Fullback Michael Robinson brings us another episode of “The Real Rob Report”, this time catching up with longtime Seahawks equipment manager Erik Kennedy, who details his equipment team’s seven-day-a-week responsibility.
Mike Rob also talks with kicker Steven Hauschka, stands by as cornerback Brandon Browner and safety Jeron Johnson debate the greatest rapper of all-time, showcases guard John Moffitt’s new mustache, and catches a discussion between cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Winston Guy on the qualities of good hair vs. bad hair.
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Our Pro Bowl fullback and aspiring broadcaster Michael Robinson is back with another episode of “The Real Rob Report”.
In you’re unfamiliar with Robinson’s endeavors, he offers a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective of life in the NFL, catching up with fellow players and coaches in an informal setting compared to what you may be used to seeing in the mainstream media.
In this week’s installment quarterback Russell Wilson kicks things off with his best impersonation of Head Coach Pete Carroll, which is frighteningly close to the real thing.
Robinson catches up with wide receivers Ben Obomanu and Ricardo Lockette, and cornerbacks Marcus Trufant and Brandon Browner, asking the guys who their favorite teams and players were when they were growing up.
Mike Rob also tries to get camera-shy running back Marshawn Lynch to open up to the lens, and catches an interaction between running back Robert Turbin and a Seahawks media relations staffer on film.
Our Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson is back behind the camera in his latest installment of “The Real Rob Report.”
Robinson catches up with wide receiver Golden Tate, who will return to action tomorrow against the Dallas Cowboys, Ben Obomanu flexes his pipes – not his biceps, but his vocal chords – and second-year offensive lineman James Carpenter talks college football and his long-awaited return to the practice field.
Check out the video above and check back for more episodes of “The Real Rob Report” throughout the season.
Michael Robinson, the Seahawks Pro Bowl fullback, is at it again as he brings us another installment of “The Real Rob Report”.
As we’ve mentioned before on our site, Robinson has aspirations to get into broadcasting when his career is over, and he attended the NFL’s Broadcasting Boot Camp earlier this summer.
In his latest episode, Robinson catches up with starting quarterback Russell Wilson after his first NFL start against the Kansas City Chiefs, hands the mic to G John Moffitt for a one-on-one interview with C Max Unger, the Seahawks specialists perform a little “Kicker Karaoke”, and rookie DE Greg Scruggs shows off his “Fat Daddy” sack dance.
Anyways, enough talk. Check out the video above and stay tuned for more features from Mike Rob.
Good morning, and here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, August 31, after finishing the preseason with a record of 4-0 following their 21-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders Thursday night.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times recaps last night’s victory, and speaks to the team’s depth that was continually on display through four preseason games,”The Seahawks outscored opponents 67-21 in the second half of exhibition games this season, which speaks to the team’s improved depth. Seattle must trim its roster to 53 players on Friday, and will open the regular season Sept. 9 in Arizona. ‘We did a great job this preseason,’ [Russell] Wilson said. ‘But now it’s time to look forward on to what’s next, and that’s the season. Obviously, we have to take one step at a time.’”
O’Neil also highlights rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin in his game notebook, who tallied his first NFL sack last night, “It took Bruce Irvin 3 ½ games before he finally got to the opponent’s quarterback. Once he registered his first half a sack in the third quarter against Oakland, Irvin couldn’t wait to get back there. He had another sack in the fourth quarter, a tackle for loss and nearly another sack, turning Seattle’s exhibition finale into a coming-out party for the Seahawks’ first-round pick. ‘I mean, I wanted to get a sack,’ Irvin said. ‘I came so close last week. I wanted to get my feet wet.’ “
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune digests Thursday night’s win, with a couple notes on running back Vai Taua, “Running back Vai Taua is one of those players who stood out Thursday. The University of Nevada product served as a tackling dummy most of 2011, working as the scout squad running back for Seattle while spending most of the season on the practice squad. But Taua finally got a chance to dish out some punishment Thursday. Taua finished with 49 yards on nine carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run. Taua also had five catches for 39 yards as he attempts to lock up a spot on Seattle’s 53-man roster. Taua offers some versatility because he can play both tailback and fullback, along with playing on special teams.”
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at Seattle’s ball-hawking defense, who has scored points in three of the team’s four games this preseason, “Particularly relevant with the first turnover was that it was first-round draft pick Bruce Irvin who forced a fumble on a punt to set up the Seahawks’ first score. Irvin tackled Raiders returner Roscoe Parrish, forcing a fumble that was recovered by fellow rookie Bobby Wagner. The turnover set up a 25-yard field goal by Steven Haushka. In the second quarter, another rookie, cornerback Jeremy Lane, picked off a Matt Leinart pass intended for Brandon Carswell to set up another Haushka field goal (29 yards). The Seahawks led the NFC in turnover differential through the first three exhibition games at plus-five, having forced eight turnovers. The turnovers helped the Hawks power to the league’s best scoring differential of plus-60 (101-41).”
John Boyle of the Everett Herald has his game report from Thursday night, “Seahawks coach Pete Carroll likes a lot of what he has seen from his team coming out of his third preseason in Seattle. ‘We’re so much tighter with what we’re doing,’ Carroll said. ‘The messaging and philosophy is embedded. Our style is clear. Now I don’t know if we’re going to bring it to life in the regular season, I don’t know that, but we’re going to try. … This is the style of play that we’ve been looking for’ “
Brady Henderson of mynorthwest.com sums up Thursday night’s performance from rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin, “It was the type of performance the Seahawks had in mind when they made Irvin the 15th overall pick. And it was just what he needed after a quiet preseason, even if it came in a meaningless game. ‘It feels good to finally have a little success,’ a smiling Irvin said afterward before putting his night in the proper perspective. ‘But it don’t count. The stat sheet starts over next week. That’s why I wasn’t really concerned when people was worried. It don’t count, so I’ve just got to keep working and get ready for the season next week.’ “
Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com wraps Thursday’s victory and Seattle’s preseason, “For whatever it’s worth in dominating the Titans, Broncos, Chiefs and Raiders in the preseason, the Seahawks allowed averages of 248 yards of total offense and 15 first downs in a combined 122-44 domination of the scoreboard. Leading the NFC in takeaways before the game with seven, the defense recovered another fumble and added an interception. ‘It’s exciting, but you have to take it with a grain of salt,’ said cornerback Richard Sherman. ‘Every (offense) is vanilla, they’re not doing much different. No schemes. But we have extremely high expectations for ourselves.’ “
Curtis Crabtree of 950 KJR AM takes a crack at predicting the Seahawks 53-man roster.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com revisits three nuggets from Thursday’s matchup with the Raiders, including a comment on Bruce Irvin’s impact, “First-round draft choice Bruce Irvin played deep into the game as the Seahawks tried to get their rookie defensive end into a rhythm. They were going to leave him in the game until Irvin produced, and once he did, they weren’t going to take him out. Irvin feasted on the Raiders’ backups in the second half. He finished with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits after failing to register on the defensive stat sheet in the first three preseason games. Irvin also forced a fumble while working on the punt-coverage team. Irvin can now emerge from the preseason with something to build upon.”
Sando also rehashes a conversation he had with Matt Williamson of Scouts, Inc., who believes naming rookie quarterback Russell Wilson the starter was the move that could put Seattle over the top, ” ‘I very much believe Russell Wilson will have the best year of any quarterback in the division,’ Williamson said. ‘Sam Bradford has a chance to be a very good one, but he looks terrible and his supporting cast is a mess. Arizona is a mess. I’m not a huge Smith believer.’ In Wilson, Williamson see the potential for Cam Newton-type production. He thought Wilson, a third-round choice, should have gone a round earlier. ‘One thing about him, his college history shows he doesn’t turn the ball over,’ Williamson said. ‘He’ll do more at this level, but he is not going to hurt the team the way rookie quarterbacks usually do. He’s very smart, really knows where to go with the ball.’ Williamson went with Pete Carroll as his projected coach of the year. ‘We’ll look back in 16 games and say, ‘Wow, naming Wilson the starter over Matt Flynn was a gutsy move by Coach Carroll and that is why they won the West,’ ‘ Williamson said.”
Scott Pianowski of YahooSports.com lists the Seattle Seahawks as one of his “Five NFL teams that are better than you think“. Pianowski says, “Seattle just completed a dominant 4-0 preseason, outscoring opponents by 78 points, and while that doesn’t guarantee a thing going forward, a strong August has correlated to a strong season over the last couple of decades (mind you, it didn’t help Seattle in 2009, when a 4-0 preseason led to a 5-11 mark). I’m expecting the Seahawks to post a winning record in 2012, and they should challenge San Francisco for the division title.”
From our fullback Michael Robinson, we have the much-anticipated next installment of his “Real Rob Report“, which features appearances by quarterback Russell Wilson, cornerback Richard Sherman, guard John Moffitt, center Max Unger, defensive end Greg Scruggs, and punter Jon Ryan.
Finally, Tony Ventrella gives us a video recap of Thursday’s events.
Good morning, and happy Friday the 13th. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today.
Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson comes at us with another installment of “The Real Rob Report”, this time from the 2012 ESPY Awards. Robinson talks with various athletes and celebrities including Josh Cribbs, Vernon Davis and Terrell Suggs as they walk the red carpet. Suggs raved about playing in Seattle and the tremendous fan support the 12th Man exuberates on game days, “It’s really hard to play up there [in Seattle], but it’s fun. That’s what the game is all about – how electric the stadium is. I love going to play the Seahawks. I’m 0-2 up there, but I must say both of the games, they were very fun. And the city – I love the city. It’s a beautiful city. I’m gonna have to get me a ‘W’ up there, though. But the Seahawks – it’s a really good stadium, it’s a really good atmosphere. That’s what NFL football is about up there.”
The Tacoma News Tribune’s Eric Williams joined Pro Football Talk Live yesterday to talk about the Seahawks heading into 2012. Williams and PFT host Mike Florio touched on a variety of subjects, from the Seahawks young, ascending defense to Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks three-man quarterback competition, the wide receiver group, offensive and defensive lines, and how Seattle might challenge the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC West division title. You can watch and listen to the nearly 18-minute segment right here.
Brady Henderson at MyNorthwest.com recaps a Wednesday segment of “Bob and Groz” in which former NFL front-office executive Tony Softli joined the show. Henderson said Softli believes Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will eventually earn the position of Seahawks’ starting quarterback, but not necessarily by the end of training camp. Henderson writes, “Softli raved about Wilson’s athleticism and leadership. He said Wilson ‘throws a better ball’ than Drew Brees, the Saints’ record-setting quarterback, and that it’s only a matter of time before Wilson proves that he’s a better quarterback than [Matt] Flynn and [Tarvaris] Jackson. ‘I think he is the future, there’s no question,’ Softli said. ‘Flynn, Jackson, they better not open the door because this guy will slam it shut.’ “
Wide receiver Golden Tate joined Dave “Softy” Mahler of 950 KJR AM yesterday – you can listen to the audio by following the download links on their page . The two talked about the excitement building around the Seahawks upcoming training camp, what to expect from the team in 2012, and Tate gives his thoughts on the Seahawks quarterback competition.
Here at Seahawks.com Tony Ventrella and the Sea Gals give us a sneak-preview of 2012 Bing Training Camp, which opens for registration later this morning.
Good morning, here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, July 9.
From KFDM Channel 6 in Beaumont, Texas, we have this feature on Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who during the downtime before training camp returned to his hometown of Orange, Texas to host a free football camp for Southeast Texas kids. “Growing up here not too many people came back,” said Thomas. “It kind of made me mad, so I said if I ever made it I’d be the first one to come back and help out.”
Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson shares another installment of his video series “The Real Rob Report”, this time catching up with rookie QB Russell Wilson at the end of the Seahawks minicamp in mid-June.
Here at Seahawks.com, we wrapped up our Rookie Spotlight segment over the weekend as GM John Schneider offered his thoughts on fifth round draft pick Korey Toomer, sixth round draft picks Jeremy Lane and Winston Guy, and seventh round draft picks J.R. Sweezy and Greg Scruggs.
At MyNorthwest.com Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of the “Bob and Groz” show follow up on a guest appearance by former NFL QB Kurt Warner, as they discuss the Seahawks three-man quarterback competition and how big of an advantage Tarvaris Jackson’s familiarity with the Seahawks offense and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell can be come training camp.
Andy Behrens over at YahooSports.com takes a look at the Seahawks from a fantasy perspective, as he shares his thoughts on Marshawn Lynch and the running game, the Seahawks quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, and had this to say about the Seahawks ‘D’, “Seattle’s defense should be a solid option this season, as they finished among the top-10 teams last year in fewest points and yards allowed (19.7, 332.2). This group ranked fourth in the league in interceptions (22) and they scored four defensive TDs, so they were obviously a decent fantasy commodity. The IDPs to target here are DE Chris Clemons (11.0 sacks), plus safeties Earl Thomas (98 tackles) and Kam Chancellor (97 tackles). First-round DE Bruce Irvin and second-round LB Bobby Wagner might just sneak into the IDP discussion, too.”
Lastly, over at NFL.com we have a photo gallery highlighting the Hall of Fame Class of 2012, which includes a 16-photo spread of Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 4.
Michael Robinson, the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl fullback, took part in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp last week.
He was one of 23 current and former NFL players to participate in the sixth annual event that was held at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Robinson would like to get into broadcasting when his career is over, and already videotapes interviews with teammates for his own website – “The Real Rob Report.”
“Absolutely, this is something I want to do,” Robinson said before he left for the Boot Camp. “If I can’t play the game I definitely want to be able to talk about it, because I feel I have some great insight on it.”
How did Robinson do? Listen and watch for yourself.