4 reasons why the Seahawks could secure unlikely playoff spot in 2022
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks running back group is going to carry the load
Forget whatever ESPN thinks about the Seahawks running back room. The current group is fantastic. Rashaad Penny is one of the best pure running backs in the NFL when he is healthy. And let’s be honest, he deserves a season where he is mostly healthy. Does “deserve” come into play really? Probably not. But he also doesn’t deserve all the injuries he has had.
Ken Walker III should be Seattle’s running back of the future. But he has the talent to be the RB of the now. He is strong and quick and his ability to make one cut and be gone is amazing. The questions he had coming into the NFL – can he catch and can he pass block? – seemingly are being answered in training camp and he looks good. He does have a core injury currently but he is expected to be ready very early in the season.
DeeJay Dallas appears to be capable of being an RB2 for many teams. He is versatile in that he has good speed and good hands to turn short passes into very positive gains. But he has also looked stronger than ever before this preseason and can run between the tackles. He’s good.
Travis Homer also looks better this preseason as a running back. We know he has breakaway speed because he has shown that on special teams in prior years. This preseason, however, he seems like he is seeing the holes to run through better and quick enough to exploit them.
The running back group is deep and talented and will help keep the Seahawks on the field more, use the clock and get points.