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Michael Robinson re-signs with Hawks

Post by Eric Williams on March 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm with 38 Comments »
March 15, 2012 7:33 pm
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The person that helped pave the way for Marshawn Lynch’s career-best 1,204-yard performance appears to be staying in Seattle.

Fullback Michael Robinson announced via twitter that he’ll remain with the Seattle Seahawks.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Seahawks continued efforts in re-signing their own players by keeping Robinson in the fold.

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  1. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Word, welcome back MRob!

  2. Good news! He may be a bit unorthodox but he’s damn effective.

  3. I am happy with this – a year ago not so much but I think they found a good way to use him and he responded well to it!

  4. Awesome, Mr. Pro Bowl!!

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:


  6. Mike Rob was an important re-sign. I’m stoked they got him back. What a team player. Dude has gained like 30+ lbs to go from Division I qb to starting NFL FB. Thats crazy dedication, and crazy football skills.

    Robinson is a Football Player. Hell, at this point, if he lost 20 lbs I’d try him at qb. Could he be worse than Jackson?!

    I was wondering why we hadnt resigned him.

  7. Fullback down.
    Quarterback to go.

  8. Don’t forget LB BobbyK :)

  9. Palerydr says:

    Excellent move Robinson is a solid player hope he works on catching the ball out of the backfield.

  10. raymaines says:

    Fullback is a funny position. I’m not sure you really need one, but if you think you do then Michael Robinson is about as good as it gets.

    More and more it seems to me that JS & PC are swimming against the current NFL tide. They place a huge value on defense and a running game while the rest of the league is going after super star QB’s.

    I’ll be the happiest guy in the world if this strategy works but I’m a little worried. Time will tell I suppose.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Waiting on Hill or Heater. Preferably Hawthorne but I fear NO wil ink him. It would suck to lose him.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    raymaimes – They went after a superstate QB: Manning. But he wouldn’t return their phone calls, so to speak.

  13. Seahawks2620 says:

    Dukeshire- Damn! A superstate QB! Where can we get one? haha I am only pulling your chain. I know you are messing around with that Iphone.

  14. raymines,

    Value is a funny thing… PC/JS are after players that are devalued in the current NFL. It’s why they seem to get “value” in the later rounds and trades. Huge CB’s (most teams would move to S), LB-sized SS, Tiny-FS, Power Runner, Run blocking T, 330+ DE and a skinny DE. Other than Okung, Rice, and maybe Mebane, we don’t have very many “prototypical” types because they are expensive and highly sought after. We get one-dimensional guys who are not highly desired by most teams, decreasing their value to other teams. This approach has allowed us to get some specialists who excel because they do exactly what they are best at. I think overall results have been mostly positive to this point, but getting an NFL level QB is vital to the final product. He doesn’t have to be top-15, but for this to work he has to be able to have a positive impact.

  15. There are very few “super star” QBs that change teams in their prime. If you are lucky enough to draft one, rarely would a team let them walk. Brees is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. Peyton Manning is not in his prime. He will make a big splash for the team that signs him and expectations will go sky high. That could work out or it could turn into a huge disappointment.

    The other 29 teams who don’t have a super star QB are forced to build with a different blueprint.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    Damn you, 2620! Lol

  17. raymaines says:

    Brees is a funny guy. He wasn’t a top tier Free Agent when he was a FA. More highly thought of than Matt Flynn maybe, but maybe not. Time passes and time proves him to be a stud but there were (health) questions at the time.

    Everything and everybody is a risk, but at this point I’m willing to go with Matt Flynn. As always, I defer to the brain trust but I like MF.

  18. Good to get a ST leader like MRob back.

    As for LB, I hope they re-sign Hill. I love Heater, but after hearing more about how bad his knees are, I’m wondering if we may have already seen the best of David Hawthorne.

    Also not too worried about LB if Schneider and Carroll think they can pull another KJ Wright out of the draft.

  19. bulldog80 says:

    Speaking of Brees. I’m really surprised no one is seriously considering taking a run at him. Yeah he’s franchised, but he’s worth giving up two first round picks for. Give him a contract that the Saints can’t match and take him away from them.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    Stevos – When you say hearing about how bad his knees are, what are you referencing? Clearly something I’m not familiar with; please link, if you can. Thanks!

  21. Dukeshire says:

    bull – What team in need of a QB is so close, that they can afford the picks and the contract?

  22. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    duke that is all you read about hawthorne. did not practice because knees hurt.

  23. Duke,
    I remember Coach Carroll talking last year about how he let Hawthorne sit out of practices to save his knee. I hadn’t heard anything in a while, but then I hear Brock Huard talking about him on the radio on Wednesday:

    “To me, if I hear David Hawthorne signs with Detroit, and they pay him a lot of money, Okay. Its a bit of a bummer because he’s produced for you, and he is The Heater, but he’s got a very problematic knee. I think if you scoped that knee – and I’ll bet the Seahawks know that knee much better than Detroit or any other organization – if you scoped that knee I bet you would find arthritis, I bet you would find a microfracture here in the next couple of years. When you have as many surgeries and its been as problematic as its been for him, hardly practiced last year, been beat up, he’s a guy like Lofa who is tremendously undersized, and will get beat up, so if Detroit wants to give him a lot of dough, I’m okay with that. I think there are a lot of linebackers, and I would trust this crew’s judgement and eye on linebackers.”

  24. hawks4life says:

    yessssssssssssssss flynn just accepted a contract in seattle no more Matt Flynn now a Seahawk

  25. vichawkfan says:

    Huh? Link doesn’t work

  26. I been searching all over, and cant confirm that.

  27. are you for real hawks4life? Can’t find it anywhere…

  28. vichawkfan says:

    Call bs

  29. JazBadAzz says:

    I think he pulling our leg! I cant find it no where!

  30. Not Cool hawks4life – not cool at all. I now have to retract my inside, late night(2:00 AM CDT), whisper voice because my downstairs neighbors are old and hear everything, scream.


    There was a headline that said sleeping in Seattle, so I’m unsure if he’s being an ass, or a little presumptuous.

  32. Dukeshire says:

    He had one bad knee that wasn’t severe enough to require surgery, but which he did need to rest throughout the year. In fact, by the end of the season, he was no longer wearing the brace. That’s a very different thing than two, chronically bad knees.

  33. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’ve been listening to 710 as well and heard those comments. The key here is Brock was purely speculating about Hawthorne’s knee. The knee is a concern, but none of us have any definitive knowledge including Brock.

    I don’t have any problem with Seahawk players testing the market. They have to do what’s best for them as much as the FO needs to do what’s best for the team. You can only hope that there’s enough trust there that players are willing to give the team a final chance to beat the best offer on the table.

  34. “bull – What team in need of a QB is so close, that they can afford the picks and the contract? ”

    What if you were running the 49ers?

  35. I thought Huard was speculating on Hawthorne’s health a bit, sure, but being much more of an insider than most here, I think he had a very realistic insight on the likelihood of what Hawthorne is facing in his career. Its just a question of whether they should want to pay Hawthorne a lot of guaranteed money, which would be a big risk at this point in his career, or instead accept the risk of finding a younger player to fill his shoes.

    Small linebackers who hit hard have short careers, much line RBs. Knees heel temporarily but as that cartilage breaks up and wears away they can’t ever be what they were. New injuries happen more easily once cartilage is missing. Lofa only made it to 28. Hawthorne is 26 and with his history I don’t see why anyone should expect him to play 16 games at a high level again.

  36. bulldog80 says:

    Duke, On that Drew Brees suggestion, we’ve blown a he11 of a lot of #1’s the last several years. I’d gladly give up two for Brees. Carson Palmer got that for crying out loud and the Redskins just gave up more someone that’s totally untested. Nearly every other position can be filled through free agency. As we are painfully finding out, QB is just about impossible.

  37. Michael Robinson | FB Previous Team: Seattle Exp: 6 years
    Analysis: Robinson said Thursday night on Twitter that he’s returning to the Seahawks, according to The Associated Press. But the team said Friday that the deal isn’t yet official.

    So – signed or not?!?!

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