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Seahawks backfield is tiny

Posted on: September 7, 2010 8:17 am
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Posted by Andy Benoit

Have we ever seen a backfield feature a trio of undersized scatbacks? The Seattle Seahawks’ running game in 2010 will be headlined by Justin Forsett, Leon Washington and Julius Jones. Forsett is 5’8”, 198 (and those are generous measurements). Washington is 5’8”, 203. Jones is 5’10”, 208 (but runs with the power and toughness of someone closer to 5’7”, 175).

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times recently reported that Forsett will get the start against the 49ers in Week 1. That makes sense. Washington is coming off a horrendous leg fracture as a Jet last season and has always been a return specialist and third down back anyway.

That makes the competition between Jones and Forsett, which is hardly a competition at all. Jones is one of the better draw play runners in the game, but he lacks the vision and agility to consistently create his own space in natural running situations. Forsett, on the other hand, is shifty and laterally explosive. Given the mediocrity of the Seahawks’ offensive line, it’s vital that the ballcarrier be able to conjure up daylight. Forsett can do that.

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Since: Oct 3, 2010
Posted on: October 3, 2010 4:29 pm
 

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