Even with Marshawn Lynch getting the starting nod, the backup running back saw plenty work with the first-team offense on the opening drive and scored on a 1-yard run. Thanks to a massive stiffarm, Turbin ripped a 47-yard run on the second series on offense. He took 12 handoffs for 81 yards and a touchdown, averaging 6.8 yards per attempt. He also caught one pass for a gain of 5 yards.
With Marshawn Lynch sidelined,
Turbin got the start but didn't make much of an impact. He played two series with the first-team offense and finished with four carries for 5 yards. He also caught one pass for a gain of 3 yards.
Michael didn't get his first touch with the first-team offense until the start of the second quarter and scored on a 1-yard run on that same drive. He played into the first series of the third quarter and finished with seven carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 12 yards.
"I think our plan has been pretty successful," Bevell told the Seattle Times. "We play great defense, we take great care of the football and we run the football, and that keeps us in games and allows us to exert our will on the opponent, that physical toughness that we like to do ... That’s our style and our philosophy and we are going to continue to do that."
Lynch's contract holdout isn't expected to last too long. In the meantime,
And that's Lynch, reports the Seattle Times.
The report says there may be a committee this season, but "expect Lynch to be the Chairman of the Board." Michael will likely be second, and Turbin will be third and play on passing downs.
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