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Best Guesses for Inactives

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 28, 2007 at 5:30 pm with 22 Comments »
September 28, 2007 5:30 pm

TE Ben Joppru

WR DJ Hackett

LB Will Herring

OL Mansfield Wrotto

Ol Tom Ashworth

WR Courtney Taylor

QB Charlie Frye

DE Jason Babin

Last week with Joppru out, Ashworth was on the active roster but that was because so many other players were sidelined. With Morris and Obomanu back, Ashworth likely has to go back to inactive. If they want to keep Ashworth active, another possibility is Ellis Wyms.

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  1. doubledink says:

    Has there been any talk of when they plan to get Babin into the rotation?

  2. YeeHaawks says:

    Can anyone tell me why Jason Babin has been inactive. I thought the whole purpose for bringing him over was to rotate our high motor guys on the line? I don’t recall him being active this year.

  3. Wish Wrotto practiced as a DT, make him active to spell Mebane.

  4. Ashworth sure was a great pickup. Remember back to the day with all the hoopla of getting a Patriot. Reminds one of all the cheering when Hitman Hamlin returned or picking up Winstrom and then the fat Air Force Lt. who beat his wife. What schmucks we are. When they come in they are the answer. Next thing we know they leave and they were the questions. Think Stevens and Jackson. Don’t the rest of you feel a little jilted by all of this duplicity? It’s as bad as all of this 12th man marketing BS. Last year (and last week) the Seahawks committed just as many false starts. And if you eliminate the one game with Giants in ’05 (when one player committed 8 false starts) the remainder was less than the NFL average. If Allen and Co. can do anything it is doctor the story and feed the masses PR spin. Mark my works when we loose any of the present day heroes to retirement, cuts, free agency we will then learn that they were really goats. The local press only feeds the party line – need I say propaganda.

  5. bigmaq – I hear your story and how you seem to be harboring bitterness. The fact is, is that one slow DE replaced by a high motor player stands for potential. Or as you would say a hoopla story of a patriot coming to the west coast to later leave/trade, yet again potential. How about this, a quarterback that wasnt guaranteed to ever start but instead being pulled from the cheese state to back-up yet another. Some might say potential yet still a decent idea. The fact is, they are all potential hero’s. Now if your a aved Football fan you would understand that sometimes it takes propaganda just to make wheels turn that might not have otherwise. In this day and age, sometimes us fans just need a little allen and co to doctor a story just enough for those that might consider themselves the 12th man to believe in a case of the drops. IE burleson. You remember him right, mr, 1:00 left and a td catch to go ahead in the cincy game. Propaganda works, doctoring a story helps, cheering with a towel that has 12th man on it can change the day. That in itself is being a fan. Again, some of what you said can be agreed upon, but being a fan, a fan since 4 months of age will use what it can to just get to that next W.

    That is all.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    I don’t know where to begin with that rambling nonsence. I’ll put it this way; The Seahawks sign players they think can help make the team better. Wheather they do or not is a matter of conjecture in retrospect. I, for one, suggest you begin to think for yourself and form your own opinions based on what you believe and see. Duplicity? Absolutly not. I have been right about players and I’ve been wrong. But I have never blamed the front office or p.r. department for my opinions. What hoopla? You don’t have to drink the kool-aid if you don’t want to. Just because you buy into something doesn’t mean you’ve given up responcibility for yourself. Goats? What are you talking about?

  7. Schmucks, duplicity, goats and propoganda…

    OH MY!

    WTF man, football is ALL spin! Its ALL hype, yo! Get over the pseudo-cerebral, over-intellectualization of something you obviously enjoy, crack a brew, and enjoy football for what it is. A game. A game to get behind.

    Its not the NBA, man.

  8. snydro22 says:

    Where did you people go to school?

  9. Dukeshire says:

    I’m assuming that’s about my spelling, it’s bad I know. Sorry

  10. I think the last couple of hours have been about brown bottle intelligence. Sober up and realize they bring in a lot of guys and hope some stick. Scouting is not 100% because you don’t know what a player is going to do once he pushes it to his highest level. Sometime bones break or psyches are damaged but sometimes the guy comes through. There is no certain way to determine whether the guy us going to make the play until he is in the situation to do it. And even if he fails the first time you need to give him a couple tries to tell for sure. Jason Babin has not had his chance yet, but he will. And then we will see how he does in this high stakes of NFL stardom.

  11. bustinheads says:

    KLM – Wrotto was a DT before the Seahawks drafted him. He mostly played DT and a little OG, but, the Seahawks think he will fit in better as a OG, so who are we to say differently? I know very little about him, myself, but, would like to see him get in a couple of games if we are in a blowout, just to see what he can do. Babin is kinda caught up in the numbers game, I think. We can only allow so many players to play each game and the other DEs are ahead of him. We can’t take out a OL, as we only have Willis and Pork Chop subbing for the OLine. We will likely see Wyms as he can play DT and DE. I would like to see Pearman and Weaver running in the 1st half this week too…and then run SA in the 2nd half a lot more. SF has a couple of hurt guys that should make their defense a little move vulnerable tho. Lets hope so anyhow.

  12. paulyshoreisnomore says:

    Everyone says SA is a 2nd half runnning back. They say the defense wears down in the 2nd half etc. which is true. But it seems to me that in the first half SA is hitting the interior “holes” which are not there and getting hit at the line of scrimmage. In the 2nd half, the defense continues to play that way (expecting him to run in the middle) but when he finds nothing there he pops it to the outside. I think that is a large reason he has more production in the second half. Just trying to explore potential reasons for “lack” of production in first half followed by 2nd half ok production. Lots of other reasons of course including half-time adjustments. What do you guys think?

  13. questisbest says:

    for years and years, there has been nothin’ much to drag the seahawks out of the realm of nfl mediocrity and anonimity. we gained some identity with the advent of the conservative kind of “hard knock” colors, the entrance into the nfc, which seems to come across as more smash mouth oriented, as opposed to the circus atmosphere, “shoot ‘em up” wild wild afc west days. (although there was something really cool about the whole king dome era, too!), and the qwest feild, “12th” man gimmick has given us something to hang our hat on as an identity we’re known by, and other teams seem to respect coming to our place, or at least ackowledge, and try to prepare for. as opposed to going back to a perrineal also ran, and stepping stone team that was fodder for other teams to bulid their records towards the playoffs on, i think that’s worth the “hype or spin” that our owner has helped attatch to seahawk football. i have a hard time seeing how that is a negative thing for the team, or the fans who take part, and want to have something productive to look forward to.

  14. bobbyk03 says:

    If the Seahawks only sign players who will make them better, why the hell wasn’t Hutch resigned? He and Walt as a combo had a hell of a lot more to do with Alexander being MVP two years ago than Alexander did; and yet Alexander was the one they threw the money to.

  15. bobbyk03 says:

    …and I have bashed the 12th Man in the past with respect to the pathetic showing at the Super Bowl, but I’ve been to other NFL stadiums and it’s loud and crazy and a great atmosphere… it’s better than any other one I’ve been to… so don’t say the home fans don’t at least have some type of helpful impact… derrr…

  16. Bernie42 says:

    Some random links to enjoy on the eve of our victory over San Francisco…

    In an article at, Frank Gore is quoted as saying our safeties are just “all right” and Holmgren talks about how this game will be slightly different for him given the absence of Bill Walsh:

    The Examiner predicts a Seahawks loss and says:

    Luckily, the defense has been holding up and should be enough to shut down an ailing Alexander and the Seahawks’ offense. They’ll wish Jackson was on their side this week.

    Two gay dads are trying to find Seahawks tickets for their son to help make sure he grows up straight:

    Jones Soda Co. will be selling some special Seahawks sodas this week:

    Jones Soda Co., announces its limited edition Seahawks Collector Pack of five new football inspired flavors which includes: Dirt Soda, Sports Cream Soda, Perspiration Soda, Natural Field Turf Soda, and Sweet Victory Soda.

    However, suggests that the sodas should taste more like cheerleaders and less like the players:

    The majority of football’s fanbase is men. Instead of making the soda taste like the players, they should make it taste like the cheerleaders. One could be that sweet body lotion from Victoria’s Secret, another could taste like candy and have little pieces of body glitter in it, and one could taste like sugar and spice and everything nice.

    Go Seahawks!

  17. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    bobbyk the hawks didnt resign hutch because hutch didnt want to be resigned, furthermore hutch is an idiot to sign with minn. a team that is going nowhere fast.

  18. hockeybill29 says:

    Any idea when Chaz Frye is going to be trusted to run the playbook and possibly be an active player?

    Or is he at all?

  19. bustinheads-
    Sure forgot Hawks cut Pat Ross (and Austin King too). Kinda different to think that if Spencer’s hurt (again) only backup is Gray. Had thought maybe Wrotto would never see game field this year, next year, nor year after on OL. Maybe he does at center? Wrotto is same weight/height as Tubbs, very strong and maybe could be helped by Tubbs to be near as good vs the rush. Wrotto between Heitmann and Allen could have been a good gap plugger vs Gore.

  20. Heck maybe Wrotto can play both DT & OG?

  21. I dont think I will be trying “Perspiration Soda” anytime soon. Ucky.

  22. 9ers OL is kinda large. Jennings (LT -if he plays) is 335#, Allen (LG) is 325#, Heitman (C) is 318#, Smiley (RG) is 311# (Baas, backup is 331#), and Staley (RT)is 306# (Harris, backup is 322#). How many double teams can Rocky, Terrill, and Ellis Wyms over the game before getting winded? Hope 9ers don’t no-huddle much or of our guys could turn into a blocking sled. (Sneek Wrotto onto the DL).

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