RB Thomas Rawls "was like a train wreck" after his first game in two months, but coach Pete Carroll said Rawls would be ready Sunday. The Eagles' rookie completed 67 percent of his passes at 7.4 yards per attempt for a 103.5 QB rating in his first four games. After being released and claimed off waivers by the New York Jets, Pope played in just one game and had one carry for one yard.
The Seahawks cut their leading rusher earlier this week, Christine Michael (469 yards), as Thomas Rawls (852 yards, 5.2 YPC last year) appears poised to return from his fibula injury.
Even though Rawls was excellent during Lynch's absence last season and proved himself capable of carrying the bulk of the workload, he succumbed to an injury and has yet to show that he can get the job done over a full 16-game slate.
"You just kind of walk on that turf and you go man, one day it would not only be great to play in this game, and who knew back then that you'd be a head coach in the league", Pederson said.
"He'll have a chance to make it back (this season), but he'll be out a while". He travels to Kansas City and the matchup does not look good for the Tampa Bay passer.
"Honestly, it really is", Carroll said.
Without Prosise and Pope, the Seahawks used backup quarterback Trevone Boykin for two plays at tailback in the fourth quarter. "All I know is go". "That's something I've been working on my game to get better at". And you guessed it, Prosise was in the back of that committee. Unfortunately, after a few disappointing games in a row, the Seahawks gave C.J. Prosise an opportunity, and he broke out with 153 total yards against the Buffalo Bills. That's something that we really like, something that we're hoping we get back to.
"I just told him just bounce back from it and if he needs me I'm going to be here for him the whole way", Rawls said. "I have no problem with that", Carroll said. Before getting hurt in the first half of the Week 2 loss at Los Angeles, Rawls had just 19 carries for 25 yards and no run of longer than eight yards.
The Seahawks' strength all season has been their passing game.