On the Seahawks’ first drive Thursday during their preseason game against the Vikings, Michael took a hand-off out of the shotgun formation. As he neared the line, he had a few choices: He could either bounce the run outside or over the right guard, or he could cut up the middle.
Michael chose inside, squirmed through traffic and gained 10 yards.
So why is that run important? Because of what it represented. Michael, in his fourth season, always had ability but struggled with reliability. The Seahawks couldn’t trust him from play to play.
Michael continues to get positive press and really seems like he's made a turn in his career. It's potentially bad news for Thomas Rawls owners. Doubters say Michael has looked good when it doesn't count before, so it remains to be seen if this will be a one-two punch with Michael and Rawls.