Pete Carroll keeps quiet about running back reps

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has called the presence of three healthy running backs a “good problem” to have. Fantasy owners who have Chris Carson, Mike Davis, or Rashaad Penny on their teams would be inclined to use a different term.

Especially since Carroll is keeping his plans for distributing carries close to the best.

“Well, we’ll have to see when we get to the game,” Carroll told reporters on Thursday regarding the question of whether Penny, a rookie first-round pick, earned more opportunities with his 12-carry, 108-yard performance in Week 10. “He certainly did a great job last week. It was great to see him bust out like that and it’s good for any young guy to have that kind of ballgame for the confidence and all of that. He’s going to play. He’ll be in the game.”

Still, Carroll said Monday that, when Carson, Davis, and Penny are healthy, “not everybody’s going to get the ball a lot.”

On Thursday night, some combination of Carson, Davis, and Penny will be used by the Seahawks. Penny’s performance on Sunday coupled with his first-round draft pedigree could be a factor in the final distribution of reps and touches.

9 responses to “Pete Carroll keeps quiet about running back reps

  1. If Russell Wilson is too valuable to lose due to a rookie mistake, maybe he shouldn’t make rookie mistakes like letting himself get strip-sacked in the middle of the 4th quarter to go down by 12. Lil Fumbler Russ ain’t all that.

  2. El Guapo says:
    November 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

    If Russell Wilson is too valuable to lose due to a rookie mistake, maybe he shouldn’t make rookie mistakes like letting himself get strip-sacked in the middle of the 4th quarter to go down by 12. Lil Fumbler Russ ain’t all that.

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    You’re right Wilson stinks… Tell Carrol to put in the backup now before the season is ruined.

  3. who cares about fantasy football owners! This is real football. Three headed running back monster is good to have. Go Hawks!

  4. When Seattle falls behind early, none of his running backs will get a lot of carries or else they fall either further behind if they have a few 3 and outs.

  5. Is Petey cheating? You bet your life, as Groucho Marx used to say. I notice that Seattle has been getting away with defensive holding and pass interference the past few games. That is the only similarity because this year’s team and those teams from 5-6 years ago.

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