Seahawks think Rashaad Penny looks “so comfortable” in pass protection

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Running backs obviously have to be able to make plays with the ball in their hands in order to earn jobs, but they won’t see much of the field in the current NFL if they can’t make plays without it.

Specifically, they aren’t going to play much if they can’t help protect their quarterbacks from pressure by opposing pass rushers. That’s been a problem across the board in Seattle in recent seasons, but coach Pete Carroll said that first-round pick Rashaad Penny has done a good job of picking it up in his first offseason as a professional.

“He has picked up a ton of stuff,” Carroll said last week, via the team. “[Running backs coach Chad Morton] was just talking about the pass protection stuff that he looks so comfortable with after the time he has been here. That was something that was new for him and a demanding part of the game. We don’t have any hesitation that he’s going to be fine in that area.”

Carroll has also talked up Chris Carson‘s return from injury this offseason and the Seahawks are going to play multiple backs regardless of how well Penny does a pass blocker. They didn’t take him in the first round to be a non-factor, however, and keeping Russell Wilson upright while also making plays when the ball comes his way is a sure path to serious playing time.

14 responses to “Seahawks think Rashaad Penny looks “so comfortable” in pass protection

  1. Note how you don’t hear anything out of NE when it comes to hype or running the mouth.
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    They don’t need to say anything.

    You twerps do it for them.

  2. seabrawk12 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 7:57 am
    I am excited for this young and hungry Seahawks squad. No more loud mouth distractions, just back to football.

    Go HAWKS
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    Yeah you must’ve hated all those “loudmouth distractions” when the Seahawks were a perennial Super Bowl contender. Have fun at 5-11.

  3. aarons444 says:
    June 19, 2018 at 10:17 am
    Note how you don’t hear anything out of NE when it comes to hype or running the mouth.
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    They don’t need to say anything.

    You twerps do it for them.

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    Umm, no the fans do not. We just want to watch our team and be along for the ride and not be cheated by dork fans and a dork commissioner looking for a politically correct way to manage the league with 5th place trophies and participant banners.

  4. Umm, no the fans do not. We just want to watch our team and be along for the ride and not be cheated by dork fans and a dork commissioner looking for a politically correct way to manage the league with 5th place trophies and participant banners.
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    Walk off the pier you are nearest to.

  5. “Yeah you must’ve hated all those “loudmouth distractions” when the Seahawks were a perennial Super Bowl contender. Have fun at 5-11.”
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    Perennial SB Contender? You mean 2 years, maybe? I only know of one team that i could legitimately point to a call a perennial SB contender over the last 2 decades, and its not a team in the NFC.

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