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Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:55pm
Rookie Christine Michael showed some giddy-up on that 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but that was only his second-most impressive play in Green Bay. He single-handedly caught a pass out of the backfield and turned it into a 25-yard gain.
Not only did Robert Turbin look a little less explosive when he got the ball, but he failed on a blitz pickup of Clay Matthews, resulting in one of the Packers' three sacks of Wilson. The fact that a running back – alone – was assigned to block one of the league's top pass rushers is evidence that the scheme was as much to blame as execution on that sack, but there's going to be a pretty fierce competition to see who gets more carries this season: Turbin or Michael.
Michael has the momentum and has big-play ability, so if Marshawn Lynch were to go down, we'd probably see both Michael and Turbin involved in the running game.
Christine Michael impressive in debut
Friday, August 9, 2013, 11:24am
Starting running back Marshawn Lynch played just two plays in Seattle’s exhibition opener before giving way to Michael, the team’s second-round selection out of Texas A&M.
Michael got his share of opportunities in Seattle’s 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers. He ran six times for 21 yards in the first half. In the second half, he turned it up a notch, carrying 10 times for 66 yards — including a 24-yard run — for a total of 89 yards on 16 carries.
“We weren’t going to get frustrated with what happened early, and just (kept) sticking to it,” Carroll said. “He bounced the ball well outside on his long run – had a couple of nice runs. He’s got a long way to go, but he ran hard, looked quick and made some guys miss. So I think it’s a very good first game for him.”
Michael may have moved ahead of Robert Turbin in the battle to be the primary backup to Lynch.
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9:41pm
“He’s done nothing but good stuff. He’s very quick, lightning quick, a really good worker, he finishes, he makes an impression to you all the time about how he’s willing to bust his tail to get down the field and finish runs, finish blocks and all that stuff. He’s fast, and he’s picking things up so he’s doing good.”
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:49pm
“He feels fine, doesn’t feel it at all,” Carroll said about Turbin. “But again we’re just taking every precaution at this early time.”
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ACTIVE
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:11pm
Marshawn Lynch expected to play
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 10:04am
The Seahawks expect running back Marshawn Lynch to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, though Seattle will be mindful of the workload it gives him due to the back spasms that limited him in practice this week.
Rookie RB Robert Turbin would get the start at running back if Lynch can't play and will likely receive some extra work regardless. Lynch is a risky start with the back issue, but the matchup is good.
Source: Marshawn Lynch expected to play
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:16pm
Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Lynch will play despite back spams “unless something crazy happens.”
We still recommend that Lynch owners watch the afternoon inactives and have Robert Turbin at the ready, if possible. Reports like this are encouraging, but hardly infallible.
Marshawn Lynch returns to limited practice
Friday, September 7, 2012, 11:50am
Coach Pete Carroll warned that people shouldn’t be hasty to dismiss a return of RB Marshawn Lynch this week, as his balky back would be evaluated on a daily basis. Thursday, Lynch was eased back into practice in preparation for the season opener Sunday at Arizona.
On Wednesday, Lynch said he was confident he could play at Arizona, although he questioned how much he’d be needed. As well as the Seahawks defense had been playing, he joked, the offense might not have to produce very much.
Marshawn Lynch (back) iffy for Week 1
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 4:58pm
Robert Turbin would likely get the most touches with Lynch sidelined. He will be drafted in most leagues, but if he's available on the waiver wire is worth a pickup in most cases.
Monday, August 13, 2012, 12:53pm
Seattle rookie RB Robert Turbin has gotten more attention as the projected backup.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:34am
When Seattle drafted Utah State product Robert Turbin in the fourth round of this year’s draft, the team did not expect him to start the season opener on Sept. 9 at Arizona.
But with Seattle’s best offensive player, Marshawn Lynch, recently arrested and charged with drunken driving in his hometown of Oakland, Turbin could be pressed into service sooner rather than later.
But unlike last season, when the Seahawks depended on lighter backs such as Justin Forsett and Leon Washington to shoulder the load when Lynch was out – which likely cost them a win at Cleveland – at 5-10 and 222 pounds Turbin can mimic Lynch’s bruising running style.