Seattle Seahawks Position Breakdown: Operating Back
(Present RB&rsquos: Starter- Julius Jones, TJ Duckett, Justin Forsett, Devin Moore)
In the 2007 offseason, the Seahawks fully reshaped their RB scenario. They signed Dallas castoff Julius Jones to a four-12 months/$14 million deal to be the feature back.
They grabbed former Atlanta Falcons RB TJ Duckett with a five-yr/$18 million contract to be the brief yardage specialist. He was let go by the Lions following a largely unproductive season.
They drafted elusive RB Justin Forsett out of Cal in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
Forsett lit it up in the preseason, gaining 248 yards on 46 carries, He shined in the KR position, and gave Seattle supporters a possible glimpse at the following Darren Sproles (San Diego Chargers RB).
Devin Moore is an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming who had a productive school occupation, rushing for 2,963 yards and 15 TD&rsquos.
The Seahawks let longtime RB Maurice Morris walk in cost-free company this offseason. He signed a 3-12 months/$7 million contract with the Detroit Lions.
With Morris gone, Julius Jones will be the attribute back in an offense transitioning to the Zone Blocking Scheme. He is referred to as a 1 reduce type RB, the kind of RB who flourishes in the Zone Scheme the Seahawks are converting to in 2009 http://www.seattleseahawksofficialstore.com/48-Russell-Wilson-Jersey.
Soon after two fumbles in a 34-9 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, Jones was benched in favor of Morris. For the ultimate 6 video games he was in coach Holmgren&rsquos doghouse. He only carried the ball 19 times the rest of the season.
Jones has a whole lot to prove after becoming a mediocre player for the bulk of his career. He has only topped 1000 yards rushing when in his 5 12 months occupation. This is a pivotal season for him and he should be hungry and out to show that he is capable of becoming a real feature back with Morris now gone Steven Hauschka Jersey.
TJ Duckett will be the brief yardage specialist next season, and for many years to come. He thrived in the function in 2008, and was one particular of the handful of bright spots in a dismal season. He punched in 8 TD&rsquos and was an effective 15/18 on short yardage attempts of two yards or significantly less.
He must see an expanded part below Offensive Coordinator Greg Knapp, whom beneath he enjoyed his most accomplishment in Atlanta. In the 3 straight seasons, Atlanta boasted the No. 1 rushing attack, Duckett posted a 4. YPC typical and scored 27 TD&rsquos http://www.seattleseahawksofficialstore.com/38-Max-Unger-Jersey.
Justin Forsett may well see an expanded role in the offense as properly, although it is as well early to tell. He is only a second year player and is really raw, he has lots of talent and upside. He will be a particular teams player who will take care of a great portion of the KR/PR duties.
Devin Moore is a roster hopeful who will compete with Justin Forsett for the third, and probably final RB spot on the roster. Seem for the Seahawks to relegate him to the practice squad rather then outright cutting him if he doesn&rsquot make the active roster.
The Seahawks are equipped with a fresh a new Zone Blocking Scheme, and an Offensive Coordinator who knows how to run the ball (offenses never completed below 10th in rushing).
They are poised for a breakout season working the ball. Success in the ground game will translate to success in their passing game. Passing is one thing they have done well in current many years (except for 2008).
No 1 expects anything from Seattle in 2009, I say, prove them incorrect, let us run the ball down their throats boys.