4) Can the Seahawks keep running the ball 35 times a game?
Ed Stein – It depends on the situation. If Seattle can get out in front early, yes they should. If they get behind, as we saw Dallas try to do last week, no. Assuming the positive, keep the ball and work the clock.
Running the rock that often is certainly counter to how the game is played in 2018. I like it actually. What would be really cool is if the Seahawks ran a two tight end set with Carson and Penny in the backfield. Both Nick Vannett and Will Dissly are good blockers and can catch the ball on play action passes.
Herb Nightingale – I really do hope so because the success of the Seahawks will depend on them running the ball that many times. They beat the Cowboys running the ball that many times while losing to the Broncos and Bears running only sixteen times. The importance is whether the running backs can stay healthy running the ball. I suggest Carson running the ball 24 times and Penny 11 times right now. Later on, this could change where they split up the carries more equally.
Jordan Cordano -Can they or will they? With Baldwin coming back, they will most likely start passing the ball a little more since the only receiver that has shown any ability to separate has been Tyler Lockett. Baldwin is easily Seattle’s best receiver so that will help more with play action. I could see the number of run plays fluctuate depending on the opponent and outcome of games.
Andrew Durant – Absolutely, the real question is: can the Seahawks rush Carson 32 times a game? No, but hopefully they can rush Carson about 20 times a game and split the remaining 15 carries between Penny, Davis, Prosise (when he’s healthy), and McKissick (when he’s off IR).