The other day I took a look at the Seattle Seahawks quarterback position for who makes the final 53-man roster, now it’s time to talk about running backs and fullbacks.
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Let’s not waste any time, I think just like last season the Hawks keep five running backs, but the dynamic might actually be significantly different than last season.
Starters: Marshawn Lynch, Derrick Coleman
Yes, Beast Mode will be on the field to begin to football season so let’s just let this work itself out. Meanwhile, Coleman doesn’t bring the best option, but he brings the most experience in a big atmosphere, which is exactly what the Hawks will face in the first three weeks of the season.
Backups: Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Kiero Small
Michael is expected to more or less “split reps” and become Beast Mode 2.0, which is bad news for opposing defenses. Turbin is a physical downhill runner that will get the occasional rep throughout a football game and he won’t spare any bodies while taking them. As for rookie Kiero Small, I believe he’ll take the starting role sometime before mid-season, but for now he needs to get acclimated to blocking schemes.
Practice Squad: Spencer Ware
Ware struggled with injury all last season and still has promise as a dual-threat blocker/runner. If Kiero Small is ready to go by cut time, it’s possible Ware gets cut outright to make room for one of the fierce defensive battles that are raging on.
Cut: Demitrius Bronson
Bronson never really had a chance, even if Lynch never did return, Bronson just doesn’t have the skill to be more than a warm body in camp.