Except the Seahawks run game bogged down
A lot of hype was circulating around Seattle when the team drafted rookie runningback Ken Walker in the second round of this year’s draft. That hype came to a halt when Walker had to undergo a hernia surgery during the preseason, prompting him to miss the first game of the season. With his return to the line-up, the perception was the Seahawks will have a committee back that will be the focal point of the offense.
Much to the dismay of everyone, the supposedly strong aspect of the Seahawks game, the running game, has not been there. This anemic running game was on display vs the Falcons.
By no means the Falcons are a good run defense but the Seahawks only managed to put 112 total yards on the ground, with the bulk of them coming from Penny’s 66 yards.
Pete Carroll keeps preaching about establishing the run, but so far, they haven’t been able to do that. The ability to open things up in the passing game will rely on how effective this run scheme game of the Seahawks is. This team will figure it out so long as Penny and Walker are healthy, but they must solve this issue right away before the season really slips away from them.