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Why Cam Newton is far more than an option afterthought and how to prepare for him defensively | Audibles -
"I ain't been nowhere, but I'm back." -- Rocky Lockridge, journeyman boxer SEATTLE -- It's interesting that in a era when the mobile quarterback is more talked about and schemed against than ever before, the man who opened many eyes to the possibilities of this recent trend is now seen by som...

Audibles Audio: NFL Films' Greg Cosell previews Week 1 of the NFL season | Audibles -
In our ceaseless chase to bring you the best NFL game preview content anywhere, Audibles is happy to add Greg Cosell of NFL Films, and the executive producer of ESPN's NFL Matchup, to the lineup of experts.

Friday practice report: Browner and Avril “gametime decisions” | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are off the field following their Friday practice, and with the rather interesting weather in Seattle right now, it was held indoors at the VMAC. After it was over, coach Pete Carroll met with the media for the final time prior to Sunday’s season opener at Carolina and said the team is largely […]

Richard Sherman vs. Darrelle Revis, settling the debate | The MMQB with Peter King
Cornerbacks are the hardest players to compare and rank. The better they do their job, the fewer opportunities they get to record stats. League leaders in interceptions and pass deflections can sometimes be the guys quarterbacks love to go after.

Release from Cards fuels Seahawks' O'Brien Schofield -
Seattle doesn't play division-rival Arizona for six weeks – not that Seahawks linebacker O'Brien Schofield is counting or anything.

The five most important useless facts about the Seattle Seahawks | For The Win
Phish and Kenny Chesney incorporated the team into their Seattle tour stops this summer.

1985 Seahawks serve as cautionary tale for the 2013 Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Like this year’s Seahawks, though, the 1985 squad was a young, up-and-coming team that seemed to have a limitless future. They made the playoffs as the wild card in 1983, when they then captured the heart of the city by advancing to the AFC title game.

Double Coverage: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks are the sexy pick to win the Super Bowl, with the hot quarterback featured in GQ magazine. The Carolina Panthers are the wannabe

Marshawn Lynch’s explosive patience powers Seahawks offense | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch has been overshadowed by other story lines but is the key to team’s offense.

Russell Wilson is Seahawks' clear leader - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
In Russ We Trust.

Friday in Hawkville: Brandon Browner questionable for opener
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 6, when the Seahawks held their final full practice in preparation for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium

Seahawks report Friday | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Browner suffered a hamstring injury in practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s season-opener at Carolina. He did not participate in Friday’s brief practice before the team headed to Charlotte. “We’re going to wait and see until game day,” coach Pete Carroll said of Browner’s status. He would not elaborate on his replacement other than to say that both Thurmond and Byron Maxwell would play.

Brandon Browner, Cliff Avril both game-time decisions for Seattle Seahawks against Carolina Panthers - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks won't know until Sunday whether starting cornerback Brandon Browner or defensive end Cliff Avril will be able to play in the season opener against Carolina.

Mebane, McDaniel to play, Avril doubtful vs. Panthers - Sept. 6, 2013 | Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks were facing the prospect of being without both starting defensive tackles DT Brandon Mebane and DT Tony McDaniel for their season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Harbaugh calls NFL's read-option rules "flawed and biased"
Jim Harbaugh continued to question - in animated fashion this time - the league's position on read-option quarterbacks on Friday, calling it "flawed and biased." Harbaugh also voiced his concern on Wednesday and said at the time he had approached the league for clarification on the issue.

Are Turnovers the Key to the Seattle Seahawks Success in 2013? | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks may be in trouble this season. While the team appears ready to have a big year, NFL history suggests that they will struggle in one key area...

Wilson's improvement has Seahawks believing big -
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made a series of fixes over the course of his rookie year, and his improvement can be traced back to the same place Seattle will begin its 2013 season. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

NFL Power Rankings by Danny O'Neil - Power Rankings -
NFL Power Rankings by Danny O'Neil - Power Rankings 710 ESPN Seattle at

Thursday in Hawkville: Getting an early start on early starts
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 5, when the Seahawks continued to prepare for Sunday’s season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Revisiting Brandon Browner’s building-block play
It was only one play in a season of big plays by the defense in 2012, but Brandon Browner’s rip-and-recovery effort against the Panthers sealed a victory and epitomized the types of plays the Seahawks want more of in 2013.

Ex-Hawk Colin Cole could start for Panthers on Sunday | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports that former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Colin Cole could start against his old team when Seattle travels to Carolina on Sunday.

Seattle's Sherman puts focus back on field - NFL -
Richard Sherman can finally steer the conversation back to how he plays on the field.

Week 1 Preview - Talladega Nights - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-1

Making the Leap: Top 10 for Week 1 -
Continuing our offseason "Making the Leap" watch, Chris Wesseling will highlight 10 of the NFL's best young players each week. Where does your favorite young NFL talent rank on the list?

Vernon Davis refutes Randy Moss' Kaepernick critique -
Randy Moss criticized the rapport between San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Davis responded by saying the teammates now are "on a different level."

Five burning questions | National Football Post
Do the Cowboys really possess the secret sauce? Will the 49ers avoid the dreaded Super Bowl hangover?

Titans to look at FB Robinson | National Football Post
Quinn Johnson bothered by quadriceps injury.

Week 1 Game Rankings: Plenty of points in New Orleans and more -
Sean Payton is back in New Orleans. Expect boatloads of points to follow when the Falcons visit the Saints. Also on the docket: another prime-time duel in Dallas.

The Ebb and Flow of the NFL Passing Game Since 1932
The game played by Peyton Manning and Joe Flacco last night bears little resemblance to the game Sammy Baugh played. Teams pass much more frequently and efficiently than ever before. And there are external effects, too: In 2011 and 2012, the average carry went for 4.3 yards, the first two years the average has ever been so high. But the details are often lost when discussing how the game has changed, and today’s post will help to refine exactly how, and in what way, the game has changed.

Week 1 Sleepers - Weekly Surprises -
Nick Mensio identifies a dozen possible sleepers for Week 1, checking in on Miles Austin, Ben Roethlisberger, Fred Davis, and others.

John Middlekauff's College Football Week One Takeaways
Maybe I have no life, or maybe I am just addicted to the game of football. I would like to think it’s the latter, but that being said – I watched an unhealthy amount of football over the weekend. It feels good to be back, and I think there is a lot to digest. What teams are headed in the right direction, which ones make me nervous, and what players will NFL front offices start zeroing in on. This has the makings of one of the best college football seasons in years. There is no true dominant or lock national championship team, there is lots of parity at the top. Any number of teams could win it, which truly gives the college football season a weekly March Madness feel.

The evolution of Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams' offense - ESPN
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford stops to ponder the question, searching the deeper recesses of his memory.

Double Coverage: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers - ESPN
The final season at venerable Candlestick Park begins in style as the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It is a rematch of a

Eli Manning, New York Giants look to continue domination of Dallas Cowboys | The MMQB with Peter King
Now 32, Eli Manning is taking more of a leadership role in New York—starting with a Week 1 quest to continue his recent domination of the Cowboys

Pass Atlas: A Map of Where NFL Quarterbacks Throw the Ball - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
It’s very rare for an NFL quarterback to complete a pass in which the intended receiver is standing more than 45 yards from the line of scrimmag