The Seahawks drafted Seneca Wallace to play quarterback, but his running ability was one of the things coach Mike Holmgren liked the most. As Holmgren noted this week, he thinks backup quarterbacks should be more skilled at avoiding trouble. This has always made sense to me. If your backup is in the game, it probably means your starter was injured. And if your starter was injured, it often suggests protection problems. And if there were protection problems for the starter, they'll probably still be there for the backup. In which case you'd like the backup to have some escapability. Also, the backup doesn't get as many reps in practice, so he is less prepared to run the offense. In which case he might need to improvise. This was one aspect of our Seneca Wallace story today.