While the Seattle Seahawks trading running back Christine Michaels to Green Bay was a vote of confidence for rookie rushers C.J. Prosise and Troymaine Pope, it was a short lived feel good moment.
Prosise suffered a scapula injury last week and coach Pete Carroll stated the he would ‘miss significant time’ while Pope is shelved with a high ankle sprain, last year’s fantasy star Thomas Rawls is back just in time to take the leading role back.
“I think with a mentality like that and my work ethic, it doesn’t matter. Whatever it takes to help these guys. I also know that a couple guys went down in the backfield and I’ll be praying for those guys. But in the meantime I need to hold down the running back position, no pressure,” Rawls said, via Oregon Live.
“He’s banged up now. He threw his body around, he was like a train wreck,” Carroll said.
“He’ll be taken care of this week. We’ll get him back and (we’re) really excited to see him play for us.”
“He’s a physical ballplayer. He loves that,” cornerback Richard Sherman said.