Our own Dave Boling of The News Tribune talks with new Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin, who teammates are calling the “Turbinator” because of his muscle-bound, cartoonish physique.
Turbin was brought in to spell Marshawn Lynch, offering a similar physical running style.
But Boling also details the hardships Turbin has had to overcome in his life, including the death of his older sister Trina afflicted with multiple sclerosis, and last February the murder of his older brother Lonnie in Oakland, who was battling drug addition.
“I think everybody is going to have things they have to go through in life,” Turbin said. “I think that people who have the hardest time are those who don’t have a goal, who don’t know what they want to do or what they want to be.
“For me, regardless what might be going on in my life, I always knew exactly what I wanted to do and what I wanted to be: a great football player.”
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle believes Clemons is making the wrong move by choosing not to report to minicamp.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers this practice report from Tuesday’s minicamp.
More Farnsworth: The Seahawks are limiting Kellen Winslow’s practice reps to keep the pounding down on his bulky right knee.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times notes that Pete Carroll had high praise for rookie safety Winston Guy.
ESPN 710 Seattle’s Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby interview receiver Sidney Rice in this audio link. The interview begins about 22 minutes in.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland takes a look at the top quarterback battles this offseason. Seattle’s three-way battle comes in at No. 4.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports writes that left tackle is gradually becoming a less valued position. I’m not so sure I agree with him, but it’s an interesting read.
Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post writes that offensive line is the most difficult position to scout because of all of the different things that are needed to make a good offensive line. Gabriel details what to look for in offensive tackles, guards and centers.