Michael's time will have to wait in Seattle

December, 24, 2013
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RENTON, Wash. – For the Seattle Seahawks fans waiting to see more of rookie running back Christine Michael, you may have to keep waiting.

“He’s working his way in and we think he has great promise for the future,” coach Pete Carroll said of Michael Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle radio. “But he’s still a young guy trying to break in.”

In other words, Carroll is going to stick with veteran Marshawn Lynch, even though some fans are itching to see more of Michael. Lynch has not rushed for more than 100 yards in a game since Nov. 10 at Atlanta.

Lynch rushed for 60 yards in the first half of the 17-10 loss Sunday to Arizona, but had only 11 yards on seven carries in the second half. Lynch also failed to score on two tries when Seattle had first-and-goal at the Arizona 3 in the second quarter.

Lynch has rushed for 1,160 yards this season, but he has gained only 289 yards in the last five games, on an average of 3.3 yards per carry.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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