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Seattle Seahawks' Dan Quinn on fast track to becoming NFL head coach | The MMQB with Peter King
RENTON, Wa. — Here’s how championship teams are built. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had been on the job less than two months when he got on the phone with Michael Bennett, then a free agent in Tampa Bay and a former Quinn pupil.

Scruggs eager to finally make an impact with Seahawks | - Sports
Greg Scruggs will openly admit that he had mixed feelings watching his teammates win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Why Phil Bates might be Seahawks’ next breakout receiving star | Seahawks | The Seattle Times

The Seahawks are gambling on adversity. | : Dan Pompei Article
As the Seahawks prepared for the April draft, their executives considered game tape, player statistics, 40-yard dash times and all the typical barometers of future success. And then they studied players' backgrounds, looking deep into the DNA of each young man's character.

Football Savages / Top 5 Positional Units: Running Backs
Despite the NFL’s transition to a pass heavy league, the value of a strong running game is still an important part of winning in this league. As the age of the lead back starts to fade, there is importance in having a deep and diverse backfield. While these rankings put weight on the talent of the main back, the talent behind him will play a factor in a team’s ranking.

Seahawks All-22: Outside Zone and Play Action Y Cross | Jim Light Football
The Seahawks primarily utilize a zone blocking scheme in their running game. Today I’m going to show how they mesh the zone run with their play action bootleg game, specifically play action Y Cross.

Kaepernick disability policy creates bizarre gap in coverage | ProFootballTalk
As much as the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick may try to characterize his new contract as something that applies only to the 49ers and Kaepernick, other teams hope to apply multiple aspects of the Kaepernick contract to their own quarterbacks.

Assertions, predictions from Week 1 of Seahawks training camp - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things I know:

Tuesday Round-Up: What we learned from Practice 9 of Training Camp
A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks’ Paul Richardson ready to see NFL action in familiar territory | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson plans to play in Thursday’s exhibition opener in Denver. Playing for Colorado last season, Richardson had a big receiving day at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Seahawks practice over — CB Trey Wolfe added, Dion Bailey waived/injured | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
WR Paul Richardson had a good day, working with no restrictions, making catches all over the place.

Hands That Feed: The NFL's Best Skill Position Players | Rolling Stone
Peyton Manning arrives in the Denver locker room, stands quietly by his stall and carefully adorns himself with his gameday blues. His pants are white, like freshly poured milk, and pressed against his Herculean thighs. He looks around at his teammates. He is ready. He recites the Rifleman's Creed:

Quick post-practice bits | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Safety Dion Bailey (ankle) was waived-injured. They brought on cornerback Trey Wolfe, who was with them during the rookie minicamp.

Guys returning, guys leaving, guys finding their places | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Pete Carroll predicted the post-surgical return of Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung to be near the start of training camp, so his timetable proved fairly accurate. The two joined practice for the first time on Monday, and although they didn’t participate in team sessions, they look fit and moved without any obvious health issues.

Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung on their returns to practice | - Seattle Sidelines
"It was just something to clean up some old stuff that was going on through my hip," he said. "It’s better now and I’m ready to keep going… It was something that lingered from college. It was something I dealt with for a while, some of the pain and whatnot, fought through it, but now it’s good."

Top 5 things to watch for in Thursday’s Seahawks vs. Broncos game on Q13 FOX | Q13 FOX News
It seems like just yesterday the Seahawks were hoisting the Lombardi Trophy high in the air, carrying it across the long field of MetLife Stadium.

Seahawks Announce 2014 Broadcast and Network Information
Seahawks Introduce New Broadcast Format for Preseason TV

Seahawks waive rookie safety Dion Bailey - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks waived/injured rookie safety Dion Bailey Tuesday. Bailey, who played college football at USC, suffered a severe ankle sprain in Saturday’s mock game.

Rookie receiver Kevin Norwood is latest concern as Seattle Seahawks injuries pile up - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood, whom Seattle snagged in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft, is the latest addition to a longer-than-you-may-have-realized list of injured players as the Seahawks prepare for their first preseason game Thursday.

Former Griz Coyle has shot at Seahawks roster - Houston Chronicle
One day, more than a decade ago on a chairlift at Big Sky Resort, one of the best young ski racers in Montana told his coach that his future wasn't on the slopes.

Inside Training Camp: The Harsh Reality of Camp Injuries | Bleacher Report
Players are going to get banged up with ankle, knee, shoulder and various muscle injuries in NFL training camps—injuries that prevent them from competing in practice.

Seahawks chatter dominates Broncos camp; Emmanuel Sanders sits with quad strain - The Denver Post
"Like every year, no matter who your opponent is, you get tired of banging on each other for 14 days," Broncos coach John Fox said after Tuesday's morning workout. "You use preseason as kind of a measuring stick where you are, because you haven't hit anyone since the earlier season."

Sherman says emphasis on illegal contact won’t impact the Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
"[I]t will have very minimal impact on our game and how we play it," Sherman told reporters on Monday.

Seahawks notes: Chancellor, Okung working their way back - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Strong safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung are both working their way back from offseason surgeries, each player taking part in the early portion of Tuesday's practice after seeing their first action of training camp on Monday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Darren Fells may hit his way onto roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Darren Fells caught Bruce Arians' attention. Now he just has to keep it.

Extra Points: Bob Condotta discusses Tuesday's practice | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is our daily video recap of what happened in Seattle’s practice:

Three impressions from Condotta and Jenks | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Time again for Three Impressions from practice from beat reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks.

Ryan Tannehill, DeMarco Murray headline the NFL's All-Underrated Offense - NFL -
Players can be underrated for all sorts of reasons. They can play for bad teams that garner little national interest, they can start their careers slowly and find themselves subsequently ignored when they turn it around, or they can be outstanding at positions where there's an huge base of marquee talent among the league's 32 teams. Whatever the reason, it's only fair to combine stats and tape to bring to the fore those players who are bringing it on a consistent basis without the recognition they deserve. Here's our 2014 All-Underrated Offense; the All-Underrated Defense can be found here.

Bad Money After Good – 4 Reasons Why Marshawn Lynch Won’t Get 1,000 Yards In 2014 - Oregon Sports News
The Seattle Seahawks stunned NFL followers by agreeing to restructure running back Marshawn Lynch’s 2014 contract to the tune of a reported $1.5 million increase. The new figure bandied about in the media states that Lynch will now get $6.5 million for his services in 2014.

Chancellor, Okung on the mend from offseason surgeries - Aug. 5, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
A pair of Seattle Seahawks are working their way back onto the practice field after having surgeries this offseason.

Okung, Chancellor getting back; Simon shines again; Wilson makes ‘em roar (again) | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks are off the field following their 10th practice of training camp, two days before the first preseason game at Denver. The most noteworthy sights: Left tackle Russell Okung and safety Kam Chancellor practicing more and watching less following offseason surgeries.

Report: Packers' Don Barclay suffers torn ACL -
Green Bay Packers swing tackle Don Barclay reportedly suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday's practice session. How would such an injury affect the Packers' lineup?

Could Revis play a Richard Sherman role with Patriots? -
Darrelle Revis exclusively has lined up on the left side in training camp for the New England Patriots. Has Revis Island turned into Revis Hemisphere?

8 things you need to know from unofficial depth charts -
With the release of unofficial depth charts, you know Week 1 is close. Maurice Jones-Drew over Darren McFadden in Oakland is one of the many surprises. Of course, take these with a grain of salt.

Ten in NFL who could retire: Is this it for Peyton, Polamalu, Freeney? -
NFL careers don't often end in good-bye tours, even for future Hall of Famers. Next season just might be the last for greats like Peyton Manning and Troy Polamalu.

Ten in NFL who could retire: Our last shot of Peyton or ... Marshawn? -
Peyton Manning is still going strong -- could this season be his last? Could be, along with nine more, including Marshawn Lynch.

Retiring after NFL season: Do these 30-somethings have anything left? -
Tick, tick, tick. Time is not on the side of several decorated veterans who are determined to make sure 2014 won't be their final season.

2015 NFL draft primer: SEC loaded with next-level talent once again |
No NFL draft bet has become more of a sure thing than banking on the SEC's dominance.

Thoughts on Completion Percentage By Position —
According to Football Outsiders, over the last three years, 60% of all passes have gone to wide receivers, 21% to tight ends, and 19% to running backs. There are some players who are position hybrids, of course, but as a general rule, wide receiers catch about 56.3% of passes, tight ends have a 63.1% catch rate, and running backs record a reception on 72.4% of their targets. In theory, those numbers should help us figure out which teams (and passers) have completion percentages that are artificially high (or low) because of a high number of passes to running backs (or receivers).

Favorite Fliers - Draft Analysis -
Adam Levitan reveals the 14 players with an ADP of 115 or higher he's targeting in drafts. Markus Wheaton made the cut.

Andy Dalton contract with Bengals sets middle class market for quarterbacks - NFL - Sporting News
The Bengals locked up starting quarterback Andy Dalton with a six year, $96 million contract extension Monday. Though the initial reaction to the contract was somewhat negative, primarily due to the varying opinions about Dalton’s upside, it could prove to be one of the more important deals for future quarterback negotiations, filling a major void in the NFL contract landscape — a "middle class" salary structure.