Thomas Rawls says he’ll “most definitely” be ready to start camp

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During OTA’s, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said that he was “really excited” about the stable of backs that Seattle has on hand for this season.

Three of those backs are rookies that the Seahawks took during this year’s draft, so that excitement comes with a side order of uncertainty about what will happen when they get their first tastes of NFL action. In a perfect Seahawks world, it will go as well as it did for Thomas Rawls when he ran for 830 yards last season. Or Rawls could just use that as a springboard to a tight grip on the No. 1 job this year.

Rawls’ season ended with a broken ankle, however, and he wasn’t on the field this offseason as he rehabbed. Coach Pete Carroll said in June that he “absolutely” expects Rawls to be ready for the regular season. Rawls pushed things forward on Sunday when he said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, that he will “most definitely” be ready when the team starts training camp at the end of the month.

Given his lack of offseason work, the Seahawks may opt for something other than full go from Rawls once camp starts but the prospects seem good that he’ll be back in a lead role for the offense by September.

44 responses to “Thomas Rawls says he’ll “most definitely” be ready to start camp

  1. This is really bad news for the rest of the NFL. #minibeast

  2. Hoping I can wait to snag him in later fantasy rounds, not many people where aware of his play last season, and hopefully won’t go looking up stats for when he did play.

    …otherwise he won’t make it past the second round, if not the first.

  3. donttrollonme says:
    Jul 10, 2016 4:43 PM
    Patchwork O-line, kid will keep getting hurt if they can’t open up holes for him.
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    What? This is the dumbest comment of the weekend

  4. 5.6 yards per carry–number 1 in the NFL last year

    2.4 yards per carry before contact (a measure of the offensive line’s success) Number 2 in the NFL last year

    3.2 yards per carry after contact (a measure of the runner’s skill) number 1 in the NFL last year

  5. ariani1985 says:
    Jul 10, 2016 7:23 PM
    to all of the new seahorse fans, the RB is the guy who carries the ball on offense.
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    I know it’s hard, but you just need to get some new material.

  6. Tom Cables olines have been top level run game every team he was the coach. They seem to struggle a bit in pass protection but thanks for Russell Wilson Seattle makes it work. This years line will be better than last.

    Thomas Rawls is a beast in his own right. May not be Lynch but Rawls will produce

  7. Best young RBs in the NFC West:
    1. Todd Gurley
    2. David Johnson
    3. Thomas Rawls
    4. Carlos Hyde

    It’s statistically proven.

  8. ariani1985 says:
    Jul 10, 2016 7:23 PM
    to all of the new seahorse fans, the RB is the guy who carries the ball on offense.

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    The last time this Cardinals fan tried to talk smack, he used the same line except he said the quarterback is “the guy who snaps the ball.”

    Pretty ironic for someone trying to insult other fans’ football IQ.

    Maybe next time he’ll tell us the wide receiver is the guy who lines up in the “3 technique” and rushes the opposing quarterback.

    Derp derpy derp derp

  9. Patchwork of line?
    Have you seen what Seattle has done with that line? Lynch? Wilson? Rawls?
    The yards. The wins. The plays.

    The numbers speak for themselves.
    But continue to hate, we have all season.

  10. ariani1985 says:
    Jul 10, 2016 7:23 PM
    to all of the new seahorse fans, the RB is the guy who carries the ball on offense

    To every sorry, pathetic, vikings troll the comments on every Seattle article take note; the RB is the guy that runs the ball, correct.

    The kicker is the one that kicks the ball thru the uprights. That is his job. When the ball goes wide left,he isn’t doing well. Fail away

  11. bonecrushinghits says:
    Jul 10, 2016 10:40 PM
    Love seeing how defensive the 2012s get when Cardinals fans come troll on a post about a Hawks player 😂
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    Card fans just wish they could trade teams with Seattle, and their biggest argument is how good they are when they feel like playing.

  12. Cardinals have fans? One of the funniest things I saw related to the NFL was the 2 cardinal fans who showed up at the airport to support the team after they got destroyed in the NFC title game. Yeah that’s right 2 cardinal fans was all the news crew could find. Lulz

  13. donttrollonme says:
    Jul 10, 2016 4:43 PM

    Patchwork O-line, kid will keep getting hurt if they can’t open up holes for him.
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    Silly troll…the Hawks had the #30 ranked O-Line last year, and even with Marshawn injured all year, they still managed to be the #4 offense in scoring and yards. The Hawks purposely save cap space on the O-Line (#32 in O-Line spending) and use that cap space for their defense which has been #1 for 4 consecutive years now.

  14. seatownballers says:
    Jul 10, 2016 9:49 PM
    Patchwork of line?
    Have you seen what Seattle has done with that line? Lynch? Wilson? Rawls?
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    Wait, you mean the same line that has three new players on it this season?

  15. Wow, 24 thumbs down on saying that Todd Gurley is the best running back in the NFC West. Guess some people are really high on that 2012 Kool Aid, because the rest of the country thinks that Gurley was good enough to be rookie of the year. You don’t have to be a Rams fan to figure that one out.

  16. Seattle fans are in denial about your O-line issues, Are any of you aware how hard it is to get 5 -8 (injuries happen)solid lineman that can complement each other? It’s TAKES TIME. What are you guys gonna do if you go 8-8 this season? Mass suicides? I know for sure none of you will be on these boards.

    You will be hiding out, just like you were after you lost SB 49 to the Pats.

  17. Why would Cards fans want a second place team? Great argument.

    —-Card fans just wish they could trade teams with Seattle, and their biggest argument is how good they are when they feel like playing.

  18. People that make negative comments about Seattle or it’s awesome fans are simply intimidated. Can’t wait to see Rawls and Lockett in action this year. There is a LOT to look forward to even with the departure of Beastmode. Go HAWKS

  19. Birdgang says:
    Jul 11, 2016 12:07 AM

    Wait, you mean the same line that has three new players on it this season?
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    2 of which will most likely become household names while the third gets poached by some needy team like the Cards or Cowboys.

  20. its nice to actually have competition amongst our division, where 2nd place still means playoffs. I hope tattoo parlors got some extra business from Arizona fans after that awesome accomplishment. I’m surprised there wasn’t a parade for it. Lol, nice finish to a solid season…..whacked upside the head by Seattle, then a heartless pounding in Carolina.

  21. I hear a lot of chirping from Cards bandwagoners. Sounds like typical little brother jealousy/inferiority complex. You’re not better than the Seahawks. You’re just not. In two years, Palmer, Fitzgerald, and a lot of other old players will be gone, but Seattle’s SB window will STILL be open because our great players are young. Then you won’t be chirping so much when you’re back to 5-11 every season…lol

  22. So much squawk for a 2nd place team. Just remember not to turn off your computers and hide when you start losing this season.

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    Please the Hawks gave three times the fight against against the better Panthers squad unlike the Cards who dripped down their leg and got spanked. You heard of that show All or Nothing? Spoiler alert, it’s nothing.

  23. donttrollonme says:
    Jul 11, 2016 12:28 PM
    So much squawk for a 2nd place team. Just remember not to turn off your computers and hide when you start losing this season.
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    This comment is taylor made for Card fans

  24. seabrawk12 says:
    Jul 11, 2016 12:56 PM
    So much squawk for a 2nd place team. Just remember not to turn off your computers and hide when you start losing this season.

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    Please the Hawks gave three times the fight against against the better Panthers squad unlike the Cards who dripped down their leg and got spanked. You heard of that show All or Nothing? Spoiler alert, it’s nothing.

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    Son, without the refs blowing the call against the Lions the Seahawks would not have even made the playoffs last season. The Cards are on the way up whilst the Seahawks are heading the other direction…..

  25. 2 of which will most likely become household names while the third gets poached by some needy team like the Cards or Cowboys.
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    Nah, son. Cards have been investing in their OL for the last three years. This year’s addition was Evan Mathis. Last year’s was Mike Iupati and Veldeheer.

    Unlike some teams, the Cardinals have learned that it pays off to invest in the offensive line.

  26. Son, without the refs blowing the call against the Lions the Seahawks would not have even made the playoffs last season. The Cards are on the way up whilst the Seahawks are heading the other direction…..

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    Son? Yes dad. And if you knew anything about the sport of football you would realize that the Hawks would have made the playoffs even with another loss.

    Nice try though.

  27. Using your Lions game automatically ending in a loss if batted ball had been called, then minus a 5 yard catch n run for a TD in overtime, Palmer would still have a big fat 0 in the playoff win column for his career. A fairy tale season in Arizona nets………1 playoff win. Pete accomplishes that in his sleep even when going 7-9.

  28. Cards fans talking about “new” fans like they are a Dallas, Pittsburgh or even San Francisco fan with real history. Irony.

    The Cardinals are the team with the new fans. Arizona transplant from everywhere else are now pretending that the Cardinals are their team because it seems like the fun thing to do.

    These people do not know football.

  29. Cards have been investing in an o-line to the detriment of the rest of their offense, which is why you have gray-beards like Fitz, CJ-0.8K and Palmer trying to carry the show. Oh, they had David Johnson too, but he didn’t even rack up as many yards are Chris Johnson, who trailed Rawls yards for the season, despite Rawls being injured most of the season. Really impressive…not.

  30. Cardinals didn’t need one guy to be the bell cow, because they had three great RBs. The Seagulls had to hope Rawls was healthy, because they had nobody else.

    #oneyeardynasty
    #enjoysecondplace
    #kissourtailfeathers

  31. The Seagulls had to hope Rawls was healthy, because they had nobody else.
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    Good thing we had RW to put the team on his shoulders. A nice stable of young horses now to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

  32. Cards had 3 mediocre RBs because they can’t find or develop one guy to be their bell cow.

    #ZeroYearDynasty
    #EnjoyThirdPlace
    #KissOurRing

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