Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell once again complimented the play of RB Christine Michael: “We really like what we’re seeing. The guys have really been working hard at their positions. They work hard at the details. They’ve come a long way, particularly Christine Michael from last year to this year. (Robert Turbin is) working extremely hard out here as well. Finishing his runs. You see him running all the way to the end zone. So those guys are just doing a really nice job working.”
Bevell was asked what Michael had to work on: “I think attention to detail and becoming a professional football player and taking it like it’s his job. I think there were some distractions going on for him a little bit and he just really needed to focus in on the details of things – footwork, reads, assignments and all those kind of things that he’s really doing right now. He’s really turned the page on last year and we like what we’re seeing right now.”
It appears that Michael has passed Turbin on the depth chart and is now the RB2 in Seattle. He will hold considerable upside as the handcuff to Marshawn Lynch. Lynch is still a solid RB1 even if Michael eats into his workload a bit. He should continue to be the team's bell cow while Michael gets his feet wet.