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    SPORTS
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
East Oregonian
B3
Seahawks playoff run started in Week 3 vs. Dallas
By TIM BOOTH
Associated Press
RENTON, Wash. — Pete
Carroll and Brian Schot-
tenheimer sat together and
decided with their team win-
less after two games there
needed to be a change.
What the Seattle Sea-
hawks were trying to do on
offense wasn’t working.
“He and I sat down and
kind of had a little heart-to-
heart,” said Schottenheimer,
Seattle’s fi rst-year offensive
coordinator.
“There were things that
he and I just wanted to make
sure we were on the same
page about. It wasn’t just
the running game, it was he
and I continuing to build our
relationship and it was an
awesome meeting. It proba-
bly lasted about an hour and
we talked about a ton of dif-
ferent stuff. I know I came
out of that meeting feeling
really good just about the
direction where we wanted
to go.”
The direction has been
clear for more than three
months as the Seahawks
went from a team search-
ing for answers to a team
back in the postseason after
a one-year absence from the
playoffs.
And it was the decisions
made before playing Dallas
in Week 3 where the switch
was made and Seattle started
on its path that has the Sea-
hawks headed to face the
Cowboys on Saturday night
in an NFC wild-card game.
The
conversation
between Carroll and Schot-
tenheimer made clear Seattle
was going back to the funda-
mentals of how it wanted to
be offensively. They were
going to make running the
ball the priority and let Rus-
sell Wilson be a playmaker
around the running success.
The result: Seattle ended
the season as the best run
team in the NFL, and with
Wilson having one of the
best seasons of his career
making big plays in the
passing game.
“I don’t think you’d
always sit there and say
we’re going to make this
philosophy and go do this,
and then you think you’re
going to be the best in the
league at it,” Schotten-
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Seattle Seahawks’ Chris Carson carries as Arizona Cardinals’
Haason Reddick (43) pursues during the second half of an NFL
football game on Sunday in Seattle.
heimer said.
Throughout last offsea-
son, Seattle preached it was
returning to the basic offen-
sive fundamentals that led
them to consecutive NFC
titles. They were going to
be bullies running the foot-
ball behind the trio of Chris
Carson, Mike Davis and
Rashaad Penny.
But for the fi rst two
weeks of the season, Schot-
tenheimer and Carroll got
too far ahead of themselves.
They tried to see how much
the Seahawks could rely on
Wilson, rather than relying
on the run game. The result
was a pair of ugly losses to
Denver and Chicago, and
Wilson running for his life
getting sacked 12 times in
those fi rst two games.
When Dallas arrived
in Week 3, so did Seat-
tle’s change in approach.
That was the week Car-
son became the workhorse
in the run game. It was the
week that the additions of
D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy
at the guard positions started
to become noticeable, and
Seattle’s running success
meant Wilson was no longer
under siege by the opposing
pass rush.
Seattle rushed for only
113 yards that day in the
24-13 win — 102 by Car-
son — but it laid the founda-
tion for what the Seahawks
became.
“They were talking about
it the whole time of run-
ning the ball more and being
a run team,” Carson said.
“They fi nally started getting
it going against the Cow-
boys and it’s taken off ever
since.”
Starting with Week 3,
Seattle has rushed for 2,422
yards, the fourth-most by
any team since 2010 during
that 14-game span. The 2014
Seahawks had 2,447 yards
during the same stretch of
games, one spot ahead of
this year’s team.
While it was the Cow-
boys when Seattle commit-
ted to its offensive iden-
tity, when it fully took hold
depends on whom you
ask. For Schottenheimer it
wasn’t until Week 12 at Car-
olina when he became con-
vinced Seattle had the abil-
ity to win in multiple ways.
The victory over the Pan-
thers came on a day Seat-
tle ran for only 75 yards,
but Wilson threw for 339.
It’s the only time in the fi nal
14 games Seattle was held
under 100 yards rushing as
a team.
For offensive tackle
Duane Brown, it was Seat-
tle’s fi rst game against the
Los Angeles Rams in Week
5. Seattle lost 33-31, but ran
for 190 yards and averaged
5.9 yards per carry.
“It just became our norm
and we had some pretty
good fronts that we went
against,” Brown said.
Carroll agreed with his
left tackle that it was a few
games after facing the Cow-
boys before the commitment
to Seattle’s offensive style
became the norm.
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