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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

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Four years ago, the NFC West was the punchline of the NFL. Seattle scraped their way to a playoff berth with a lousy 7-9 record and protests were heard around the league regarding the exclusion of teams with higher winning totals from the playoffs. Yet, they played within the rules and the rules state that each division winner gets a home playoff game regardless of their record. Quarterback at the time, Matt Hasselbeck, had this to say to the media: "What do you call a person that graduated med school with the lowest GPA? A doctor."

Miami Vice: Shula and Ditka edition -
The untold story of the 1987 offseason.

Vikings suspend Mike Priefer 3 games for Chris Kluwe comment -
After a six-month investigation into allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer three games for an inappropriate and homophobic remark.

Rams Roster Preview: TJ McDonald - Turf Show Times
Does TJ Mac have what it takes to become the next safety to thrive in Gregg Williams' defensive scheme?

NFC West Preview: Arizona Cardinals - Turf Show Times
With the start of training camp right around the corner, there might not be a better time to take a look at the NFC West's forthcoming season... ranks Tyrann Mathieu among top-10 dynamic safeties in the league - Revenge of the Birds
The Honey Badger has made enough of an impact on the Cardinals defense to land him a spot on an NFL writers dynamic list of safeties in the NFL

11 things you can see at Seahawks training camp | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
A fans’ guide to attending training camp practices, or, if you can’t go, what happens on the fields.

Seahawks, Hotspur get together for some football and futbol | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Steven Hauschka, Doug Baldwin and K.J. Wright, along with four members of Tottenham gathered for an hour or so at the VMAC on Friday for some lighthearted skills competitions in advance of Hotspur’s friendly Saturday against the Sounders at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks starred in most-watched sporting events of 2014, so far - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks were featured in three of the 10 most-watched sporting events of 2014, so far, with 199.2 million viewers in those games, according to Sports Media Watch.

Less than a week | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Surely you remember the big revelation on the first day of Seahawks training camp last year. New threat Percy Harvin had a hip injury that might need surgery. Wait, you mean that the guy who cost three draft picks and $26 million guaranteed is broken?

UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack compared to Ronnie Brown -
Daniel Jeremiah is reminded of NFL running back Ronnie Brown when he sees UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack carry the ball.

Report: NFL could return to L.A., own the stadium and act as landlord -
If the NFL returns to Los Angeles, there could be a couple of different options for potential franchises.

Aldon Smith's dad: 'This will give him an opportunity to slow down' -
After Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail, his father appeared to be happy with the punishment.

Goodell: London team 'could be five or 10 years away' -
With the NFL adding a third game in London in 2014, how realistic is it that a franchise could relocate there full time? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is optimistic that's not too far off.

49ers place Ian Williams on physically unable to perform list | National Football Post
Nose tackle sidelined

Football Savages / A Game of Leverage: Kansas City versus Alex Smith
As training camp creeps up on the horizon, Chiefs fans are stuck in limbo...

Does the NFL draft belong in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles? | : Mike Tanier Article
The NFL announced this week that the 2015 draft would likely be in Chicago or Los Angeles, rather than its traditional home of New York City. Which of the three really is the best? We give each of them a solid comparison in our latest tale of the tape.

Top Prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft - SEC | The Sideline View
A few nights ago, MLB held its annual All-Star game in beautiful Minneapolis, MN. Yankee great Derek Jeter played his last ASG. No other sporting event was on television. Nothing else was on TV, period. It did a monster rating too. Congrats MLB!