Seattle Seahawks Will Lead NFL in Rushing in 2013

By Ryan Heckman
Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports


What do you get when you take a bruising, speedy running back and an agile, mobile quarterback and add in a versatile, lightning fast wide receiver? You get the number one rushing attack in the NFL. That is exactly what the Seattle Seahawks are on pace to achieve in 2013. Quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch and new wide receiver Percy Harvin are three of the most exciting players in the NFL that have all found themselves a part of the same offense heading into next year.

Last season, when critics said that Wilson was too short to play the quarterback position, all he did was step onto the big stage and prove doubters wrong both through the air and with his legs. At barely 5’10, Wilson came into the NFL with all odds against him. He came from a college system that was all about scouting for a gigantic offensive line to create holes for one of the nation’s leading rushing attacks. He fit in well at Wisconsin because of his mobility, enabling him to extend plays and worry defenses to no end.

Lynch took a little while to establish himself as an elite running back after falling out with the Buffalo Bills and making his way to the Seahawks. The day everybody knew he was for real was his famous burst against the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs two years ago. Lynch helped that Seattle team – who came into the playoffs without a winning record – knocked off the Saints in shocking fashion. All he’s done since is break more tackles and score more touchdowns – it’s a pretty simple formula Lynch has going for himself.

After somewhat of an inconsistent start to his young career with the Minnesota Vikings, Harvin was able to get past his migraines and stay on the field most of the time with the exception of last year only playing about half the season. Harvin is one of the faster players in all of football who possesses the ability to not only to be a great receiver but make plays out of the backfield with consistency. To top it off, he can give you an elite return man if need be.

The thought of these three guys on the same team is downright frightening. There is so much speed, quickness and agility on the field now for the Seahawks. Head coach Pete Carroll has to be salivating at the thought of what next season could look like, offensively. If he and his coaching staff can utilize their weapons correctly, there won’t be a better rushing team in the entire league than these Seahawks.

Ryan Heckman is a writer for covering the NBA and NFL. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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