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Running back rotation in Seattle
Posted Jun. 27 at 02:42 AM
It's one thing to expect something, and it's another when the offensive coordinator comes out and promises it. The Seattle Seahawks will use a committee at running back this season, likely preventing any of the team's runners from putting up big numbers.
“I definitely prefer that,” says new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp of a committee. “I think it’s important, because the game has gotten so physical. The defense has gotten so strong and so fast, it’s hard for one back to carry the load.
“So I’m a big believer in having two, if not three, backs involved as the season goes on.”
Those backs will be Julius Jones, T.J. Duckett, and Justin Forsett, the latter of whom impressed at minicamps. Jones is the starter; Duckett will play in short yardage and goal-line situations; and Forsett (who contributed only as a returner as a rookie last season) could play on passing downs and in a change-of-pace role; he's the fastest and probably the best receiver of the three.
Knapp and Jim Mora's thoughts on the team's running backs can be seen at seahawks.com.
Posted by Christopher Benner | Jun. 27 at 01:51 PM
Could Forsett be a Seattle version of Dunn? He looked good in the preseason last year.
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