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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

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Happy Sunday.

A happy Mickey Mouse birthday to Malcolm Smith
Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, who turns 25 on Saturday, has gone from a compensatory seventh-round draft choice to Super Bowl MVP.

Is Marshawn Lynch a Fair Case Study for Trent Richardson's Struggles? | Bleacher Report
By and large, running back Trent Richardson was an absolute train wreck in his first season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Declaration of Independence from Medocrity | Sportspress Northwest
On the national day of independence, Seattle sports fan shall seize the moment of universal contention to declare independence from the tyranny of sports mediocrity.

Game Rewind Notebook: Blount drops the hammer -
Pittsburgh's stable of backs offers something for everyone: A workhorse in Le'Veon Bell, a rookie X-factor in Dri Archer and a power guy in our latest Game Rewind subject: LeGarrette Blount.

Browns already preparing for life without Josh Gordon -
Even before Josh Gordon's arrest on suspicion of DWI, the Browns were preparing for life without their most dangerous playmaker, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. What can we expect from Cleveland's offense?

Datone Jones: I won't be satisfied until I'm the best -
Defensive end Datone Jones already has some lofty goals set for himself in his sophomore season -- and beyond. Will the Green Bay Packers’ 2013 first-round pick make the leap in Year 2?

Team preview: Oakland Raiders | National Football Post
How much longer until the Silver & Black makes a run at the division?

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Eagles' LeSean McCoy praises Nick Foles, ponders 2,000-yard season |
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20 in 20: Is optimism about the Jaguars' improved pass rush justified? |
Starting today for the next 20 days, until the Jaguars report to training camp on July 24, I’ll present one question per day:1. Should there be optimism the Jaguars’ pass rush will be improved this year?Absolutely and for two reasons: It can’t sink any further down the NFL rankings and the players rushing the quarterback are better than in years past.The Jaguars have finished last or tied for last in sacks three times in the last five years:2013: Tied for last (31 sacks).2012: Last (20).

D.J. Fluker following football trajectory of Hall of Famer Walter Jones |
Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker has said he wants to make the Pro Bowl in his second season with the San Diego Chargers. If he does, he'll be one step ahead of another former Alabama high school star who was a Pro Bowl offensive tackle in the NFL and a player that Fluker has tried to emulate.

Rookie Confessional: Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater talks about what he's out to prove at training camp, his favorite thing about Minneapolis so far, his goals for his rookie season, and which player he's most looking forward playing against...

San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » The top 10 position battles of 49ers training camp
The top 10 position battles of 49ers training camp

Rams Roster Peview: Rodney McLeod - Turf Show Times
Rodney McLeod was the starter last year, but will he be the start this season?

NFL offseason: Arizona Cardinals counting on John Abraham for more big sack numbers - Revenge of the Birds
The 36-year old will be needed to accomplish their season goals.

49ers practice squad history: Who could join Tramaine Brock, Alex Boone, Tony Jerod-Eddie on 53-man roster? - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers have done a good job developing practice squad players into contributors on the 53-man roster. Who will be the next impact player?

Dorial Green-Beckham gets second chance, joins Oklahoma | Seahawks Draft Blog
Usually when a big name talent like Dorial Green-Beckham is kicked off a program like Missouri, they don’t get this lucky. They’re left scrambling around for a small school opportunity or sitting around waiting for the draft.