Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny speaks out on big performance vs. Eagles
The Seahawks Seattle were once again victorious on Sunday afternoon as the surging NFC West franchise defeated the Philadelphia Eagles despite hitting the road en route to making their way all the way across the country.
Not only that, but Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny played a key role for Seattle in Week 12 while quickly becoming one of the main reasons that the playoff-bound franchise pulled out another important win.
Penny notably finished his team’s most recent outing with a season-high 14 carries after toting the rock just 14 total times over the course of the Seahawks previous three games.
“It’s been a big test, but it’s [about] me just staying poised, staying who I am and patiently waiting my turn. [I’m] just trying to prove that I can play,” Penny said in comments distributed by the Eagles, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “But we have a great running back in front of me in Chris, he shows it week-in and week-out – all last season and this season. So, yeah, it gets kind of hard for me. But, then again, I just stay the guy I am, stay poised and wait for my turn and opportunity and just make the most out of it.”
The two most memorable of his 14 carries against the Eagles came on a 21-yard run that preceded a massive 58-yard touchdown scamper, a score that broke open a 14-point Seahawks lead ahead of the eventual 17-9 win on the road. Seattle is now a stellar 9-2 on the year.