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Morning links: RB Washington looking to contribute

Post by Eric Williams on June 27, 2010 at 8:21 am with 12 Comments »
June 27, 2010 8:22 am
Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Dennis Dillon of the Sporting News profiles Seattle Seahawks running back Leon Washington.

As we have reported earlier, Washington’s leg is fully healed and he should be ready to practice during team drills once training camp begins at the end of July.

Washington says that he doesn’t necessarily need to be used as a feature back, just as long as he gets his touches.

The Seahawks likely will use Washington as a third-down back early this season, then gradually integrate him into the running game with Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and Quinton Ganther. Washington believes he can be a big contributor if he’s utilized right.

“I don’t see myself carrying the ball 30 times a game,” Washington told Dillon. “but give me 12 to 15 carries and eight or nine catches, and I can have the same production as a lead back.”

Our Own Dave Boling provides an overview of the Seahawks’ busy offseason.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press does the same thing here.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.

Defensive tackle Colin Cole talks with ESPN’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk, telling them he could do a radio show from is cell phone in this audio link.

Top Pot Doughnuts takes advantage of the Golden Tate break-in as a marketing opportunity.

Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated offers his take on NFL coaches working to much, and what to do about it.

At least they are not last in the league. Fox Sports ranks Seattle’s quarterback unit 18th overall in the league. Of course, they still have Mike Reilly on the team.

Seneca Wallace has struggled adapting to Cleveland’s offense so far, which is more like New England’s offense than what Mike Holmgren ran in Seattle.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Washington most likely will not get the ball 20-24 times a game. He’s never averaged more than 9 carries per and 3 receptions per game, for a season. And considering his role in the return game (I presume he’ll still be in the mix there) it makes it even more unlikely his career numbers will double. What the actual number of touches will be is impossible to project, until his health and the other backs roles are defined. But he’s a versatile and dynamic player that makes defenses respect the edge and his ability to move the chains.

  2. Pete Prisco (CBS Sportsline) listed the 50 best (in his opinion) players in the NFL and the next 25 who just missed. Not one Seahawk.

    Tim Ruskells first round picks can partly explain the lack of Seahawks on that list but I think it is mostly Prisco continuing to be a Hawk hater.

    Duke, with returns, carries and receptions I think a healthy Washington gets between 10-15 touches a game.

  3. With Walt gone and the key injuries we’ve incurred, plus the win loss records for the last couple of years, gotta say I wouldn’t be looking at Seattle as providing too many NFL superstars either… Perhaps I’m getting too optomistic, but I really believe that will change after this first year under PC…

  4. We are who we thought we were?

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, 10-15 would be consistent with his career average.

    Side note; I knew Forsett was just behind Jones in rushing yards, of course. And his 969 yards from scrimmage led the team. But I didn’t realize that if you include his return numbers, he also led the team in all purpose yards with 1493. 422 yards ahead of Burleson, who was second. Impressive on an otherwise very unimpressive offense.

    Speaking of kick returns; can we please get Wilson back there again. WIlson and Washington returning kicks, that is a damn good combo.

  6. variable575 says:

    Looks like Lofa gets the last laugh. Hopefully during a game while on field pointing to Deuce sitting on the bench–eating a cheeseburger!

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I don’t get it. What am I missing?

  8. variable575 says:

    Both those guys had chips on their shoulder concerning each other(more than what is typical). It was pretty evident and quite entertaining at times. Lutui is pretty vocal towards Lofa during the game and likes to use Lofa’s head as a prop in order to stand after a pile up. Usually resulting in Lofa springing up and shoving back at him. All in good fun.

    Last year I was hoping we’d be able to land Lutui in the off-season, glad that didn’t happen.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Hmm, well I’m not sure that qualifies as the last laugh considering who has owned the division recently (and how innocent all of that is).

    Maybe he can sent a sack of Dick’s cheeseburgers to his hotel room the night before they play week 7 in Seattle though. (Or to me, ’cause I get pretty hungry the night before games.)

  10. BenderHawkFan says:


    Oh…huh? Football?

  11. (Potatoe) Chips on their shoulders. Cheeseburgers. BenderHawkFan, I agree… mmm…

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