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Official: First look at Hawks 53-man roster

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm with 100 Comments »
August 31, 2012 9:47 pm

A fourth round pick from last year and a fifth round pick from this year were among the group of players the Seattle Seahawks released in order to get down to the league’s 53-man roster limit heading into the team’s season opener at Arizona next week.

Other surprises include the release of defensive back Phillip Adams, who had been working at cornerback behind Brandon Browner with the second unit.

And offensive lineman James Carpenter, who spent the entire training camp on the physically unable to perform list rehabbing from an ACL knee injury suffered last November, will begin the season on the active roster.

All players waived today are eligible to be claimed off waivers by other NFL teams at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Teams can start setting practice squads at that time, once waiver claims have been settled.

Georgia product Kris Durham was one of the players cut by Seattle today. The 6-foot-6 receiver offered good speed to go along with good size, but struggled to stay healthy during his two years with the Seahawks.

Durham, a fourth round pick by Seattle last year, was only active for three games his rookie season, finishing with three receptions for 30 yards. Durham went on the season-ending injured reserve because he needed shoulder surgery.

During training camp this year, Durham flashed at time, but never consistently made enough plays to earn a roster spot.

Idaho linebacker Korey Toomer was a fifth-round selection by Seattle in this year’s draft. Toomer showed speed and athleticism at times during training camp, but wasn’t always assignment correct. And Seattle had more experienced options in Mike Morgan and Malcolm Smith.

Here are the players that have been released according to the Seahawks’ press release: WR Deon Butler, CB Phillip Adams, DE Pierre Allen, LB Allen Bradford, WR Kris Durham, OL Paul Fanaika, OL Rishaw Johnson, WR Jermaine Kearse, LB Kyle Knox, DE Cordarro Law, WR Ricardo Lockette, TE Sean McGrath, OL Kris O’Dowd, QB Josh Portis, S DeShawn Shead, LB Korey Toomer and WR Lavasier Tuinei.

TE Cooper Helfet and RB Vai Taua were waived/injured. LB Matt McCoy was placed on IR. And CB Walter Thurmond was placed on the PUP list.

Offensive lineman Allen Barbre was placed on the reserved/suspended list. Barbre has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and does not count against Seattle’s 53-man roster.



Quarterbacks (2): Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn

Running backs (5): Tailbacks – Marshawn Lynch, Leon Washington, Robert Turbin, Kregg Lumpkin. Fullback – Michael Robinson.

Wide receivers (6): Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Braylon Edwards, Ben Obomanu, Charly Martin.

Tight ends (3): Zach Miller, Kellen Winslow Jr., Anthony McCoy.

Offensive line (9): Russell Okung, Paul McQuistan, Max Unger, John Moffitt, Breno Giacomini, J.R. Sweezy, Lemuel Jeanpierre, James Carpenter, Frank Omiyale.


Defensive line (9): Chris Clemons, Brandon Mebane, Alan Branch, Red Bryant, Bruce Irvin, Jason Jones, Quinton McDonald, Jaye Howard, Greg Scruggs.

Linebackers (6): Leroy Hill, K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, Mike Morgan, Heath Farwell, Malcolm Smith.

Defensive backs (10):
Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Marcus Trufant, Byron Maxwell, Jeron Johnson, Jeremy Lane, Chris Maragos and Winston Guy.


Jon Ryan, Steven Hauschka, Clint Gresham.

Cuts and waivers
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  1. I don’t really understand the logic of keeping Carpenter on the 53 and not on PUP. Its not like he has a chance to play week 1 and could be activated at anytime, so why put him on the active 53?

  2. If they are PUP they are out for 6 weeks apparently. That’s a big chunk for a possible starter.

  3. chuck_easton says:


    If he was put on PUP he would have to sit out a minimum of the first six games. The team must feel he will be ready well before game seven.

  4. Sparky12 says:

    In addition to the six weeks Carp could not play, he could not practice either. He has been out since last December and will likely need a couple of weeks of practice before he can play, so there went half of the season if he stayed on PUP.

  5. Soggybuc says:

    Told you guy’s a few posts back, Obo the original Cockroach! I see lumpkin as more of a second FB behind MikeRob. 5 safties? i’m at a ;oss for words. *snicker*

  6. VNHLNFAN says:

    Looks good to me..

  7. Soggybuc says:

    OH god lord I’m typing like Duke now!
    Safeties! ans ;oss=loss

  8. Soggybuc says:

    /Facepalm can not even get an edit right.

  9. That’s true, if they put Carpenter on PUP, he would not be able to practice with the team for 6 weeks, so he would be out a lot longer. If he’ll be healthy soon, he needs to practice.

  10. SeventiesHawksFan says:

    Yes, now Carpenter can practice with the team. That would be the main reason to take him off the PUP list if the team doctors feel he’ll be ready to go before mid-season.

    The biggest surprise to me on the final roster is Charly Martin over Deon Butler. I’ve heard / read that Martin has far more developed chemistry with Wilson though, so it makes sense to keep him. Butler is an accomplished and underrated receiver though.

    I was also surprised a bit by the retention of Lumpkin at RB when McGrath at TE and Toomer at LB could have been retained and developed.

    Keeping all draft picks but one . . . and that one in Toomer is likely to make it to the PS or be picked up by another team. That’s one impressive draft. Especially if Wilson is in fact the answer at QB for the next five to ten years and Irvin develops into a pass rushing force that was expected of him.

  11. montanamike2 says:

    He must be really close.

  12. I like that they kept 2 QBs and kept an extra safety, like some of us were talking about. Maragos, Guy, and Johnson can all be playmakers for us in the dime and bandit packages, and on special teams.

    And, heck, seems we have 2 very good QBs. isn’t that enough?

    Also good to see Charly Martin make the team. He works his tail off. With him and Braylon, we’ve got some new blood at WR. But I have to think Schneider is still shopping for another WR???? So I’m wondering if Charly or Obo might be short timers???

    Who are the worthy WRs out there???

  13. montanamike2 says:

    As was stated previously, Winston Guy must’ve tore it up in practice because i was certain that he lost his spot. I didn’t see him do anything at all!

  14. raymaines says:

    Can we just fire JS & PC! ;)

    Numskull and Holmgren were pretty east to figure out, but I have absolutely no idea what’s going through the current brain trusts mind.

    I can’t help but think there is a ten year veteran QB out there somewhere that will be on our roster right after game one.

    I’m not sure Steven Hauschka is totally safe and I wouldn’t buy a new car if I were Ben Obomanu, or Frank Omiyale either.

  15. GTEylander says:

    I’ve got to hand it you Eric, your predictions were nearly perfect.

  16. Let me ask again…why is Lane on the 53-man roster? I have yet to be impressed by him.

    With Helfit as waived/injured, what exactly does that mean?

  17. I was wondering about that as well. Helfet and Taua both played yesterday, why are they waived/injured?

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “By my count you will be wrong on at least 8 of your expected cuts. You need to step it up!”

    I wonder who said that to Eric? Lol.

  19. Portis is my big surprise…
    By the way, does anyone know how the players are notified of the final 53? Is it just a list posted on a board just like we look at it here?

  20. IB – they get a visit from The Turk.

    So – are all these guys eligible for practice squad? These would be my picks to get re-signed:
    Josh Portis
    Ricardo Lockette
    Cordarro Law
    Phillip Adams
    Korey Toomer
    Sean McGrath
    Lavasier Tuinei
    Pierre Allen

  21. IBGoofy,

    Are you the only person in America who hasn’t seen Hard Knocks?


  22. Eric can you explain the waived/injured designation? It is a curious one considering both guys played a LOT last night. Almost makes me think they’re trying to sneak them through in some fashion, although I admit I have no idea what “fashion” it might be!

    Regarding QB, I think they will either pick up a new guy or possibly go with Robinson as the “Emergency QB”. Or maybe a trade for one of our DB’s is in the works?

  23. Props to EW, your predictions were spot on point. Helfet pulled a groin, Vai Taua went down w/ a PCL strain towards the end and could not return, that’s why you saw Jermaine Kearse run the ball. I think the team is required to disclose that a player is waived but is also injured, so other teams get a heads up before they put in a waiver claim. The player also receives an injury settlement.

  24. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Carson- I must be the second person to never have seen hard knocks. Don’t care to either. Lol.

  25. jawpeace says:

    I liked Butler more than Obo, oh well. I also think that Adams will probably get picked up by a team like the Colts.

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I won’t miss Ricardo Lockette, I got tired of seeing him long ago act like clown on those Robinson( what ever you call them ) videos.
    I’m also tired of seeing those corny videos, and for that matter Robinson himself.
    I hope he can be a real leader this year, (team captain) and not lose his cool like he did against the Redskins last year before the game even started.

  27. CCVI thanks. That makes sense. I was wondering why Kearse was in the taking (grabbing) handoffs like he’d never taken one before. He actually did decent once he got the ball tho!

    I am relatively certain Obo made it over Butler for two reasons. One, he is a MUCH better ST player. Two, they have enough slot receivers, even with Baldwin hurt, but not enough vertical guys in the event Rice or Edwards get hurt. I also think it means Baldwin’s apt to be good to go in week one.

  28. Also, I bet Butler gets snagged up really fast off the wire.

  29. Metrohawk says:

    These will not be the last moves we make. Glad to see Scruggs and Martin made it. McGrath should make PS easily if not claimed. The question now is who starts at RG. Moffitt or draft miracle Sweezey.

  30. One thing I love about this regime is that they aren’t afraid to cut draft picks if they don’t deem them worthy. What I mean by this is their first year they cut a 4th rounder (Wilson) and now they are getting rid of Durham, another 4th rounder from last year (and a 5th rounder this past year). Usually, those guys get more time, but they aren’t afraid to cut their loss.

    I guess when you’re awesome at finding all kinds of other guys in the mid-late rounds, you can do this:)

    I’m glad that special teams ace Obo is still around. I don’t care for him as a WR (but don’t hate him like some do) but I like his versatility/experience there and understand that games are won/lost on ST, too.

    Even though Butler improved, I’m still not sad that he’s gone. He’s almost like Josh Wilson – a good football player that didn’t fit what Mr. Happy wanted (he’s not big/strong/physical, although he’s fast). Now that this regime is building some trust (with me), I’m okay with some of their past moves that I have questioned. That’s one heck of a compliment from me!

  31. Soggybuc says:

    Really Georgia? I myself love seeing the behind the scene glimpse of the real person we root for on Sunday the Realrob provides.
    but whatever my brother. If you prefer the sterile canned answer to questions provided while a player stands behind the Bing/Oberto back drop then thats your choice my brother!

  32. Nice prognosticating on the fifty three man roster, Eric. I’m curious if we see a few more shuffles before Week one game, or if this is it.

  33. I enjoy the Real Rob Report too. Hope he keeps it coming.

    Poor Deon Butler. Got cut twice.

  34. ruminator1 says:

    Worried they will lose Mcgrath. He will be a very good tight end for someone. And with the concussion situation reMiller this might be a problem later on. I also think Trufant a big mistake and Washington a luxery keep (short run)

  35. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Thanks, Eric. Much appreciated!

  36. Pope411: I think it’s possible we see some juggling of the roster over the next, few days. This is still a work in progress.

  37. EnkorPachino says:

    Am I the only one that saw raymaines helmet fall off??!! I mean WTF??? Why is it that these idiots are always either ripping the Hawks as a fan of another team (Mmmhahemmmm Raiders underrmybreath)or like this doofus rippin on his own squad calling for Ruskell r u serious?! I mean s**t! This team is really good no matter what thier record says come week17Carrol&co have built a team set to make a ten year run. With payton’s head on senecas body, maybe (pardon my arrogance) the BEST D in all of football&an Oline that looks like 5 Tom Cables blocking for Beast Mode&his youger clone….WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT??? they don’t give out the chrome football till February so can Pete have a little room to operate??? Wow that felt f**king GREAT!!! Now I can go back to being an intellegent, informed 12th man like most of us are

  38. You can tell that the talent level is up… there are plenty of “fans” [from previous entries/blogs/whatever-you-call-it] who “all of a sudden” are “die-hard” Seahawk fans and have been for many, many years… lol…

    I doubt they will still be here though if the team starts 2-5…

  39. bird_spit says:

    Too many drinks at the airport?

  40. I think if Waived/Injured they can be put on your IR if nobody claims them

  41. I’ve read that Portis is a super athlete. But always long down the list for QB. Any chance he will show up at another position (like special teams, returner, reciever…) ?

  42. I am actually a little surprised that Trufant made the roster – I thought he was a little on the shakey side this time around.

    I still find it interesting that Thurmond is being kept around – he has got to produce at some point in time

  43. Newborough says:

    Yes, I wonder if Trufants number could be up by mid-season, if Thurmond can come back then and isn’t destined for IR again after his time on the PUP list? For the rest, the roster looks strong, with the exception of Frank Omiyale and made-of-glass Malcolm Smith, who could be candidates for the waiver-wire turnstile that’s about to start spinning. I also wonder if Chris Maragos will still be around on Monday, if JS/PC have a viable 3rd string QB in mind. Not sure who that might be though.

  44. I’m actually comfortable with just having 2 QBs around, but it’s only because Flynn is a really good backup.
    I guess real rob is the 3rd stringer now. I was really surprised that they released Phillip Adams though.
    I had heard that he was flying round, really active in practices making plays. I guess he didn’t do enough during preseason games. They kept a bunch more safeties over corners. Hopefully guys like Johnson and Maragos can come in and make some plays.
    Always intrigued by Lockette’s speed, I wish they would use him on a reverse instead of giving it to Obo for a 5 yard loss.

  45. RDPoulsbo says:

    Very little I can disagree with. McGrath is probably the hardest cut but McCoy is the right guy to keep. You could argue him over Lumpkin, but that’s a judgement call.

    I’m pretty sure Portis well wind up on the PS and serve as the scout QB. No one’s going to pick him up, not even the Cards.

    I had no doubt Obo was going to make the team. He’s the only decent gunner on the team. Butler may have improved on ST but that was as a returner and they already have that in Leon.

  46. Soggybuc says:

    I think Robinson is still the starting Fullback and Lumpkin is more of his backup.
    If Lynch does end up getting a suspension then he will move more to a back up roll behind Turbin.
    Leon’s role will be pretty much the same.

  47. Skavage says:

    I expect the movement we will see today will include dropping one of our DB’s and adding a QB. Biggest question is whether the additiional QB will be a vet and active on the 53 or a young kid going to the PS. I don’t think it will be Portis. So likely a vet to re-fill the 53 after we drop a DB.

    Ultimately I hope McGrath, and Tuaua (sp) get onto the PS. And please, with what Lockette showed (or rather DIDN’t) show, can we just forget about him and move on?

  48. iHateHarbaugh says:

    Good job on your prediction Eric, I guess I’m really only surprised we have 5 RB’s, but not that surprised, I really like Lump especially his pass-catching ability.

  49. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Our secondary is loaded, our D-line is loaded. I don’t see anymore changes there.

    I can see up to two more changes with the linebacker unit and the WR unit before the season starts depending what the FO thinks could be an upgrade there.

    Two positions that I wish could be remodified or changed is long snapper and fullback. Those two are the least talented of all positions aside from kicker and punter.
    Seems like there are plenty of more talented tailbacks out there that can block and catch too, and it seems like there are plenty of centers out there that can long snap. I wouldn’t be surprised to see those two positions fazed out down the road as the NFL continues to evolve.

  50. Bobby, and others who have commented on “newly minted fans” here – I would venture to say there lots of us who have been on this board since day 1 but simply choose not to post much, if at all. So just because you see a name pop up you do not recognize don’t assume it is a fair weather fan or a newbie to the blog. It may be one of us silent types.

    For me, I come here to try to learn something from the posters here who really understand the subtleties of the game – both on the field and behind the doors of PC and JS, and have good insights they can share with the board. So for many of us the blog is more about listening and learning than opining.

  51. Im a new old guy myself.Hope we can find a Gem in the rough receiver today

  52. Soggybuc says:

    Considering how other teams were scouting us looking to pick up some of our cuts I find it hard to believe they will make any moves affecting the 53.

  53. montanamike2 says:

    Good point about the fair weather fans, i read the blog for about 12 years before i started posting. A lot of fans were disalusioned in the hawks fan base. I knew a woman at my hospital who had season tickets and a jersey but wouldn’t support the team until they put a descent product on the field. With her low income i can understand this.

  54. jarred767 says:

    Pilot, I completely agree with you. I myself am very similar to you. I read this blog almost religiously and love the comment section almost as much as the actual blog by Eric, but will rarely post just becasue I prefer to simply read. There are a lot of guys on here that are very knowledgeable and it’s fun to hear everyone’s opinion – even the ones like ourselves who are much more rare in our posts. Either way, we’re all Hawk fans and I’ve got a feeling there’s just a little extra something in the air that we’re all feeling right now. Go Hawks!!!

  55. jarred767 says:

    On regards to the cuts, I like the moves and I’m of the opinion that there will be very few changes from this point on, maybe just a couple minor tweaks. However, a lot of the guys that we cut yesterday are gonna get picked up by other teams, I feel safe to almost gaurantee that – the overall talent level around here has definitely improved over the last couple years.

  56. HawksKD says:

    Well.. I’m new every preseason ha ha. I take my leave I absence when the season starts regardless of how well we do…….

    Btw did someone mention real rob report? Even if you dont typically like the report at least watch the 1:30 opening. This is the latest an you get a candid look at Russell Wilson immediately after the KC game… His coach at Wisc said that watching people interact with RWilson on the sidelines he can tell the RWilson has the team wrapped around his finger. I would say that this backs up that statement… that an iPad in his hand? Does the guy take a break from studying? Ever?

  57. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Pilot- Good point, Some of us have been Die hard fans long before Blogging, and many don’t have the time to participate on this blog day in and day out, much less want to.

    It took me alot of effort to start posting here after a few years of checking out the links and posts. And I’m still the same die hard fan I was before starting to post here.

    Sometimes I regret that I jumped in because now I don’t have as much time to do other things I enjoy. Lol.

    In other words this blog is not an exclusive measuring stick as to how die hard a Seahawk fan is.
    I have older Seahawk friends, (hard to believe) that simply won’t ever blog or even use a computer for that matter, but I guarantee that they are just as Die hard as BobbyK and others like me that post probably more than they need to.

  58. can I get an ACIB in the house?

    “The Raiders placed linebacker Aaron Curry on reserve/PUP. There were rumors he could be released.”

    Bah ha ha ha ha…

  59. Dukeshire says:

    KD – Before you do split for the season, I wanted to thank you for all the practice reports. They’re really informative and I dig them. Don’t be a stranger, bro!

  60. Sekolah says:

    Toomer must have been really blowing it as far as assignment correctness. I hadn’t noticed. Hopefully we can PS him. So no true backup mike backer behind Wagner? I wonder if that changes over the next few days.

    And Charly Martin – the no name, 28 year old, practice squad veteran from West Texas A&M. How did this guy make the team over so many other names we could have instead gone with? Hope he’s the real deal and not just a preseason warrior. One thing I noticed about him for sure is that he gives great effort, and seems to have a certain toughness about him.

  61. dvaldez says:

    Pilot you are right on – I have read the blog for years but I don’t post every random thought that happens to cross my mind, but that doesn’t make me a newly minted fan. We are watching what could be a very special team being put together- I don’t disagree with any of the cuts, the only move that kind of suprised me was keeping Carpenter on the active roster – he must be very close to competing for the left guard spot. Watching the development of Wilson will be very exciting and I can’t wait to see us kick the 9ers asses. Go Hawks!

  62. confucious says:

    Well said pilot. Bobby, I will try to keep my unworthy opinions brief.

  63. confucious says:

    Nice ACIB reference joreb. I have been wondering which pseudo name he has been posting under.

  64. HawkfaninMT says:

    Any thoughts on Rishaw Johnson? I know we have a dearth of guards… but from the practice reports this guy was amazing. Think he will make it through to the PS?

  65. GeorgiaHawk says:

    So does that mean your going to disappear again HawksKD ? To bad for us.

    I did say that I am tired of the real Rob report, however I didn’t really explain what I meant.

    Parts of it I do like, however what annoys me is probably the same thing that annoys some of the players that feel uncomfortable having a camera and mic persistently in their face, in of all places a lockerroom.
    Now for those that like it fine. And for those that want to be the clown of the day like Lockette fine, however I would have rather see Lockette shine on the field instead of in a lockerroom.

    Perhaps if Rob just simple did some editing and keep it out of the lockerroom, however that would take a little more work.

  66. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Aaron Curry on reserve/PUP? How will that effect the 2013 draft pick we get for him?

  67. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    I still think that our receiving corps is a liability. As far as I know, Butler and Lockette were the only two receivers on our roster who ran in the 4.3 range. I really think that we’ll need speed guys when we play teams that cover well–e.g., Green Bay and the Jets. I guess that Pete doesn’t place that high of a value on speedy receivers.

  68. Dukeshire says:

    Sekola – Wright is Wagner’s back up at Mike, in addition to playing middle in nickel packages.

    I like pilot’s comments as well, but let’s not get too carried away with the “my unworthy comments” comments. The point’s been made and it is valid.

  69. confucious says:

    Our run game makes our receivers faster. But I have to agree with you dsf. We have seen a lot of well placed balls dropped this preseason. With the final cuts made it will be interesting to watch how this group gels with wilson.

  70. Soggybuc says:

    There are Football fans and Seahawk fans. all of my friends are Seahawk fans and they faithfully watch all 16 games a year, I’m a Football fan and watch all 3 games on Sunday, the Monday game and the Thursday game.
    I hate watching games with my friends because they really know nothing about the game. no clue what 22 personnel means. what a drag route is and when I make a comment about the Mike showing blitz they’ll say “I thought his name was Bobby?”
    That’s the reason I like this Blog because here at least you all know something about the game of Football. even if you only watch 16 games a year.

    Also I’m not sure Richard Sherman think’s a lot of Russ or has any faith in him.

  71. dvaldez says:

    Soggybuc, where did you get the impression that Sherman does’t think much or doesn’t have faith in Wilson? You are either a mind-reader or a frustrated Flynn fan.

  72. Ewalters7354 says:

    Personally,I don’t believe the Hawks need guys who run 4.3 forty times on order to stretch the field.Guys like Sidney Rice and Braylon are and have been very good at that thus far during their careers.Deon Butler has good straight line speed but I hardly ever seen it on game day.Translation,you can have all the speed in the world,but unless you can get past press and tight coverage you won’t be very successful.Also,you need guys that can go up and fight for the ball while in the air which I don’t believe were strengths of Butler or Lockette.

  73. Soggybuc says:

    DValdez, click the link posted above to the latest Realrob report and you’ll get what I mean.

  74. monmornQB says:

    If this is the roster PC/JS want than I’m going to assume it’s the best one possible. Even in the first two seasons with these guys calling the shots going 7-9 I have absolute faith in their picks. They seem to have a real knack for choosing the the right players for their scheme.
    Although I initially didin’t like the idea of a rookie QB, I’m going to trust their judgement.
    It doesn’t matter what their record ends up being at the end of the season I’m going to be wearing Hawks gear every game day and not missing a play.
    GO HAWKS!!!

  75. Stevos–I would take Jermaine Kearse before Tuinei. My PS hopefuls include:

    Jermaine Kearse
    Philip Adams
    Cordarro Law
    Lavasier Tuinei
    Ricardo Lockette
    Rishaw Johnson
    Korey Toomer
    Sean McGrath

    I was sad to see Deon Butler cut. He will make someone a pretty good slot WR. I was also glad to see Obomanu back, he makes tough catches and can take a hit better than anyone on our team. I hope his recent case of the dropsies is just nerves and will go away.

    Good for Charly Martin. He’s tough, and has the size to play FL as well as slot.

    I really liked Kearse, and he looks nearly ready to play, better than Tuinei. I still think he could be a starting FL in this league by next year. Toomer is worth grooming. What did they expect, he played at Idaho, he wont be ready to play till next year at least! Gotta sit him on the PS!

  76. Well said Pilot and others, I echo your sentiments strongly. I have been a Seahawk fan and Seattle team fan in general for over 25 years. I moved away for college and have not lived in the PNW in years due to my job. I always follow Seattle teams and root for the Hawks passionately, win or lose. I was there in 92 when they only won 2 games, and also in 2005 when they won 13. I think there are a lot of us who can’t post during the day because we are busy working, and check the blogs mostly at night after work.
    By that time many of the opinions have been stated already on both sides, so I usually just read everyone else’s comments. It takes more guts to root for your team when everyone around you is rooting for someone else.
    Bobby you should be excited there are more passionate, knowledgeable Seahawk fans to share opinions with.

  77. Soggy, I was just joking that Robinson is our third string QB/ emergency backup. Although he did a pretty good job with the wildcat a couple times.

  78. I think Lane played pretty well, and that was a nice pick he made against the Raiders. He also kept his cool in that game, which hasnt been the case with him, so it shows he’s learning. He’s gonna be a good player, and Im really glad to see we kept him, Maragos, Maxwell, and Tru.

    I wonder how many of our cuts land on other teams?

  79. montanamike2 says:

    Soggybuc good link, when i first heard you guys talking about Sherman not endorsing Wilson i went uh oh and then watched the link.
    I think more cuts will be picked up then in years or maybe ever, although PC threw out a ton of players his first year.

  80. I thought Taua might beat out Lumpkin, as Taua looked pretty good running as a tailback, and is a better, stronger blocker than Lumpkin. Also, with MikeRob missing time this preseason, it seemed to me that we needed a backup to him more than a backup to Lynch and Turbin….but I like both players, so whatever….

  81. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Ewalters7354 I disagree.

    Receivers have to create separation. Sometimes they can do that with good route running, or pure physicality, but top tier corners and safeties know how to jump routes, or at least mirror receivers close enough to make QB’s feel uncomfortable throwing the ball their way. Secondly, although their are exceptions, such as Larry Fitzgerald, when you look at some of the best receivers in the league, e.g., Roddy White, Steve Smith, Mike Wallace, etc., pure speed is what makes them so good. I dunno, just my .02 cents.

  82. Soggybuc says:

    For the sake of Argument the pure speed receivers only win when the defense has lack of burners on the back end, Seattle has the perfect counter to Wallace in ET.

  83. Thanks Georgia and Duke – ill drop a post every now and then to say hello.

    Soggy I was curious as to what you saw?

    I saw admiration in Shermans comments rather than disdain.. I was actually pretty impressed with the interaction in that all 3 players talking to or about RWilson are leaders of the locker room..

    Just my thought….

  84. Soggybuc says:

    Pure Sarcasm KD

  85. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    When we played Pittsburgh Mike Wallace ran past everyone, including Earl Thomas. So, again, um yeah, I disagree.

  86. SandpointHawk says:

    KD – I would also like to thank you for all the practice reports.
    It so nice to have another set of eyes in camp. I used to go to Cheney and really miss the experience. Thank you “my brother”…stop in any time…

  87. Duke, we still have only one true mike linebacker on the roster atm. True, K.J. can play the mike if needed, in a pinch, but then we’d lose something at sam. We’ve got a bunch of will type backers backing up the starters is really the issue. No real backup behind either Wagner or Wright. This concerns me. We’re looking at what could potentially be a top 5 D here, but when you start to factor in potential losses at LB, I am honestly not sure we have the depth there to prevent a significant drop off.

    I guess Pete’s got his reasons.

  88. NisquallyHawk says:

    To Pilot: Thank you, on the behalf of us seldom posters, but avid daily readers of this blog. Your words are on point. I got station at Fort Lewis, in 1983, and immediately adopted all the pro teams like I have done in the other places I was stationed. I knew this would be my permanment home and I love it here. There is no other team than the Hawks for me, football is my religion, pure and simply. I am mostly an avid reader of this blog, and post rarely to it, so Thank You. The last thing I need is for some often poster to tell me where or when my loyalities lay, especially at my most favorite blog.

  89. Greetings to the new posters. Sometimes our regular posters are liquored up when they post, but they always mean well. I’m sure no one meant to offend anyone. I hope I didn’t just offend anyone?!?

  90. SandpointHawk says:

    Pabuwal is correct again and I’ll drink to that. Welcome one and all don’t let the daily pretentious blowhards intimidate you, and I do hope some blowhard takes offense to that… ;)

  91. I still think we need to trade for Wallace and give him a good Contract!

    But anyway – I will be interested in a few things over the next 2 days

    1. Who, if anyone, do we claim from other cuts (WR or LB anyone)

    2. Which of our guys get picked up

    3. Who rounds out our PS.

    4. I am really hoping Taua and Lewis can come back to us on IR if it is true the Waved/injured can be placed there if not claimed

  92. WiscCory says:

    I’m guessing, but would assume in a worst case day in Wilson and flynn were both hurt in a game, Michael Robinson would be the emergency QB.

    Are there any others on the 53 man roster that could serve that need?

  93. bignasty says:

    I have been a hawks fan since day one (Patera, Herrera, Zorn, Largent.) I stayed a hawks fan during my three-year stay in Colorado Springs, cheering on John Friesz as he stole one from the home-town Broncos the day Glyn Milburn broke the total yards record. That was a good day.

    I am excited about Russell Wilson. I was excited about Dan McGwire, and Rick Mirer, and Kelly Stoufer after he fell on his ass with a broken nose and got up and threw a bomb for six to deep-heat. That was a good day too.

    This is a cool blog, and I follow it religeously. I appreciate Pabs and Duke, and Bobby and Georgia, and all the ‘regulars.’ I have sometimes posted as Julius Vrooder in the past, but not much. I don’t need to be heard to be valid. I am valid because I was in the 300 level end zone when Dallas came to town in ’76. I was 11 years old, and I still believe that Newhouse was out of bounds at the two, and we were robbed. That was a bad day. Still kinda pissed about it.

    I am a serious hawks fan, always have been, always will be. Sometimes I will post. Usually I won’t. Always I will read. Gratefully.


  94. Nfllatestnews says:

    We are liking the haweks this year and also their decisions like the one of going with wilson even though they have cash invested in flynn!! Wrote about it here so come check it out and enjoy

  95. Jusjamn says:

    Not uncommon for Bobby & Duke to team up against someone. Pabs has different opinions than them and they don’t like it.

    BTW – ACIB = Bobby IMHO

  96. nighthawk2 says:

    “guess when you’re awesome at finding all kinds of other guys in the mid-late rounds, you can do this:)”

    What regime are you referring to? It sure isn’t this one.

    As far as Turnstile, I’m surprised he’s even on the roster, let alone not put on IR or PUP list. Close to coming back? Well that o-line sucks anyway, it’ll get worse when he’s back in. Can’t play tackle, can’t play guard, can’t pass block; he’s a triple threat.

  97. Bojado71 says:

    Does anything think that Red Bryant has a shot of
    Moving up to another level this year? Seems to still be scratching the surface of his potential?

  98. Bojado71 says:

    Big Nasty,

    I am same as you. Hawks fan since the Patera and Zorn days. Heck I still have my Thunderfoot Herman Weaver autograph lol

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