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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Seattle Seahawks at Chargers: Post Game Notes - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) under center during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qual

Seahawks 31, Chargers 10--a few quick thoughts | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks beat the Chargers 31-10, and while the score doesn't mean a whole lot, the way the Seahawks took control in the second half was indicative of Seattle's very impressive depth.

Three things revisited: Seahawks-Chargers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' 2013 exhibition opener, a 31-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium:

NFL Game Recap - Broncos v 49ers - 710 ESPN Seattle at
The Denver Broncos expect to win plenty of games when they force four turnovers. On the other side, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear the 49ers can't afford to cough up the ball that many times and return to the NFL's biggest stage.

Game in Review: Seahawks 31, Chargers 10 -
Highlights from the Seahawks' 31-10 win over the Chargers in Thursday night's preseason opener:

Manti Te'o largely invisible in NFL debut - CBSSports
It has been seven months since Manti Te'o last played in a football game. Unfortunately, his debut with the San Diego Chargers ended much like his finale with Notre Dame.

49ers Blog and Q&A: 49ers notes: McCoy suffers stinger; Harbaugh wants more from A.J. Jenkins
Jim Harbaugh had praise for receivers Marlon Moore, who started the game, and Kassim Osgood, who played well both on offense and on special teams. As far as Jenkins, who played more snaps than any other receiver but who ranked 10th in receiving yards Thursday. "Ah, it could have been better," Harbaugh said.

Why 2013 Isn't a Make-or-Break Year for Sam Bradford | Bleacher Report
When the St. Louis Rams drafted Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, it signaled a changing of the guard. Marc Bulger’s better days were behind him, and the franchise was coming off a 1-15 season...

United 12th Man - Home - Preseason Week 1 - Seattle @ San Diego - 2nd Half Notes
The Seahawks kicked off their preseason playing the San Diego Chargers in San Diego, check out the 2nd half notes here.

United 12th Man - Home - Preseason Week 1 - Seattle @ San Diego - 1st Half Notes
Preseason kicked off today with the Seahawks playing the Chargers in San Diego. Check out First Half notes here.

Three things revisited: Broncos-49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers' 2013 exhibition opener, a 10-6 defeat to the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park:

28-Day NFL Warning: The Transitions of DeMarcus Ware and Wes Welker (With Video Interviews!) - 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

It’s Never Easy to Cut a Guy | The MMQB with Peter King
Although the weather is at its warmest, we have entered the coldest time of year on the NFL calendar. While thousands of young men are living their dreams by being in training camp with an NFL team, several hundred of those dreams will soon be crushed.

Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford looking like smart Atlanta Falcons draft choices | The MMQB with Peter King
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — In this week’s edition of Heresy Thy Name Is Thomas Dimitroff, we bring you the Atlanta Falcons’ 2013 draft. It’s counter to what is taught in general managers school, but the Falcons, in Dimitroff’s sixth draft, went for need instead of the best player.

Wes Welker said he had to endure Bill Belichick with New England Patriots | Audibles -
Catching you up on the latest must-read news and analysis from around the web … • When I spoke to Wes Welker last month, he certainly sounded happy about his new role with the Denver Broncos.

Eric Wright’s odd summer takes him back to San Francisco | Audibles -
A little less than three weeks after attempting to trade for Eric Wright, the San Francisco 49ers signed the former Tampa Bay cornerback to a one-year deal. The team announced the move Thursday.

The Biggest Fluke Fantasy Seasons Ever (Part I)
There’s nothing like a truly great fluke fantasy season. Because they can help carry you to a league championship (and therefore eternal bragging rights — flags fly forever, after all), a random player who unexpectedly has a great season will often have a special place in the heart of every winning owner. And even if you only use their jerseys as makeshift aprons to cook in, fluke fantasy greats are a part of the fabric of football fandom. That’s why this post is a tribute to the greatest, most bizarre, fluke fantasy seasons of all time (or at least since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger).

Brian Banks finally plays in an NFL game | ProFootballTalk
Brian Banks has reached another level in the realization of his dream. After signing earlier in the offseason with the Falcons, the man whose football career was derailed more than a decade ago by false accusations of rape has played in an NFL preseason game.

NFLPA doesn't know about NFL's desire to tweak preseason -
A few hours after it was reported that the NFL still wants to adjust the preseason, the union says it doesn't know anything about it.

NFP preseason power rankings | National Football Post
The loaded NFC grabs four of the top five spots in our initial release.

Jeff Fisher: Roger Saffold could miss time for Rams -
St. Louis Rams starting right tackle Rodger Saffold left Thursday night's preseason opener with a shoulder injury. Coach Jeff Fisher revealed after the game that Saffold might be sidelined.

Denver Broncos break out some pistol formation plays with Peyton Manning | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
When you think about the pistol formation, you think about Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick ... Peyton Manning? Sure, why not.

Colt McCoy exits 49ers debut with shoulder injury -
Colt McCoy was forced out of his San Francisco 49ers debut Thursday night after suffering a shoulder injury. How does that affect McCoy's chances at the 49ers' backup quarterback job?

Packers vs. Cardinals: Q&A with Revenge of the Birds - Acme Packing Company
Check out what to expect from the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Green Bay Packers in both teams' preseason opener.

Packers vs. Cardinals: Q&A with Revenge of the Birds - Acme Packing Company - Revenge of the Birds
My answers to the questions APC gave me.

Rams vs. Browns, 2013 NFL Preseason, Week 1: Rams lose 27-19 - Turf Show Times
The Rams lost their first game of the preseason 27-19 to the Browns

Instant Replay: 49ers fall to Broncos in exhibition opener | CSN Bay Area
Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins did something in the second quarter of the 49ers' exhibition opener that he did not accomplish during the entire regular season of his rookie year.

49ers vs. Broncos recap: Colin Kaepernick, Corey Lemonier, Ian Williams look solid in 10-6 loss - Niners Nation
The 49ers lost their preseason opener 10-6 to the Denver Broncos. We take a look at some of the strong performances, including Colin Kaepernick, Corey Lemonier and Ian Williams. We also consider some of the poor performances.

Sacramento Bee -- 49ers Blog and Q&A
Marlon Moore was the 49ers' starting receiver and Kassim Osgood was the leading receiver in the first half of today's game against the Broncos.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – » 49ers offense falters after starters exit in 10-6 preseason loss to Broncos
Well, Colin Kaepernick sure looked good. The 49ers’ offense went from crisp to near-comical after their dynamic starting quarterback directed a game-opening, 13-play scoring drive in their 10-6 loss to the Broncos on Thursday night in their preseason opener.

Russell Wilson on the art of the deep ball - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw some of the best deep balls in his rookie season. Watch as Wilson breaks down the art of his deep passes and tells which QBs he's learned from.