Seahawks Football 101: Chris Carson is back, and this is how to use him
The Seahawks received the services of starting running back Chris Carson back on Monday night, and he wasted little time making an impact.
Carson missed the previous four games with a sprained foot, and while he only had eight carries as Seattle eased him back into the mix, he rushed for 41 yards and added another 18 yards on two receptions. While those numbers won’t exactly jump off the page, he had one of the biggest plays of the game – and one of the most entertaining to watch.
With Seattle leading 7-0 in the second quarter, Carson was handed the ball on second-and-goal from the 16 after an intentional grounding penalty on Russell Wilson cost the Seahawks 10 yards on the previous play. Carson bailed out the Seahawks, using a combination of elusiveness and physicality to find the end zone on a run worthy of the countless highlight reels he made that night.
There was no denying @ccarson_32 on this one. 😤
Q2: SEA 14, PHI 0
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 1, 2020
So how did this play come together? Dave Wyman, the co-host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Wyman and Bob, a former NFL linebacker and current color commentator for games on the Seahawks Radio Network, shows you how in his latest Football 101 video.
Not only does Dave show you how this trap play, as it’s known, worked so well against Philadelphia, he goes back to last year when Seattle had success on a very similar run against the same Eagles team, that one being a 58-yarder by Rashaad Penny.
MONEY. 💰💰💰💰@pennyhendrixx with the 58 yard touchdown run!
Q4: SEA 17, PHI 3 pic.twitter.com/tnSJvX9iwG
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 24, 2019
For more Seahawks Football 101 videos from this season, click any of the links below.
Seahawks Football 101
• Week 1: Adams, Dunbar solve a play that has been Seattle’s problem
• Week 2: How Bobby Wagner helped seal a win on the final play vs. the Patriots
• Week 3: Team effort results in a safety against the Cowboys
• Week 4: How K.J. Wright and the defense solved Seattle’s big-play issues
• Week 5: How the defense came up clutch against the Vikings
• Week 7: Rookie LB Jordyn Brooks’ promising plays in Arizona
• Week 8: Why Bobby Wagner is the NFL’s best blitzing LB
• Week 9: What Carlos Dunlap adds that the defense needs
• Week 11: How K.J. Wright outplayed Kyler Murray
• Week 11 bonus: Proof that the defense’s new success is sustainable