Seahawks plan to run the ball more in 2017

Seattle's most successful seasons came when they ran the ball more than they did in 2016. Pete Carroll says they want to return to those ways.

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(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seahawks plan to run the ball more in 2017

  • The Seattle Seahawks plan to run the ball more in 2017, with head coach Pete Carroll mentioning issues like the health of quarterback Russell Wilson and several running backs leading the offense away from running the ball at their usual rate.
  • In 2016, the Seahawks’ highest-graded HB was Thomas Rawls with a 76.2 overall, the lowest for the team’s top running back in the Pete Carroll era.
  • The Seahawks as a team rushed the ball 403 times last season, ranking 20th in the NFL.
  • From 2011 to 2014, Marshawn Lynch averaged the most rushing attempts by a HB in the NFL.
  • Russell Wilson also failed to run the ball 50 times for the first time in his career, and had his lowest run grade (79.5) since entering the league in 2012.


  • crosseyedlemon

    In 2015 only the Rams held the Seahawks to less than 100 yards but last season they failed to reach the century mark 10 times (with a paltry 33 against Buffalo). Wilson is one of the better QBs at play action but they need to boast run production for him to make use of his skills in that area.