Obo is no mo'

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:06 pm
  • Frozenropers wrote:Obo's real value to the team was as a stud special teams gunner. He will be missed in that role. He was decent depth on the WR side, but his special teams play was great!

    Unfortuantely, given where we are placing $$$ at these days he was making a bit too much based on his value as a special teams player. Such is the business.

    Good Luck Obo!


    Lane made him expendable in that role.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:07 pm
  • How are we going to replace his veteran leadership?
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:09 pm
  • He's been around the bubble for the last few years but he was definitely one of the guys that had the right attitude and helped raise the play of everyone else. He was going to make more than 2 million, as a 4th/5th/6th receiver, that is probably too much and had to be part of freeing up more money for other moves, either re-signing our current talent or signing our draft picks.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm
  • Frozenropers wrote:Obo's real value to the team was as a stud special teams gunner. He will be missed in that role. He was decent depth on the WR side, but his special teams play was great!

    Unfortuantely, given where we are placing $$$ at these days he was making a bit too much based on his value as a special teams player. Such is the business.

    Good Luck Obo!


    Got to say Jeremy Lane made him expendable there too. He may not be able to hit guys very hard (remember when he bounced off the returner?) but damn that guy is fast
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:15 pm
  • He was a good special teams player and helped span the bridge with BMW until the current crop of WRs took off. He was a survivor, sort of like Leroy Hill.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:18 pm
  • Pays for half of Bennet's salary for a guy that probably wouldn't have seen the field this year....... seems like a good deal to me
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:19 pm
  • jlwaters1 wrote:Finally. No offense to Obo, but he wasn't worth keeping even last year. I wish him well wherever he ends up.

    :13: So long sucka....lets bring in more talent.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 pm
  • Lane is fast, but definately doesn't finish quite like Obo did. Obo has some solid hits on return guys on his resume. Lane.....well, he's still learning what to do when he gets down there and probably best described as "getting in the return guys way".

    Definately a money thing, here. $2mm more in cap space just may be what is needed to bring Branch back.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:22 pm
  • Frozenropers wrote:Obo's real value to the team was as a stud special teams gunner. He will be missed in that role. He was decent depth on the WR side, but his special teams play was great!

    Unfortuantely, given where we are placing $$$ at these days he was making a bit too much based on his value as a special teams player. Such is the business.

    Good Luck Obo!


    This. Obo was a special teams stalwart, and he provided depth for us at ALL WR spots. He wasn't the greatest talent we had at WR, but he was the most versatile.

    Very happy to see a fellow Auburn alum parlay a 7th round draft position into a 7 year career with my Hawks. Best of luck to him in his next location (unless it's against us).
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:24 pm
  • I am SO going to miss hearing people butcher his name.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:30 pm
  • Some highlight reels in tribute to a good guy. Wish you well Obo.





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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:34 pm
  • He'll be back by pre-season
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:35 pm
  • A good guy who worked hard and got the absolute most out of the talent he was born with, but there's just no way we can pay someone who at best would be our fifth WR nearly $2.5 million. I got to meet his family at Indy a few years back; good people.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:40 pm
  • How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:44 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.



    It's not bizarre at all. Its numerology, baby. That, and the convergence.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:51 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    He was also 87th on the depth chart.

    Bizarre.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:55 pm
  • And now he's been 86'd.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:58 pm
  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    He was also 87th on the depth chart.

    Bizarre.


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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:05 pm
  • This is both. Roster place and money saver. He was an awesome gunner, who takes that spot now?
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:16 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:This is both. Roster place and money saver. He was an awesome gunner, who takes that spot now?


    I think Jeremy Lane already did...
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:56 pm
  • In 2010, Ben Obomanu's longest reception was for 87 yards.
    Who was the opponent?

    T / F The result of the play was not a touchdown.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:00 pm
  • color me surprised . . . couldn't help masef- mispel intentional :lol:
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:04 pm
  • Smelly McUgly wrote:
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    Blitzer88 wrote:Fought for everything given to him. Like he said a 7th rd pick being on one team for 7 years is pretty amazing. God speed Obo, always appreciated your effort. He was just not worth the money that he was due to make anymore.

    I doubt if it was a money issue. More just counting heads. Not enough roster spots.


    If I may respectfully disagree, Seattle saves about 2.45M by cutting Obomanu. We are somewhere near (right up against?) the cap, so this money will come in handy for us.


    I disrespectfully agree with this.

    Obo was a special teams baller. We will draft his replacement in the 6th round this April.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:06 pm
  • ClumsyLurk wrote:In 2010, Ben Obomanu's longest reception was for 87 yards.
    Who was the opponent?

    T / F The result of the play was not a touchdown.

    You have 15 seconds


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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:21 pm
  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    He was also 87th on the depth chart.

    Bizarre.


    Well played Tech, I wonder how many people don't get it.

    Loved the next post (my bad forgot who) and now he's 86'd.

    Back to back comedy gold right there.

    Best wish's for a guy that has been all over our depth chart including even being our #1 for a stint in 08 when out entire WR core went down to injury including Seneca Wallace who was going to fill in at WR due to need but pulled a hammy coming out of the tunnel. God what a putrid year of football that was.

    He definitely got in at the right time though. The biggest reason for him lasting 7 years is directly related to turmoil in the WR corps, compliments of one Mr Tim Ruskell.

    I believe that leaves Hill as the last man standing from the Ruskell era though I suspect that experiment won't last much longer either.

    Edit: I know Trufant is still here but he wasn't drafted by TR. I'm referencing TR draft picks of which Hill and Obo, I believe were the last two.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:23 pm
  • Does this mean I can't pick him as my breakout player again this year?
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:24 pm
  • ClumsyLurk wrote:In 2010, Ben Obomanu's longest reception was for 87 yards.
    Who was the opponent?

    T / F The result of the play was not a touchdown.

    You have 15 seconds


    Chiefs?

    And false, it was a TD.

    I think that was the same game Earl had his first regular season TD...on a blocked punt return.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:28 pm
  • By the way, earmark this info guy's. Obo is chalked full of trivia questionnaire.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:47 pm
  • Kearse if he sticks is pretty good also as a special teams player.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:13 pm
  • Watch him end up a 49er. It actually males sense. He could beat out some of the depth on that roster including Jenkins, would possibly bring trade secrets and is a great special teams guy. It wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:12 pm
  • He was a survivor, and a player that simply competed and survived for 7 years. I had respect for him but in the end his talent was surpassed by the depth on the team and the writing was on the wall.

    His contract made him expendable. I think that survivor's mentality may be missed but there is a focus here that speaks of inevitability and Ben's time here was up.

    He'll find a job as he competes and is an undoubtedly talented ST player. I'd not be surprised to see him surface in Jacksonville or with the NY Jets.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:46 pm
  • Thanks for the time here Obo
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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:14 am
  • Mah boy Obo!

    I'll always love that guy for playing through an injury against the Saints in the playoffs and having a solid game. The dude was a team player all throughout and gave up his body for the team numerous times. And an excellent, excellent gunner. If Lane can be as consistent as Obo was, he'll have a solid career for himself just as a gunner alone.

    I really hope he catches on somewhere and has a bit of a revival. He deserves it.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:56 am
  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    He was also 87th on the depth chart.

    Bizarre.


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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:12 am
  • FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    Bizarre you say?

    My wife and I were married in 1987. My first son was born on the 6th and the other son born on the 9th, leaving the 8 and 7 bracketed. My car has 87,000 miles on it as of today. I sold a car last month to a guy for $8700.

    And it appears the Hawks decided to let Obo go on the 15th.... the sum of 8 and 7.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:15 am
  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    Bizarre you say?

    My wife and I were married in 1987. My first son was born on the 6th and the other son born on the 9th, leaving the 8 and 7 bracketed. My car has 87,000 miles on it as of today. I sold a car last month to a guy for $8700.

    And it appears the Hawks decided to let Obo go on the 15th.... the sum of 8 and 7.

    Spooky...

    Are we the same person? My wife and I married in 87, have 2 children born on the 6th and the 9th, and my car also has 87,000 EXACT (0 tenths!!) right now!

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:49 am
  • ClumsyLurk wrote:
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    FlyingGreg wrote:How bizarre is this? Ben was #87...he has 87 receptions...and his career long is 87 yards.


    Bizarre you say?

    My wife and I were married in 1987. My first son was born on the 6th and the other son born on the 9th, leaving the 8 and 7 bracketed. My car has 87,000 miles on it as of today. I sold a car last month to a guy for $8700.

    And it appears the Hawks decided to let Obo go on the 15th.... the sum of 8 and 7.

    Spooky...

    Are we the same person? My wife and I married in 87, have 2 children born on the 6th and the 9th, and my car also has 87,000 EXACT (0 tenths!!) right now!

    I'm off to church tomorrow, fellas.



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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:53 am
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    ClumsyLurk wrote:
    HoustonHawk82 wrote:
    Bizarre you say?

    My wife and I were married in 1987. My first son was born on the 6th and the other son born on the 9th, leaving the 8 and 7 bracketed. My car has 87,000 miles on it as of today. I sold a car last month to a guy for $8700.

    And it appears the Hawks decided to let Obo go on the 15th.... the sum of 8 and 7.

    Spooky...

    Are we the same person? My wife and I married in 87, have 2 children born on the 6th and the 9th, and my car also has 87,000 EXACT (0 tenths!!) right now!

    I'm off to church tomorrow, fellas.



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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:06 am
  • BullHawk33 wrote:He's been around the bubble for the last few years but he was definitely one of the guys that had the right attitude...

    He has been on the bubble every off-season since the year he was drafted in the 7th round.


    jammerhawk wrote:He was a survivor, and a player that simply competed and survived for 7 years. I had respect for him but in the end his talent was surpassed by the depth on the team and the writing was on the wall. His contract made him expendable. I think that survivor's mentality may be missed but there is a focus here that speaks of inevitability and Ben's time here was up.

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Re: Obo is no mo'
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:54 pm
  • He should have been cut after his TD celebration dance in NY.
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