05-05-2019, 06:20 AM
Through the first half of the 2018 season Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has amassed 497 yard on 111 rushing attempts in spite of missing a game and a half due to injury. Those numbers have already far exceeded the numbers of any running back in recent seasons Tre Flowers Jersey Green , and give him a somewhat realistic shot at a one thousand yard season, depending on his health over the second half of the year. It’s that last part that may be most worrisome.In recent seasons Seahawks fans have become accustomed to seeing running backs miss time due to injury, with the team having trotted out a parade of backs. The Hawks have had 18 different running backs carry the ball over the past three and a half seasons, and that number does not include carries by fullbacks Derrick Coleman, Tre Madden or Will Tukuafu. Including those three means that Seattle fans have seen rushing attempts by 21 different players in the time since the ill-fated goal line interception in Super Bowl XLIX, and Chris Carson’s 2018 season is already one of the best seasons for any of those 21 ball carriers in that time frame. In fact, just to put how unreliable the Seahawks running backs have been since the start of the 2015 season, here’s a list of the top fifteen seasons by a running back for the Hawks during that time period. Seahawks RB seasons since 2015Season RankPlayerSeasonAttemptsYardsYard Per CarryTouchdownsSeason RankPlayerSeasonAttemptsYardsYard Per CarryTouchdownsThus Russell Wilson Jersey , if the season were to end today, Carson’s 2018 season represents the second most rushing yards by a Seattle running back since the Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots, as his 40 yards on eight attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday pushed his season total past that of Christine Michael’s 2016 total of 469 yards. What is troubling, however, is that Carson has been on and off the injury report with a hip issue of some kind for the past six weeks, following his 32 carry effort against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. Following that Herculean effort by Carson against the Cowboys, he then missed the Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals, before playing against the Los Angeles Rams and Oakland Raiders heading into the bye week. He then played against in Detroit coming out of the bye Doug Baldwin Jersey Green , however, his hip injury forced him out of the game against the Chargers, and he logged zero carries after the midway point of the second quarter. To me this says that he is nursing an injury that could require several weeks of recovery, as he’s already had separate weeks off, and the injury does not appear to have fully healed either time. Obviously we will know more when the first detailed Week 10 injury report comes out later today, but for Seahawks fans who have grown wear of seeing their running backs on the injury report over the last several seasons, this seems like a case of deja vu all over again. Today is not the first day Russell Wilson has set a deadline to sign a long-term contract with the Seahawks.Before signing his current contract, Wilson set a deadline of July 31 C. J. Prosise Jersey Green , 2015, and told the Seahawks that if the sides didn’t reach an agreement by then, he’d simply play out the season and decide what to do in free agency in 2016.That ended up working out: On the morning of July 31, Wilson announced that he was signing a new deal. Sometimes a deadline prods both sides to get something done.Now Wilson has another deadline, and he’s apparently ruling out ever signing another long-term contract with the Seahawks if they don’t give him the deal he wants by the end of the day today. The clock is ticking, and there seems to be pessimism about a deal getting done. But the clock was ticking when the deal got done last time, too.