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Greg Cosell’s Film Study – Looking deeper at Seattle’s win over San Francisco - Yahoo Sports
From "11" formations (one back, one tight end) he had eight carries for 71 yards.

Richard Sherman warns “ignorant idiots” to not doubt them again | ProFootballTalk
Once again, the Seahawks spanked the 49ers in Seattle. Once again, cornerback Richard Sherman showed grace, poise, and class in victory. "There are a lot of pundits and ignorant idiots who thought, 'Oh, the Seahawks are gonna lose this game.

Morning links: Avril, Bennett making an impact | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
On the threat Michael Bennett poses as a pass rusher:“He has a great motor, he’s a very creative rusher, he’s very active. He’s big enough to match up yet still quick enough to get away from guys and make them miss him. I think he’s just what we’ve been looking for and as we figure it out—it’s really going to take us another, I think, three or four weeks before we have it settled and we know how we’re going to set it up. We have a lot of ideas and things that we had planned to work on but we have to make those come back together when everybody’s in the same room at the same time. So we’ll keep looking forward to that.”

Pete Carroll unhappy about Seattle Seahawks' offensive mistakes - ESPN
Despite being 2-0, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t happy with what he has seen from his offense in the first two games.

49ers' Super offense meets its kryptonite - SFGate
Told that Carroll felt confident in Seattle's defensive plan, Harbaugh didn't take offense Monday. And he didn't appear surprised. "I don't disagree," Harbaugh said. "They had a good plan and executed very well."

Wilson rebounds more like Gumby than Pokey after big hits | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
Looking back over the scouting profiles on Russell Wilson coming out of college, the negatives involved his size, of course, and the positives extolled his maturity, his intelligence and his arm strength.

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Louder: How the Seahawks Became the Coolest Team in the NFL - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
An hour and a half before the Seahawks and 49ers were set to kick off, the air above Occidental Avenue smelled like weed and hot dogs. The jersey-clad

Bad Quarterback League, Week 2: Remember When the Seahawks Ruined Colin Kaepernick's Life? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
We spend a lot of time celebrating bad quarterbacks in this space, but how often do we celebrate the defenses that make them look so horrible? Because I'm pretty sure that's what happened Sunday night in Seattle. It wasn't Colin Kaepernick's fault.

NFL Power Rankings Week 3 - Broncos Still #1 | Fanspeak NFL Blog
1. Denver Broncos (Last Week #1): Manning may not have thrown 7 TD passes, but he and the Broncos are rolling right now, as he beat little brother Eli & the Giants easily. They excel in all 3 phases and are definitely the team to beat in the AFC.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 2 DVOA Ratings
So far, 2013 has not been a very good season for the Football Outsiders preseason forecast. Actually, 2013 so far hasn't been a very good season for most anybody's preseason forecast... except at the very top. Many members of the NFL commentariat predicted a Super Bowl appearance for Denver, Seattle, or even both. Denver and Seattle started the season with the two highest mean win projections from Football Outsiders. Denver and Seattle have been the two best teams in the NFL through the first two weeks.

This 49ers kid is totally a cop -
It's getting harder and harder to spot the narcs these days. Be ever vigilant.

Sherman Puts on Show as Seahawks Rout 49ers -
Right now, the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman is the best cornerback in football. Sherman, a third-year pro who also talks a good game, normally plays exclusively on the left outside. But Sunday night in a resounding 29-3 home victory against San Francisco, he frequently moved around to shadow Anquan Boldin, who was fresh off a 200-yard debut for the 49ers. Sherman held Boldin to one catch, which was as many as Sherman had himself (he celebrated the interception by dancing with cheerleaders and later patted his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, on the behind).

Seahawks contact NFL front office about hit on Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Quarterback Russell Wilson has been taking a lot of big hits already this year, more than we’re used to seeing after his skillful dodging and evading at the end of last season. The Seahawks are understandably concerned about keeping him healthy, and the lack of protection under NFL rules for quarterbacks on read-option plays is raising some questions.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks not satisfied with offensive output
Lest his players start feeling too good about themselves after their 29-3 win against the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers, all Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to do Monday was flip on the game tape.

Mike Evans the perfect example of tough scouting « Seahawks Draft Blog
Scouting wide receivers is hard. Most of the time.

Tuesday in Hawkville: Seahawks set their sights on Jaguars
Coming off a huge win over the defending NFC Champion 49ers on Sunday night, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his players already are focusing on their next championship opportunity.

Okung likely to miss at least one game, maybe more -
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung suffered a toe injury Sunday that will likely keep him out of Seattle's Week 3 game against Jacksonville. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Power Rankings: No. 1 Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
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Power Rankings: No. 3 San Francisco 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
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Power Rankings: No. 17 St. Louis Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
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Power Rankings: No. 21 Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
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Pete Carroll unhappy about Seattle Seahawks' offensive mistakes - ESPN
“I’m kind of concerned overall on offense that we just aren’t as sharp as we need to be,” Carroll said. “We addressed it [Monday] as far as details and doing things right. We’re just not as clean as we want to be.

Bryant proving true to his word | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Defensive end Red Bryant told anyone who would listen during training camp that he intended to have a much better season in 2013 than he did in 2012, when he was bothered by a foot injury and, by his own admission, at times simply didn’t play well.

Hawks release DT Siliga from practice squad, add DE Ojomo | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
At 6-4 and 270 pounds, Ojomo was active as a pass rusher in exhibition play for the Giants, posting 6.5 sacks over two preseasons.

Jeff Fisher: Most of the Rams’ penalties were bad calls | ProFootballTalk
Penalties were a problem for the Rams in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but coach Jeff Fisher said the officials were a bigger problem than his players' mistakes. “We were penalized seven times in the game; in my opinion, we should have been penalized twice.

San Francisco 49ers try out defensive tackle Kyle Love - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers did indeed take a look at a defensive tackle on Tuesday, but have not as yet made a move to fill a spot left vacant by injury.

Seahawks 'still taking in information' on Russell Okung injury | - Seattle Sidelines
"Don’t know that yet. There are some options that we’ll deal with here and try to figure it out. There’s a little bit of a spectrum here that could come to us with options. We need to wait and see."

Did the Seahawks Show the Ultimate Game Plan for Shutting Down Colin Kaepernick? | Bleacher Report
After a 42-13 beatdown of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16 of the 2012 season, the Seattle Seahawks were, once again, up to their old tricks this past Sunday...

Breaking Down the Use of the Read-Option in Seattle's Win over San Francisco | Bleacher Report
Any coach looking for pointers on how to run the read-option in the tape from last Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers is going to be greatly disappointed...

Seattle Seahawks: Is Russell Wilson a Game Manager? - NFC West - NFL News - News -
The Seattle Seahawks are 2-0, and Russell Wilson is leading them to victory. Or, is Wilson “managing” them to victory?

What we're not overreacting to after Week 2 -
The Giants' turnovers and RGIII's uneven play are among early-season woes that have fans on edge. Gregg Rosenthal says supporters in the NFC East, San Francisco and Tampa can relax. Here's why.

Jeff Fisher cautious on St. Louis Rams using no-huddle -
Jeff Fisher has an offense full of players with experience running a no-huddle attack. However, the St. Louis Rams coach doesn't sound like a man who plans to rely heavily on the scheme.

Youth is served | National Football Post
The NFL’s youngest team resides in St. Louis, where the Rams are showing signs of an impressive turnaround.

The Week in Overreactions: Bench Robert Griffin III -
New storylines emerge every week. Some are reasonable, most are not. 'This Week in Overreactions' focuses on the latter.

Patrick Willis on cut blocks: 'Be a man, hit me up high' -
49ers ILB Patrick Willis wasn't particularly pleased with the Seahawks' cut-blocking and used an animal kingdom metaphor to bring home his point.

New league policy forces Bucs to scrap Bucco Bruce throwbacks | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers had planned to break out the Bucco Bruce uniforms on Sunday, September 29, against the Cardinals. Now, not. The NFL has a new helmet policy that strongly urgres players to wear the same helmet all year long.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 2
Games have never been closer than they have been to start the 2013 NFL season. We have already seen 14 fourth-quarter comebacks and 22 games decided by 1-7 points. The latter is a NFL record.

Mac's Football Blog: 49ers sign fullback Owen Marecic, place NT Ian Williams on IR
The San Francisco 49ers have officially placed nose tackle Ian Williams on injured reserve due to the broken ankle he sustained in Sunday night's 29-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 2 Quick Reads
Sunday was a good day for wide receivers in the NFL. How good? Mike Wallace, James Jones, Julio Jones, and Pierre Garcon combined to catch 39 passes in 50 targets for 618 yards, but none of them made the top five wide receivers in Week 2.

What to make of winless NFL teams entering Week 3 | Audibles -
Audibles’ Chris Burke and Doug Farrar take a look at where things stand for the winless teams entering Week 3: • Which winless team should be most concerned? Doug Farrar: Washington. It's not just Robert Griffin III's slow start that has the Redskins reeling.

Johnny Manziel’s demolition of Alabama shows that he’s NFL-ready | The MMQB with Peter King
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Nearly an hour and a half after top-ranked Alabama had finally rid itself of No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory on Saturday, well after five buses filled with Crimson Tide players, coaches and support staff had left for the airport, Nick Saban finally emerged fro...

On Scouting Wide Receivers | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I believe analytics have value, but the grading of wide receivers based heavily on speed, vertical skill, and production is an ambitious, but misguided idea. Further the application is the torturing of data to fit it into a preconceived idea and making it sound objective and scientific due to the use of quantitative data. Unless the data is getting into some Nate Silver-like probability analysis, analytics is going to arrive at conclusions that are safe based on the past, but lack game-changing predictive value.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Review: U Mad Bro? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Week 2 awards, Week 3 waiver-wire advice, and a flying pig to boot. Michael Vick had an incredibly productive game on Sunday, and his stats don&rsquo

Updated QB Power Rankings After NFL Week 2 | Bleacher Report
With the second week of the NFL season officially behind us, the quarterback situations across the entire league are beginning to shape up...