Pete Carroll: Rashaad Penny exceeded expectations in return to practice

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The Seahawks think they’re going to get a big late-season addition to their offense with the return of Rashaad Penny.

Penny, who hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury a year ago but returned to practice this week, looked excellent on the practice field, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

He exceeded our expectations with his movement and his quickness and all of that,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “He’s really in good shape. I don’t know what that means for next week, but he looked as healthy as anybody out there. So we’ll take it one shot at a time here, but very, very positive initial return and I know he’s really jacked about it.”

Penny was averaging 5.7 yards per carry last season before his injury. The Seahawks’ offense has been stagnant recently, and they’d love to get Penny making big plays for them again.

9 responses to “Pete Carroll: Rashaad Penny exceeded expectations in return to practice

  1. The biggest impact that Rashaad Penny will have is to serve as a reminder of the sad nature of Seattle’s first round draft picks. No worries though, as they don’t have one for the next two years.

  2. Got my Seahawks Fan game day checklist ready
    *Heart pills
    *Blood pressure meds
    *Throat lozenges
    *Anger management pocket guide
    *2 Paper bags- 1 for hyperventilating and 1 in case I puke again after losing to a team like the Giants

  3. We hear this every week. They are getting players back, things are looking up. From 5-0 to 3-4. The Seahawks are a 3-4 team with most of their players back.

  4. Hopefully this is a eye opener for Penny. He has the attributes to be a top back. I guess he is in phenomenal shape. Lets hope for that 5.7 ypc again and that goofy smile! Go Hawks

  5. They need all the help they can get with the rushing attack, because the chef has been cooking up burned toasts without a good running attack.

  6. Seattle always seems to get last minute reinforcements just before the end of the season and they still struggle to do more than a 1 and out in the playoffs.

  7. Take it with a grain of salt. of running back and fumble four times in a game and Pete will go out there and say that they had a great game.

  8. I know Pete Carroll is a successful coach…but if he coached my team my TV would spend a lot of time on ‘mute’

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