Seattle Seahawks 2010: Washington Provides Big Play Ability For Seattle

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pete Carroll has made an instant impact on the Seahawks this summer. The players are taking to his positive attitude and always compete philosophy.
When Carroll spoke of improving the running game, he brought in one of the most well respected offensive line coaches, Alex Gibbs, and drafted what should be the future star of the line in Russell Okung.
That was the most high profile move in demonstrating a focus on improving the run, but a move that might just be the most bang for their buck was the acquisition of Leon Washington from the New York Jets.
Leon was brought in for a fifth-round pick, which considering his abilities, was a steal of a deal. As always, there is a reason he was able to fall into the Seahawks lap. After leading the league in all-purpose yards in 2008, Washington suffered a compound fracture to his fibula in 2009 after Week Seven.
This made Washington expendable, and no one was sure if he would be able to compete at the high level he did previou...

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