Found September 18, 2013 on Cascadia Sports:
  Robert Turbin (@SNFonNBC) With Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch running wild and powering over defenses and Russell Wilson’s ability to sprint outside of the pocket for massive yards, it is easy to overlook the Seahawks’ backup running back, Robert Turbin. You might yell “who” at the top of your lungs after reading that name, but Turbin, the fourth round draft pick from Utah State, looks to make a name for himself in his second year.   Like Lynch, Turbin hails from Oakland, California a city known for its rough and tumble rebellious nature. Coincidently, Turbin will need to bring some of that Oaktown spirit to Seattle if he wishes to make an impact on this team as they vie for the NFC West title and more.   Standing at 5 feet 10 inches and weighing approximately 222 pounds of Hulkish muscle, Turbin is probably most aptly described as a Tonka Trunk. But with his profession being anything but child’s play, Turbin’s physique gives him the unique advantage to hit bruising, minute gaps for drive extending yardage. Although this is not the most glamorous item on a running back’s resume, it is vital for keeping a defense on their toes and most importantly, on the field.   In his rookie season, Turbin appeared in all 16 games for the Hawks and ran for 354 yards on 80 attempts. Not exactly eye popping but do consider that he ended the regular season with 13 runs for over 10 yards and even had a 100-yard performance in a week 14 rout of the Arizona Cardinals. Getting 15 touches in the playoffs didn’t hurt either.   Standing in the way of Turbin are the much faster, elusive, and reliable Wilson and Lynch. Make no mistake about it, he will not get the rock equal to or more than Lynch, and he shouldn’t. However Turbin must not be completely overlooked.   Against the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday, Turbin actually got the ball when Seattle was lined up in the shot gun, a sign of confidence from Pete Carroll who loves to use the read option and pistol formations. Also, he contributed on a 13-yard burst past the left tackle in the third quarter helping Seattle score on the ensuing plays, thus allowing them to distance themselves from their divisional adversaries. Turbin ended his night with six attempts for 31 yards rushing, a minor blip, but a meaningful one, in a game that ended with the Seahawks kicking the 49ers out of their building by a score of 29-3.   When the Seahawks host the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday, all signs are pointing to an even greater shellacking. As the Seahawks fly high and have Super Bowl ambitions, the Jaguars are unequivocally the league’s worst team. This game should be done by half time and Turbin ought to get more touches than usual. Right now he is a role player, a nifty option to have when Lynch gets tired, but against the Jaguars, he must relish the opportunity to insert his name in the conversation for something more. While it may be hard to keep your eyes off the scoreboard in this one be sure to save some glances for the bulky Turbin.
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