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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday


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Pete Carroll can sling the rock -
The Seahawks coach is just tossin' around the old pigskin.

Seahawks' rookie RB Christine Michael dazzles vs Packers -
Michael led all NFL rushers in Week One of the preseason and with 98 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown Friday night against the Packers, he's put himself in position to do it again in Week Three.

Six storylines to watch in Saturday's preseason games -
Will Geno Smith meet expectations in his first start for the New York Jets? That's one of the key stories Gregg Rosenthal and Co. will track, with 10 games on tap on the biggest August day in the NFL.

DuJuan Harris injures knee in Green Bay Packers' loss -
DuJuan Harris started at running back for the Green Bay Packers on Friday night, despite rookie Eddie Lacy's showing last week. Harris lasted just a quarter and a half before exiting with a knee injury.

Nnamdi Asomugha has really good shot to make 49ers -
Nnamdi Asomugha appeared to be on the San Francisco 49ers' roster bubble early in training camp. The former All-Pro corner has impressed the past few weeks and now is on the cusp of earning a roster spot.

John Madden: NFL defenses will attack read-option QBs -
Defensive coaches have spent the offseason studying the college game for clues on the read option. According to Hall of Fame coach John Madden, they're now convinced they must go after the QB.

Patrick Peterson's role in Cardinals' offense expands -
Patrick Peterson's offensive role started with just 15 plays. The Arizona Cardinals, however, have added a lot more to the star corner's plate. How much time will Peterson spend on offense this season?

Marcus Lattimore will start 49ers' season on NFI list -
Marcus Lattimore, if he plays at all during the 2013 season, won't suit up for the San Francisco 49ers' first six games. The rookie running back will start the season on the non-football injury list.

Observation deck: Seahawks 17, Packers 10 - NFC North Blog - ESPN
Vince Young took a major step toward winning the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback job Friday in the Packers' 17-10 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks pass on waivers claim for Lockette | ProFootballTalk
The arms race between the Seahawks and 49ers apparently applies only to players who can, you know, play. On Thursday, the 49ers cut receiver Ricardo Lockette, a former Seahawk who became so close to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that Lockette described them during the offseason as "inseparab...

Instant reaction: Seahawks defeat Packers 17-10 « Seahawks Draft Blog
Penalties are still a huge issue for this team. 14/182 tonight. Pete Carroll demanded greater discipline this week, but he didn’t get it. Having said that, the ref’s haven’t helped during pre-season.

Thoughts on Seattle @ Green Bay as it happens « Seahawks Draft Blog
It was good to see the two tight ends getting involved on the opening drive. Loved the throw to Luke Willson against the blitz — a quick strike for big yardage. Veteran quarterbacks love the blitz for plays like this. Russell Wilson is starting to take advantage.

Vince Young throws first touchdown in NFL game since 2011 during Packers’ preseason loss | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young is not only battling against Graham Harrell for the right to backup Aaron Rodgers, but fighting to remain in the NFL.

Green Bay’s defense contains Russell Wilson as rematch with Colin Kaepernick approaches | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Every member of the Green Bay Packers’ defense should have endured sleepless nights after last season's playoff loss.

How to solve Tarell Brown's $2 million mistake | National Football Post
The 49ers cornerback blew a chance to make some additional coin this past offseason.

NFL has agreed to arbitration for all positive PED tests | ProFootballTalk
Lost in Thursday's back-and-forth between the NFL and the NFLPA regarding HGH testing is one fairly important point. The league has agreed to use third-party arbitration not only for HGH testing but also for all other forms of PED testing.

Seahawks do just enough to down Packers
Thanks to a 42-yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn to Stephen Williams in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks pulled out a 17-10 victory over the Packers on Friday night.

Game in Review: Seahawks 17, Packers 10 -
No doubt about this fourth-quarter touchdown catch. Receiver Stephen Williams made sure of that when he jumped up and reached over a Green Bay cornerback for a 42-yard touchdown reception that was the decisive play in Seattle's 17-10 preseason victory.

Michael sparks Seattle in 17-10 win over Packers |
The Seattle Seahawks' offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field.

Video: Russell Wilson after Seahawks win - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson discusses the Seahawks' 17-10 preseason victory Friday over the host Green Bay Packers, in which he was 11-of-17 for 126 yards with a pair of interceptions. Seattle improved to 3-0 in the preseason.

Seahawks 17, Packers 10--a few quick thoughts | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks are now 3-0 in the preseason following Friday's 17-10 victory over the Packers, and have won eight straight games that don't count. So what did we learn tonight?

Seahawks overcome sloppy play to beat Packers, 17-10 | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks won at Green Bay, their eighth straight exhibition victory.

Meet Tarell Brown, the NFL's Best Cornerback You Don't Know About | Bleacher Report
Fans and media members alike know about defensive end Justin Smith and linebackers Patrick Willis , NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith. Those four aforementioned players are the heart and soul of the San Francisco 49ers defense...

49ers Blog and Q&A: All in: Harbaugh says five QBs, including Seneca Wallace, to play Sunday
Newcomer quarterback Seneca Wallace will get into the game on Sunday against Minnesota. So will Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, Scott Tolzien and B.J. Daniels. "We'll split it up five ways," said Jim Harbaugh, who added that the plan remains for Kaepernick to start and for McCoy to be the second passer to enter the game for the 49ers.

Roger Goodell pressured ESPN to pull out of concussion documentary, per report -
A heated meeting between the NFL and ESPN's top execs resulted in the network's decision to scrap its participation in a joint project with PBS examining the impact of concussions in the sport and the league's response.

St. Louis Rams preseason 2013: Which players are standing out? - Turf Show Times
The Rams are halfway through the preseason. Which players on the roster have been the most impressive so far?

Arizona Cardinals pass rush vs. Dallas Cowboys: How bad was it, really? - Revenge of the Birds
In the defense's maligned performance against the Cowboys, did anyone manage to stand out in a good way? Revisiting defensive formations and pass-rush effectiveness from the game.