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Atari Bigby signs with Seahawks

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Atari Bigby will try to revive his career in Seattle.

The former Packers safety signed with the Seahawks on Tuesday, the team announced.

Bigby showed flashes of excellence in Green Bay, but too often his big plays were followed by big mistakes. The Seahawks have a very young safety group, with second-year player Kam Chancellor starting at strong safety opposite Earl Thomas.

Bigby provides veteran depth to a group that could use it. He has a decent shot to make the team for someone signed so deep into August.

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36 Responses to “Atari Bigby signs with Seahawks”
  1. apooster says: Aug 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    Must have run out of Vikings players to sign and decided to jump a state over.

  2. depotnator says: Aug 16, 2011 8:14 PM

    “Bigby showed flashes of excellence in Green Bay, but too often his big plays were followed by big mistakes.”

    Please show your link for this disparaging comment.

  3. hobartbaker says: Aug 16, 2011 8:20 PM

    Be big, Atari!

  4. jimmysee says: Aug 16, 2011 8:29 PM

    YAY! Good guy! Go Atari!

  5. vahawker says: Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Cain’t hurt.

  6. hawkjuice says: Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Greatest name in NFL history.

  7. alewatcher says: Aug 16, 2011 8:45 PM

    “Bigby showed flashes of excellence in Green Bay, but too often his big plays were followed by big mistakes.”

    ——————–
    Sounds a lot like another former Green Bay player. What was that guys name? Oh, yeah, Brett Favre.

  8. ikickgypsies says: Aug 16, 2011 8:59 PM

    Stay classy, Packers. Maybe you can find a nun to beat up next.

  9. sinister23 says: Aug 16, 2011 9:13 PM

    @alewatcher…..you have to be the dumbest guy ive ever seen on this page….Brett Favre is a future HOF. not to mention one of the greatest QBs of all time.

  10. loytomaki says: Aug 16, 2011 9:23 PM

    Bigby was pretty good in Green Bay. He did not have many memorable “big mistakes” he had injuries (could not stay on the field when they needed him).

    That said, if the Seahawks signed him to a near minimum contract they will get someone who is by all reports a smart guy, with a chance to be a big player but at the very least be a good mentor. If he can stay healthy, he is not old and could be a nice addition on the cheap. It is not like he was allowed to walk from some bottom feeding defense, Packers are stacked, had a draft class an 14ish players on IR to make room for. He just didn’t make the grade with his injuries but he could still be a good player.

  11. themanchine says: Aug 16, 2011 9:24 PM

    hawkjuice says:
    Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Greatest name in NFL history.

    Dick Butkus would like a word with you….

  12. tarmacjerry says: Aug 16, 2011 9:31 PM

    I’ve seen some of those big plays, and some bigger hits! From what I saw I thought he was going to be one to watch. I

  13. hscorpio says: Aug 16, 2011 9:50 PM

    Bigby had a big 2nd half of the season in 2007. He was a terror in the playoff game they won against Seattle in the snow. He’s not done much since. The biggest issue has been durability. When he has been healthy enough to play, he’s been too hurt to be really effective.

    He’s a legitimate NFL Safety when he’s healthy. If he can shake the injuries, Seattle got a solid player. But I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was a Seahawk fan.

  14. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 16, 2011 9:56 PM

    “Bigby showed flashes of excellence in Green Bay, but too often his big plays were followed by big mistakes.”

    The system that Gus runs will fit him nicely!

  15. cardsfann1 says: Aug 16, 2011 9:58 PM

    Wish the Cards would’ve got him for some insurance with Wilson being hurt.

  16. paulharghis says: Aug 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    themanchine says:
    Aug 16, 2011 9:24 PM
    hawkjuice says:
    Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Greatest name in NFL history.

    Dick Butkus would like a word with you….

    So would Happy Feller from the 70’s Saints.

    Also Fair Hooker from the Browns- that gets my vote for best name.

  17. axespray says: Aug 16, 2011 10:08 PM

    ikickgypsies says:Aug 16, 2011 8:59 PM
    “Stay classy, Packers. Maybe you can find a nun to beat up next.”

    Shouldn’t Viking fans be busy yapping about how their team is gonna hit up the Chargers like its “pearl harbor” or “9/11″ or “Katrina” or some other tragedy?

  18. drgfri says: Aug 16, 2011 10:10 PM

    Atari is the most unfortunate name ever. Some parents (in this case grandparents) are clueless!

  19. scudbot says: Aug 16, 2011 10:22 PM

    Will be 30 in a couple months, history of injuries. That’s Ted Thompson’s eject button, usually. He’ll improve Seattle if he can stay healthy.

  20. gbfanforever says: Aug 16, 2011 10:38 PM

    They must remember the couple hits he made in the 07 divisional game where he absolutely destroyed two seahawk receivers and in the process caused a tide turning fumble. Two bad that was four seasons ago and he hasn’t been healthy enough to have a game like that since then. Anyway, nice little player who was one of the guys who got a chance because of NFL Europe.

  21. brewdogg says: Aug 16, 2011 10:58 PM

    axespray says:
    Aug 16, 2011 10:08 PM
    ikickgypsies says:Aug 16, 2011 8:59 PM
    “Stay classy, Packers. Maybe you can find a nun to beat up next.”

    Shouldn’t Viking fans be busy yapping about how their team is gonna hit up the Chargers like its “pearl harbor” or “9/11″ or “Katrina” or some other tragedy?
    —————————————

    1) If this guy is a Vikings fan, he’s anew poster. I don’t recognize the name.

    2) If I’m not mistaken, it was a broadcaster, a certain ex-Bear, who made that remark, not a Viking. Not that I’m surprised by selective memory or revisionist history….

  22. hobartbaker says: Aug 16, 2011 10:59 PM

    Gameboy gets a reboot.

  23. brewdogg says: Aug 16, 2011 11:00 PM

    paulharghis says:
    Aug 16, 2011 10:04 PM
    themanchine says:
    Aug 16, 2011 9:24 PM
    hawkjuice says:
    Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Greatest name in NFL history.

    Dick Butkus would like a word with you….

    So would Happy Feller from the 70′s Saints.

    Also Fair Hooker from the Browns- that gets my vote for best name.
    ————————————–

    I want to know if he still speaks to his parents….. “A Boy Named Sue” has nothing on this guy.

  24. buffaloniner says: Aug 16, 2011 11:02 PM

    Well if the Seagulls are going to be making moves like this somebody please get on the horn and tell them I have an old NES AND Sega Genesis with a bunch of games that I’m looking to trade… not sure what I would even want for them though… maybe Clipboard Jesus…

  25. hawkman84 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:32 PM

    Ain’t mad at this one at all.

  26. zeckwreck says: Aug 16, 2011 11:41 PM

    Sorry @hawkjuice and @themanchine – Mack Strong has the greatest football name EVER…

  27. zeckwreck says: Aug 16, 2011 11:45 PM

    Just trying to figure out who gets the axe if he makes the team…Kam Chancellor is the starter, and Jerod Johnson doesn’t seem to be someone you want to get rid of. Would we keep 3 SS’s? Is Byron Maxwell a SS as well?

    That backfield is getting pretty crowded. Oh, and let Kelly Jennings go please…He’s Seattle’s Alex Smith (since Brian Russell got canned).

  28. shieldsisland37 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:35 AM

    Best of Luck Atari, you were always one of my favorite packers. I still remember how you destroyed Dwayne Bowe.

  29. damnskins703 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:50 AM

    Alewatcher Brent favre is one of the greatest qbs to ever do it

  30. huskerguy says: Aug 17, 2011 7:29 AM

    Will miss him in the beauty of Green N Gold.

    Good luck Atari. Thanks for playing all out. Hope your career ends well in Seattle.

  31. sealless99 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:23 AM

    Not going to miss this guy in Green Bay – personal fouls, pass interference, general lack of speed and inability to fill space.

  32. buzzkillbill says: Aug 17, 2011 2:07 PM

    paulharghis says: Aug 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    themanchine says:
    Aug 16, 2011 9:24 PM
    hawkjuice says:
    Aug 16, 2011 8:39 PM

    Greatest name in NFL history.

    Dick Butkus would like a word with you….

    So would Happy Feller from the 70′s Saints.

    Also Fair Hooker from the Browns- that gets my vote for best name.

    ___________________________________

    I know it’s XFL, not NFL, but still,

    HeHateMe

    just HAS to be on the list somewhere!

  33. axespray says: Aug 17, 2011 3:53 PM

    brewdogg says:Aug 16, 2011 10:58 PM
    “2) If I’m not mistaken, it was a broadcaster, a certain ex-Bear, who made that remark, not a Viking. Not that I’m surprised by selective memory or revisionist history….”

    then you must’ve missed out on the Viking/Saint fan war here….

  34. vikescry1 says: Aug 17, 2011 7:47 PM

    good luck atari.

  35. brewdogg says: Aug 17, 2011 10:23 PM

    axespray says:
    Aug 17, 2011 3:53 PM
    brewdogg says:Aug 16, 2011 10:58 PM
    “2) If I’m not mistaken, it was a broadcaster, a certain ex-Bear, who made that remark, not a Viking. Not that I’m surprised by selective memory or revisionist history….”

    then you must’ve missed out on the Viking/Saint fan war here….
    —————————————

    I was here. Only up until the game was played, and after that I left the Saints threads alone. Maybe I’m being selective with my own memory, but I really don’t recall anyone (that I didn’t already abhor) really relishing in that one. There was some heated discussion over what his punishment should be for saying that, but other than that…. Did I miss something midseason?

  36. cleonslamminsalmon says: Aug 18, 2011 1:46 AM

    Seahawks-We want the ball and we’re gonna score.

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