DeeJay Dallas records 2 TDs in his first career start
Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde were both ruled out prior to the game versus the San Francisco 49ers. Travis Homer was also banged up, but suited up and played. He didn’t see much playing time as he had 1 carry for 4 yards. The running responsibilities fell upon the rookie out of Miami, DeeJay Dallas. It was tough to see Carson miss this game as he had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that he had made it a personal goal to play in all 16 games. But, the Seahawks have tremendous depth at the running back position and this is without HB Rashard Penny.
Going up against a top 5 defense, Dallas displayed his toughness as he continuously took on contact and kept pushing forward. Seattle loves physical running backs who lower their shoulder and keep their feet moving. Although Dallas only had 41 rushing yards, he showed enough to prove he’s earned a spot on this roster. Unfortunately, when Penny comes back, either Dallas or Homer will have to head over to the practice squad.
Dallas recorded 1 rushing touchdown and 1 receiving touchdown. One of my favorite sequences in this game came when Dallas actually recorded the receiving touchdown. On second and goal, Wilson called a rushing play. It seemed that Dallas wasn’t quite sure as he turned away from Wilson as he tried handing him the ball off. As a result, Wilson took off himself and gained a yard or two. On the very next play, Wilson found Dallas on a play-action fake for a touchdown.
After the sequence, Dallas found Wilson on the sideline and apologized. As a young player, I loved the accountability Dallas displayed after making a key mistake.
Smiles all around as the Seahawks manhandled the 49ers.