Despite winning the Super Bowl last season with a lot of young, talented players on the roster, all of the buzz seems to be surrounding a player that barely played last season, and that’s running back Christine Michael. But as far as the playing time goes, that may change going into this season.
After seeing limited time on the field this year, many want to see the versatile Michael take on a bigger role in the offense, and according to Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times, he’s still on track to see more carries this season and become a much larger contributor to the cause of repeating as Super Bowl champs.
We all know the story with Michael. Limited to just 79 yards on 18 carries, fourth on the team, while working behind Marshawn Lynch and RobertTurbin a year ago, but entering camp with a chance to earn a much larger role this season. His play in the spring did nothing to quell the idea he will get regular carries this season. The only question is how many.
The Seahawks selected Michael with the no. 62 overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and there were people even then that were clamoring to see him get playing time immediately after what he had done at Texas A&M.
But as we’ve found out throughout the past four years, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll always has a plan when it comes to his team, and with them raising the Super Bowl trophy last season, his plans tend to usually work in the end.
Michael was being held back last year for a reason, but it might be time to turn him loose in his second year.