Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Hawks' RBs breaking ankles

I’m always interested to check out Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders' report on broken tackles for NFL running backs.

And once again, Seattle Seahawks running backs are featured prominently on the list.

Both Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett rank in the top 10 among running backs with the highest broken tackle rate in the league, with Lynch at No. 2 and Forsett at No. 6.

New Orleans rookie running back Chris Ivory sits atop the list, which is no surprise if you remember watching him rumble through Seattle’s defense down in the Big Easy last year.

“That guy’s a beast,” Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said after the game.

I think the numbers are interesting, because they reflect the fact that if Seattle ever got a consistent push up front in the run game they could be an effective running team.

Pat Kirwan of has Seattle’s Chris Clemons just outside his top 25 rushers in the league.

Adam Rink of lists the Seahawks as one of the best teams for fans to cheer for in the NFL.

Rink: “The Seahawks have awesome fans (maybe the best) and the game-day experience is unmatched. The stadium is great (and loud), and Seattle is a great town. And when your owner is the co-founder of Microsoft, that has to be considered a plus. The only ding? They need to go back to their old-school uniforms.”

ESPN’s Mike Sando weighs in on Seattle defensive tackle Brandon Mebane and his prospects in free agency.

Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux talks with KJR’s Ian Furness about his pending free agency status in this audio link.

Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says that Golden Tate is the Seahawks being hurt the most by the lockout in this audio link.

Former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora talks with Dave Crosby of ESPN 710 Seattle, saying Matt Hasselbeck still has a lot left in the tank.

Kerry Bryne of Sports Illustrated writes that the St. Louis Rams defense is the most improved unit in the league and could be a dominating force in 2011.