Three biggest priorities for Seattle Seahawks Week 4 versus New York Giants

  • Seattle needs to run the ball
  • Is LOB 2.0 really any good?
  • Get JSN involved

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Seattle needs to keep running the ball

The Seahawks running backs played extremely well last week. Zach Charbonnet had a huge truck on a Panthers corner, and Kenneth Walker was making plays out of nothing on his way to the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

We all know how fantastic Walker was last week in the victory over Carolina. But what you might be surprised to know is that Charbonnet saw the most action he's seen all year, at a 42 percent snap percentage last week. This is exactly how the Seahawk's runningbacks should be used. Charbonnet as the more downhill and physical runner is such a great compliment to Walker's game.

I don't think it's a coincidence that Walker had such a successful week with the rotation of Charbonnet. Walker seemed like he had fresh legs every play he was in, which will be a huge factor in his down-to-down consistency. It even felt like there were entire drives that Walker was on the sideline, and again that's nothing but a positive thing.

I know it's easy to think to yourself, "Walker's one of the most talented players on the team, why not have him on the field as much as possible." But with the shelf life of running backs these days being very low the more this rotation continues to happen, the more it extends the longevity of both Charbonnet and Walker, and the more efficient the run game can be, as we saw on Sunday.

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