Jan 28, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers (1) hands off to NFC running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks (24) during the NFC practice on Ohana Day at the 2012 Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Should Seattle Seahawks Consider A Running Back By Committee?

Recently, I’ve been answering the same question a lot: “Will rookie Robert Turbin cut into Marshawn Lynch’s number of carries?” My answer is always what I believe the team WILL do, and thus the answer is no. Lynch is a unique player, and the offense is built around him.

But that isn’t necessarily what I think the Seahawks SHOULD do. Turbin has his own strengths (and not just his massive biceps). He’s got good speed, power, etc. So While Lynch is the better player, the Seahawks aren’t forced to rely only on him carry the load.

There’s also a reason why so many teams have a running back by committee approach. It keeps their best players healthy longer, and stops them from wearing down at the end of the season. It also limits the damage to game plan if one of the back should get hurt.

And that leads me to this poll. What do you think the Seahawks should do with Lynch and Turbin, split the caries, or give the ball to the better player?

Tell me what you think?

If Lynch is healthy, how many touches should the other backs get?

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