Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) watches team drills from the sidelines during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin' Fan's "Humpday" Morning Links: The Percy Harvin "Luxury," Tight End Formations, And Dr. Pepper In The Dome

Can you smell it? The sweet scent of football is finally back in the air, with full-pad practices finally underway in Rams Camp. Sadly, the St. Louis Rams are still being ignored by the media, which might be a good thing considering most “headlines” are merely major injury reports. Luckily, plenty of good content has been written about the Rams over the last couple of days elsewhere on the internet. Here is the best stuff from around the league:

How Percy Harvin’s Injury Affects the Seattle Seahawks

When the news emerged yesterday that Percy Harvin would undergo season-ending hip surgery, we all knew what the new NFL talking point would be… “Percy Harvin was a luxury, not a necessity.” Conventional wisdom would suggest that you don’t throw away a 1st-rounder and $11 million per year for a luxury piece. But, I’ll let you be the judge of this analysis…


Percy Harvin’s impending surgery far from disastrous for the Seahawks

Figured I would throw one more log on the fire before moving away from the story. For those in Rams Nation, just let all of this soak in… We will all be hearing plenty of excuses come November if the Seattle Seahawks aren’t performing at a Super Bowl-contender level.


Following up on Vernon Davis, West TEs

Curious about where  Lance Kendricks and Jared Cook lined up in the formation last season? Well, ESPN.com’s Mike Sando breaks down those numbers, and explains what they might mean heading into next season.


T.J. McDonald (Edison, USC) wants to make splash with St. Louis Rams

Anthony Galaviz, of The Fresco Bee, sat down with rookie safety T.J. McDonald and picked his brain about his thoughts on the transition into the NFL. No sense in soiling any of the context; you will just have to check it out for yourself.


St. Louis Rams pick Dr Pepper as new soft drink sponsor

Ever grabbed a Dr. Pepper from the store and wished you could see Chris Long’s face plastered across the label? Well now, the might just be the case, with Dr. Pepper unofficially set to become the next “soft drink provider” for the St. Louis Rams. The Dallas Morning News mentioned that the “ink is not yet dry,” but assuming their are no major hiccups, Dr. Pepper and it’s affiliates will be lining the shelves of the concession stands on Sundays in the Edward Jones Dome.


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