Seahawks won’t apologize for playing old school football
The Seattle Seahawks returned to their roots of running the football at a high clip in 2018. Under Brian Schottenheimer, the Seahawks had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last season.
In an article by Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports, Schwab previews the 2019 season for the Seahawks. Despite the NFL turning towards being a pass-driven league, Seattle won’t apologize for playing old school football.
“We make no apologies for how we play,’’ offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said, according to the Seattle Times. “We want to run the football. We want to be physical. We want to take our shots.’’
This offseason, the Seahawks made Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL while drafting D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings at wide receiver. But make no mistake, the Seahawks still plan on pounding the rock in 2019.
In 2018, Seattle had the number one ranked rushing offense in the NFL. Led by Chris Carson, the Seahawks ran the ball 534 times (second-most in the NFL).
The NFC West is dominated by young, offensive-minded coaches who love to throw the ball when they get the chance. That leaves Pete Carroll as the older coach who is still trying to savor the era of running the football—and succeeding with it.
Undoubtedly, Seattle plans on improving their ability to pass more, but they won’t falter from their gameplan of handing the ball off to their running backs. After all, the Seahawks had their most success in recent seasons when they were giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch.