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Seahawks have ‘no doubt’ Chris Carson will get past fumble issues

Chris Carson, Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has gotten off to a rather inauspicious start to the season, as he has carried the ball 45 times for 158 yards, good for a meager average of 3.5 yards per carry.

But the worst part of Carson’s start has been his penchant for losing the football, as he has fumbled once in each of his first three games.

Still, the Seahawks remain confident that Carson will be just fine:

“He’s working his butt off doing the drills,’’ said offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. “It’s going to pass. We don’t have any doubt about that.’’

Quarterback Russell Wilson also offered some advice to Carson, saying that everyone has fumbled at some point:

“I just kind of went up to him and said, ‘You know, some of the greatest running backs (like) Walter Payton fumbled, too,’’’ Wilson said. “He just kind of laughed and I said ‘It’s going to happen. Just realize you’re a great football player. Go for it.’’’

Carson, who played his collegiate football at Oklahoma State, was originally selected by Seattle in the seventh round (249th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

His role during his rookie year was limited, as he toted the ball 49 times for 208 yards, but last season, Carson was a massive reason why the Seahawks led the league in rushing, as he racked up 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns while registering 4.9 yards per attempt.

Seattle currently ranks just 15th in the NFL in rushing yards, so hopefully, for the Seahawks, Carson can get going soon.

Carson and Co. are looking to improve to 3-1 this Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals.