Seahawks offense starting to change run-first philosophy: ‘With the end of the season coming up, we’ve got to cut it loose’

Seahawks offense starting to change run-first philosophy: ‘With the end of the season coming up, we’ve got to cut it loose’

The Seattle Seahawks offensive identity has been one of a power running that controls clocks and punishes opposing defenses. However; with Marshawn Lynch gone, things are starting to change.

Despite the uptick in the passing game, coach Pete Carroll said that getting the ground game untracked is a primary concern.

“Maybe it doesn’t come around,” Carroll said, via ESPN.

“I don’t know. We’re going to shoot for it. I’m not leaving the thought of trying to balance this thing out, but we do know we don’t have to run the football to win football games. But we want to.”

“Our ability to throw the ball down the field excites me more than anything because I feel like that’s the thing that we need to do offensively is go attack people and get them off us,” offensive line coach Tom Cable said.

“With the end of the season coming up, we’ve got to cut it loose if we’re going to have a chance to have our guys at our best, and so we’re making some strides, and that was a good step forward,” Carroll said.