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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday


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With Kevin Williams and Seahawks, less can certainly be more | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks deploy a heavy rotation along the defensive line, and defensive tackle Kevin Williams should give them productive bursts when used in doses.

Percy Harvin slated to rest in Seahawks training camp -
The Seahawks kept Harvin out the second half of their final minicamp practice on Friday to rest the wide receiver. The team doesn't plan to practice Harvin three straight days in training camp.

Harbaugh doesn't see Okoye as specialist, other teams might | CSN Bay Area
A year ago, Lawrence Okoye was a novelty on the 49ers’ practice field.

NFL Fantasy Talk – Seattle Seahawks Players To Draft In 2014 - Oregon Sports News
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ron Leyba, the lead editor of FantasyFootballOverdose.Com – a great source of fantasy football news and rumors. You can follow @NFLRankings via Twitter or via Google+ for more updates.

Justin Britt wins the vote at right tackle - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A lot remains to be seen and some of you may change your mind by the end of preseason, but for now, rookie Justin Britt is the clear winner among voters to earn the starting job at right tackle for the Seahawks.

Late For Work 6/20: Comparing Ravens & Seahawks Super Bowl Rings
Rice lighter on feet. Marlon’s tough camp. Franks, Ross celebrate signings.

Tom Cable likes how rookie Justin Britt is adjusting -
When the Seahawks drafted Justin Britt at the end of the second round, offensive-line coach Tom Cable knew it would likely take some time for the rookie right tackle to get comfortable in a new style of offense.

Former Bellevue star Stephen Schilling at home with Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
After three years playing for the San Diego Chargers, offensive lineman Stephen Schilling has come home. The former Bellevue High School star signed as a free agent with the Seahawks.

Walter Thurmond says he's learning more with New York Giants than he did with Seattle Seahawks |
"I'm learning a little more stuff than we did in Seattle," said Thurmond, who missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to injuries. "We were very simple. "Here, we're mixing coverages and having exotic defenses. I like it, because it gives me a lot more freedom."

New York Jets Have Heaviest Defensive Front in the NFL - Gang Green Nation
Per Jimmy Kempski: The Cowboys have the lightest projected defensive front 7 in the NFL. Jets are the heaviest. Eagles 7th heaviest. — Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) J...

Change in store for Jacksonville Jaguars - NFL Videos

Ladarius Green to take on bigger role in Chargers' O -
The San Diego Chargers plan to get Ladarius Green more involved in the offense this season. Will the speedy tight end overtake Antonio Gates?

NFL offseason pop quiz: What do you know before summer vacation? -
Are you a Hall of Famer, or have you just been cut? With school out for summer and the NFL going on vacation, take our pop quiz to see what you remember from the 2013 NFL season.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
When it comes to concussions, the NFL is ahead of FIFA and the Olympics.

New fall developmental league wants to springboard players to NFL -
The Fall Experimental Football League will feature six teams, a 40-man roster for each and six games per season.

QB coach Tom House: Tom Brady issues in 2013 mechanical -
Tom Brady's private quarterback coach Tom House said over the weekend he believes the Patriots quarterback dealt with mechanical issues when he struggled in 2013.

Musings: 49er Way? Harbaugh steps in it by calling out two holdouts -
Jim Harbaugh calls out Vernon Davis and Alex Boone for missing mandatory minicamp. That's a mistake. Business is business, and this isn't his.

Marc Trestman's Monday Morning Quarterback kicks off Canada Week | The MMQB with Peter King
Note from editor-in-chief Peter King: Today opens Canada Week at The MMQB. It’s the opening week of the Canadian Football League season—the league traditionally plays from the end of June until the end of November, with the league championship, the Grey Cup, always happening around our Than...

Hyde could be in line for significant playing time | ProFootballTalk
As explained by Bill Williamson, who currently covers the 49ers for, running back Carlos Hyde has a “chance to get big playing time right away” as a second-round rookie.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Factors: DeAndre Hopkins
In this sports culture, a world where we are expected to have Hot Takes quickly and watch them blossom, sometimes we are actually wrong. Like, really, really, wrong. In that spirit, I take you to Cian Fahey's article about DeAndre Hopkins after Week 2 of the season.

The Billick Index —
The 2004 Ravens were hardly Brian Billick’s most interesting team. But those Ravens serve as a shining example of what you envision when you think of Baltimore in the 2000s: terrible on offense and great on defense. The team went 9-7 despite the Kyle Boller-led offense producing just 24 touchdowns, tied for the second fewest in the league. But Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Chris McAlister, and even Deion Sanders were on a defense that allowed only 23 touchdowns, the second best mark in the NFL. So Baltimore was +1 in net offensive touchdowns, but that doesn’t really demonstrate the type of team the Ravens were.

Will the Kansas City Chiefs take a step back in 2014? | : Mike Tanier Article
In OTAs (Offseason Talk & Analysis) all through June and July, the Sports on Earth NFL team will break down each team's offseason transactions, boldest moves and burning questions as they prepare for training camp. Click here for links to every entry in the series.

Evening conversation: Which game are you looking forward to? - Turf Show Times
It's the offseason. And there's not a damn thing to do ... except talk football. Tonight's conversation, which Rams game are you most looking forward to for 2014?

13 questions (and answers) about the Rams depth chart - Turf Show Times
Big name stars are important, but NFL teams win and lose based on the strength of their depth chart. Do the Rams have everything covered when it comes to roster depth?