.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2013 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated
Hopefully many of you have waited to do your important fantasy football drafts as a wave of injuries has washed over the NFL landscape. Each week of the preseason brings us more injuries and players stepping into bigger roles. This forces adjustments to Football Outsiders’ KUBIAK rankings, which do not always match the average draft position (ADP) of every player. We can use KUBIAK -- a customizable spreadsheet available here for $20 -- to judge draft value with regression analysis and historical comparables. Some players are going way too high, while hidden gems continue to slip down the draft board.

Another preseason perspective: What's in it for the Seahawks?
TFE turns to and Dayna O'Gorman for a look at what the 2013 NFL preseason might tell Seattle Seahawks fans about the coming regular season.

NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Notes: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks | NFL Philosophy
Notable DNPs: LEO Irvin, LB Avril, DE Clemons, DT McDaniel

NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Notes: Tampa Bay at New England | NFL Philosophy
Patriots’ offense opened with the intent to run the ball. Succeeded in gashing with RB Ridley.

NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Notes: Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens | NFL Philosophy
LB Dumervil is explosive off the edge. ATL is having to leave a RB in to help block or chip him on the way out into his route

NFL Preseason Week 2 Notes: Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns | NFL Philosophy
LB Kruger is an intelligent and unselfish player. Sets edge and forces ball carrier back inside to teammates.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Notes: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars | NFL Philosophy
MIA OL still struggling. The only place it even seems average is on the right side behind RT Tyson Clabo.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Notes: Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers | NFL Philosophy
QB Jay Cutler’s footwork hasn’t changed – still terrible.