Breaking down new-look Seahawks offense: Eddie Lacy has heavy help
Rawls flashed as a rookie before an ankle injury, which also hampered his ability to hold up as a feature back replacing Lynch last season. Rawls looked fast again and has been running determined this offseason. He is headed toward carving out a busy, early-down spell role to make sure both he and Lacy stay healthy and fresh to reel off chunk runs.
Neither Lacy nor Rawls is a great receiver, which Prosise, the converted wideout, certainly is. Prosise has his own durability issues after wrist and shoulder injuries limited him to six games as a rookie. He will be on the field often beyond third downs, as he can create mismatches as a runner and keep up the fast pace of the Seahawks’ offense. His dazzling work against New Orleans and New England in the passing game last season proved he has a high ceiling in that “Sproles role.”
The good news: Michael Thomas’ outstanding rookie season made Cooks expendable (for lack of a better term). Willie Snead is a lock to get a lot of the looks that used to go to Cooks. One of the smarter free-agent signings was ex-Panther Ted Ginn, who seems perfect for this offense and this receiver unit, and with the talent on hand, he’s going to get open a lot.
The not-so-good news: Tight end Coby Fleener made nearly every biggest-free-agent-bust list after last season. There didn’t seem to be a reason he was so underwhelming, and no real reason he can’t return to form this season. The Saints get a pair of injured tight ends back this Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys season, Michael Hoomanawanui and Josh Hill. Neither are the pass-catching threats Got Cheap Jerseys Fleener can, and should, be.