In my story today, one of the main storylines of Seattle Seahawks training camp has been the play of rookie running back Robert Turbin because of the uncertainty of Marshawn Lynch’s status to begin the season.
Lynch faces DUI charges in his hometown in Oakland, and could possibly face a suspension at the beginning of the season. However, the Seahawks have not made a move at running back for a couple reasons – they’re confident that Lynch will not be out long, if at all, and Turbin has looked good running the ball so far in camp.
Turbin says he does not feel any pressure if Lynch can’t go to begin the season.
“Nope,” Turbin said. “There’s no pressure. This is what I do. I’m a rookie, but I’m a professional football player right now, you know what I mean? So I’ve got to do my job. And my job is to right now back up Marshawn Lynch, or back up Leon (Washington). And so when my opportunity comes to get on the field, I have to just do my job and take advantage of the opportunity.”
Brian McIntyre of NFL.com notes that former Seahawks quarterback tells Eric Davis of the NFL Network that Matt Flynn will likely be the starter in Seattle. Moon: “All these guys have the ability to play, but I think they brought in Matt Flynn to be their quarterback. I think before it’s all said and done, he’s gonna be the guy that starts day one, but (head coach) Pete Carroll created this competition, and they’re going for it in training camp right now.”
Tony Drovetto of Seahawks.com writes that second-year cornerback Byron Maxwell has looked strong in his first few days of training camp.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Pete Carroll is pleased so far with the progress of receiver Ricardo Lockette.
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says that the Seahawks receivers need to step their game up in this video link.
Brady Henderson of ESPN 710 Seattle writes that K.J. Wright is ready for a breakout season in his second season.
Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle talk to Golden Tate about his improvement in his third season in this audio link.
KJR’s Dave Mahler talks with safety Kam Chancellor about Seattle’s physical defense in this audio link.
Sean Peick of the New England Sports Network says Seattle’s three-way quarterback competition is the best position battle in the league.
Carroll tweeted a link to this video of Marshawn Lynch running in high school, and saying afterwards that he’s taking his offensive linemen to Sizzler. Check out the video below.