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?