Seahawks Fandamonium: The Hat Trick-Lynch, Forsett and Washington

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First there were the three musketeers. Then the three stooges and little pigs. Then there was the power trio Cream, followed by Canada’s own Rush. As if “White Room” and “Working Man” weren’t reason enough to love a legendary threesome, how about the BLT, American Flag, or that three headed dog from Harry Potter.

The Seahawks have spent much draft capital and money to re-vamp and re-commit to the running game. Thankfully, instead of Julius Jones and TJ Duckett, we now get to watch Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, and Leon Washington: the new hat trick of the Seahawks rushing attack. Our jab, hook, and uppercut.

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Tags: Justin Forsett Leon Washington Marshawn Lynch Offensive Line Pete Carroll Seahawks Tom Cable

  • steve in oakland

    Both Lynch and Forsett were very effective recievers at Cal, and are better runners than their stats indicate. Lynch played behind a lousy O-line in Buffalo and the Hawks line might even had been worse last year. Give Cable some talent to work with and whomever is carrying the ball will finally get the chance to show off his talent.

    • Nate Low

      I hope you’re right Steve, I’d love to see the Hawks-Cal duo thrive for the next few years!

  • ThePickleMan

    I have not been this confident about the Seahawks running backs since Curt Warner was in the backfield. Forsett, Lynch, and Washington are all in their prime and complement each other perfectly. Each is capable of making big plays, and if the line is as improved as it looks to be we should be in for some excitement from the ground game. I look forward to seeing more of Washington in the backfield this coming season.

    One issue they do have is that Michael Robinson is still the only fullback on the roster. When he was in last year, the running game was respectable, but they can not rely on just one fullback again if they want to do some power running. The fullback position is like the bass guitar in a metal band–people rarely realize what they bring to the table until they are gone. It is times like this when I miss Leonard Weaver.

    • Nate Low

      Great analogy, and I liked Weaver as well. I was also a huge fan of Owen Schmitt, admittedly because of his bloody pre-game show and college reputation (runaway beer truck), but I thought he showed promise to be a true hard-nosed blocker. You’re also right- the way these three RBs compliment each other gives a promise to the running game that I haven’t come close to anticipating in recent years. Go Hawks.