With the Seattle Seahawks season opener just about a week away, the competition for starting spots in each position starts to become clearer than ever.
With Justin Britt out of the picture at the center position, the Seahawks have gotten it down to just three names following the team’s final mock game of the summer on Sunday.
Ethan Pocic, Kyle Fuller and B.J. Finney are all battling it out to replace Britt in the 2020 NFL season.
And according to coach Pete Carroll, it looks like Pocic might be the frontrunner for the starting job.
“He has been in the lead position there,” Carroll told reporters on Sunday. “To start with because of his background with us and all of that – his command of the position and our calls and the system at all. And he’s been performing well. He’s done a nice job, and it’s nice to see him go against Poona (Ford). He’s got two totally different guys in Poona in (Bryan) Mone, and he’s holding up well.”
The starting job isn’t Pocic just yet, as Carroll has been impressed with both Fuller and Finney as well.
“B.J. Finney is really coming along, he was obviously the furthest behind in a position where you have to have a lot of command of what’s going on. So the competition continues, and next week will be really important. We won’t call it, we don’t need to, until the end of next week, so we’ll let those guys keep battling.”
Fuller, however, will be sitting out the first two games of the season due to his suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The Seahawks have until September 5th to trim the roster down to 53 players.
The competition for the commanding role at the center position for the Seahawks lives on.
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