The forgotten position on the 2017 Seahawks
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By Steve McGrain

Besides quarterback Russell Wilson and the receiving group, the rest of the Seahawks offense was an ever-changing juggling act of who was available.

Furthermore, rookie running back Chris Carson gave 12’s a glimpse of what he can become before his injury, while the rest of the running backs mostly failed to produce a ground game.

Forgotten Position for Seahawks in 2017

Throughout the Seahawks success from 2012-2015, Seattle’s fullback was a stalwart of the offense. Early on, it was Marshawn Lynch and fullback Mike Robinson, then Lynch and fullback Derrick Coleman. Even when Thomas Rawls was a rookie, the team had Coleman and Will Tukuafu.

The stability at the running back position has to be concrete. On the front line, the linemen’s health is a must with minimal shuffling so that continuity has a chance to form in front of Russell Wilson. But where was the guy who blended those two positions together? I cannot fathom Seattle seriously put everything into Tre Madden, for instance.

Seattle’s forgotten position seems to be at fullback. A fullback can create room if there if the blocking breaks down for a running back. Plus, a fullback can pass block. To open the season, undrafted rookie Tre Madden was the starter, but a year prior was a collegiate running...



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