When he was brought in by Tim Ruskell, the implication was Seattle wanted to get better in short-yardage situations and last season, that's exactly what RB T.J. Duckett did for their offense. The tough, hard-charging back converted 26 of his 62 carries into first downs and scored eight touchdowns, but he said recently he doesn't want to just be considered a 'big back'...
July 14, 2009
Replacing a legend is never easy, and for new Seahawks offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, the specter of Mike Holmgren's success with different schemes and personnel is always there. Still, the former offensive coordinator for the 49ers, Falcons and Raiders has his own thoughts about the way an offense should be run, and an estimable record of success to back it up.
May 7, 2009
"Even in the preseason, beating the Raiders feels good. Now that the preseason games are in the books, it's time for the front office and coaching staff to get to work and settle on a 53-man roster. They have until 6pm ET on Saturday to get their cuts in, so it'll be a sleepless night for them. And even more so for the 22 players whose football careers hang in the balance."
August 30, 2008
"The Seahawks still appear unable to generate a consistent pass rush on the road. Seattle had their full complement of pass rushers, including All-Pro defensive end Patrick Kerney, and they barely got near a gimpy Philip Rivers despite the Chargers playing without Pro Bowl offensive linemen Nick Hardwick and Marcus McNeill."
August 26, 2008
Though Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren has said all along that he plans on using a two-back tandem to run the ball this season, very few believed him because Maurice Morris has proven throughout his seven-year career to be a very effective backup but only a marginal starter.
August 11, 2008
Seattle's first minicamps of 2008 begins on Friday with two primary questions in mind: How will the Seahawks' revamped running game and special teams perform on the field? Competition will be tough, and the answers to those questions will slowly be revealed … starting now.
May 2, 2008