Scout Radio: Marquis Weeks

Seattle running back Marquis Weeks opened the preseason strong, leading the Seahawks in rushing and scoring their final touchdown of the night against the Chargers last week. He talked to's Ed Thompson about his performance, some of his teammates, and one of Mike Holmgren's main points in training camp this year.

While the Seahawks prepared for their second preseason game this week, versatile running back Marquis Weeks shared what he saw from his perspective while scoring the final touchdown of the night against the San Diego Chargers in Seattle's preseason opener.

"It was a blast play, and all night -- if you keep hitting the hole a certain way -- you can kind of set the linebackers off and get them moving that way," he explained during a Scout Radio interview this week. "So I hit the hole towards the play-side gap and when I saw that the linebacker reacted by moving that way just a little bit, I cut it back and my fullback did a great job of opening the hole for me. And there it was."

Weeks finished the night as the team leader in rushing with five runs for 37 yards, including a 21-yard effort.

"That run was on a play that we usually use for play-action, and this time we ran the ball," he said.  "I hit the hole, ran into a couple of people and just kept my feet moving. I ended up spinning out and picked up some more yardage."

While the third-year player continues to show what he can do as a running back, he's also competing with a talented group of players for a spot as a kickoff returns specialist.

"Coach DeHaven has a good rotation going on, he's got a lot of guys to see who's going to fill the role," Weeks said. "But there's going to be two of us back there, so that makes things a little more interesting. I think he'll give us all a fair shot, and then he'll decide who he wants back there." subscribers can listen in to the rest of the interview where Marquis talks about backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, one of head coach Mike Holmgren's main points to the team coming into training camp this year, the rookies that are making an impression on him so far and more: 

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Ed Thompson's NFL and college football player interviews and features have been published across the network and syndicated through's NFL team pages.


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