Seahawks Football 101: Chris Carson is back, and this is how to use him

Dec 2, 2020, 4:12 PM

The Seahawks received the services of starting running back Chris Carson back on Monday night, and he wasted little time making an impact.

Seahawks nickel CB Ugo Amadi’s play should have your attention

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.

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.

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

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