Seahawks FB Owen Schmitt gets fired up. Splits his head open.

Schmitt bloodies his face in Seahawks - Jags debacle. On purpose.

10/12/09 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34900 respect

Seattle Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt is a jackass.

In an effort to pump his team up, and maybe fire up the 12th Man, Schmitt bashed himself in the head with his helmet repeatedly when he was introduced, resulting in a bloody jersey and some shiny new sutures. It may have worked; Seattle mopped the floor with the Jaguars in the 41 point shut out, but it probably wasn't the smartest thing for the sole active fullback on a team just starting to get healthy.

As Coach Mora said afterward,
"He's running out on the field banging his head, and I said, ‘Hey pal, if you get hurt, we don't have anybody else'."


Of course, this isn't the first time Schmitt has pulled such shenanigans. You may recall such a stunt when he was with the Mountaineers in West Virginia. Although, this WV episode was more of a temper tandrum than a pre-game pump up.




He may be a crazy idiot, but at least he's passionate.

Seahawks all jacked up in win over Jags [HeraldNet]
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10/13/09   |   adidaspete000   |   2 respect

Jon Ritchie used to wear a helmet that was like 3 sizes too small and barely mak it through a game without a bloody head... its something about fullbacks...

10/13/09   |   drwurst   |   12 respect

I don't know what the big deal is, after all, umm, I forgot what I was going to say, maybe because I just BEAT MYSELF IN THE HEAD WITH MY HELMET.

10/13/09   |   Jess   |   34900 respect

wrote:
this guy is down right crazy!!!!!  he should take a drug test plus be fined and or suspended.....there is no reason for that kind of behavior.  This guy or child must have some kind of temper!!!!!

Oh I don't know if I would go so far as to say he needs to be fined or suspended. Sure, if they gave him a drug test and he popped positive, but not just for the act itself.

These guys get pumped up and excited before games, and I'm sure that the 12th Man can help contribute to that. I've been there, and it just seems to be getting louder every year. During introductions, the crowd is going NUTS - I'm sure that gets adrenaline going. Schmitt's also fairly new to the roar of that crowd, definitely as a starter. It's a little crazy, sure, but I can certainly see how it can happen...and I don't think in this case it had much to do with temper.

10/12/09   |   sundevilaz96

 What an idiot... haha

10/12/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

CowboyFan1 wrote:
He needs his head checked....his brain that is.

He does need his brain checked, if he has one.  You have to wonder about that with stunts like this.

10/12/09   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

He needs his head checked....his brain that is.

10/12/09   |   ojekeme1   |   600 respect

gujumi wrote:
Doesn't every footbal player need to be at least a litlle bit insane to play this idiotic game (if you really stop to think about it) where you use your body as a battering ram, and receipient of same?!?  Then add a quarter cup of steroids, and you become a foodoholic, rageoholic, and anything the team owner, team president, head coach, etc., wants you to be -- someone who is willing to use their body in a devil-may-care, win-at-any-cost way, since winning is everything, RIGHT?!?  So WHAT if you use up 50 years of your body in 10, and have to live out the rest of your life in chronic pain and most likely addicted to pain meds and maybe even ROIDS.  Isn't it amazing what the lure of fame, fortune and testosterone will make otherwise sane people do?!?  These men are just a disposable commodity -- to be used, abused, held together with tape, bandages and all manner of things hidden under a bloodied uniform, along with every trick in a trainer's/doctor's book to make you good to go one week at a time, when in actuality, if those who love you as something more than a piece of oversized meat had anything to say about it, you'd be in a hospital bed.  What a GRAND OLD GAME SHE IS!!

I have to agree you do have to be a little touched to play football at its highest level.

10/12/09   |   milestheskatekid

now this guy just gives me the creeps

10/12/09   |   sports_schmorts   |   3301 respect

10/12/09   |   Jess   |   34900 respect

Just for the record - even though I think that Schmitt is a jackass and it was a little ridiculous of him to do this (we didn't have any other fullbacks to cover for him if he went out with a concussion! And with Hasselbeck's ribs, they needed all the QB protection they could get.) I've gotta love him. Anyone who brings that much passion and fire out onto the field is good for team morale, which is something Seattle thrives on. He may be a crazy jackass, but he's our crazy jackass.

10/12/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

gujumi wrote:
Doesn't every footbal player need to be at least a litlle bit insane to play this idiotic game (if you really stop to think about it) where you use your body as a battering ram, and receipient of same?!?  Then add a quarter cup of steroids, and you become a foodoholic, rageoholic, and anything the team owner, team president, head coach, etc., wants you to be -- someone who is willing to use their body in a devil-may-care, win-at-any-cost way, since winning is everything, RIGHT?!?  So WHAT if you use up 50 years of your body in 10, and have to live out the rest of your life in chronic pain and most likely addicted to pain meds and maybe even ROIDS.  Isn't it amazing what the lure of fame, fortune and testosterone will make otherwise sane people do?!?  These men are just a disposable commodity -- to be used, abused, held together with tape, bandages and all manner of things hidden under a bloodied uniform, along with every trick in a trainer's/doctor's book to make you good to go one week at a time, when in actuality, if those who love you as something more than a piece of oversized meat had anything to say about it, you'd be in a hospital bed.  What a GRAND OLD GAME SHE IS!!

That's why I have a love/hate relationship with the game the documentary 'Disposable Heroes' and the Book It's Only a Bruise were real eye-openers.  But when the game is played with true passion and all out dedication, all of it's beauty, splendor and brutality commingle in a unmatched symphony of pain.

10/12/09   |   larrystarstruck   |   23 respect

 They say football players put their blood sweat in tears into the game. That makes it too literal.

10/12/09   |   ksajith15

hai am alone fight with any guys

10/12/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Good thing Schmitt didnt use an axe!

10/12/09   |   gujumi

(Edited by gujumi)

Doesn't every footbal player need to be at least a litlle bit insane to play this idiotic game (if you really stop to think about it) where you use your body as a battering ram, and receipient of same?!?  Then add a quarter cup of steroids, and you become a foodoholic, rageoholic, and anything the team owner, team president, head coach, etc., wants you to be -- someone who is willing to use their body in a devil-may-care, win-at-any-cost way, since winning is everything, RIGHT?!?  So WHAT if you use up 50 years of your body in 10, and have to live out the rest of your life in chronic pain and most likely addicted to pain meds and maybe even ROIDS.  Isn't it amazing what the lure of fame, fortune and testosterone will make otherwise sane people do?!?  These men are just a disposable commodity -- to be used, abused, held together with tape, bandages and all manner of things hidden under a bloodied uniform, along with every trick in a trainer's/doctor's book to make you good to go one week at a time, when in actuality, if those who love you as something more than a piece of oversized meat had anything to say about it, you'd be in a hospital bed.  What a GRAND OLD GAME SHE IS!!

10/12/09   |   phillysportchik   |   1586 respect

What a dumbass!

10/12/09   |   uwgb44   |   28 respect

He just had a vision of how the game was going to go the night before and wanted to get himself out of the game early. Atleast that is my opinion.

10/12/09   |   adoemma

He's a good player and trying to defend his team.

10/12/09   |   Jess   |   34900 respect

lol I was listening to NFL Network just a bit ago and he was on the highlights - Deion Sanders kept saying "he'll be taking a drug test tomorrow".

10/12/09   |   aerockyulhim

Now HERE is a situation where you might throw around the overused phrase " 'roid rage"

10/12/09   |   muska-125

At least he didnt give himself a concussion like good old gus did!!