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Tuesday Round-Up: Where Does The Seahawks Backfield Rank From No. 1 To 32?

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, June 16 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Have NFL's Second-Best Backfield

With all of the turnover at the running back position across the NFL this offseason, Marc Sessler at thought it would be a good time to rank how each team's backfield talent stacks up.

Seattle's position group features starter Marshawn Lynch - who recently signed a two-year extension, backup Robert Turbin - who had offseason hip surgery but is expected to be ready for the regular season, 2013 second-round pick Christine Michael - who's expected to receive the bulk of the team's carries through preseason, as well as rookies Thomas Rawls and Rod Smith.

The Seahawks' backfield comes in at No. 2 on Sessler's ranks, one slot behind the Philadelphia Eagles' stable of DeMarco Murray, Ryan Matthews, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, and Matthew Tucker.

"Seahawks fans will say they belong at the top of this list," Sessler writes. "It's a close call because Marshawn Lynch remains a comprehensive headache for opponents. Stopping Seattle on the ground also means shutting down quarterback Russell Wilson, who finished 16th among all players with 849 yards. June has brought another round of 'Christine Michael Breakout' posts, with coach Pete Carroll saying 'he's got tremendous talent,' while talking about 'high expectations.' We need to see it on the field in 2015."

The Minnesota Vikings (No. 3), New Orleans Saints (No. 4), and Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 5) round out the Top 5 behind the Eagles and Seahawks.

Russell Wilson Leads All-QB Offense ... As A Running Back?

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, a former NFL Scout, has put together an all-quarterback offense, an exercise depicting what a 11-man side would look like with a starting quarterback at each position.

Playing the actual quarterback spot on Brooks' all-quarterback offense is Green Bay Packers signal caller and 2014 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, but Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson is the next name mentioned on Brooks' imaginary squad. Wilson is featured as the team's running back, and Brooks explains why:

Wilson's knack for finding creases as a runner makes him a natural fit at tailback. He is a patient runner adept at splitting creases between the tackles -- and he also displays the speed and burst to turn the corner. His smallish stature would spawn concerns about his durability as a potential workhorse, but it's worth noting the Seahawks' explosive dual-threat quarterback hasn't missed a snap for health reasons in his three pro seasons, despite logging 351 rushing attempts over that span. He also rarely takes big hits when he ventures outside the pocket as a runner.

Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick, and Ryan Tannehill round out the receiving corps, Andrew Luck is listed at tight end, while Cam Newton (left tackle), Philip Rivers (left guard), Peyton Manning (center), Tom Brady (right guard), and Ben Roethlisberger (right tackle) make up the all-quarterback team's offensive line.

Richard Sherman Wins 2015 Good Guy Award

The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) have selected Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as 2015' Good Guy Award Winner. The award is given to a NFL player for "his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs."

"Not only is Richard Sherman one of the top cover guys on defense, he's one of the absolute best for media coverage," said ESPN's John Clayton. "He's smart. Because he studies every aspect of the game, he's perhaps the best resource for knowledge of the current game I've ever run across. He's willing to be outspoken and quotable. And he's always available to the media. He epitomizes the Good Guy Award."

It's the second consecutive year the national award has gone to a Seahawk, with quarterback Russell Wilson taking the honor in 2014.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks owner Paul Allen, who shares a photo of the new 12 Flag pole in place at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle reminds Seattle's on-field work will be limited to one day during this week's mandatory minicamp.

The Seahawks waived/injured defensive end Ryan Robinson yesterday. Robinson ruptured his Achilles tendon during OTAs last week.

In case you missed it, we offer a look back at the top storylines to come from the Seahawks' 10 OTAs.

The Seahawks come in at No. 26 on NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison's historical countdown of the League's top quarterback franchises.

Danny O'Neil at points out three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks concluded the voluntary portion of their offseason program.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times takes a post-OTAs look at how the Seahawks' eight drafted-rookies fared during the team's offseason workouts.

And four Seahawks earn mention on's ranks of the Top 150 fantasy football players for 2015.

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