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Seahawks sign FB Spencer Ware

Post by Eric Williams on May 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm with 36 Comments »
May 16, 2013 4:54 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announced that the team has signed sixth-round draft choice fullback Spencer Ware to a multi-year contract.

Ware, the 194th overall selection in this year’s draft, becomes the eighth Seattle draft selection to agree to terms.

Running back Christine Michael (second-round), cornerback Tharold Simon (fifth-round) and tackle Michael Bowie (seventh-round) remain unsigned.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Is real Rob getting real nervous?

  2. GooseRocks says:

    Does the 15 yard penalty, for the crown of the helmet rule, start at the spot of the foul, or previous line of scrimmage?

  3. blueshq says:

    I wouldn’t but if I was a 49er fan I probably wouldn’t either.

  4. montanamike2 says:
  5. blueshq says:

    So which are we, the Hatfields or the McCoys?

  6. bbnate420 says:

    Georgia, I definitely wouldn’t at this point. Physical talent-wise they are very similar, besides RW’s height. I think his mind and preparation will be the difference.

    As far as Real Rob, Ware reported to rookie mini-camp at 218 pounds, and he hasn’t played FB since his freshman year. 218 is pretty light to be trying to play FB. Not to mention Rob’s excellence in special teams. It’s not common for a rookie to start at FB regardless. Reports of Real Rob’s demise are severely premature IMO.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Chill nate. Just trying to start a topic for discussion.

    I really hope we keep Rob and Ware. One thing for sure is we have the most physical group of RBs in the NFL. Nice!

  8. blueshq says:

    I agree, Rob is too Real to let go until we have a proven replacement. But I think they can find a way to keep Ware this year.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “I think his mind and preparation will be the difference.”

    Totally agree nate.

    I just think that Wilson has this determination about him that nothing will stand in his way.

  10. bbnate420 says:

    Was I hot, Georgia? I don’t think so. ;-)

    I’d guess that Ware ends up on the PS as it stands right now. I like his potential, but I’d be shocked if he were ready anytime in 2013 to start at FB.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “When you’re hot, you’re hot”
    “And when you’re not, you’re not”
    “Now we are all in to see the Seahawks win”
    “When you’re hot, you’re hot”
    “(La la la la la la la) (La la la la la) (La la la la la la la, when you’re hot, you’re hot)”

  12. WilliamPercival says:

    Interesting that the 4 unsigned rooks up until Ware signed were all TE guys that had character concers in some way or form. I wonder if the we’re trying to guarantee less money for these guys an yet there was/is push back in each instance.

    Eric, would you fill us in on just what kind of leverage/money difference we could be talking here?

  13. WilliamPercival says:

    Pardon the errors..

  14. raymaines says:

    Was Ware signed to the normal “Camp fodder” contract? No, Real Rob is not worried, nor should he be.

    I’m thinking there will be six rookies on the final 53 man roster. Spencer Were wont be one of them.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Until Ware develops this type of repationship with Lynch (especially note the 3:50 minute mark), or any ‘Hawks RB that can be as effective as ‘Beast, Robinson has little to worry about.

    http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/NFL-Turning-Point-Beast-Mode–Mike-Rob/e1f6e969-9d76-42e8-8a46-ca17fcadb6f0

  16. Dukeshire says:

    And to be clear, Ware may very well develop that synergy and effectiveness. But *until* that happens, I’m pumped Robinson is here.

  17. HonHawksLSB says:

    Earl Thomas #66 on the top 100.

  18. bbnate420 says:

    Duke, very well said. I was thinking of that NFL Films segment as well. I wasn’t a big fan of Mike Rob his first year here, but I absolutely loves what he brings to the Hawks now. I’m not sure why so many here seem to think he’s in danger, no offense. I like him here for a couple of more years at least.

  19. bbnate420 says:

    And the reason I was down on Mike Rob for a lot of his first year here was that he seemed to drop passes. He doesn’t seem to very often now, and I was ignorant of the relationship he was building with Lynch. I was always a fan of his ST play. His contribution is certainly worth 2.5 mil to me.

  20. bird_spit says:

    Georgia…good article to reference. I would suggest that both Sherman and Browner have the same on the field smarts, which tells me they are both well coached.
    I think the hawks are blessed with a “perfect storm” of circumstance.
    1) an above avg f/o with a great partnership with a coach.
    2) talent that is cherry picked for the scheme
    3) players that are young, intelligent, and physically honed
    4) a coaching staff that is put together well…skill coaches are exceptional.

    This well run engine we know as the hawks is fueled by Pete Carrol. This guy will be enshrined someday, mark it down. Hawks are going to go on a mega-cool run that will have multiple Super Bowls, and we are going to be witnesses to greatness.

    Go Hawks!

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    My biggest concern bird_spit before the season started last year was could a young talented team like the Seahawks be mature enough to play consistent without many ups and downs that a young team usually goes through?
    So look what they do. They go out and give themselves a chance to win every game they played. No Seahawks team had ever done that before.

    This team has some very mature young players that are already good leaders.
    Unger,( ok he’s the old one, lol ), Okung, Thomas, Wagner, Wilson, Sherman. Etc…..
    I’m not concerned any more about this teams football maturity.
    My only concern now is how to keep my girlfriend from erasing the games I record.

  22. yankinta says:

    I think we can carry 5 RBs and 5 WRs, if we only carry 2 QB’s on the final roster,, am I wrong??

  23. Dukeshire says:

    Not wrong, they could do that. But last year they carried only two QBs and still only had 4 RBs (and 5 WRs), so I think the real question becomes, what other position loses a player?

  24. sluggo42 says:

    Doesn’t real rob Wei about 245?
    Ware needs to bulk up seriously before he gets considered. The fb takes on backers all day long. Remember that poor SB that tried to take on real rob straight up last year? Didn’t he come away with a broken arm and a concussion?

    Real rob is a big nasty brute, that db’s have nightmares about running into…

  25. sluggo42 says:

    As if marshawn on his own isn’t bad enough, first they get real rob

  26. yankinta says:

    Hmmm…we gotta figure out a way to carry both Chris Harper and Ware. Cuz there’s no way they’d last on waiver,,, someone will probably snatch them up right away…

  27. Good thread.

    Ware isn’t threatening anybody’s job until and unless he can learn to play FB. A tough position requiring chemistry with the RBs and O linemen and QB. MRob has all that going for him already. I’m thinking Ware either makes it to the practice squad or gets stolen off waivers to play Tailback on another team.

    Trade Russell Wilson for Kaepernick? Not unless you’re a hallucinating Niners fan. Kaepernick has all the measurables Wilson doesn’t have, but does he have the discipline? work ethic? ball handling skills? lack of mistakes? football intelligence? In those areas, Wilson may be the best we’ve seen since Manning. (and I mean Peyton, not baby brother.)

  28. come to think of it…
    comparing Wilson to Kaepernick
    is a lot like comparing Peyton to Eli.

    (cerebral, disciplined, commanding) vs (rangy, athletic, gambler)

  29. Ware has a good chance of making it through waivers (and thus onto the PS), esp if he gains weight through camp and the preseason to get to real FB weight. Few teams utilize a FB, and he’s a tweener–too slow to be a TB, fast but small for a FB.

    He hasnt even turned 22 yet, and has very little wear and tear from college, as he barely played. I think Seattle sees him as a low-risk, high upside long-term project, and its likely he sits on the PS squad for two years before he has any shot of unseating Mike Rob.

  30. You may be right, STTBM. It might be true that few teams will be interested in Ware when he hits the waiver wire. We’ll have to see what team needs and injuries are like in August to see if the Seahawks can make room for him on PS. I think he had better quickly show himself to be a monster special teamer if he expects to keep a spot while learning the FB position.

  31. yankinta says:

    STTBM, there’s a good reason why we picked him in the 6th instead of 7th (multiple picks) or FA….. He will not last. Someone will snatch him up to be their 5th RB or 4th RB. We gotta keep him!!

  32. HonHawksLSB says:

    Crap. Irvin suspended 4 games for performance enhancing substances.

    I hope this isn’t a bad omen for the questionable character guys we have on our squad.

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