Pete Carroll implies Chris Carson will get more carries
Attention fantasy football players: Chris Carson is looking like the lead back in the Seattle Seahawks’ running back race.
Carson split time with rookie Rashaad Penny in the Seahawks’ Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Both received seven carries, though they had much different results; Carson totaled 51 yards compared to 8 for Penny. Both were factors as receivers, with Penny catching four passes for 35 yards and Carson three for 28.
On Tuesday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Carson “took the lead” in the competition and that Penny looked rusty.
Carroll says Chris Carson "really took the lead at that position'' against Denver. Says Penny "looked a little rusty.'' Will find ways to keep using Penny but implication is they won't split time this week the way they did last week.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 11, 2018
Penny was returning from surgery on his hand after missing several preseason games. Penny was the team’s first-round pick in this year’s draft, while Carson was a 7th-round pick in 2017. Carson was leading the Seahawks in rushing last season before breaking his ankle.