Carroll: Seahawks eye improved running game in 2017

Carroll: Seahawks eye improved running game in 2017

The Seattle Seahawks ran the ball fewer than 500 times last season – that hasn’t happened since the 2011 season.

With former Packers RB Eddie Lacy on board and the depth behind him, head coach Pete Carroll is banking on the team rushing a lot more than that in 2017.

We definitely will,” Carroll said, per ESPN.

“We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. The defense had to do some more stuff. We had to throw the ball more. We had to pass protect more and all of that because the running game got knocked up. With the quarterback being a mess and the running back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it. So I think we’ll come roaring right back at it.”