Seahawks news and links for Tuesday, January 30th

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The Seahawks are not playing in the Super Bowl this season. Maybe Seattle just wants to take a year off and rest up before a playoff push for the next several seasons? 12s can hope. Here is what is happening in the world of Seattle football on Tuesday.

Shaquem Griffin

In a world of bad news, here is some good news, but only slightly Seahawks related. The NFL in its infinite wisdom (sense the sarcasm) has decided Shaquem Griffin can actually come to the NFL combine in February. The second-team AFCA FBS All-American linebacker has only one hand. But Griffin is a very good player.

Griffin, of course, is the brother of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

The sad part is the NFL appears to have decided to invite Griffin only after some backlash. Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News-Tribune has more.

Seahawks running back issues

The great Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes about what Seattle can do to improve their rushing attack in 2018. Condotta starts with Chris Carson, the promising rookie who was injured early in 2017. Though the stat of average yards-per-rush is wrong in the article (Condotta writes Carson ran for 3.5 yards a carry instead of the actual 4.2 yards-per), Condotta does say, “(Head coach Pete) Carroll indicated after the season he thinks the running game might have looked a lot different had Carson stayed healthy.”

Condotta also gives a good in-depth look at who the Seahawks might target as a free agent and go after in the draft at running back.

Samuel Gold breaks down Brian Schottenheimer’s running scheme

Finally, Field Gull’s Gold talks about what the new offensive coordinator likes to do when the Seahawks run the ball. Schottenheimer has never had a quarterback quite like Russell Wilson, but he does know how to run the ball.

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Gold writes succinctly that the 2018 version of the Seahawks running attack could look a lot like the 2014 Los Angeles Rams. Rejoice if you want to at this news.