Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny
What are the Seahawks doing with Rashaad Penny? Do they know? Does Penny? He was re-signed this offseason after being beastly the last third of 2021 and it was assumed (by me maybe but likely by other 12s as well) that he would be a focal point of the offense in 2022. Instead, he, like the running game as a whole, seems to have been ignored. Did offensive coordinator Shane Waldron not watch stuff on the field in Week 1?
Penny may have gained just 60 yards against the Broncos to start the season but this was on only 12 carries and he had one long run called back. He could have been a lot closer to 100 yards. And instead of trusting Penny to run well against the 49ers in Week 2, Seattle handed the ball to Penny just 6 times. He gained 15 yards.
But Penny is the kind of back who might be stuffed at the line 10 times yet have three runs that go for 20 yards or more. He needs the ball.
It honestly looks like Shane Waldron is still trying to work out the kinks of the offense as if he has used the first two weeks of the season as extended preseason games. This is a massive mistake and one that could cost Waldron his job. I get trying to stylize the offense before the season starts but not giving the ball to Penny once the real games begin seems unforgivable. Things need to change in Week 3.