Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he is confident in the group of running backs he'll have available for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. But what Carroll wasn't saying on Friday was what the running back rotation might look with both Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls sidelined by injuries.
While Carroll has said he wants to keep veteran back Fred Jackson in his usual role as the third-down back, how the rest of the workload is split between Derrick Coleman, Christine Michael and Bryce Brown, remains to be seen.
"Running back situation, you'll find out at game time how we're going to do it," Carroll said. "Guys really, really practiced hard this week and they know that they're competing for their playing time. It's going to be fun to see how they do.
"They had really good weeks, they busted their tails. Played fast, practiced fast and we'll show you what happens at game time."
Carroll said Brown and Michael, both of whom were signed this week, and Coleman, who has been fullback for most of his NFL career, could all see playing time and carries, but beyond that, he wasn't giving any information away.
"I'm just trying to wait until game time so we can wait and see," he said. "All of those thoughts that you guys have are true. Everything you can possibly think of is right."
However much Coleman gets to play running back, it will be a fun experience for the former UCLA running back who switched to fullback to improve his chances of landing a job in the NFL, a move that worked out well for him so far.
"This chance right now is something he's really pumped about," Carroll said. "We'll see how much he gets."
Coleman says the switch from fullback to running back isn't a difficult one for him, noting, "The fullback is just a runner without the ball, that's the way we like to coach it. I'm just excited to get the opportunity to play."