Seattle coach Pete Carroll was predictably vague Wednesday when asked if the Seahawks might be adding a body at the fullback spot to replace the injured Derrick Coleman.
“You’ll have to wait and see,” he said.
While there were reports that the Seahawks brought in three fullbacks for tryouts on Tuesday, the team did not sign any, and at the moment does not have a healthy fullback on its roster after Coleman broke a bone in his foot prior to Sunday’s game at St. Louis.
With Coleman out, backup tailback Robert Turbin played fullback, getting a season-high 30 snaps.
Turbin said today he’s prepared to be the fullback again Sunday at Carolina.
“Absolutely,” he said. “I just want to win. I want to help the team as much as I can. I’m a team guy and stuff like that, and so if they need me to take on the role for the next few weeks, whatever the case may be, then sure.”
Turbin indicated he’s in the game plan as a fullback this week.
He had to learn the spot on the fly last week saying he found out “no more than 10 minutes” before the game that he would have to fill in at fullback.
Turbin said he had never before played fullback.
Carroll said today that Turbin did well enough to continue to be an option at that spot.
“He did admirably and he’s welcomed the challenge of taking care of business there for us, so that’s a positive move for us,” Carroll said.
An even bigger compliment came from the man who has the locker next to his — tailback Marshawn Lynch.
“He mentioned that I did a helluva job Sunday,” Turbin said. “That meant a lot. So that was cool.”