After losing No. 1 running back Chris Carson to a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks’ solution at running back going forward may be to roll with an equal status platoon featuring Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls, ESPN’s Brady Henderson reports.
“We're just going to keep working our guys and keep rolling with both really worthy guys,” Carroll said. “We'll just pound away and see what happens as the games go and everybody is ready to go.”
“There's no reason to have any criteria for it right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us,” Carroll continued. “We'll see how they do.”
Once Carson went down against the Rams, Carroll split the touches evenly between Rawls (eight carries, 20 yards) and Lacy (nine carries, 19 yards). However, neither was able to get going, as the Seahawks ran for a season-low 62 yards.
The Seahawks backfield figures to get more crowded with the imminent return of C.J. Prosise, who missed the last two games with an ankle injury. They also have rookie J.D McKissic, who has proven to be a useful weapon in the receiving game in his first two games.
Aside from his new platoon, Carroll will need to figure some other things out in order to get his ground game up and running again. Thankfully, the Seahawks have options to choose from at running back, not to mention an upcoming bye in Week 6 to get on the same page offensively.