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Seahawks have 'Baby Patrick Willis'

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07:59 AM ET 08.10 | Judging the training camp effectiveness of a linebacker, whose stock and trade is tackling, isn't always easy. So let's ask a guy who's assigned to block those linebackers for an evaluation: fullback Michael Robinson. And what he said about rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was enough to make you stop and wonder if he was serious. ... "He's still a young guy. He's still learning how to get off blocks in the National Football League. He's going to be another special player one day. I call him a 'Baby Patrick Willis' because I hadn't seen a linebacker move like that since Pat." Whoa. Patrick Willis? That's the gold standard.

The Seattle Times

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August 10, 2012  08:01 AM ET

Riveting.

August 10, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Now if you had ten more like Wagner... Seahawks defense might be pretty good.

August 10, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Who's paying for these Seahawk ads ?

August 10, 2012  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Who's paying for these Seahawk ads ?

Smiley Pete of course!

August 10, 2012  08:24 AM ET

And Pete Carroll is a 'Baby Used Car Salesman'

August 10, 2012  08:29 AM ET

"Whoa. Patrick Willis? That's the gold standard." Now, that there is some gin-you-wine, fancy newspaper writin'. Take note Mr. Pew-litser.

August 10, 2012  09:08 AM ET

And this just in from the 'Were Looking for Anything Positive to Say About the Team' department.

August 10, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Who's paying for these Seahawk ads ?

Boeing and Microsoft.

Well, at least the airplanes don't crash.

August 10, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And Pete Carroll is a 'Baby Used Car Salesman'

With John Calipari being the 'Father Used Car Salesman'

August 10, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Cutler had a baby too; didn't he?

August 10, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Typical Seattle Times hype for the Seahawks

August 10, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now if you had ten more like Wagner... Seahawks defense might be pretty good.

Now you know I don't get my hopes up about much here in Hawkland, Otis, but I think the defense might surprise you this year. And they'll have plenty of chances to surprise you because the offense will keep them on the field all the time.

August 10, 2012  10:20 AM ET

It sounds like a rookie reporter asking question about a rookie LB to a blocking back telling us he will be the man some day, but has never played one down int the NFL yet, how dumb and stupid.

August 10, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Now you know I don't get my hopes up about much here in Hawkland, Otis, but I think the defense might surprise you this year. And they'll have plenty of chances to surprise you because the offense will keep them on the field all the time.

The defense wasn't bad last year, and they seemed to hold on to most of the key players; if a couple of draft choices work out they could be pretty good this year. But they haven't even played a single pre-season game, so ticketing some rookie for the HOF is premature.

One of the reasons for lack of enthusiasm though is that Carroll had his best pro seasons as a Defensive Coordinator, and so far it looks as though he is continuing to build a solid defense, but the offense hasn't shown much. He may not be an NFL level head coach--maybe DC is his ceiling. I'll give him another year, but the offense needs to show some spark.

August 10, 2012  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He may not be an NFL level head coach

His track record supports this premise.

August 10, 2012  11:23 AM ET

Things are looking Good in HawsLand!!!

August 10, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Hmmm, and Harold Miner was the 'Baby Jordan'...

August 10, 2012  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Now you know I don't get my hopes up about much here in Hawkland, Otis, but I think the defense might surprise you this year. And they'll have plenty of chances to surprise you because the offense will keep them on the field all the time.

Flynn isn't lighting it up as the team had hoped, Deej?

August 10, 2012  04:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now if you had ten more like Wagner... Seahawks defense might be pretty good.

The Hawks ranked 9th in total defense last year. I guess being in the top ten doesn't impress anyone these days.

 
August 10, 2012  04:56 PM ET

So...this guy is 245 and runs a 4.5 and hits people like a freight train, also paired with superior instincts

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