Travis Homer could have big role for Seahawks despite Marshawn Lynch signing
A lot of attention is rightly focused on Marshawn Lynch playing for the Seattle Seahawks this week, but it may be ignoring who the team’s actual featured back will be.
On Tuesday, addressing the media after the Lynch signing, coach Pete Carroll suggested that Travis Homer, a sixth round rookie, could be in line for a heavy workload in the NFC West decider against San Francisco on Sunday.
Pete Carroll isn't ready to say how much of a workload Marshawn Lynch is ready for given his long layoff. They haven't practiced yet this week. But he said they'll "lean on" Travis Homer, noting he's been here and with this offense the whole season.
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This is entirely logical. Lynch hasn’t played all season, while Homer has been with the Seahawks and knows the offense. He only has eight carries on the season, but they’ve gone for 52 yards.
Lynch obviously passed his physical, and Carroll said his weight is fine. His role may grow going forward, since the Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth and will have at least one more game no matter what happens Sunday. For the regular season finale, however, he may end up taking a back seat to Homer.