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Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:18 pm

Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:21 pm
  • Another Packers cut that Schneider thinks might work out. Sounds like another camp body with potential.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:35 pm
  • The only thing I remember about Swain from his GB days is that he was pretty good at kick coverage.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:04 pm
  • Swain is another Obomanu. A situational "spell" receiver that is a special teamer that has the ability to show up in formation and not be necessarily feared or paid much attention to until he gets the first and trots back off the field. He's not a guy the defense will prepare for as there will purposely be no real amount of tape on him.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:07 pm
  • There is No rock safe from Schneider......he is a Rockasaurus and he WILL snatch the pebble.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:27 pm
  • Over/under 70% he is not on the roster past the 2nd preseason game.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:46 pm
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:17 pm
  • I remember him as justasorta guy, but you never know.

    If he does have good special team skills, those guys are
    important. See Farwell, Heath.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:57 pm
  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:Swain is another Obomanu. A situational "spell" receiver that is a special teamer that has the ability to show up in formation and not be necessarily feared or paid much attention to until he gets the first and trots back off the field. He's not a guy the defense will prepare for as there will purposely be no real amount of tape on him.


    You should consider apologizing to Obomanu.

    "Obomanu has 87 career catches for 1,209 yards and seven TDs, all with Seattle, which drafted him in Round Seven in 2006."
    Swain has 8 catches for 87 yards in his NFL career (2008). He's a ST player at best, camp fodder at worst.

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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:18 pm
  • HagFaithful wrote:
    You should consider apologizing to Obomanu.

    "Obomanu has 87 career catches for 1,209 yards and seven TDs, all with Seattle, which drafted him in Round Seven in 2006."
    Swain has 8 catches for 87 yards in his NFL career (2008). He's a ST player at best, camp fodder at worst.


    Scanning my brain for memories of a Ben Obomanu TD...

    Yeah I got nothing.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:32 pm
  • Watch Russell fly him down to Cali to workout with the rest of the guys, lol.
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Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:25 pm

Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:25 pm
  • 2010 was his best year. Injuries to Deion Butler and Mike Williams meant some starts and significant targets for Obomanu. I remember a long one (TD) against the Cardinals at home.

    Obomanu was a legitimate project - at one point. Swain wasn't in the league last year and was cut by GB and SF prior to that. I DO love the story. An open tryout for backup QBs results in signing the fluffer WR. Just love the message that sends - always looking for talent and competition. They must have saw something...

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Re: Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:27 pm
  • Nope, its not the 4th topic on the main page.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:31 pm
  • OR the four qb's trying out are ALL so special they make Swain look like a pro bowler.

    I think we have a qb controversy brewing..... :stirthepot:
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Re: Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:01 am
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Re: Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:18 am
  • He, Darren Fells and Josh Portis are gonna dominate!
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:20 am
  • Josh Portis could very well be the next David Green. Wouldn't that knock all our socks off! Championship!
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Re: Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:31 am
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:29 am
  • I will concede Obo may not be the perfect comparative for my point. So there.

    The game is midway through the fourth quarter, and we are having a tough time getting guys open against a secondary that is well-prepared. Marshawn is averaging 1.8 per carry against a front seven who are playing inspired ball. On a 2nd and 8, at our own 36, in trots Swain who lines up on the far left in a 4-wide formation. Pic play with Rice sheds Swain's coverage as the safety and the DB play Rice. The rush doesnt allow Russ position to throw the out so Swain turns it upfield and runs under a toss from Russ at the 50 and gets run out of bounds for a 28-yard gain. First down in enemy territory as Swain stealthfully trots back to the sidelines while the D says "who the hell was that?"
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:26 am
  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:I will concede Obo may not be the perfect comparative for my point. So there.

    The game is midway through the fourth quarter, and we are having a tough time getting guys open against a secondary that is well-prepared. Marshawn is averaging 1.8 per carry against a front seven who are playing inspired ball. On a 2nd and 8, at our own 36, in trots Swain who lines up on the far left in a 4-wide formation. Pic play with Rice sheds Swain's coverage as the safety and the DB play Rice. The rush doesnt allow Russ position to throw the out so Swain turns it upfield and runs under a toss from Russ at the 50 and gets run out of bounds for a 28-yard gain. First down in enemy territory as Swain stealthfully trots back to the sidelines while the D says "who the hell was that?"



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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:01 am
  • Don't forget the 2008 Seahawks guys. You know, the year every receiver got hurt and we had to trade for Keary Colbert and bring back Koren Robinson. Swain may not make the 53 but he'll probably get a call if disaster strikes.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:15 am
  • Stoned Cold wrote:Don't forget the 2008 Seahawks guys. You know, the year every receiver got hurt and we had to trade for Keary Colbert and bring back Koren Robinson. Swain may not make the 53 but he'll probably get a call if disaster strikes.


    Don't forget Michael Bumpus and Billy McMullen! :34853_doh:
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:34 am
  • Shadowhawk wrote:
    Don't forget Michael Bumpus and Billy McMullen! :34853_doh:



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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:45 am
  • I kinda liked Bumpus to be honest. Can't remember why, but I remember thinking he wasn't bad.
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Re: Seattle Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:22 am
  • Sports Hernia wrote:CHAMPIONSHIP! Ring the bell its over!


    I am going to be taking him in round 2 of the fantasy draft. I might let him slip to the third and get risky.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:05 am
  • That had to have seen something they liked.

    Just sayin.
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:19 pm
  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:I will concede Obo may not be the perfect comparative for my point. So there.

    The game is midway through the fourth quarter, and we are having a tough time getting guys open against a secondary that is well-prepared. Marshawn is averaging 1.8 per carry against a front seven who are playing inspired ball. On a 2nd and 8, at our own 36, in trots Swain who lines up on the far left in a 4-wide formation. Pic play with Rice sheds Swain's coverage as the safety and the DB play Rice. The rush doesnt allow Russ position to throw the out so Swain turns it upfield and runs under a toss from Russ at the 50 and gets run out of bounds for a 28-yard gain. First down in enemy territory as Swain stealthfully trots back to the sidelines while the D says "who the hell was that?"


    That is better than "Swain turns upfield but falls down and the opponent picks off RW and returns it for a pick-six. Game lost due to bad route running and falling down by Swain who is cut the following Monday".... or Rice is wide open goes for 75 yards to win the game as time expires but it is called back to illegal motion / holding / illegal formation due to Swain on the other side of the field not impacting the play

    Just saying that he may turn out good but the wrong guy can have a bad impact as well......
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Re: Real News -- we signed a WR
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:33 pm
  • rjdriver wrote:I kinda liked Bumpus to be honest. Can't remember why, but I remember thinking he wasn't bad.


    Couldn't get open.
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