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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday


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Happy Sunday.

Lifetime of training prepared Dan Quinn for challenge of coaching Seahawks’ defense | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
At age 42, having steadily climbed the coaching ladder, Dan Quinn is ready for his biggest challenge yet, taking over as defensive coordinator of the Seahawks in a year when the Super Bowl is regarded as a legitimate goal.

Shutdown Countdown: Percy Harvin injury hurts, but Seattle Seahawks still elite | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
A couple weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks were my pick to win the Super Bowl. I'm not so sure anymore.

Seahawks defense and offense have their moments in mock game
Russell Wilson and the other QBs were battling the weather, attrition and a stingy defense during the Seahawks’ mock game that was featured in their eighth training camp practice on Friday.

Seattle Seahawks salary cap outlook: Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas are bargains in the secondary | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
There are quite a few bargains on the Seahawks, but the biggest is clearly quarterback Russell Wilson, who will earn $526,217 in base salary in 2013. In terms of cash, Wilson's base salary has him ranked 85th out of 120 active quarterback contracts in the NFL. Among likely starting quarterbacks in the NFL this season, only Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles ($520,000) is set to earn less cash on the field than Wilson.

Seahawks training camp at a glance | Day 8 | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
What happened The Seahawks put on pads for the second time and held a scrimmage. Players weren’t allowed to tackle, but the first- and second-team offenses and defenses squared off. For what it’s worth, the second-team offense won with a last-second field goal from Steven Hauschka.

Camp Dayz - Jermaine Kearse
Follow along as Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse takes on a first hand look of training camp life after the players leave the VMAC and head to the team hotel.

Video — Sidney Rice talks about knee procedure | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Receiver Sidney Rice was back with the Seahawks Friday after spending two nights in Switzerland earlier this week having what he said was a procedure similar to Platelet-rich Plasma treatment on his knee.

Star cornerback Patrick Peterson getting a serious look at receiver for Arizona Cardinals | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Patrick Peterson is one of the best athletes in the NFL, and the Arizona Cardinals apparently realize they shouldn't limit him to cornerback. The Cardinals are apparently serious about giving Peterson a significant look at wide receiver this year.

Seahawks notebook: No. 1 offense stalls in mock game -
The day started rough for Seattle's first-unit offense, which produced three punts and a fumble on its first four possessions of Friday's simulated game.

Cardinals' Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Williams hurt -
Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams was sporting crutches on Saturday. Starter Rashard Mendenhall also was sidelined with knee tendinitis. How serious are the injuries?

Searching for answers on NFL injury front - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them.

Head-to-head look at newest West WRs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The perceived NFC West offseason arms race between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks should not include the receiver moves each team made Friday.

Who Will Lead the NFL in Passing Yards from 2013 to 2022?
Most of you know that counting stats mean little for quarerbacks, but most of you also know that nothing beats meaningless trivia. Last July, I wondered who would lead the NFL in rushing yards from 2012 to 2021? It took a year, but now the natural follow-up question: Who will lead the NFL in passing yards over the next ten seasons?

Friday practice notes and quotes | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The practice today included what was about two full quarters of scrimmaging, though it was not completely live since players were often whistled down on the touch (and the biggest news of the day was that there were no significant new injuries).

St. Louis Rams 2013 Preview: Sam Bradford, Tavon Austin showing signs of spread | The MMQB with Peter King
The mission of this report is to prevent people from saying in December that “nobody saw the Rams coming.” Playing in the same division as the Seahawks and the 49ers might make it tough for this rebuilding team to reach the postseason, but expect the Rams to be, at the very least, a meaningful...

Early Names Emerging as NFL Training Camp Stars | Bleacher Report
Training camp isn’t quite as intense as it was back in the 60s and 70s, but it’s more competitive than ever. With the average NFL career right at 3.5 seasons , players of all sorts are fighting for their jobs every day...

New Wideouts Debut at 49ers Camp
Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins made their 49ers debuts at Friday night’s training camp session.

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2013: Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells, 5 others enshrined -
Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.