Halfway there: What we learned from the first half of the Seahawks season
By Matthew Holm
Seahawks rookie Ken Walker is quickly morphing into LaDainian Tomlinson
It always helps to have a litany of options at running back. Seahawks fans should know that better than just about anyone, having had to witness so many incredible halfbacks fall to injury in the post-Beast Mode era, be it Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, or even Thomas Rawls.
At the end of the day, though, ball don’t lie, and Ken Walker has game. In my 19 years of watching the Seahawks, never once have I seen a running back with his combination of power, shiftiness, and breakaway speed wearing Seahawks colors. Former Seahawks running back Chris Carson may have been the spiritual successor to Beast Mode, but Ken Walker might end up being Marshawn Lynch’s statistical successor.
As for what he’s already done this season, he’s run for over 200 yards in the last two weeks, including more than a few eye-popping runs that signal the future of the Seahawks’ offense. That is fast, explosive, and high-octane. He’s been a metronome for Seattle, and so long as he keeps up his torrid pace, this offense might be impossible to stop.