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 Post subject: Re: Hawks Sign Patrick Chukwurah replacing Clem
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Where's Sharkhawk? Our WAC/MWest scout may have more info.


Guy was a freaking unstoppable monster in college. I believe the last game I saw in person was a BYU/Wyoming game in which he was playing. Guy was a total beast. This was years ago, and this was old school MWC ball. I don't know how he's developed since, but I thought he was going to be a machine in the NFL when I saw him play in college. I haven't watched him play since then that I can recall. But he reminded me of a guy that played for San Diego State that ended up being really good just a bit before and he played for the Packers. I'm trying to remember his name.... crap.... who was that dude. Initials were "KGB". Kabeer G something Bimela? What the heck. That guy. He had a high motor in college and was a destructive force. Chukwurah was like that guy. I thought he'd be a better pro than KGB. I was wrong on that one apparently, but he is right up there with guys that really impressed me over the years in the WAC and later MWC. Guys like Kirk Morrison, Dave Hawthorne, Brett Keisel, Paul Kruger (always disrupting in the backfield), Jerry Hughes (similar guy... ALWAYS in the backfield), Tank Carter, Eric Weddle (although he was a DB, the guy was everywhere and was a supreme blitzer).

If I had to compare him to a Seahawk (which is what I always do when watching college players). I always thought Chukwurah was like Rufus Porter. A smallish guy that was probably more suited to LBer size wise, but had a high motor and would just get in the backfield consistently and wreak havoc no matter how big the guy on the other side of the line was. He seemed instinctive. Like Jerry Hughes, he just knew where to be and was immediately in the QB's face.

I guess now they're depending on his smarts and his knowledge of lots of defensive systems and having the veteran tricks and such to come in and play if needed. I don't think it's a bad move. He's not going to come in and be Rufus Porter of course, but that's how he played in college. I am surprised now that I think back that he didn't have a really good NFL career, because he was one of those guys that seemed like he'd come in and just get to the QB, like KGB seemed to. To me, you could flip-flop either guy in college and I'd think you were getting a really good DE. Of course KGB had a much better career and was pretty dominant for a few years. I think he messed up his back or neck or some business though and kind of faded away.


Who has it better than us? We got a MWC/WAC scout. Homeboy just spouted off a scouting report on a 2001 draftee from Wyoming.

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Bandit packages which I suspect we will see much of in this game. Depending who we would play next if we win, he could be released after the game to go after a different type of DE that would be more run stuff oriented.

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If this guy even gets one sack, or forces a bad throw by Ryan, I will mark the F*** out!!! Yes that will be the biggest FU to the league of all time IMO


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This signing is far more about taking Irvin's spot on special teams than anything else. Irvin has not made many plays on special teams, but he has an integral role in our kickoff coverage making sure to set the edge on the outside forcing the returner up the middle. If he does see time as the pass rush specialist any play he makes is just icing on the cake as long as his kick coverage discipline is there.

Didn't he block a kick or recover one?


No. It was Morgan, or maybe Malcom Smith that blocked the punt against Dallas. Irvin was close to it and may have partially blocked it himself, but one of the other guys got to it first.

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Beat out Edwards, Maybin and LaBoy. It is a little funny.


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This signing is far more about taking Irvin's spot on special teams than anything else. Irvin has not made many plays on special teams, but he has an integral role in our kickoff coverage making sure to set the edge on the outside forcing the returner up the middle. If he does see time as the pass rush specialist any play he makes is just icing on the cake as long as his kick coverage discipline is there.

Didn't he block a kick or recover one?


No. It was Morgan, or maybe Malcom Smith that blocked the punt against Dallas. Irvin was close to it and may have partially blocked it himself, but one of the other guys got to it first.


Malcolm Smith got the punt block against Dallas.

I have actually been hoping that Carroll or the Special Teams coach would finally allow Irvin to try to block field goals off the edge. They had him lined up in the middle early in the season and trying to jump through the middle with his quickness, but I guarantee with his speed off the edge he could block kicks off the edge laying out the block them, but they haven't used him that way.

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I predict Chumbawumba will have 3 huge sacks in this game and lead the team to victory.


If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.


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NFL.com is behind the times. They still have him listed as inactive player

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After Sherman and Browner Carroll can sign a Domino pizza boy and I will not be worried.


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I predict Chumbawumba will have 3 huge sacks in this game and lead the team to victory.


If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.


Ok, you are INSANE! You are going to go through the Dem. Rep. of Congo and Burundi! Is this the price we must pay for Tanzania!

Ok, I'm in.


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Height: 74 inches
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40 Yard Dash: 4.77 seconds
20 Yard Dash: 2.72 seconds
10 Yard Dash: 1.60 seconds
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Broad Jump: 119 inches
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Edwards probably had to look at himself in the mirror and give himself a wink in order to get over this slight from our front office.

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Schneider and Carroll found a dude in the UFL and signed him? Sounds like the recipe for a future Pro Bowler to me.



Or the next Charlie Whitehurst?

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Edwards probably had to look at himself in the mirror and give himself a wink in order to get over this slight from our front office.


Yeah if a team doesn't even want you in a matchup against your old squad in their house.. that speaks volumes.

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CurryStopstheRuns wrote:
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This signing is far more about taking Irvin's spot on special teams than anything else. Irvin has not made many plays on special teams, but he has an integral role in our kickoff coverage making sure to set the edge on the outside forcing the returner up the middle. If he does see time as the pass rush specialist any play he makes is just icing on the cake as long as his kick coverage discipline is there.

Didn't he block a kick or recover one?


No. It was Morgan, or maybe Malcom Smith that blocked the punt against Dallas. Irvin was close to it and may have partially blocked it himself, but one of the other guys got to it first.

Malcolm blocked it.

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I predict Chumbawumba will have 3 huge sacks in this game and lead the team to victory.


If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.

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Ok, you are INSANE! You are going to go through the Dem. Rep. of Congo and Burundi! Is this the price we must pay for Tanzania!

Ok, I'm in.


Hey, I just googled it. And much the way Google doesn't have an "avoid ghetto" option, it also doesn't have "avoid brutal murderous dictatorship" or "avoid canibals" options either.

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I just got the alert from my Seahawks app that Clem and Hauschka have been placed on IR and Longwell and Chukwurah signed. So it's official now.

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This is the best news this morning. Dude is from nowhere, no one knows about him, and we're all pretty damn sure he's going to be AWESOME (whether or not he actually will be). I love it.



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He'll be a special teamer, no way he does much else unless we get in injury trouble. I think many of you are overstating what he will be ready to do in our system. It will be nice to see him do something, blow up a kickoff returner, block a punt/kick or something. He will definitely motivated to show what he can do.


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If he still has anything, I will not be surprised to see him take the Irvin role, situational pass rusher. I will be nervous as hell if he is on the field, but I was for Patrick Hunter too.

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Amazing the Seahawks, play 4 pre-season games...16 regular season games, and NO ONE sent to IR.....play one fricking game on that cow pasture called, FED-EX Field, and two players gone..and KEY players. Fed-Ex better think hard about having their name associated with that poor excuse as a stadium. F**kin High Schools have better fields./

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We sent guys to IR. Obomanu, Thurmond, Carpenter all come to mind. I am sure there were others. I don't know where you're getting "no one" from.

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I predict Chumbawumba will have 3 huge sacks in this game and lead the team to victory.


If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.


Oh. My. Gosh.

I've spent this ENTIRE SEASON thinking everyone was referring to that small island south of Australia.

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We sent guys to IR. Obomanu, Thurmond, Carpenter all come to mind. I am sure there were others. I don't know where you're getting "no one" from.


I stand corrected. forgot about Obomanu, and Thurmond I believe was just placed on IR before the Skins game I believe. Thought Carpenter, was just injured hoping to get back. Just know, the team has had a a pretty good year as far as injuries go.

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Amazing the Seahawks, play 4 pre-season games...16 regular season games, and NO ONE sent to IR.....play one fricking game on that cow pasture called, FED-EX Field, and two players gone..and KEY players. Fed-Ex better think hard about having their name associated with that poor excuse as a stadium. F**kin High Schools have better fields./

Have to trust these two moves will pay dividends, plus...Falcons now have to find film.


We had 6 guys on IR throughout preseason/regular season

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We sent guys to IR. Obomanu, Thurmond, Carpenter all come to mind. I am sure there were others. I don't know where you're getting "no one" from.


I stand corrected. forgot about Obomanu, and Thurmond I believe was just placed on IR before the Skins game I believe. Thought Carpenter, was just injured hoping to get back. Just know, the team has had a a pretty good year as far as injuries go.

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Thurmond was IR'ed twice. I think that's the first time I've seen that happen in NFL history. He was IR'ed at the beginning of the year, but allowed to come back at around mid-season, and then IR'ed again at the end. He was effectively IR'ed before the last regular season game. If they waited it was for reasons only known to them. Maybe if Browner's suspension didn't get lifted and they had to hope Walter could limp out to the field without spraining his big toe?

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If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.


Oh. My. Gosh.

I've spent this ENTIRE SEASON thinking everyone was referring to that small island south of Australia.

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That Tanzanian devil is a real bastard.

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If he still has anything, I will not be surprised to see him take the Irvin role, situational pass rusher. I will be nervous as hell if he is on the field, but I was for Patrick Hunter too.


Was that the guy's name?

I though Patrick Hunter was a corner that played opposite Dwayne Harper. Number 27, a guy who got more PI calls than anyone as a rookie and then balled after that on the devastating 92 defense.

Was it Wayne Hunter?

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I just hope that this dude is hungry and the only meal being served is Melting Ice. I actually think Irvin is going to have a strong game. He isn't worn down and probably learned a ton from Clem. I am really hoping he learned to be as accurate when swapping the ball. Clem gets after it and with his reach just bats the ball down into chaos.

This game, indoors, on turf with one fast SOB at DE. When he sacked RG3, Aikman was saying that no one could do that in the open field to a healthy RG3. I was thinking that RG3 didn't have a half second to think about it because that is how long it took Irvin to reach him after getting chopped.

I really hope Irvin has a breakout game in that he doesn't have to get a lot of sacks, but to force Ryan into throwing those WR/TE screens they like so much. I think that is where the Hawks DB's will really be able to take advantage of their size and speed.

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If he still has anything, I will not be surprised to see him take the Irvin role, situational pass rusher. I will be nervous as hell if he is on the field, but I was for Patrick Hunter too.


Was that the guy's name?

I though Patrick Hunter was a corner that played opposite Dwayne Harper. Number 27, a guy who got more PI calls than anyone as a rookie and then balled after that on the devastating 92 defense.

Was it Wayne Hunter?


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If he still has anything, I will not be surprised to see him take the Irvin role, situational pass rusher. I will be nervous as hell if he is on the field, but I was for Patrick Hunter too.


Was that the guy's name?

I though Patrick Hunter was a corner that played opposite Dwayne Harper. Number 27, a guy who got more PI calls than anyone as a rookie and then balled after that on the devastating 92 defense.

Was it Wayne Hunter?


Pete Hunter


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They signed Pete Hunter and one other guy. Pete came up with a huge pass deflection and either an INT or a fumble pickup off of a dropped pass (or maybe both). He actually got invited to camp the next year and almost made the team. He was a big corner with some size to him. I think if he'd have stayed in the system for a couple of years, we might have been better off than keeping the guys that he got cut for. I believe that is when we kept Jennings and Babs. Babs was a decent backup safety, but was godawful when placed at cornerback. Anybody can rip on Trufant all they want, but even now he's a better CB than Babineaux ever was. He couldn't even cover non-pass-catching TE's.

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I predict Chumbawumba will have 3 huge sacks in this game and lead the team to victory.


If he does, the Tanzania Safari has to make a pitstop in Nigeria!


That's a LONG trip... and we'd have to take the ferry at Kinshasa.


Damn straight it's a long trip and you best believe we're taking the ferry through Kinshasha! It ain't a Safari unless your life is threatened by an animal, an angry dictator, and a child with an AK-47.

Besides, if the Hawks win the Super Bowl this season I'd be at eternal peace, so anything that happens to me in Africa would be ok.

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Thurmond was IR'ed twice. I think that's the first time I've seen that happen in NFL history. He was IR'ed at the beginning of the year, but allowed to come back at around mid-season, and then IR'ed again at the end. He was effectively IR'ed before the last regular season game. If they waited it was for reasons only known to them. Maybe if Browner's suspension didn't get lifted and they had to hope Walter could limp out to the field without spraining his big toe?


I believe he was activated off of the PUP list, which is a bit different than IR. Though with the new IR rules being able to designate a player for return later in the year, I am sure we will see someone IR'd twice in one season soon enough (if it didn't already happen this year).

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Thurmond was IR'ed twice. I think that's the first time I've seen that happen in NFL history. He was IR'ed at the beginning of the year, but allowed to come back at around mid-season, and then IR'ed again at the end. He was effectively IR'ed before the last regular season game. If they waited it was for reasons only known to them. Maybe if Browner's suspension didn't get lifted and they had to hope Walter could limp out to the field without spraining his big toe?


I believe he was activated off of the PUP list, which is a bit different than IR. Though with the new IR rules being able to designate a player for return later in the year, I am sure we will see someone IR'd twice in one season soon enough (if it didn't already happen this year).

Yup. T3 was on the pup to start the year.

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My mistake. I thought they had taken advantage of the new designation since it was available.

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Yep. I was thinking of a girl that said something almost identical, but I'll be damned if I can remember what/who/where.

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The guy is a damn Beast!!!!

Me being a big fan of underdogs, i'd like to see him get a few snaps, i know it wont happen but it would be cool to see what he can do.


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Oh. My. Gosh.

I've spent this ENTIRE SEASON thinking everyone was referring to that small island south of Australia.

:dummy: :dummy: :dummy: :dummy: :dummy:

Can't. Stop. Laughing!


Seriously, the flag never gave you a clue?

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They signed Pete Hunter and one other guy. Pete came up with a huge pass deflection and either an INT or a fumble pickup off of a dropped pass (or maybe both). He actually got invited to camp the next year and almost made the team.

I think his name was Gardener. (Too lazy to look it up.) I remember thinking it was kinda funny that the two guys we picked up had names like occupations.

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