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Seahawks bringing in fullback Michael Robinson for a physical

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm with 27 Comments »
October 20, 2013 7:35 pm
The Seahawks will take a look at Michael Robinson, seen here shushing the Washington Redskins crowd last season, Monday when he comes in for a physical. / AP photo
The Seahawks will take a look at Michael Robinson, seen here shushing the Washington Redskins crowd last season, Monday when he comes in for a physical. / AP photo

The Seahawks have confirmed that they are bringing veteran fullback Michael Robinson in Monday for a physical.

Seattle is short at fullback after Derrick Coleman injured his hamstring Thursday night. Fullback Spencer Ware has been out with an ankle sprain since Week 2.

Robinson, who was with the team from 2010-12 and named to the Pro Bowl in 2011, was released at the end of camp. He was ill and missed the final two games of preseason, plus carried a significant cap hit with a $2.5 million salary at a position the Seahawks put to limited use.

Robinson made six starts at fullback last season for the Seahawks, was a strong voice in the lockerroom and a special teams captain for the second consecutive season.

If Seattle signs Robinson, they could do so for the non-guaranteed veteran minimum of $840,000 that was recently defined by the new CBA for players with 7-9 years of experience. Robinson has played seven seasons in the NFL after being drafted in 2006 by the San Francisco 49ers.

Update: A little more on how the salary could work, from Brian McIntyre, who is a guru of NFL salary structure: As noted above, Robinson would be in line to receive a non-guaranteed $840,000 deal over 10 weeks from the CBA structure ($494,118 a week). That would be a cap hit of $326,471 (10/17ths of $550,000).

The Seahawks would have to make a roster to move to add Robinson, 30, to the 53-man.

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  1. sluggo42 says:

    Well, well, well…

  2. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Great news!

  3. sluggo42 says:

    Seems like I remember a few poster discussing this of late…can’t remember who though…
    But, I sure hope he comes back. He is a guy that deserves to be on this team. I hope he got over whatever was ailing him….

  4. seahawkfan97 says:

    YES!!!!!
    I agree that Mike rob deserves to be on this team and bring on the realrobreport!!
    go hawks!!

  5. TheDudeAbidesDonnyYourOutOfYourElement says:

    Percy and now Mike Rob? Is this real life?

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Take that Manning you big game choke artist!

  7. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Lots of us have been pushing for this.

  8. Neither Ware nor Coleman has blocked worth a damn in the regular season, though both have ran and caught the ball well. With both injured, bringing MikeRob back makes perfect sense.

    For those who snidely point out that Lynchs biggest runs last year came without a FB, I say that’s a perfect case of stats being misleading without proper context and analysis. Seattle often uses a FB when attempting to get short yardage, when trying to run in obvious run situations, and when trying to make teams think we’re gonna run. Looking solely at ypc with/without a FB tells us little; for instance, if many of those were on third or fourth and short–say 1yd to go, 2.0 YPC is impressive as hell.

    Myself, I think that having a competent FB had become a necessity, since the line is so awful in obvious running situations, and neither Wate nor Coleman have been getting it done. We need to be able to get third and three or less yards on the ground, and we haven’t been able to do it.

    As long as MRib is healthy, he’s a difference maker, if he only helps us pickup 2 or 3 first downs a game. He will also open up the passing game on third and short, as teams will once again have to respect the run; right now everyone knows we’re passing on third and more than one yard.

  9. MoSeahawk12 says:

    His leadership, experience and toughness will only boost the offense. Should help the O-line. I agree that at this point, IR Ware and hope that Coleman recovers. This team is stacked at RB and Ware is just a bonus.

  10. Kingpear says:

    MikeFromNewJersey…I am sure all of us influenced John Schneider… ;)

    Good news, I thought this would happen earlier, but Ware or Coleman’s injury must be worse than expected.

  11. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Big time agree STTBM. Mike Rob does much more than lead block for Marshawn. His special teams play is pro bowl level and his leadership brings more to the struggling Oline than anyone else. I think we pick up that 4th and one inch Thursday night if Mike Rob is on the field. (Of course having Marshawn in would have also given the D something to think about. Still mad about that crap call!)

  12. montanamike2 says:

    Does this mean more Realrobreport?

  13. grizindabox24 says:

    I was one that did not think MRob would be back because of the diminished role within the offense, but injuries have made it reality. Also STTBM, Lynch had a better YPC average without a FB last season than with.

  14. it will be very interesting to see how the roster moves go the next weeks – I am curious to see how things transpire.

  15. Boy – Broncos are totally falling apart tonight, offensively but mentally on Defense

  16. ANd a lot of us will continue to push for this, the loss of Robinson was one of the worst moves of the offseason, hopefully it is addressed!!!

  17. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Yes im sure John and Pete consult this blog before making all changes….. Broncos not done

  18. raymaines says:

    My big day dream is to beat both of the Mannings in New York. Could happen. Maybe a Luck / Wilson rematch?

  19. I think Coleman has certainly done better than expected run blocking this year. He’s impressed me. I am a big fan of Mike Rob’s and would welcome him back. He can contribute majorly on ST as well, though coverage hasn’t been the problem.

  20. WilliamPercival says:

    It appears the worst for SB..

    http://www.turfshowtimes.com/2013/10/20/4860912/sam-bradford-torn-acl-rams/in/4624581

    Hate these injuries. Would rather see him starting MNF against us..

  21. bsinnitt says:

    I’m glad to see Mike Rob will be getting a ring if we win it all this year. He played a huge roll in laying the foundation for our tough run game. This O is going to be great when Okung comes back. Go Hawks!

  22. seahawkfan97 says:

    grizindabox24

    That is what STTBM is saying and why

    “For those who snidely point out that Lynchs biggest runs last year came without a FB, I say that’s a perfect case of stats being misleading without proper context and analysis. Seattle often uses a FB when attempting to get short yardage, when trying to run in obvious run situations, and when trying to make teams think we’re gonna run. Looking solely at ypc with/without a FB tells us little; for instance, if many of those were on third or fourth and short–say 1yd to go, 2.0 YPC is impressive as hell”

  23. grizindabox24 says:

    Reading this thread, MRob must wear a “S” on his chest.

  24. Yes, Griz; as I said, Lynch avg less ypc with Mrob, but that is likely due to them using a FB when in obvious run situations, short yardage, or when trying to get the d to think run, then pass. Even if Lynch avg 2.0 ypc with the FB I think that’s more impressive than 4.8 ypc without because of that.

  25. No griz, he’s aging and fading. But Coleman and Ware are piss-poor at blocking, and we have been so bad at short yardage the team wouldn’t even attempt a third or fourth and short till last weeks epic fail.

    Our Oline sucks, and a capable FB will help, at least in obvious run situations. Also, Robinson is a fine special reamer, which is worth something–not to mention his leadership.

  26. Great news.

  27. AZ Offense vs OPP’S Defense Thru Week 7: QB Sacks, Hits, Hurries
    WK 7 SEA’s D: 8, 6, 26
    WK 6 SF’s D: 1, 4, 14
    WK 5 CAR’s D: 2, 11, 10
    WK 4 TB’s D: 1, 6, 8
    WK 3 NO’s D: 4, 4, 10
    WK 2 DET’s D: 1, 5, 17
    WK 1 STL’s D: 5, 5, 10

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