Great guy but a less than average runningback

Yep. It's Rebuilding Time.

It is officially time to panic regarding certain aspects of the Seahawks.

Although the run game looked moderately improved, it had little impact as the Hawks only managed to score 3 points. I am sorry to have to say this, but Justin Forsett is not the guy. I love his heart, and he seems like a nice enough guy, but he lacks the explosion and elusiveness needed to be an every down back in the NFL. Although Forsett had a few good runs yesterday, he never really looked like he could make a guy miss at will. He seems to spend too much time on a juke move that never fools the defender.

For a guy of Forsett’s size, your moves are everything. It’s been no secret that Forsett lacked speed and power, however, many thought his elusiveness could compensate. Well, it can’t. During Sunday’s game against the Rams, Forsett could never seem to break out. He had some nice runs for decent yardage, but could never make the last guy miss and really get up the field. Superstar running backs like Ricky Watters and Curt Warner gave linebackers nightmares. They could score from anywhere on the field. Forsett is just not that guy. He’s an average back on a less than average offense during a rebuilding year.

OK. There, I said it.

After yesterday, it is obviously a “rebuilding” year. I was so enamored with the flash and charm of Pete Carroll along with “no nonsense” attitude of new GM John Schneider that I thought maybe we could just replace the rebuilding with a transition and find some success in what looks to be one of the worst divisions in the history of the NFL. Optimism is a natural reaction for fans of this team. It’s been the only thing in the fridge on a consistent basis since 1976. The bad thing about optimism is that it quickly turns to disappointment, and the longer you wait for it to turn, the worse it is.

Clean out the fridge now and save yourself the trouble this year.

There are still a few interesting things left to watch this season: Enjoy watching Earl Thomas blossom into what may become one of the elite safeties in the league. Enjoy watching Leon Washington and Golden Tate return kicks and punts. Enjoy watching a formidable run defense that has yet to give up a 100 rushing game (Passing…? That’s another story). Enjoy going to one of the most beautiful stadiums in the NFL and yelling your eyeballs out.

But do not think you’re going to enjoy anything about the post season besides the draft pick we’ll get for not being there.

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  • brett

    i like this post. for a while i was thinking we can make a splash this year and surprise some teams, but this is a total rebuild and even if we are lucky enough to win this crappy division so won’t have a change in the playoffs. we need to we whitehurst in there and see what he can do. look forward to drafting a rb in the draft next year, maybe 2 :) i like justin, but i agree in he’s not going to be a starter in this league. we need to find that guy next year rb is such a important position and the hawks have been ignoring it in the draft for years now.

  • Hanley

    Everyone keeps talking about Green Bay trading for Lynch or Williams. If Seattle could somehow figure out a trade for Williams (maybe giving up Forsett and a 4th or 5th rounder) that would turn the season around in a second. I don’t mention Lynch because I don’t think his character would mesh in Seattle.

  • Lions Fan

    Welcome to “rebuilding time”.

  • Hanley

    I don’t normally brag, but I have to say that my post from Monday was pretty omnicient and I am unfortunately not a Seahawks organization insider.

    That being said, I’m happy to have Lynch on board.

    • Shaun Dolence

      You were definitely on the right track.

      That being said, I’m glad we gave up a fourth rounder and another conditional pick as opposed to a fourth or fifth plus Forsett.

      I really like the deal; let’s hope the offensive line can create some holes for these guys.

      • Hanley

        Yes. I definitely like that we got to keep Forsett and cut Jones instead. I am actually surprised the Bills gave up Lynch for so little. And now if we can get a 3rd round pick for Branch, I think we should settle on a roster for the season. I very much like what Pete Carroll is doing though and think Seattle sports talk radio needs to start cutting him a break.