Owen Schmitt, FB

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  1. backrow

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    Owen is getting some positive press already. hopefully he will be more than just a battering ram for 'Hawks.

    Here' another article

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    "The psychological test given to all NFL players asked a question as offbeat as it was simple: Are you a dog or a cat?

    Neither, Owen Schmitt decided, and he wrote in his own answer: "Lion." " [​IMG] Edited by: backrow
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Schmitt was in a battle for the starting FB job with David Kirtman, but Kirtman was waived today. If T.J. Duckett gets injured or continues to suck, maybe Owen will be used as Seattle's short yardage back.
     
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    At this point, Duckett is little more than an injury prone journeyman. Schmitt should be playing FB by the middle of the year.

    Then again, Shmitty lacks proper pigmentation for the NFL.
     
  4. C Darwin

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    Seahawks' Owen Schmitt arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

    Schmitt's blood-alcohol content (BAC) was measured to be 0.151 and 0.161 just after midnight, according to records from the Washington State Patrol. The legal limit for BAC in Washington is 0.08.

    By Danny O'Neil, Seattle Times staff reporter

    Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI in Pierce County.

    He was arrested by Black Diamond Police and according to the department's press release, an officer pulled Schmitt over after he was seen to weave and follow too closely and he subsequently failed a field-sobriety test.

    Schmitt's blood-alcohol content (BAC) was measured to be 0.151 and 0.161 just after midnight, according to records from the Washington State Patrol. The legal limit for BAC in Washington is 0.08.

    The Seahawks released a written statement from Schmitt on the incident.

    "I sincerely apologize to the team, the NFL, the fans and my family and friends for my actions and my poor judgment," the statement said. "I fully understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am disappointed in myself. I am committed to earning back the trust of everyone affected."

    Schmitt, 24, is a second-year fullback the Seahawks drafted from West Virginia in 2008. He played mostly special teams as a rookie, but is the first-team fullback after starting fullback Leonard Weaver signed with Philadelphia as a free-agent in March.

    Schmitt is scheduled to be arraigned on July 8. He could be subject to discipline from the NFL under the league's substance-abuse policy, though first-time offenders are not necessarily subject to suspension.

    Schmitt is the second Seahawk to be arrested this offseason. Linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested for marijuana possession.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawks/2009385935_hawk26.html
     
  5. Taco

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    young person mistake. luckily he didnt kill anyone, he should know better. hes making money in the nfl, he should have called a taxi.
     
  6. C Darwin

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    Why on earth would Owen get all fired up for game day?

    Watch

    It makes no sense to me. He must be a hard core caste believer.
     
  7. Colonel_Reb

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    That is one of the strangest things I've seen a white player do in quite a while.
     
  8. Westside

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    In a moment of clarity he realized he should be playing tailback instead of a battering ram. He could not control his emotions and used the helment to relieve the stress the castesytem causes on white players.
     
  9. white is right

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    Hahaha! [​IMG] That was too funny. I was thinking more of Lattimore from the movie The Program.
     
  10. Tom Iron

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    Interesting,

    In the long run, screwing the White guys like Schmitt is going to come back and bight the people who hate White men in the butt. Don't think White players aren't aware of what's going on. They're just biding their time until they can get even, and I assure everyone, they will.

    Tom Iron...
     
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    Tom Iron I think they have bidded their time long enough. I don't want to be waiting until hell freezes over.
     
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    [h=3]The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent fullback Owen Schmitt, the team announced Tuesday.[/h]
    The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent fullback Owen Schmitt, the team announced Tuesday. The fifth-year veteran played the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after playing two years for the Seattle Seahawks.
    The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Schmitt has played in 51 career games with 12 starts over four NFL seasons. His career totals include nine rushing attempts for 27 yards and 34 receptions for 218 yards with two touchdowns. He started five games in each of the last two seasons with the Eagles and caught a career-high 19 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown in 2010.
    The Gilman, Wis., native entered the NFL as the Seahawks’ fifth-round selection (163[SUP]rd[/SUP] overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of West Virginia.

    http://www.raiders.com/news/article...-Schmitt/0ee32646-f12b-4581-a9b3-0d49650a7862
     
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    he would do better than Brandon Jacobs, in a fair world he could fill Michael Bush's role and split carries with McFadden, who while talented can never stay healthy for an entire season with a full load. Apparently fans like him.

    [video=youtube;XfXiVhVw9Y8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXiVhVw9Y8[/video]
     
  14. dwid

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    Here is some better footage of Owen. He doesn't have great top end speed but he has excellent burst for the first 20 yards which is all that matters. Hopefully he can find a way to get carries. I could see him being a favorite once he gets a few carries. McFadden is injury prone as well as Taiwan Jones, so he has a shot, he is still young.

    [video=youtube;jIF_mFAXzpw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIF_mFAXzpw&feature=colike[/video]
     
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    Schmitt averaged an outstanding 6.3 yards per rush at West Virginia (out of the FB position with no one blocking for him). His career totals were 160 carries for 1,003 yards and 13 TDs. He also had 32 receptions for 288 yards (9.0 avg.) and 2 TDs.
     
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    White running back + Oakland Raiders = special teams demon or more likely cut in the last round of preseason roster moves. I'm putting the odds he gets any carries in the same catagory as my application to blog for BlackAthletes.com
     
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    they picked up Matt Giordano who spent his career as a special teams demon and started him at safety where he had a bunch of tackles and 5 interceptions, so anything is possible. With Jacob Hester on the Chargers, Schmitt with the Raiders and Hillis with the Chiefs, I have a dream that at least two White backs will have 500 yards in the AFC West, with Hillis being one of those going ovver 1k. I just hope he isn't pulling trucks around,, I think that is causing the hamstring problems.


    Actually not all of his carries were out of the typical fullback spot, he had quite a few plays lined up next to the qb in shotgun and had some zone read plays, usually with an afflete on the other side (usually not blocking for him, misdirection similar to the 60+ yard run Hillis had in college with McFadden in the wildcat) these are where most of his big plays came from. But yeah he did get some typical fullback carries, I think his ypc would be like 8 if it weren't for those, they say he was only stopped for a loss 4 times. Its ashame that he wasn't used more, the fans went nuts when he got the ball.

    Fans seem to like him, similar to Hillis, if he gets carries his jerseys will sell. The styles of guys like Brian Leonard, Gerhart and Hester, they don't like as much. They use their power only when needed and tend to be more balanced. They like White guys who seek out contact at any given chance. Luckily Hillis knows how to deliver the punishment rather than receive but he is also 250 pounds like Owen while the other guys are around 230, still big but better suited for a balanced running style



    It could turn out great Hillis splitting carries with a Charles coming off of a knee injury. Schmitt splitting carries with McFadden coming off a million injuries. Hester is on a team with Ryan Matthews who is injury prone and Tolbert is gone. Its never too late. After Hillis had his breakout season with the Browns fans were wanting to try to grab Hester and Leonard and use them as halfbacks.

    after the dissapointing season for White backs last year I think things will look great this year, whether that leads to a long term change I dont know. I think it will be like the safety spot where we made a slow gradual change at. Very dark at the position with the retirement of John Lynch, first a few rotational guys now we have several starters, one pro bowler and some guys used in the rotation. Like the safety position, the talent level at rb has seriously declined, so playing more Whites will be out of need. Mark Ingram and Donald Brown were considered the cream of the crop the other year, not to mention guys like Knowshon Moreno.

    hopefully Woodhead can at least put up stats similar to his 2010 season and Gerhart has the chance to put up a few 100 yard games before Peterson comes back
     
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