Seahawks vs Raiders: 5 Takeaways from Seattle’s sloppy win
By Keith Myers
2. Collins vs. Pope will be an insanely tough decision
Lets face it, Pope looked really good once again. The kid can play. He’s got a great burst to go with solid vision and balance.
The only problem is that if Pope only makes the team is Alex Collins doesn’t. Collins didn’t have a great preseason, but he made enough plays to make this decision difficult.
It should be noted that the roster decisions aren’t made just based on preseason games. Coaches evaluate these guys every day, both in practice and in meetings. Collins has been above Pope on the depth chart in every game.
Collins also was the third-down back with the starters for the first two weeks of the preseason. He has a more complete game in terms of passing, blocking and receiving.
On the other hand, Pope looks like he might be the second coming of Thomas Rawls. There’s no way you pass on that, do you?
Ultimately it might come down to which player is most likely to clear waivers and hit the practice squad. That’ll make for a tough decision for the Seahawks.
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