Seahawks know they will get Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny back in 2019. But who else will fill the position?
Seahawks started in 2018 with six running lanes on their active roster, including Fullback Tre Madden. Seattle likes to use a fullback in Brian Schottenheim's scheme, but Seattle currently has only one fullback on the roster. Besides Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny at tailback, who else can Seattle adhere to ongoing group in 2019?
A player we know will not be involved in Seattle's rushing game is Mike Davis. Davis was a trusted second behind Carson in 201
Who will replace Davis in Seattle and who will back up Carson and Penny? Here are my best guesses about which ongoing backs are on the active roster for Seattle this week in the coming year.
I mean, it's a little silly, right? Carson not only makes the team, but he wants to be the starter. Carson gets yards when there are no yards to have. He runs fast and fast and simply doesn't like being tackled. In other words, Carson is the epitome of what Pete Carroll wants in a return.
Well, Mr Penny, you have to be much better in 2019 than you were in 2018. You have to learn to play with pain. Penny didn't seem to be able to overcome injuries and missed games last year, as he had never done anything to be hurt before. Being an NFL player means learning to be good while being nicked up. Hopefully Penny is better this year.
J. D. McKissic
McKissic was beaten a lot in 2018, after showing in 2017 that he can be a versatile back. He is too valuable for Seattle to give up, simply because he can play out of the backfield while becoming wide as a recipient.
Seattle took Homer in the sixth round of this year's draft and he can help the team in a few different ways. Like McKissic, he can catch the ball well. Homer can also help on special teams in the cover and he can run the ball a little. At the college he was on average 6 yards-a-carry. Homer could have been a steal as late as he was picked.
C. J. Process
See, I'm not happy to predict that Prosise will make Seahawks roster. The guy can't play evil, or won't play, and hasn't been productive for a long time. But Seattle has not tried to make a whole lot with the current space this offseason, and John Schneider and Pete Carroll still like what Prosise is capable of if he is ever going to play healthy for a long stretch.
Seattle will still have a fullback, and Bellore is the only one on the roster at the moment. Bellore will not add anything to the ongoing game as far as he gets busy yards. But he can block and help on special teams. Bellore used to be a linebacker in the NFL, so he loves to hit people. In other words, he is a perfect fullback.