Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy are sharing the bench instead of the carries

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Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy were expected to carry the Seahawks’ running game this season. Instead, they’re sharing the bench, with rookie Chris Carson having become the team’s lead back.

Rawls played one of 73 offensive snaps against Tennessee. Lacy, inactive in Week 2, did not play against the Titans despite being active.

Carson had 11 carries for 34 yards, and C.J. Prosise spelled him with four carries for 9 yards.

It is difficult,” coach Pete Carroll said of Lacy and Rawls’ lack of playing time, via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. “They want the ball every snap. I don’t blame them. They are great competitive kids, and they didn’t feel like one.

“It is difficult.”

Carroll said the Seahawks need more carries for their running backs, which hasn’t happened because Seattle has fallen behind too much. Rawls has five carries for 4 yards this season and Lacy five carries for 3 yards, and the team’s running backs — minus Russell Wilson‘s rushing yardage — are averaging 63.3 yards per game.

Prosise has an ankle injury, which could give Rawls and/or Lacy more chances this week.

Carroll said he has talked to both Rawls and Lacy about their roles, but he wouldn’t say what he told them.

“Not a message to share with you,” the coach said.

20 responses to “Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy are sharing the bench instead of the carries

  1. “Rawls has five carries for 4 yards this season and Lacy five carries for 3 yards… ”

    “Carson had 11 carries for 34 yards, and C.J. Prosise spelled him with four carries for 9 yards.”

    I’ve only watched the one Seahawk game this year, but can that even be real? What is going on with their running game?

  2. Seattle sold their souls to keep their defense together, leaving little room for offense to improve. Their OL is trash, and so are their aspirations for the season.

  3. I’ve only watched the one Seahawk game this year, but can that even be real? What is going on with their running game?
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    Bad O-line.

    Bad play calling.

    Neither Rawls or Lacy seem to be healthy.

    Double-digit 2nd half deficits 2 of 3 games.

  4. Bottom line if the O line can’t make a hole no matter how small a running back is NOT going anywhere. Fix the o-line and then you’ll get a good run game.

  5. The “problem” with Seattle is not firing OC Darryl Bevell 2 years ago when he singlehandedly blew up a SB win. Bevell has continued to be Seattle’s demise, along with a poor OL, since giving away a SB win.

  6. I don’t think Rawls is a lead dog. And I don’t think he’s a durable back.
    The chip on Lacy’s shoulder is slowing him down. Don’t know if he can adjust his attitude either.
    Watching the Titans play the Seahawks, the Titans looked like the Seahawks of a few years ago….hungry, eager and disciplined.
    The Seahawks act as if they are entitled. Half their penalties were pre-snap, Jimmy Graham runs sloppy routes, Sherman takes his helmet off and thinks he can hit the QB out of bounds, Russell Wilson takes a full half every game to find his range and rhythm.
    Seahawks are average and think they’re hot stuff because they beat bad teams at home.

  7. Go find the nearest brick wall and run into it as hard as you can. This would be the best comparison to being a RB for the Seattle Seahawks.

  8. How about committing to Carson since he has the hot hand and focus on him?
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    They did.

    He got 20 touches V the 9ers, and may as well throw last week out the window since there was no way to committ to the run being down the way they were.

  9. How about committing to Carson since he has the hot hand and focus on him? He looks great; why complicate the play calling by throwing Rawls or Lacy in there? Let Carson roll!

    Considering Rawls and Lacy combined for one carry last Sunday I believe it’s safe to say this is exactly what they did. Did you read the post or just the headline?

  10. Wow Carson is the answer and he got 34 yards on 11 carries. It may be time they bring in Mike Davis the running back the 49ers waived and Seattle picked up.

  11. I used to think Bevell was the problem. His play calling is flat out the worst in all of football at any level and has been for years. But it’s past that point now. If Pete refuses to get rid of him as he’s done after all these years of incompetence, then at this point Pete Carroll is the problem. He’s the head coach and ultimately it’s on him to put a winner on the field. They have all the talent in the world on that team, but their coordinators on both sides of the ball are handicapping them. Pete needs to step up and demand some accountability. Bevell is utter garbage. And the sad thing is that Kris Richard on the other side of the ball is probably just as bad. It seemed like he had it figured out in the 49ers game by dialing up a lot of pressure in obvious passing situations, but went back to his old self in the Titans game. 3rd and 16 at a crucial point in the game. Should we call a blitz to get some pressure (because as much hype as our front 4 get, they sure can’t seem to get pressure on their own) and force the qb to make an errant throw or force a sack? Or should we give him all the time in the world to sit in the pocket and wait for a receiver to get open? For whatever reason, Richard almost always chooses the latter and almost every single time, the opposing offense easily picks up a first down on 3rd and long. And oddly enough, the times he does bring a blitz, it works almost every time. Why can’t these guys get it? Why is it that everybody else in the world can see it, but Carroll can’t see that these guys are completely incompetent?

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