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  • I like him. But really surprise we go with yet another Rb. Further makes me think Turbin is moving to fullback. Or maybe Ware will be a FB? He's a pretty powerful dude.

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  • ??? OK.
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  • anyone see this coming?????????
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  • I don't get it
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  • :| okey doke
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  • Huh?
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  • I think Ware may be the FB. Highly recruited HS QB. Doesn't our FB have a QB lineage?
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  • Who does this sound like:

    Bottom Line
    Ware is a no nonsense runner that openly looks for contact. Ware can run through tacklers, and pick up yards after contact. He lacks the speed to be a game changing runner, or an every down back, but he could carve himself out a nice niche as a third-down/goal-line running back.


    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/ ... id=2540204
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  • this just gets me upset because we were good at RB. and i was alright with Michael , but another. why?
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  • seatt1eslew wrote:I think Ware may be the FB. Highly recruited HS QB. Doesn't our FB have a QB lineage?


    That is what I was wondering as well.
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  • I don't see Turbin moving to fullback. Having big biceps doesn't make you a fullback. Turb is too top heavy, IMO.

    He's on his way to becoming a superb third down running back. His receiving skills and speed are underacknowledged around here.
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  • Sigh, more needs than another Rb though....Weird
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  • First one I can't see any justification for. Seems totally pointless
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  • EastCoastHawksFan wrote:this just gets me upset because we were good at RB. and i was alright with Michael , but another. why?

    Because we only had 3 on the roster (4 if you count MRob) when the draft started.
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  • Another Lynch clone!!!! Seattle is officially stacked at RB!
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  • Wow. I do like his spin out and blast moves.
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  • Don't get it. Even if they were planning on moving Turbin to FB (unlikely) or Ware they still usually only carry 1 FB and 3 RB on the roster. Turbin is much more versatile than Ware and I can't imagine they'd cut him after using a 4th round pick on him last year. Lynch, C. Michael, and M. Robinson are locks to be on the roster and I thought Turbin was a lock as well so where's that leave Ware?
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  • In pete and john i trust.
    if they drafted all kickers this draft i'd assume they knew something i didn't.
    *sips mai tai.*
    carry on.
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  • Reactions:

    Eric Stoner ‏@ECStoner 1m
    Seahawks out here drafting VIOLENT running backs. Ware=Marion Barber all over again.


    Danny Kelly ‏@FieldGulls 3m
    I had Spencer Ware on my list - tough, tough runner, doesn't go down, physical. Lynch-lite


    Danny Kelly ‏@FieldGulls 3m
    Have seen him compared to Chris Ivory


    Adam Wright ‏@BlueOsprey 3m
    Strong possibility. A little smaller than Mike Rob. RT @hawkblogger: I expect we will hear that Spencer Ware will be moved to FB.


    Adam Wright ‏@BlueOsprey 1m
    .@MattWaldman on Ware: "A hot-running, helmet-crunching, break-your-back, ball-carrying warrior. He’s rugged, smart, and technically sound."


    Derek Stephens ‏@DStephensScout 1m
    Very possible that ware drafted to be a fullback. Crushing downhill runner w 1-cut style.Not a burner.Good receiver. Gr8 in short yard sits


    Adam Wright ‏@BlueOsprey 1m
    .@MattWaldman: "If Seattle didn’t have a Robert Turbin, Ware is the back I’d want backing up Marshawn Lynch."


    Mike Sando, ESPN.com ‏@espn_nfcwest 1m
    Spencer Ware also played some FB when Ridley was at LSU.


    Mike Sando, ESPN.com ‏@espn_nfcwest 2m
    The RB Seattle just selected, Spencer Ware, played baseball early in time at LSU. Was a QB in high school.


    Seattle Seahawks ‏@Seahawks 1m
    Ware is a versatile playmaker who can catch the ball out of the backfield and throw it too. #Pick194 #NFLDraft


    Derek Stephens ‏@DStephensScout 11m
    I had Lonnie Pryor as a FB fit for SEA but Ware give u more as runner. Not sure as blocker. Only seen him in pass pro which is above avg


    Matt Pitman ‏@mattpitman 1m
    Sixth round (No. 194): RB Spencer Ware, LSU http://bit.ly/14uvwe8


    Danny Kelly ‏@FieldGulls 50s
    Pete Carroll on Spencer Ware: "We're going to groom him as a FB that can also play tailback"
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  • Interesting (to say the least). Hard to get a feel for any single LSU RB since Myles runs by commitee. We apparently saw something in him that made him a fit. It might have been the "bowls tacklers over" thing.
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  • Wow, he does run kind of like Beast it looks like.
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  • This falls into the category, "We will end up drafting guys that don't make the team.". Practice squad bound/injury insurance.
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  • Holy crap, what a bruiser. I'm starting to see a theme here.
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  • BPA. We're in the sixth round. I was surprised, but I don't know why anyone would be upset.
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  • Sounds like a tough RB/FB hybrid. Well Mike Rob and Turbin have officially been put on notice I think
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  • seatt1eslew wrote:This falls into the category, "We will end up drafting guys that don't make the team.". Practice squad bound/injury insurance.


    Not necessarily:

    Brian Nemhauser ‏@hawkblogger 4m
    Both @DavisHsuSeattle and I have been saying Mike Rob's spot is in danger. I'm not cheering against him. Just stating what I believe.
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  • 1st down run
    2nd down run
    3rd down run
    4st down run

    Is that the theme here?
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  • Didn't the NFL just pretty much make it against the rules for running backs to run over defenders?
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  • Maybe Marshawn Is Looking At A Suspension For The DUI?
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  • Stacks wrote:Image

    OMG lol 2 of our draft picks are on that list. RoFL
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  • Soooooo who has been blowing the socks off PC/JS this off-season? Korey Toomer, Malcolm Smith, Allen Bradford, or Mike Morgan? Thought for sure OLB would be a high priority.
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  • Maybe Marshawn Is Looking At A Suspension For The DUI?
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  • Most of these pix are luxury BPA...

    And 6-7 round. If they
    make team...awesome
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  • Mike Rob, we hardly knew ye.
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  • This guy has FB written all over him. MRob better be ready to compete.
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  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:Not necessarily:

    Brian Nemhauser ‏@hawkblogger 4m
    Both @DavisHsuSeattle and I have been saying Mike Rob's spot is in danger. I'm not cheering against him. Just stating what I believe.


    I think they're probably fine with what they're getting from Mike Rob, but are open on taking on a sixth round flyer to see if he can be replaced cheaply. I don't think we should look at a sixth round pick and automatically assume this guy is a shoe in to win a competition over Robinson. Ware's got an uphill battle to make this roster, but if he has that talent, this ends up being a home run pick.
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  • Mike Rob doesnt have his job on the line. As long as Marshawn is on the team so will mike rob. Let Ware sit back and learn the FB position and Christine (lol) will learn from marshawn. Turbinator will stay a backup but will still get carries. This is a great pick for the FUTURE. But... im still stuck on not having some LB depth.
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  • Word. Are we gonna get another LSU player?
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  • ST, FB and pass blocking back who is a little more dynamic than M. Rob. Turbin and Washington last year had big problems pass blocking. Lynch is a good pass blocker but you don't want him gassed just for that.
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  • seatt1eslew wrote:Nice misquote DavidSeven


    Sorry, man. Posting from my phone, and I didn't delete the extra quote tag. I was responding to the Hawkblogger quote anyway. BUT I'LL FIX IT FOR YA.
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  • Polian and McShay both seem to really like the pick, Polian especially.
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  • This had me confused for awhile but it's great insurance against injury to Marshawn. Nothing bad about having 3 stellar RB's on a run first team.
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  • KCHawkGirl wrote:This had me confused for awhile but it's great insurance against injury to Marshawn. Nothing bad about having 3 stellar RB's on a run first team.


    Sixth round pick and already a stellar RB? Lend me some of that positivity!

    Just grinding your gears. Hope it works out!
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  • I think Turbin is the odd man out. For all his gunz he runs too top-heavy to really beast anyone, and I find myself not caring if Turbin can catch out of the backfield since we have Harvin and Miller to be alternaties. Ware...Marshawn lite indeed. Loved the leg drive I saw out of him in those highlights and some of those smackdowns of safeties coming up trying to tackle him had me chuckling a bit.

    Lots of horses back there, goodness. Perhaps the idea is you don't have to have a crazy OL with a QB that has all of RW's escapability and with RBs who can drag the pile 10 yards.
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  • CodeWarrior wrote:
    KCHawkGirl wrote:This had me confused for awhile but it's great insurance against injury to Marshawn. Nothing bad about having 3 stellar RB's on a run first team.


    Sixth round pick and already a stellar RB? Lend me some of that positivity!

    Just grinding your gears. Hope it works out!

    No offense taken given I do like to keep positive about any players we pick to be Seahawks. :mrgreen:
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  • I think we may be saying goodbye to The Real Rob Report. My guess is Ware is the FB and Lynch, Michael, Turbin at RB
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  • NYTwelve wrote:I think we may be saying goodbye to The Real Rob Report. My guess is Ware is the FB and Lynch, Michael, Turbin at RB


    That's a lot of confidence in a sixth rounder to beat out a starter.
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  • Most FBs aren't taken too early anyway. Heck the best rated FB going into the draft was taken in the 4th
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  • You guys are crazy if you think the Seahawks will just carry 4 RBs. We did it last season because there wasn't anyone worth while to be carried as the 5th.

    Seahawks can easily carry:

    Lynch/Turbin/Michael

    Robinson/Ware

    Do I think Lynch/Robinson both could be gone after this season? Yes

    Do I believe the Seahawks were NOT a big fan of their Goal-Line/Short Yardage Defense? I do, Michael spent last season being a Goal Line specialist and Ware is a monster in short-yardage situations.

    People read into so much stuff, I think, the Seahawks want to win a Superbowl... you do that by great depth insurance and make sure you iron out your wrinkles which our Goal-Line and Short Yardage situations with our RBs in 2012 left a lot to be desired.
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