Carrying the Mail
This shouldn’t be taken out of context, Carson certainly hasn’t done it alone, as evidenced by Mike Davis‘ fantastic display against the Cardinals. All backs need a breather, even bell-cow backs. Having a viable and effective “spell back” is enormously important. In that regard, Davis has been phenomenal and effective.
When discussing the type of back as we are in this article, consistency is a huge factor. No back in Seattle has been as consistently productive as Carson has. Since that ill-fated play in 2015, Chris Carson has shown more potential to be the top dog than any other back the Seahawks have had.
Seattle has found their bell cow back Carson, and a superior spell back, Davis. The running game continues to gain momentum. With it, Seattle is able to control the game flow, something that’s been sorely missed in the Emerald City for years.
It’s no secret that the Seattle Seahawks offensive philosophy and the success of it are based on the ability to run the ball productively. They use their ground game to set up explosive plays downfield with perhaps the best play action quarterback currently gracing the gridiron.
That has been a hit or miss proposition in recent seasons, running excellence can’t be guaranteed every game. The possibility of it makes opponents defend against the possibility of getting smashed in the face by Seattle’s running game. The Seahawks ability and willingness to do so opens up a variety of options for the offense.
The Bell-Cow back has returned to Seattle. Future opponents, even those with elite defenses have to take the Seahawks ground game seriously moving forward.
Welcome back Bell-Cow, we’ve missed you.