Aug 15, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during pre game warm ups prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
The Running Game
In a league that is bound and determined to make it a passing game, coach Carroll has said ‘I am going to use the running game as my bread and butter.’ We hear over and over again how every team is throwing the ball more and more and yet Seattle throws the ball the least.
And to give a nod to our rivals the 49ers, they throw the ball the second least. Doesn’t that say something about running the ball when two of, arguably the best teams, have the least amount of throws? In a league that is devaluing their running backs and casting them off like yesterday’s newspapers (does that reference even hold anymore?) Seattle and San Francisco need them.
Their whole offensive schemes are predicated on having a strong running game. Carroll doesn’t want to throw the ball first and ask questions later. He wants to win the trenches, control the clock and beat the other team into submission. Gosh, sounds like a perfect role for Marshawn Lynch.