According to Terry Blount of ESPN.com, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the Seahawks will spread the carries around more this fall.
“We are going to be running back by committee,” Bevell said at a Town Hall event for season ticket holders. “
One of the reasons Seattle would be more open to a committee at running back is due to second-year back Christine Michael.
Michael essentially redshirted for the Seahawks last season. He was Seattle’s first draft selection last year, being selected with the 62nd overall pick of the 2013 draft. However, he was active for just four games as the Seahawks preferred the stability of Lynch and backup Robert Turbin.
But Michael’s combination of speed and power still has the Seahawks intrigued and he is expected to have a bigger role this season.
“We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now,” Bevell said.
Seahawks RB coach Sherman Smith said earlier in the offseason that there was a "drop off" and that Lynch would continue to be the bell cow, but it appears that Michael has changed his offensive coordinator's mind with good play in practice.