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]