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    I co-wrote something on what the biggest talking points from Training Camp will be. This is the stuff you guys should look out for. http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/nfc-west/2017/07/27/nfc-west-beat-training-camp-talking-points/

    What do you think is the biggest issue for each team? Did I miss anything?

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    @veda-the-moor said in Who will be the Seahawks leading rusher this season?:

    Prosise has the talent but he just doesnt have every down back appeal.. Not saying hes purely a 3rd down guy at all..but hes not going to get 12 carries a game.

    Prosise can run inside the tackles. The Patriots game showed his ability to do this. He can be an every-down back, he's listed at 6-1 225lbs after all. I think he definitely has appeal in a David Johnson-type role, but obviously his fragility is a concern.

    I don't think 12 carries for him in a game where he is hot would be surprising, but I do concede that Lacy seems to be more of the workhorse/closer role and Rawls the change of pace runner.

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    I have a deep, dark secret. It's incredibly destructive. A corrosive addiction.

    I collect football jerseys. I currently have about 30, but the collection is ever-growing. I thought we could start a thread sharing jerseys that we love.

    First up, here is the beautiful adidas Orlando Pirates jersey. Adidas are absolutely killing it this year.

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    P.S. Someone please buy me this

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    @billa Chris Carson has a bow-legged running style that is kinda like Marshawn Lynch.

    His nasty was manufactured and synthetic, after team mates teased him in team meetings about being soft.

    He really lacks lateral agility, but I think that unique style is what Pete loved enough to take a 7th round flyer.

    Think it's very unlikely for him to make the roster.

    I, like you, really like Collins, He's very underrated as a receiver too, Showed the ability to catch over the shoulder consistently and adjust to the ball mid-flight.

    I think him coming in really heavy, wrongly interpreting what the Seahawks wanted of him, dramatically affected his game. As he slimmed down he looked far more shifty with more burst. Looked really good at the end of the year.

    Ball security remains a massive issue, and we know how important turnovers are to Pete Carroll. He's still the clear favorite for the running back 4 spot.

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    What a great, tough question; dependent on so many factors...

    I can see Seattle executing a Patriots approach to their running back corps, picking their backs based on favorable matchups.

    On pure rushing yards, it has to come down to Lacy or Rawls, seeing as Procise is a far greater threat catching the football.

    Obviously durability is a factor, with all three backs being injury prone.

    Additionally, I believe the bigger Lacy needs a greater head-start than Rawls, meaning the line can not be a mess for him to succeed.

    Rawls never really was healthy last season, and he only got his full cutting strength back towards the end of the season. This year, IF he can stay healthy, he should be much better.

    It really depends on who gels with the line the best in my opinion, we saw the effect of that with Rawls in that 2015 stretch of brilliance.

    I'm going to go with Lacy. If this happens, the line will be good at run-blocking and we'll have a perfect change of pace compliment in Rawls waiting behind him.

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    @zeb-stark said in Power Rankings:

    I know, Power Rankings are stupid. So are jello shots. But we still do them.

    How would your rankings go at this point? Maybe give a top and bottom 5 or 10. Or do the whole league if you're so inclined.

    Me? I still think the Seahawks are the most talented team in the league when healthy and not finding new and innovated ways beat themselves. Of course every homer feels like that about their team and I'll admit to being no different. But I'll try to be somewhat objective. So here we go:

    1. Raiders

    2. Patriots

    3. Falcons

    4. Seahawks

    5. Cowboys

    6. Bears

    7. Rams

    8. 49ers

    9. Jets

    10. Browns

    I personally think it's kinda mad to rank the Browns as last, over the Jets. If you look at the Browns roster, their offense is pretty darn good -- barring the QB position. They've transformed their offensive line and upgraded the tight end position to David Njoku from Gary Barnidge. Cody Kessler was actually okay last year, just was lumbered with a terrible roster.

    Meanwhile, on defense there is some talent. It will take a while for it all to gel, but that rebuild is going well. Certainly not the worst team in the NFL.

    I also disagree with the Raiders being ranked the best team. I don't believe Obi Melifonwu is the type of center-fielder they need at free safety, and I don't believe they have the right "mike" required in a 4-3 under.

    Definitely a good team, but combine the above factors with their intensely competitive division and I don't think they are the best.

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    A lot of stuff gets discovered at training camp, what are you most excited to find out?

    We've seen the second cornerback position discussed on this forum, and the early front-runner for this position should become clearer.

    Personally, I'm very intrigued to see what is pencilled in as the starting offensive line in the first pre-season game. Obviously pre-season games will shape this too. It currently appears to be Fant, Joeckel, Britt, Glowinski, Ifedi. Judging from the past, that's likely to change.

    What are you guys looking forward to?

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