What Seahawks offence needs in 2024 to become great…

The Seattle Seahawks’ commitment to running the football was evident for many years under former head coach Pete Carroll.

Bump: What Seahawks' offense must do in 2024 - Seattle Sports

On the Seattle Seahawks’ new offensive scheme, Geno Smith said, “Great things coming for us.”

During Carroll’s coaching career, the NFL kept moving more and more in the direction of the passing game, but the Seahawks stuck to their running game. That was frequently seen during the NFL Draft, when the Seahawks showed no qualms about selecting a running back first overall. But in recent seasons, the on-field performance hasn’t demonstrated that level of dedication.

On Wednesday, Michael Bumpus, a former wide receiver for the NFL, gave an explanation of why he thought the Seahawks should find their footing again on Seattle Sports’ Bump and Stacy during Four Down Territory.

Bumpus stated, “You have to be able to run the football.” “They were well over 2,000 (rushing) yards, somewhere between 2,220 and 2,300 yards, when you look back at the glory days, or just the days when this offence was really moving, when (former Seattle RB) Chris Carson was doing his thing.” That must now occur, and this squad must have a rusher with 1,100 yards.

With 1,580 total yards and 92.9 yards per game in the last season, the Seahawks were 28th in the NFL in terms of rushers. Despite being 31st in rushing attempts, the squad did accomplish a decent 4.1 yards per carry, which was in the top half of the league. Only two of the NFL’s lowest ten running teams made it to the postseason the previous year. Among them was not Seattle.

Bumpus emphasised the performance of teams who executed well on the ball last season. Five of the top seven rushing teams, Buffalo, Miami, Detroit, San Francisco, and Baltimore, advanced to the postseason. With the exception of the Ravens, who start the quick-footed Lamar Jackson, all five of those teams had a running back rush for more than 1,000 yards. Four of those teams had more than 2,300 yards. With Jahmyr Gibbs scoring 945 yards and David Montgomery scoring 1,015 yards, the Lions almost had two 1,000-yard rushers.

With Kenneth Walker III, a 2022 second-round pick, and Zach Charbonnet, a 2023 second-round pick, the Seahawks seem to have the backfield talent to match those kind of runs. Walker amassed over 1,050 yards in his debut season and 905 yards the next year. Last season, Charbonnet rushed for 462 yards as a backup.

“Your chances of making the playoffs are great if you can get a 1,000-yard rusher on your team and you can rush for over 2,300 yards as a unit.” stated Bumpus. However, you must be paired with a strong defence. That portion of the equation is important to remember, but there is another aspect that you must pay attention to: You still have a shot if you run the damn ball well.

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