Seahawks sign 6-7,280-pound TE who played hoops in Argentina

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  • I want a pro basketball team back in Seattle to but, i dunno if this is the right way to build it.
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  • former basketball players like gates and graham had at least one year of college football (I think).

    The reason why we signed him for 3 years is because we wanted to teach him how to play football/be a tight end for the first part of the contract.
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  • Does anyone know if he's fast?
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  • Dunno. He won my heart over really fast.
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  • Hey, at least we signed someone, whoever the hell he is. What is next Chuck Liddell at LB?
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  • Just another amazing example how PC/JS find talent that so many others dont because the others are locked into their dogma.

    I bet he turns into a great TE.

    In BBall he has to find seperation and have good hands.

    This FO is amazing at finding the talent in the world that is going to make them great for years and years.

    Yes I know I am ahead of myself and he may be a bust but I have a sneaking suspision that we will look back on this day in a year from now and smile.
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  • SeahawksFanForever wrote:Interesting part is that it's a 3 years long deal. They must have really saw something in him


    Future contracts are always three year deals.
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  • Look it is simply to understand what happened. Every pre-season camp they play an internal basketball tournament with bragging rights to the winner. So Schneider gets to pick first and decided to stack the deck a little bit........
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  • I love the signing and love the front office.

    best case scenerio we have another Browner

    worst case we release him.
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  • oasis wrote:former basketball players like gates and graham had at least one year of college football (I think).

    The reason why we signed him for 3 years is because we wanted to teach him how to play football/be a tight end for the first part of the contract.


    Gates never played college football, which is crazy considering his success in the league.
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  • Can we hope that he's going to work out for us as well as this former baskeball player turned TE? [Tongue in Cheek]

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  • Basketball is returning to Seattle after all, one Seahawks signing at a time.

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  • If there is a player under a rock in a cave behind a frozen waterfall in the farthest reaches of Antarctica-- he fits our system, Schneider will find him.

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  • I guessin this guy knows how to go up and get a ball. :thirishdrinkers:
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  • grizbob wrote:Easy target for a short QB :stirthepot: :thirishdrinkers: :th2thumbs:

    Hey, that's no joke. Look at Drew Brees. He had Gates in SD and then Graham in NO. Coincidence? I think not. Leave no rock unturned. I wish I could get more info on his workout today. It must have been very impressive. GoHawks!!! :th2thumbs:
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  • Everybody knows how Pete likes to play hoops. Now he's got some competition.
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  • SalishHawkFan wrote:Everybody knows how Pete likes to play hoops. Now he's got some competition.


    Good point! RealRobReport showing this kid dunking repeatedly on Sherm this year will be EPIC!
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  • As a half Argentinean, I can't tell you how hyped I got when I saw the title of this thread? Gotta say, I'm a little let down to see that it's some dude named Fells and not some future bust/trout out/stiff named Lopez Hernandez.

    I'm sure this guy will be a beast, but zany, likeable, bound to be nothing special, foreigner is one area this team is still sorely lacking in.
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  • So now we have a former baseball player RW and a basket ball player now. Are we looking at some soccer players too, now wait they don't catch the ball, they just kick it, may be a kicker:)
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  • Interesting... If the Kings do move North and become the Sonics I would not mind seeing a scrimmage with the Seahawks..I wonder if Wilson can handle a B-ball at point? :;
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  • seahawks08 wrote:So now we have a former baseball player RW and a basket ball player now. Are we looking at some soccer players too, now wait they don't catch the ball, they just kick it, may be a kicker:)


    He's already on the team. His name is Steven
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  • therealjohncarlson wrote:So poor Hugo Chavez passes and this is all you chumps want to talk about? :141847_bnono:

    You have GOT to be kidding me!!! Hugo Chavez shhmavez, :roll: a TE that stands 6 foot tall and weighs 7,280 lbs is really BIG news.
    I can see it now, RW throws a pass to some wrinkle, and the O=Line rolls him down field for the score :P
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  • oasis wrote:Dunno. He won my heart over really fast.

    Yeah, but the word is out that you are "easy" :16:
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  • Happypuppy wrote:Interesting... If the Kings do move North and become the Sonics I would not mind seeing a scrimmage with the Seahawks..I wonder if Wilson can handle a B-ball at point? :;

    Probably. I heard about a million times last offseason how Wilson is the ultimate point guard quarterback.
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  • Gotta Love this team and FO.
    Darren's signing is just another latest in the High risk=High rewards moves. He looks a big strong player who catches balls above the rim. This guy increases our height and toughness on offense immediately but will benefit from playing next to our pro-bowl TE Miller.
    I drool at the thought of our two tight end sets featuring sure-handed Miller and the 6-7 athletic freak Fells.

    By the way RW did play basketball in highschool. I can see many lobs from RW to Fells both on grass and hardwood :179422:
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  • This is why I love our front office. Everyone is studying up for the draft, and we are finding guys that play basketball in Argentina. The crazy thing is that we have hit several home runs with this plan. They know exactly what skill they need and go get it. Even if it's not the prototypical skill set, they find something and a way to utilize it. It's a page out of the Major League featuring Charlie Sheen and Tom Beringer play book.
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  • Russ Willstrong wrote:Gotta Love this team and FO.
    Darren's signing is just another latest in the High risk=High rewards moves. He looks a big strong player who catches balls above the rim. This guy increases our height and toughness on offense immediately but will benefit from playing next to our pro-bowl TE Miller.
    I drool at the thought of our two tight end sets featuring sure-handed Miller and the 6-7 athletic freak Fells.

    By the way RW did play basketball in highschool. I can see many lobs from RW to Fells both on grass and hardwood :179422:



    How is signing a player cheap like this high risk?
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  • rainger wrote:Just another amazing example how PC/JS find talent that so many others dont because the others are locked into their dogma.

    I bet he turns into a great TE.

    In BBall he has to find seperation and have good hands.

    This FO is amazing at finding the talent in the world that is going to make them great for years and years.


    Don't forget about his clairvoyant powers...

    I seeee........I see a big TE.........playing hoops......in Argentina....PETE GET THE HAWKWING READY!
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  • therealjohncarlson wrote:
    Russ Willstrong wrote:Gotta Love this team and FO.
    Darren's signing is just another latest in the High risk=High rewards moves. He looks a big strong player who catches balls above the rim. This guy increases our height and toughness on offense immediately but will benefit from playing next to our pro-bowl TE Miller.
    I drool at the thought of our two tight end sets featuring sure-handed Miller and the 6-7 athletic freak Fells.

    By the way RW did play basketball in highschool. I can see many lobs from RW to Fells both on grass and hardwood :179422:



    How is signing a player cheap like this high risk?


    Pretty sure he meant LOW risk/high reward...
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  • He's got 3 years to make an impression so other possibilities for this signing include: Fells as a 6-7 280 lbs TE/OT. Simply convert him to a DE if he's as quick and strong as he looks. Or simply hike the ball to RW who jumps onto Fells shoulders immediately increasing his height to roughly 10 feet at QB.
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  • No details on the monetary value of his contract yet but giving a guy 3-year contract without an official workout, exam AND for someone who has never played football beyond highschool? His contract may be small but he is nevertheless a project that could take away opportunities from proven FA out there. But you guys are right.. This risk is very calculated and not that high of a risk.
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  • Russ Willstrong wrote:He's got 3 years to make an impression so other possibilities for this signing include: Fells as a 6-7 280 lbs TE/OT. Simply convert him to a DE if he's as quick and strong as he looks. Or simply hike the ball to RW who jumps onto Fells shoulders immediately increasing his height to roughly 10 feet at QB.

    Kiper will point out he's still actually 9' 11 3/4".
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  • Russ Willstrong wrote:Gotta Love this team and FO.
    Darren's signing is just another latest in the High risk=High rewards moves. He looks a big strong player who catches balls above the rim. This guy increases our height and toughness on offense immediately but will benefit from playing next to our pro-bowl TE Miller.
    I drool at the thought of our two tight end sets featuring sure-handed Miller and the 6-7 athletic freak Fells.

    By the way RW did play basketball in highschool. I can see many lobs from RW to Fells both on grass and hardwood :179422:

    I think you mean low risk/high reward.
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  • Not sure why, but I dig this signing. I just do, even though I realize its a longshot and I know NOTHING of the dude. I dont even know his hoops game.

    WTF? Its going to be a LONG offseason.
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  • dunceface wrote:
    rainger wrote:Just another amazing example how PC/JS find talent that so many others dont because the others are locked into their dogma.

    I bet he turns into a great TE.

    In BBall he has to find seperation and have good hands.

    This FO is amazing at finding the talent in the world that is going to make them great for years and years.


    Don't forget about his clairvoyant powers...

    I seeee........I see a big TE.........playing hoops......in Argentina....PETE GET THE HAWKWING READY!
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  • SalishHawkFan wrote:
    Russ Willstrong wrote:He's got 3 years to make an impression so other possibilities for this signing include: Fells as a 6-7 280 lbs TE/OT. Simply convert him to a DE if he's as quick and strong as he looks. Or simply hike the ball to RW who jumps onto Fells shoulders immediately increasing his height to roughly 10 feet at QB.

    Kiper will point out he's still actually 9' 11 3/4".


    Uh, you mean 9' 11" and 6/8...right? :P
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  • If he has trouble catching the ball we could always convert him over to CB.
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  • Well my hunch we plan on targeting a TE early could be effected by this. But I think this only provesthe fact they are wanting to upgrade our offense with some large targets. 6'3+ WR's 6'6+ TE's and give Wilson some more weapons.
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  • ivotuk wrote:
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    rainger wrote:Just another amazing example how PC/JS find talent that so many others dont because the others are locked into their dogma.

    I bet he turns into a great TE.

    In BBall he has to find seperation and have good hands.

    This FO is amazing at finding the talent in the world that is going to make them great for years and years.


    Don't forget about his clairvoyant powers...

    I seeee........I see a big TE.........playing hoops......in Argentina....PETE GET THE HAWKWING READY!
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    More like "Plug your ears, this one's gonna be loud!"


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