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Morning links: Obomanu lands with Jets

Post by Eric Williams on May 30, 2013 at 7:51 am with 18 Comments »
May 30, 2013 7:51 am
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The New York Jets announced this morning that the team has signed Seattle Seahawks free agent receiver Ben Obomanu.

The move makes sense for the Jets, with general manager John Idzik’s connection with the Seahawks.

Obomanu, 29, was released by Seattle in a cost-cutting move in March. Obomanu was due to make $2.3 million in base salary in 2013, but likely would have been competing for a fifth receiver spot in Seattle.

Here’s my story on Eastern Washington University receiver Greg Herd signing with the Seahawks.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle talks about how Russell Wilson compares to Cam Newton and other NFL quarterbacks in this video link.

You ever wonder what Wilson means when he says — the separation is in the preparation? Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com asks Wilson to explain his words of wisdom here.

ESPN’s Mike Sando has a conversation with former Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon on whether or not elite NBA stars like Lebron James could make it in the NFL.

Rod Mar of Seahawks.com offers a nice photo gallery from OTAs.

Check out the town hall meeting Pete Carroll hosted with the 12th Man on Wednesday at CenturyLink Field in the video below.

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Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post writes that the Seahawks are one of four teams this season trying to buck an interesting trend. Fortenbaugh: “From 2002 to 2011 there were 29 instances in which a team posted a record of 7-9 or worse one season and came back the following year to record ten or more wins. And in 26 of those 29 instances (89.6%), the teams in question reverted from a 10-6 or better franchise to a 9-7 or worse franchise in year three.”

Bill Barnwell of Grantland writes that success of young quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, along with their cheap contracts, has made older, more expensive quarterbacks at the end of their careers like Philip Rivers and Michael Vick look expendable.

Jack Becta of the National Football Post previews some of the emerging fitness, social and digital trends NFL players are using to get a leg up on the competition.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Andrew Luck’s leadership skills have made the biggest impression on Matt Hasselbeck.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Obo also fits for the Jets because he’s got that overachiever mentality: not the most talented but will do anything you ask of him. I always liked him, but I’m happy as hell this current group of receivers makes him dispensable. Significantly improved talent from top down at that position, since Carroll got here.

  2. boucherm says:

    I love these Grantland articles, really well written and intelligent.

    Here’s an insane line from this one: “in terms of their respective cap holds, Mark Sanchez will make more money per game than Wilson will make all season”

  3. Sekolah says:

    If Obomanu could just stay healthy, I think he could find a niche as a possession receiver, maybe even a #2 WR on some teams. Unfortunately for him the tag “injury prone” fits appropriately. Even when he’s made it though most of a 16 game season he usually had some kind of issue nagging at him that limited him in practice.

  4. trout_hound says:

    Leave it to Doug Farrar to drag Moffitt through the mud on the national stage over his peeing in an alley incident. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/seahawks-og-john-moffitt-day-court-weird-mall-154855474.html

  5. Opiewon says:

    I have the same feeling for obamanu as I do for Washington……

    I thank you guys for your hard work and contribution to the seahawks. Though it is sad to see long time players go, I am very happy. Happy that we have improved at those position, and happy both players are getting an opportunity somewhere else. They are both deserving.

    Besides, it’s not their fault our roster looks F ing amazing right now!

  6. juliusvrooder says:

    Good on Obo for landing a team. I like that guy.

  7. trout_hound says:

    The Town Hall was a long and interesting watch. It was interesting to hear Pete talk about why he likes to throw the young guys like JR Sweezy into games early on in the season, mistakes and all, so they can truly evaluate their strengths and weaknesses so it helps them later in the season.

  8. seahawksteven777 says:

    On a side note, I am wondering why Brandon Browner likely isn’t going to be on the top 100 players? That’s ridiculous.

    What’s also ridiculous is that Sherman is likely to be revealed tonight in the 50 to 41 range. Sorry, but that’s a little bit low on the list.

  9. I feel sorry for anyone who gets stuck on the Jets these days.

  10. seahawksteven777 – Why isn’t Brandon Browner on the top 100 list? You know why….

    He’s too tall, too gangly, too knock-kneed, too uncoordinated, his head is too big, his legs are too long, his shoulders are too wide, and his feet point inward, all pigeon-toed like, and he grabs too much, holds too much, he’s a dirty player, can’t control his temper, gets flagged, is probably a liability to his team, and he just doesn’t ‘fit the mold’ of an NFL cornerback.

    Oh, and also, he’ll get in opposing receivers’ heads, throw them off their routes, battle them for the ball, generally ruin their games and kick their a$$.

    He’s in our top-22. That’s all that matters.

  11. I didn’t even know we’d released Obo; shows how in touch I haven’t been! No great loss, though.

  12. LOL Stevos. Agree tho, to us he is a BAMF and makes the secondary that much better. I love that the young guys on D(Simon, williams, lane etc) have these physical guys to look up to and learn from. This D is scary, and JSPC keep adding young talent. The D will be good for a long time to come

  13. Cutting players who worked hard & produced for the Seahawks like Obo & Washington shows that we have reached the maturation stage as an organization. The team is bearing fruit that falls and is picked up by other teams. It speaks to the depth of this squad. This is of course just the beginning of that mature phase.

    Reading the link about Wilson just continues to hammer home how lucky we are. How many people in the world have that incredible internal drive & passion to do whatever it takes to be prepared & to stay in the moment? Not many. He is going to win a championship for the Hawks. Damn it I’m excited!

  14. hawkfan777 says:

    That article about Wilson from Farnsworth is awesome. Wilson is such a stud!

  15. Gonna miss Obo on STs

  16. That Farnsworth article about DangeRuss has got me jacked up and amped up for this season. With that relentless approach, I can’t help but think that he will bring the Lombardi trophy to the 206. I’m almost 40, but I find myself applyng Wilson’s words of wisdom to my own life and he is a true inspiration for anybody no matter how old, and from all walks of life.

  17. Really happy to hear Obomanu got picked up. He’s an underrated player, and tough as nails. The Jets can really use a steady hand like Ben.

    Best of luck Obomanu!

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