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Season 5, Episode 3 (Sept. 3, 2013) 09/03 by Turf Show Times | Sports Podcasts
FOOTBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL! With the preseason under wraps and the 2013 season just around the corner, Van and 3k invite some SB Nation NFC West friends on the show to preview the coming storm that is the 2013 NFL season.

Could Michael Robinson be a fallback at fullback? -
"Doubtful," was how Clayton put it during "Cold Hard Facts" while discussing the likelihood that Seattle eventually re-signs Robinson, who was released over the weekend and has yet to sign with another team.

49ers hoping Chris Harper can be replacement for Delanie Walker | ProFootballTalk
Former Seattle Seahawks fourth-round draft pick Chris Harper isn’t just changing teams this week, he’s changing positions as well.

Tuesday in Hawkville: Transition trio also includes Allen Bradford
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 3, when the players had an off day but the coaches were working on the game plan for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Panthers in Carolina.

49ers Blog and Q&A: New 49er Chris Harper: "I've never gotten in a three-point stance before"
"I've never gotten in a three-point stance before, so that's going to be different for me," Harper said. Asked whether he was a good blocker, he said, "I thought I was a great blocker - as a receiver. But now I've got to block dudes like Aldon (Smith) and Patrick (Willis). So we'll see."

Pete Carroll pleased with Seattle Seahawks roster upgrade - ESPN
“It’s just exciting they could find guys who could help us upgrade at key spots,’’ Carroll said. “We’re all about guys competing and earning their way. They earned their spots. Hopefully it makes us a little better.”

Seahawks' Chris Clemons making steady progress | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Chris Clemons proved to be a quick healer. He’s fast approaching a return to action after reconstructive knee surgery in January. It just won’t happen at Carolina this Sunday.

Chris Clemons to practice Wednesday for Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end Chris Clemons has been unable to practice with the Seattle Seahawks since his left knee gave out on the shoddy turf of FedEx Field in Seattle’s playoff victory over the Washington Redskins in January.

The Quarterback Index: Ranking the starters 1-32 -
We live in a golden age for quarterback play. Future Hall of Famers roam the league, with career primes that never seem to end. A sensational group of quarterbacks 25 and under have an entirely different style and look ready to rule.

Brandon Coleman underwhelming in week one « Seahawks Draft Blog
I’m a big fan of Brandon Coleman. Not many 6-6 receivers run with his fluidity and he’s flashed a playmaking quality to break off big runs after the catch.

Carroll & Schneider challenge NFL’s ego-driven mentality « Seahawks Draft Blog
Every NFL decision maker has pride and an ego. Pete Carroll and John Schneider are no different. The way they went about cutting their roster yesterday almost suggested otherwise.

Jo-Lonn Dunbar cut from St. Louis Rams' suspended list -
The St. Louis Rams decided to move on from Jo-Lonn Dunbar, cutting the linebacker from their suspended list Tuesday. Dunbar was facing a four-game suspension for a PED violation.

New York Giants studying Monte Kiffin's USC tape -
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was at USC the previous four seasons. So to prepare for the Cowboys' D, Eli Manning and the New York Giants turned to college football tape.

Focus on: Russell Okung
On Labor Day weekend, Russell Okung was involved in a labor of love as the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl left tackle hosted his annual Back to School Fair for 600-plus students.

Terrelle Pryor is the Raiders’ starting quarterback, so what can we expect? - Yahoo! Sports
The Oakland Raiders are going to go through the charade of keeping their starting quarterback a secret, but it's Terrelle Pryor.

Reading between the lines: Translating Pete Carroll -
Football coaches usually mean what they say. They don't, however, always say what they mean.

Can A.J. resurrect his career in K.C.? | National Football Post
First-rounder tries to rebound from disappointing rookie season.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Jadeveon Clowney, cutdown time and more in this week’s Blitz.

NFL Power Rankings: Clip and save for mocking purposes later - NFL
Prisco: In Power Rankings Year 13, we have new features and new access for venting readers. And you can start with the wavering Broncos No. 1.

Writing on wall for Jo-Lonn Dunbar release - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It was less than a month ago that Jo-Lonn Dunbar was working with the first-team defense in practice at his usual linebacker position. As of early Tuesday evening, he's no longer a Ram.

Seattle DE Chris Clemons set to practice, won't play Sunday's opener - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks starting defensive end Chris Clemons will practice Wednesday for the first time since offseason surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament, but coach Pete Carroll said Clemons will not play Sunday in the opener against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.

Aldon Smith, Delanie Walker named in lawsuit over alleged shooting | ProFootballTalk
Esporlas claims that, when the time came to end the party, Smith and Walker “appeared on the balcony of the house, brandished handguns, and began shooting in the air.” Esporlas contends that Walker then made his way to the driveway of the home, where Walker “began firing a handgun in the air and towards others attending the party.” Which then allegedly prompted a group of people near the street to begin firing gunshots back toward Smith’s house.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Recent NFL History of the No-Huddle Offense
In the past few years, a new generation of quarterbacks gave NFLfans an introduction to the read option. Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, and Robert Griffin had the unique talents necessary to make this schematic option work. They also had coaching staffs that would embrace their gifts rather than shoehorn them into running only a "modern" refined NFL passing game.

32 questions: On RGIII's knee, 49ers' power, Chip Kelly's recipe -
With the regular season just days away, Michael Silver takes stock of the NFL with a question about each team. Just how omnipotent are Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers?

Monday Seahawks notes | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks had a "bonus" practice, as Pete Carroll calls it, and while no injury report is required for a Monday practice (they'll have to put one out Wednesday, Carroll did give plenty of updates.

NFL division-by-division predictions 2013 | Audibles -
The road to Super Bowl XLVIII starts Thursday. Which teams will make the postseason? Which won’t? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar forecast the order of finish in every division.

The MMQB's 2013 Predictions and Preview Spectacular | The MMQB with Peter King
Our experts make their playoffs, Super Bowl and award predictions, with more thoughts on what we can expect in 2013

8 Things We Learned About the Seattle Seahawks During the Preseason | Bleacher Report
The NFL preseason is not about wins and losses. It exists to help NFL teams evaluate players and to help to make sure that the team puts together the best roster of 53 players that is possible...

2-Day NFL Warning: A Team-by-Team Rundown of the 2012 Rookie Class - 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 providing a

Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that will be worse in 2013 - Grantland
In Part 2 of our team-by-team preview, we look at the teams that will likely take a step back from their 2012 performances.

St. Louis Rams, Week 1 depth chart: Few surprises, but questions linger - Turf Show Times
The Rams released the team's unofficial depth chart for Week 1. It answers a few of the questions from the preseason, but creates a few more questions for the weeks ahead.

Cardinals vs. Rams, Week 1: Odds favor St. Louis - Turf Show Times
The bookmakers like the Rams in what's predicted to be a low-scoring affair.