Isaiah Stanback Making his Come Back

Published on August 4, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

The Seattle Seahawks recently added a big name in Sidney Rice to the team’s corps of wide receivers. But receiver Mike Williams says don’t forget to keep an eye on a seldom-mentioned but familiar name also plying his trade in that group: Isaiah Stanback.

“He’s a big guy,” Williams said of the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Stanback. “He’s got the frame, burst and the straight-line speed. I don’t know if he is the fastest in our group, but there is an argument, if you don’t count Deon Butler.

“I feel he is going to have a good future here. I’m talking just wideouts. I know he has always been a good special teams guy. He’s been a high-effort guy, so his value to our team is definitely high. He is a willing blocker that wants to get in there and get dirty and get some contact. I think he can definitely impact our group.”

Stanback, a former standout quarterback at Seattle’s Garfield High School and the University of Washington, had his opportunity to earn a roster spot cut short during training camp last year. He tore his left Achilles’ tendon while working on his footwork running routes.

The injury, which followed an impressive first few weeks of practice, forced the team to put Stanback on the season-ending injured reserve list.

The injury was a tough setback, but Stanback already had dealt with the adversity of rehabbing from a serious injury; he had surgery to repair the Lisfranc joint in his right foot in his final season at Washington.

“It wasn’t that it was that hard, but more frustrating than anything because it’s one of those things where there isn’t a whole lot you can do to make it better that fast,” the five-year veteran said. “So you just have to wait and let the body heal.”

With NFL training camps just starting after the lockout, Stanback has been healthy enough to participate fully, and has seen some first-team reps in the first week of camp.

Williams, who has been one of the players providing tips for the former UW standout during practice, said Stanback looks as good as new.

“You can tell he has been working,” Williams said. “He is pushing himself. You can tell the leg is healthy, and you can tell he is confident and bursting and running well. We’re looking for him, the same thing we looked for last year before he went down.”

Williams also said Stanback is a natural athlete and, while he isn’t the best route runner, he works on it and is always asking for advice.

Although Williams expects Stanback to do well as a receiver, the former quarterback started playing the position full time only after getting drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Stanback appeared in two games in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he recorded his first two receptions for the Cowboys.

The next year, Stanback was waived just before the start of the season and picked up by the New England Patriots, where he finished with three receptions for 22 yards. He was waived by the Patriots in 2010 and claimed by Seattle.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

wilson-entourage

Russell Wilson isn’t “Black Enough,” Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin ...
hi-res-c36ccb423dec27409ba5c600d9a89b53_crop_exact

Seahawks say they are far from buried

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly: Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew ...
Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26.  Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson is first player in NFL history to have 300/100 game

Peyton Manning wasn't the only NFL quarterback who made history in Week 7, so did Russell Wilson.In the ...
505963447TW00040_Seattle_Se

Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world on Friday night by trading Percy Harvin to the Jets, less than ...
o-MARSHAWN-LYNCH-facebook

Darrell Bevell: I must get Marshawn Lynch the ball

Darrell Bevell has heard you, Seattle Seahawks fans. The offensive coordinator heard the rampant consternation and deep-throated queries wondering ...
goywh.AuSt.5

Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets for draft choice

Well, that’s the end of that problem of getting Percy Harvin the ball down field more, or too ...
131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz