Everyone thinks the Seahawks have found a new lead running back in Justin Forsett.
Everyone except Jim Mora.
"No, Julius is our starter. He's our starting running back," Seattle's coach said Monday, adding that he hasn't even thought about demoting Julius Jones while he remains pained by a bruised lung.
Forsett has emerged as a diminutive dynamo while Jones, signed to replace Shaun Alexander as Seattle's No. 1 rusher before last season, has been out.
The 5-foot-8 Forsett, drafted in the seventh round out of California in 2008, ran for 123 yards three weeks ago at Arizona. Sunday at St. Louis, the 24-year-old filled in again for Jones and romped for 130 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns — all career highs — as the Seahawks won their first road game in seven tries.
Forsett had 123 yards total through seven games before Jones got hurt and was coughing up blood Nov. 15 at Arizona.
Yet Mora said Jones will not lose his job because of injury.