Own The West wrote:Define "Effective Running Game"
^this exactly! It’s hard to have a poll that doesn’t give parameters for effectiveness. Does 100% mean that they can run the ball at will every single time every single game? Does effective mean that the running game is 100% in setting up the passing game as needed? I just don’t think this question or the way this poll is setup is a good way to categorize the running game. I think that a simple discussion thread would be a better format for it. The percentages listed mean absolutely nothing without some context.
With that out of the way, I think the running game will see improvement over last year. The oline is better with the acquisition of Jackson and an additional year under Lewis’ belt. Chris Carson will be rock solid until or if he misses games do to injury. I’ve like Penny when I’ve seen him play. He truly is a threat to take it to the house on any given play. Between Carson and Penny we really have thunder and lightening at RB. We will just have to wait and see if that thunder and lightening brings the rain with it or not. Also remember that Alex Collins is only 26 and a proven commodity. Dallas and Homer are nothing more than jags.
Without using percentages or responding to the poll, I think the Seahawks will have an effective running game. Effective for me means that they can control the clock when needed, establish the run game so the defense doesn’t just pin their ears back and make Russell a constant moving target, and provide an alternative functional means of moving the ball.