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1 hour ago, Jetdawgg said:

The entire scouting department deserves a raise this season. Entirely Upgrading the WR position alone has been a delight. Troymaine should help here as a RB by mid season. 

Upgrades to the WR positions that were pretty solidified with Marshall,Decker and Enunwa?  What about TE,OL,RB and PR positions lets not go handing out anything until the season is underway and we so how things turn out. 

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http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2016/08/22/troymaine-pope-turning-heads-with-seahawks/

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Despite urging from family members to seek a job in the real word, Troymaine Pope continued to hold out hope for an NFL opportunity.

A tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs in May didn’t yield a contract offer. Instead, the former Jacksonville State running back returned home to Anniston, Alabama, far from the practice fields of an NFL team. Finally, he gave in and interviewed to work at a car factory.

Then his phone rang.

With injuries mounting early in training camp, the Seattle Seahawks needed help at running back. They gave Pope the opportunity he had been holding out hope for.

“They called me and I just like, oh man, starting broke down crying like it’s a blessing. It was God’s plan,” Pope said.

Pope is trying to make his stay with Seattle a long one. He has been one of the unexpected stars duringSeattle’s first two preseason games. Pope rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. He also scored the winning two-point conversion against the Chiefs in theSeahawks’ preseason opener.

“I ain’t ever going to get past this game,” Pope said. “This is something I love. My family was trying to convince me to get a job. I took a long time to even attempt for a job because this is what I wanted to do.”

With a three year-old daughter, Cassidy, at home, Pope began looking for jobs outside football. He had attended an orientation at a factory that works on cars and builds tools earlier that day.

“It was like hard labor,” he said. “I didn’t really want to work the job, but I had to provide for my daughter so I was willing to do anything for her.”

Pope was on his way to pick up his car from the shop with his mother when the Seahawks called to give him the job offer he wanted.

In three weeks with the team, he’s made an impression in practice and the team’s two preseason games.

“I’m not surprised,” head coach Pete Carroll said of Pope’s performance against Minnesota. “I really thought we saw some stuff in practice that showed us the special quickness that he has. He’s very elusive. He has a good burst and a good sense.”

Pope’s chances of making Seattle’s roster remain slim. The Seahawks drafted three running backs — C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks — to compete with Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael for three, maybe four, spots on the team’s 53-man roster. Hamstring injuries to Prosise and Brooks led the Seahawks to give Pope a chance.

Prosise and Brooks are now returning to full health. Rawls is getting close to full speed after beginning camp on the physically unable to perform list, and Michael has finally appeared to fulfill the promise that led Seattleto select him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft.

Nevertheless, Pope is no longer just a “camp body.” He’s earned the chance to be in the conversation. With two preseason games to go, Pope will have more opportunities to convince Seattle not to let him leave town.

But Pope says he’s not focusing on the last play, or the last game or just how close he came to having to do something else with his life. He’s trying to make the most of every chance and gets and leave a strong impression with the coaching staff.

“I don’t want to look back on it. I just want to continue to strive forward toward my dream. That’s all I’m going to continue to do is work toward my dream,” Pope said.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

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22 minutes ago, Copernicus said:

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2016/08/22/troymaine-pope-turning-heads-with-seahawks/

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Despite urging from family members to seek a job in the real word, Troymaine Pope continued to hold out hope for an NFL opportunity.

A tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs in May didn’t yield a contract offer. Instead, the former Jacksonville State running back returned home to Anniston, Alabama, far from the practice fields of an NFL team. Finally, he gave in and interviewed to work at a car factory.

Then his phone rang.

With injuries mounting early in training camp, the Seattle Seahawks needed help at running back. They gave Pope the opportunity he had been holding out hope for.

“They called me and I just like, oh man, starting broke down crying like it’s a blessing. It was God’s plan,” Pope said.

Pope is trying to make his stay with Seattle a long one. He has been one of the unexpected stars duringSeattle’s first two preseason games. Pope rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. He also scored the winning two-point conversion against the Chiefs in theSeahawks’ preseason opener.

“I ain’t ever going to get past this game,” Pope said. “This is something I love. My family was trying to convince me to get a job. I took a long time to even attempt for a job because this is what I wanted to do.”

With a three year-old daughter, Cassidy, at home, Pope began looking for jobs outside football. He had attended an orientation at a factory that works on cars and builds tools earlier that day.

“It was like hard labor,” he said. “I didn’t really want to work the job, but I had to provide for my daughter so I was willing to do anything for her.”

Pope was on his way to pick up his car from the shop with his mother when the Seahawks called to give him the job offer he wanted.

In three weeks with the team, he’s made an impression in practice and the team’s two preseason games.

“I’m not surprised,” head coach Pete Carroll said of Pope’s performance against Minnesota. “I really thought we saw some stuff in practice that showed us the special quickness that he has. He’s very elusive. He has a good burst and a good sense.”

Pope’s chances of making Seattle’s roster remain slim. The Seahawks drafted three running backs — C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks — to compete with Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael for three, maybe four, spots on the team’s 53-man roster. Hamstring injuries to Prosise and Brooks led the Seahawks to give Pope a chance.

Prosise and Brooks are now returning to full health. Rawls is getting close to full speed after beginning camp on the physically unable to perform list, and Michael has finally appeared to fulfill the promise that led Seattleto select him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft.

Nevertheless, Pope is no longer just a “camp body.” He’s earned the chance to be in the conversation. With two preseason games to go, Pope will have more opportunities to convince Seattle not to let him leave town.

But Pope says he’s not focusing on the last play, or the last game or just how close he came to having to do something else with his life. He’s trying to make the most of every chance and gets and leave a strong impression with the coaching staff.

“I don’t want to look back on it. I just want to continue to strive forward toward my dream. That’s all I’m going to continue to do is work toward my dream,” Pope said.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

After reading this article I like this kid a lot. If he can stay healthy I see good things for him. He sound's like he has heart and determination. Someone to root for. I hope he takes this team by storm.

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9 minutes ago, JetFaninMI said:

After reading this article I like this kid a lot. If he can stay healthy I see good things for him. He sound's like he has heart and determination. Someone to root for. I hope he takes this team by storm.

I hope he never takes a single snap . I'll leave it to you to figure out why .

That is all .

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3 minutes ago, Tinstar said:

I hope he never takes a single snap . I'll leave it to you to figure out why .

That is all .

I have always been a big fan of Bilal Powell but personally I would be surprised/borderline shocked if what we get this year is what we saw towards the end of last year.

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I hope he never takes a single snap . I'll leave it to you to figure out why .

That is all .

On the contrary if our RB3 gets some run without injuries that portends well

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1 hour ago, joewilly12 said:

Upgrades to the WR positions that were pretty solidified with Marshall,Decker and Enunwa?  What about TE,OL,RB and PR positions lets not go handing out anything until the season is underway and we so how things turn out. 

I do not expect miracles from them. The scouting department has done a wonderful job. They cannot be held accountable for poor drafting and selections made from previous FO personnel. I am quite sur that they see the opportunities ahead of them.

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He outplayed every RB we.. (seattle) drafted, I can only imagine Pope was cut for political reasons,(pride in that they screwed up with those two RB's, Collins and Prosice).   I wouldn't be surprised if he was your #1 back by the end of the year.

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8 hours ago, Smashmouth said:

If he's running 4.5 he's plenty fast. 40 yard dash speed does not always translate to the football field. In other words sometimes guys who run 4.5 play faster than guys who run 4.3 all depends on the player. So if he's extremely quick to go along with that 4.5 speed he's damn fast.

Like his field awareness/vision in a lot of those clips!

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47 minutes ago, detectivekimble said:

There are very few Leon Washingtons out there.  The Jets still haven't replaced him.  The quickness, the strength, the speed.  He was a ******* weapon.

I'm upset he never got a chance to prove he was just as good as a guy like Maurice Jones Drew. Such a talented football player.

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28 minutes ago, Babolat said:

He outplayed every RB we.. (seattle) drafted, I can only imagine Pope was cut for political reasons,(pride in that they screwed up with those two RB's, Collins and Prosice).   I wouldn't be surprised if he was your #1 back by the end of the year.

You think Christine Michael is the starter by week 4?

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10 minutes ago, Mecca said:

You think Christine Michael is the starter by week 4?

Nope, unless Rawls is hurt and the reason why is CMike is a FA next year and if he performs like he did this training camp, he will be hot commodity in the NFL and in all likely hood, will have out priced himself in Seattle.  Besides, I'm sure Cmike will want to be a starter.   Rawls is still unknown, but the guy is just such a gamer.

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16 minutes ago, jsualumnus said:

I wouldn't doubt it if he quickly became a fan favorite.  

Also... He is known down south as "Buster"...  

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11 minutes ago, Babolat said:

Nope, unless Rawls is hurt and the reason why is CMike is a FA next year and if he performs like he did this training camp, he will be hot commodity in the NFL and in all likely hood, will have out priced himself in Seattle.  Besides, I'm sure Cmike will want to be a starter.   Rawls is still unknown, but the guy is just such a gamer.

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You 2 are obviouly relater to "Buster"

Welcome to the board.

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5 hours ago, Tinstar said:

I hope he never takes a single snap . I'll leave it to you to figure out why .

That is all .

Ya gotta root for the underdog. The kid has heart. If he cracks the rotation it doesn't necessarily mean its because of an injury. Have a little faith maybe its time things went this team's way for a change.

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3 hours ago, 32EBoozer said:

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You 2 are obviouly relater to "Buster"

Welcome to the board.

Ha!  Not related.  Just a big JSU fan!  I've witnessed his speed and athleticism, and now I am so glad you Jets fans get to.  So now, you have a few thousand new fans over night!  Have a great year, and thanks for the welcome!

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I guess there is a 50/50 chance this guy is ok, or sucks, since half the board thinks Hackenberg sucks, and since that is an indictment on the ability of the GM and the scouting staff to evaluate talent, then I'd have to logically say this guy only has an even chance at being good. And if he doesn't, he must completely suck, like Hackenberg. 

 

Same goes for: Peake, Andersen, J Marshall, Lee etc. 

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12 minutes ago, thebuzzardman said:

I guess there is a 50/50 chance this guy is ok, or sucks, since half the board thinks Hackenberg sucks, and since that is an indictment on the ability of the GM and the scouting staff to evaluate talent, then I'd have to logically say this guy only has an even chance at being good. And if he doesn't, he must completely suck, like Hackenberg. 

 

Same goes for: Peake, Andersen, J Marshall, Lee etc. 

Pope was picked up off the scrap heap sadly are RB position is really in question again this season. 

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3 hours ago, joewilly12 said:

Pope was picked up off the scrap heap sadly are RB position is really in question again this season. 

Dude...  There are many incredible players at the FCS level...  He is not a top of the scrap heap guy, so just wait and see what he can do.

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On 9/5/2016 at 0:54 PM, joewilly12 said:

Upgrades to the WR positions that were pretty solidified with Marshall,Decker and Enunwa?  What about TE,OL,RB and PR positions lets not go handing out anything until the season is underway and we so how things turn out. 

Marshall is 32 going on 33, Decker is approaching 30 and Enunwa is still developing.  We just added 3 young potential impact playmakers, and only used a 7th round draft pick. We just picked up Traymaine Pope who looks like he the second coming of Leon Washington; lets see if they if the get lucky with one of the TEs they recently signed as well.  Rome was not built in a day.  

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