Although it took longer than anticipated, the Seahawks finally are running the ball with some authority 10 weeks into the season.
Through seven games, Seattle averaged just 78 yards a contest on the ground, second-worst in the league. But the Seahawks have put together impressive back-to-back rushing performances against two of the best run defenses in the league, Dallas and Baltimore.
Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable said all it took was a little patience.
With five offensive linemen starting together for the first time and no offseason program to build continuity, some growing pains were expected. But Cable expected improvement in the second half of the season, and getting running back Marshawn Lynch and the rest of the running game going became a point of emphasis leading up to the Dallas game two weeks ago.
“It’s not any one of them – it’s all of them,” Cable said. “Marshawn did a great job of reading, and then guys were blocking and fitting helmets the right way and working better as a unit. So it was just kind of a collective deal.”