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RENTON: Bellevue’s Stephen Schilling comes home with Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
For most of the last decade, Stephen Schilling has been in the center of upheaval.

Getting a read on the rookie QBs after preseason Week 1. | : Mike Tanier Article
No rookie quarterback started his team's first preseason game this week. Most didn't even get to take snaps with the starters, or the guys pretending to be starters on a weekend when a hangnail could land a veteran on the "Active: Did Not Play" list.

Mic'd Up: Jim Harbaugh at Ravens Joint Camp
Jim Harbaugh was wired for sound during the San Francisco 49ers second practice alongside the Baltimore Ravens. Mic'd Up is presented by Brocade.

Ranking all 32 offenses, including every position group - NFL - ESPN
Recently, Sam Monson and the Pro Football Focus analysis team ranked all 32 teams in the NFL by their current roster. Now, we take a look at all 32 teams in further depth. Below, you'll see not only where each team's offense ranks, but also how each position group -- quarterbacks, running backs, offensive line and receivers -- grades out against the rest of the NFL.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2013 Pressure Plays: Quarterbacks
Under pressure, pushing down on you, no quarterback asks for it. The Football Outsiders game charting project, in conjunction with ESPN Stats & Information, tracks pass pressure, along with many other things. We've published the results in Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 (can be purchased here). In the first of a two-part series on the impact of pressure in 2013, we look at how the quarterbacks fared.

With their opener behind them, Seahawks come home looking for improvement
As the Seahawks were preparing for their preseason opener against the Broncos in Denver last week, we asked coordinators Darrell Bevell and Dan Quinn what they would be looking for at Sports Authority Stadium on Thursday night.

Controversy seems to find Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch - ESPN
Just when everyone thought all the controversy involving Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was over, a much more serious situation than a contract dispute has surfaced.

2 Minute Drill - Demitrius Bronson
Seahawks running back Demitrius Bronson talks about his experience in the first preseason game against Denver, why he'd like to vacation to the Bahamas, and reveals what his secret talent his.

Russell Wilson’s Seattle | Alaska Air Blog
It’s that time of year again in Seattle – when it’s so warm and clear and beautiful that you can’t remember the weather being any less than perfect. When out-of-town friends ask where you’re traveling this summer, and you answer “What? Why would I leave?” We’ve hit the late-summer sweet spot – the perfect time to seek adventure in our own backyard – so we sat down with Seattle’s quarterback to find out his favorite places to explore in the Emerald City.

Focus on: A show of hands
The Seahawks’ three-receiver sets seem set with Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin and Jermaine Kearse. But who fills the other two or three spots on the 53-man roster? The competition continues, and coach Pete Carroll says, “We love the position group right now.”

Seahawk quarterback Tarvaris Jackson ready for another challenge | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Jackson, in his ninth NFL season, takes the addition of free-agent signee Terrelle Pryor as just another threat in a career filled with challenges.

Illegal contact penalties fly in first week of preseason -
The NFL's new emphasis on pass coverage -- notably illegal contact calls -- led to an enormous amount of penalties in the first week of the preseason. Is it a sign of things to come?

Monday Musings: Bucs DE Johnson among pass rushers regaining edge -
After disappointing with only 3.5 sacks last season, Tampa Bay DE Michael Johnson is one of 10 pass rushers poised for a big rebound.

Cardinals training camp: Execution, confidence, hopes on rise -
La Canfora: Coming off a surprising 10-6, Bruce Arians seems to have the Cardinals believing they can reach the next level in a brutal division.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Achilles tears are the new ACL.

DeMarcus Ware, Julius Peppers lead list of All-Overrated defenders |
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Jim Harbaugh gushes about Aldon Smith | ProFootballTalk
The bad news is that the 49ers fear Aldon Smith will be suspended for six-to-eight games by Commissioner Roger Goodell.  The good news is that, once Smith returns, he'll continue to be an impact player.

How Long Does It Take Great Quarterbacks To Break out? —
A couple of years ago, I asked how long it should have taken the Jaguars to move on from Blaine Gabbert. Today I want to revisit that general idea, but look at how long it takes the best quarterbacks to identify themselves as top-tier players. A couple of months ago, I looked at the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Using the top 75 quarterbacks from that list, I removed any player whose career began before the merger; that left me with 42 passers.

Running Out of Luck «
Andrew Luck brings his unprecedented record in close games to his third NFL season, but how long can that last?

NFL Preseason Precap: Johnny Football and tha Manning Boyz | Rolling Stone
Johnny Manziel gets on the field, Matt Scott barfs and the Mannings make a rap video...who says the NFL preseason is pointless?