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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:42 am
  • toffee wrote:I like to opin that the coaching staffs are doing the right thing on Penny, only put him out there or carry when he could be successful. Penny had a tough off season and first three games, haters like toffee was real tough on him. Coaches are rebuilding his confidence, and doing a GOOD job.


    How is watching a 7th round pick put you to shame building your confidence exactly?
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:03 am
  • Seymour wrote:Anyone know why Penny was out this week?

    He played on special teams....pay attention.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:13 am
  • I'm not liking the Penny pick at all now. Even if he becomes a pretty good NFL RB, the whole point of first round picks is to have immediate impact. Lets assume he doesn't have an impact this season. If Carson keeps this up, he will be around for a while. At best it looks like Penny will be a complimentary RB to Carson. You don't draft guys in the first round to be complimentary RB's.

    Jury is still out on Penny, but it is looking like another high wasted pick by the Seahawks. I just think we could have used the pick on a player who could be helping us now.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am
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    Seymour wrote:Anyone know why Penny was out this week?

    He played on special teams....pay attention.


    You know what he meant.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:36 am
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:I'm not liking the Penny pick at all now. Even if he becomes a pretty good NFL RB, the whole point of first round picks is to have immediate impact. Lets assume he doesn't have an impact this season. If Carson keeps this up, he will be around for a while. At best it looks like Penny will be a complimentary RB to Carson. You don't draft guys in the first round to be complimentary RB's.

    Jury is still out on Penny, but it is looking like another high wasted pick by the Seahawks. I just think we could have used the pick on a player who could be helping us now.


    You mean like McDowell? :roll:
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:20 pm
  • IIRC: Shaun Alexander didn't have many carries his first season, either.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:25 pm
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:25 pm
  • LymonHawk wrote:IIRC: Shaun Alexander didn't have many carries his first season, either.

    That was Holmgren's philosophy and it pissed people off. He would never give rookies playing time. That being said, Alexander played much better than Penny has been showing during his rookie season.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:33 pm
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    Spin Doctor wrote:Penny has been anything but explosive in the NFL, he doesn't play nearly as quick as his 40 time suggests. The guy really needs to lose some weight. He is not very elusive right now either. Not the type of back you want running that kind of play.

    You must have missed last weeks game.

    Uh... he didn't look explosive there at all. His speed was not noteworthy and he has no burst. You should watch again. I said it once, I'll say it again, Penny is going to bust. He is not a good running back, nor do I ever think he will be one. Not for us, not for another NFL team.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:09 pm
  • LymonHawk wrote:IIRC: Shaun Alexander didn't have many carries his first season, either.


    Well, excuse me for trying to be positive.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:12 pm
  • LymonHawk wrote:
    LymonHawk wrote:IIRC: Shaun Alexander didn't have many carries his first season, either.


    Well, excuse me for trying to be positive.


    Alexander would not pass block, we had Watters that put him to shame as a blocker and a receiver and ran the ball, Alexander was riding his Bama fame till Holmgren called him out and hurt his feelings by benching him till he learned to be a Pro.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:39 pm
  • I think many of you severely underestimate our RB availability issues last season.

    - JD McKissic played in 13 games
    - Thomas Rawls played in 12 games
    - Eddie Lacy played in 9 games
    - Tre Madden played in 8 games
    - Mike Davis played in 6 games
    - CJ Prosise played in 5 games
    - Chris Carson played in 4 games

    Remember that fixing the running game was the FO's main point of emphasis over the off-season and with Rawls and Lacy being shown the door adding another RB became very important to them. Keeping reliable options available at RB looked to require adding at least one more RB and spreading the workload out as much as possible.

    As long as Carson and Davis are both healthy and looking great then of course the Penny move looks unnecessary, but frankly that is a problem that the Hawks are thrilled to be having. And I hate to even point it out but 5 games into the season is a bit early to assume Penny will not be needed for a major role later on. So far in 2018 McKissic has already ended up on IR in the preseason and Prosise might as well have.

    Whether Penny was the right RB to take and whether we needed to take one in the first are fair questions. Assuming that we didn't need a RB because Carson and Davis are both healthy through 5 games this season is ridiculous, and I'm a huge Carson advocate.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 pm
  • So far Penny is running like his name, a penny back in the group of dime a dozen backs.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:58 pm
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    toffee wrote:I like to opin that the coaching staffs are doing the right thing on Penny, only put him out there or carry when he could be successful. Penny had a tough off season and first three games, haters like toffee was real tough on him. Coaches are rebuilding his confidence, and doing a GOOD job.


    How is watching a 7th round pick put you to shame building your confidence exactly?


    I remember that's how Walsh built Montana's confidence ... he only insert Montana into situations that Montana could shine. For the first season, Montana didn't play much, but he was reasonably successful when he played. I read it from Walsh's book, and asked him about that when he was in Stanford.

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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:34 pm
  • AgentDib wrote:I think many of you severely underestimate our RB availability issues last season.

    - JD McKissic played in 13 games
    - Thomas Rawls played in 12 games
    - Eddie Lacy played in 9 games
    - Tre Madden played in 8 games
    - Mike Davis played in 6 games
    - CJ Prosise played in 5 games
    - Chris Carson played in 4 games

    Remember that fixing the running game was the FO's main point of emphasis over the off-season and with Rawls and Lacy being shown the door adding another RB became very important to them. Keeping reliable options available at RB looked to require adding at least one more RB and spreading the workload out as much as possible.

    As long as Carson and Davis are both healthy and looking great then of course the Penny move looks unnecessary, but frankly that is a problem that the Hawks are thrilled to be having. And I hate to even point it out but 5 games into the season is a bit early to assume Penny will not be needed for a major role later on. So far in 2018 McKissic has already ended up on IR in the preseason and Prosise might as well have.

    Whether Penny was the right RB to take and whether we needed to take one in the first are fair questions. Assuming that we didn't need a RB because Carson and Davis are both healthy through 5 games this season is ridiculous, and I'm a huge Carson advocate.


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Re: Penny time!
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:09 pm
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    LymonHawk wrote:
    LymonHawk wrote:IIRC: Shaun Alexander didn't have many carries his first season, either.


    Well, excuse me for trying to be positive.


    Alexander would not pass block, we had Watters that put him to shame as a blocker and a receiver and ran the ball, Alexander was riding his Bama fame till Holmgren called him out and hurt his feelings by benching him till he learned to be a Pro.


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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 am
  • Penny is probably on the shelf other than some ST play ; unless an injury happens to Carson or Davis. I hope Carroll doesn't play him just because he was a 1st round pick ; because he appears to be more a 6th or 7th rounder...it's hard to tell much about him while he rides the pine.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:41 am
  • We have 2 players out playing our #1 pick. And somehow that's a bad thing. He's got nothing but time to get in better shape and pick up the league's nuances.
    He's also spent most of his time running behind the inferior version of our line minus Fluker and with Pocic.
    It's a blessing to not have to throw him right there out there.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:44 am
  • xray wrote:Penny is probably on the shelf other than some ST play ; unless an injury happens to Carson or Davis. I hope Carroll doesn't play him just because he was a 1st round pick ; because he appears to be more a 6th or 7th rounder...it's hard to tell much about him while he rides the pine.

    That's kind of the point. Pete doesn't really care where a guy was drafted. Not his concern. He plays the guys that are getting the job done. Right now, Carson and Davis are getting it done, in good style. No need to force Penny into the games.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:45 am
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    xray wrote:Penny is probably on the shelf other than some ST play ; unless an injury happens to Carson or Davis. I hope Carroll doesn't play him just because he was a 1st round pick ; because he appears to be more a 6th or 7th rounder...it's hard to tell much about him while he rides the pine.

    That's kind of the point. Pete doesn't really care where a guy was drafted. Not his concern. He plays the guys that are getting the job done. Right now, Carson and Davis are getting it done, in good style. No need to force Penny into the games.


    I'll disagree with that. Early in the year when Carson was clearly out producing Penny, Penny was still getting the bulk of the carries for that exact reason, his draft position. It became too obvious to everyone to continue, and now Carson is the man again.
    We also have seen similar favoritism with Ifedi and others over the years.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:56 am
  • Seymour wrote:
    sutz wrote:
    xray wrote:Penny is probably on the shelf other than some ST play ; unless an injury happens to Carson or Davis. I hope Carroll doesn't play him just because he was a 1st round pick ; because he appears to be more a 6th or 7th rounder...it's hard to tell much about him while he rides the pine.

    That's kind of the point. Pete doesn't really care where a guy was drafted. Not his concern. He plays the guys that are getting the job done. Right now, Carson and Davis are getting it done, in good style. No need to force Penny into the games.


    I'll disagree with that. Early in the year when Carson was clearly out producing Penny, Penny was still getting the bulk of the carries for that exact reason, his draft position. It became too obvious to everyone to continue, and now Carson is the man again.
    We also have seen similar favoritism with Ifedi and others over the years.


    Yep. Seems like Pete likes to save face more than staying true to that 'Always Compete' slogan most of the time.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:18 am
  • Seymour wrote:I'll disagree with that. Early in the year when Carson was clearly out producing Penny, Penny was still getting the bulk of the carries for that exact reason, his draft position.


    We can't know that. History of Pete suggests that's quite unlikely.

    Could be any number of factors at play.

    How does he look in practice?
    How does Carson look?
    Nagging injuries we don't know about?
    Reasonable expectation for Carson's health?
    Game plan relative to player strengths?

    There are a lot more factors. None of which we have any insight to on the outside. Given Carson's injury history and what we know about how he has had difficulty remaining healthy over the course of seasons (both pros and in college), it would be reasonable to try and committee our RB corps.

    And it's worth noting, they are still splitting carries with Carson. Just not with Penny. Davis is taking a big chunk of the load now too. If draft position were a consideration, how would one reconcile using Davis instead of Penny?

    I think Pete's history and the fact that we still split carries with Carson refute that opinion.

    Additionally, I'd argue that opinion is entirely anecdotal. Penny had ONE game where he got the most carries out of the five we've played. And even then, that was 10 carries out of 19 (Chicago). The very next game, Carson had 32 of the 37 carries and got nicked and missed the next game. Carson's usage has been moderated since and rightly so.

    I'd agree that Penny has thus far shown he's the worst of the RB draft class by a wide margin. But the numbers don't support that Penny was being featured. And it's still early to write off Penny. I mentioned this in the Alex Collins thread too -- many rookies make that year two leap and cutting them in year two is the equivalent of selling low on a player. The best course of action IMO is to keep Penny involved. And see where we're at after the end of year two.

    If you want to discuss whether or not he was a good pick -- I confess I was not a fan of the pick. I thought Chubb was the second best prospect and harbored hope we'd target Royce Freeman in day two. I strongly felt like our best pick would have been Lamar Jackson. But that's a different topic entirely.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:43 am
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    Seymour wrote:I'll disagree with that. Early in the year when Carson was clearly out producing Penny, Penny was still getting the bulk of the carries for that exact reason, his draft position.


    We can't know that. History of Pete suggests that's quite unlikely.

    Could be any number of factors at play.

    How does he look in practice?
    How does Carson look?
    Nagging injuries we don't know about?
    Reasonable expectation for Carson's health?
    Game plan relative to player strengths?

    There are a lot more factors. None of which we have any insight to on the outside. Given Carson's injury history and what we know about how he has had difficulty remaining healthy over the course of seasons (both pros and in college), it would be reasonable to try and committee our RB corps.

    And it's worth noting, they are still splitting carries with Carson. Just not with Penny. Davis is taking a big chunk of the load now too. If draft position were a consideration, how would one reconcile using Davis instead of Penny?

    I think Pete's history and the fact that we still split carries with Carson refute that opinion.

    Additionally, I'd argue that opinion is entirely anecdotal. Penny had ONE game where he got the most carries out of the five we've played. And even then, that was 10 carries out of 19 (Chicago). The very next game, Carson had 32 of the 37 carries and got nicked and missed the next game. Carson's usage has been moderated since and rightly so.

    I'd agree that Penny has thus far shown he's the worst of the RB draft class by a wide margin. But the numbers don't support that Penny was being featured. And it's still early to write off Penny. I mentioned this in the Alex Collins thread too -- many rookies make that year two leap and cutting them in year two is the equivalent of selling low on a player. The best course of action IMO is to keep Penny involved. And see where we're at after the end of year two.

    If you want to discuss whether or not he was a good pick -- I confess I was not a fan of the pick. I thought Chubb was the second best prospect and harbored hope we'd target Royce Freeman in day two. I strongly felt like our best pick would have been Lamar Jackson. But that's a different topic entirely.


    Or.....we could use simple logic because it's pretty obvious to me.

    Like I said, it became glaringly obvious to all that Penny was 3rd string, so that is why Davis is 2. Not even Pete could try explaining that away any longer so he did what he was forced to do.

    I'll never believe Penny earned those early reps no matter how many reasons others post as "possible".

    BTW, I haven't written off Penny yet either, only going with what we have up until this point. He could end up being productive still I agree.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 am
  • It's a loooooong season, I guarantee you we'll need Penny to come in and produce.

    Both Davis and Carson are running as hard as hell at contact, that usually means nagging injuries recovering week to week. So we're gonna need Penny.

    Now was he worth a #1? No, as of now it wasn't a good pick. You draft a RB in the 1st round, he better be a 1,000 yard bell cow back with 10 TD's.

    So we'll see, but as far as this conversation Penny isn't going anywhere, we'll need him this year, probably sooner rather than later. Davis looked gimpy in the 4th quarter Sunday, so I wouldn't be surprised if he shows up on the injury report this week.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
  • All this hubbub about a rookie rb 5 games into his NFL career (after having missed most of preseason). It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Most of those are upset that Penny was chosen over Guice. Where is Guice right now? I'd say that Penny has out produced him thus far.

    If the Seahawks had chosen someone else with the 1st round pick and Penny was successful elsewhere, the same folks would be whining about that pick and why the Seahawks didn't get Penny.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm
  • hawkfan68 wrote:All this hubbub about a rookie rb 5 games into his NFL career (after having missed most of preseason). It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Most of those are upset that Penny was chosen over Guice. Where is Guice right now? I'd say that Penny has out produced him thus far.

    If the Seahawks had chosen someone else with the 1st round pick and Penny was successful elsewhere, the same folks would be whining about that pick and why the Seahawks didn't get Penny.


    Ain't that the truth. :2thumbs:
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:23 pm
  • LymonHawk wrote:
    hawkfan68 wrote:All this hubbub about a rookie rb 5 games into his NFL career (after having missed most of preseason). It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Most of those are upset that Penny was chosen over Guice. Where is Guice right now? I'd say that Penny has out produced him thus far.

    If the Seahawks had chosen someone else with the 1st round pick and Penny was successful elsewhere, the same folks would be whining about that pick and why the Seahawks didn't get Penny.


    Ain't that the truth. :2thumbs:


    Guice tore his ACL. He's not a healthy scratch so you can't really compare the two. That's like saying Uncle Will was a bad pick compared to some other TE taken late because he tore his patellar tendon.
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:24 pm
  • Going into the Draft, how many of you out there were confident that Carson and Davis would be as productive as they are now? Especially when Carson was unavailable the last half of the season. I fully understand why the FO made the pick when they did, and would hope they'd do it again.

    Sgt. Largent is spot on....they way Carson plays/runs generally means there will be nagging injuries
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:25 pm
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    hawkfan68 wrote:All this hubbub about a rookie rb 5 games into his NFL career (after having missed most of preseason). It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Most of those are upset that Penny was chosen over Guice. Where is Guice right now? I'd say that Penny has out produced him thus far.

    If the Seahawks had chosen someone else with the 1st round pick and Penny was successful elsewhere, the same folks would be whining about that pick and why the Seahawks didn't get Penny.


    Ain't that the truth. :2thumbs:


    Guice tore his ACL. He's not a healthy scratch so you can't really compare the two. That's like saying Uncle Will was a bad pick compared to some other TE taken late because he tore his patellar tendon.

    Plenty of times I've heard that line. "He got injured. It was a wasted pick." :34853_doh:
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Re: Penny time!
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:28 pm
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    hawkfan68 wrote:All this hubbub about a rookie rb 5 games into his NFL career (after having missed most of preseason). It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. Most of those are upset that Penny was chosen over Guice. Where is Guice right now? I'd say that Penny has out produced him thus far.

    If the Seahawks had chosen someone else with the 1st round pick and Penny was successful elsewhere, the same folks would be whining about that pick and why the Seahawks didn't get Penny.


    Ain't that the truth. :2thumbs:


    Guice tore his ACL. He's not a healthy scratch so you can't really compare the two. That's like saying Uncle Will was a bad pick compared to some other TE taken late because he tore his patellar tendon.

    Plenty of times I've heard that line. "He got injured. It was a wasted pick." :34853_doh:


    If there is a known glaring injury history the comment is valid IMO.
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Re: Penny time!
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:42 pm
  • Off-topic here (sorry).

    Thomas Rawls is still a free agent and has not been picked up right?

    He looked so good until breaking the ankle....and now....
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Re: Penny time!
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:17 pm
  • This thread aged well......Penny leads the hawks in YPC and needs to see the ball more. (As I have been saying all season)
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Re: Penny time!
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:10 pm
  • ImTheScientist wrote:This thread aged well......Penny leads the hawks in YPC and needs to see the ball more. (As I have been saying all season)


    Nobody cares.

    -signed, someone who's been pretty neutral on Penny from the beginning
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:09 pm
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:29 am
  • He is so smooth for a guy his size it deceives the eye. Thats why man fans on this site were or are down on him. Doesn't look like he is moving fast when he actually is. To have feet like he does/speed/acceleration like he does is special. I have been saying it since pre-season .....Im not surprised he leads all Seahawks RBs in YPC through 10 weeks.

    Time to unleash Penny, get him 15-20 carries a game, and use Carson to compliment him. Getting Carson 5-10 carries is much more sustainable for him as he has shown he can't handle the workload with his running style and Penny has shown he is much more explosive. Should be a great 1-2 punch with Penny leading the way. :irishdrinkers:
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 am
  • ImTheScientist wrote:He is so smooth for a guy his size it deceives the eye. Thats why man fans on this site were or are down on him. Doesn't look like he is moving fast when he actually is. To have feet like he does/speed/acceleration like he does is special. I have been saying it since pre-season .....Im not surprised he leads all Seahawks RBs in YPC through 10 weeks.

    Time to unleash Penny, get him 15-20 carries a game, and use Carson to compliment him. Getting Carson 5-10 carries is much more sustainable for him as he has shown he can't handle the workload with his running style and Penny has shown he is much more explosive. Should be a great 1-2 punch with Penny leading the way. :irishdrinkers:


    I'm fine with your excitement over Penny, but to use YPC as some kind of proof, for a guy that has barely 50 carries all season? Interesting timing to decide that is the barometer. Before yesterday, he averaged 3.4 yds per carry through nine games. That's what a big game will do when the sample size is small.

    How bout we see some explosive games from him (well at least more than 1?) before handing him the crown.
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  • I liked Penny as a sprinkle home run hitter after Davis bludgeoned them but didn't anyone else notice them exclusively using Penny in the 2nd half?

    The offense was far less efficient without Davis's 4-5 yard carries. I think Pete tried to "ride the hot hand" rather than sticking with his philosophy of being more physical than the other team.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:27 am
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    ImTheScientist wrote:He is so smooth for a guy his size it deceives the eye. Thats why man fans on this site were or are down on him. Doesn't look like he is moving fast when he actually is. To have feet like he does/speed/acceleration like he does is special. I have been saying it since pre-season .....Im not surprised he leads all Seahawks RBs in YPC through 10 weeks.

    Time to unleash Penny, get him 15-20 carries a game, and use Carson to compliment him. Getting Carson 5-10 carries is much more sustainable for him as he has shown he can't handle the workload with his running style and Penny has shown he is much more explosive. Should be a great 1-2 punch with Penny leading the way. :irishdrinkers:


    I'm fine with your excitement over Penny, but to use YPC as some kind of proof, for a guy that has barely 50 carries all season? Interesting timing to decide that is the barometer. Before yesterday, he averaged 3.4 yds per carry through nine games. That's what a big game will do when the sample size is small.

    How bout we see some explosive games from him (well at least more than 1?) before handing him the crown.


    I have been using that barometer all year. Check my posts. He has been running at over 4.7 ypc for weeks now. His first two games were rough and brought his average down. Plenty others on this site have used it as a barometer as to why Carson is better.....and nobody disputed it then so no reason to now. Facts are Facts......and Im crowning him. He has done nothing but been great in college and now here. People are not being objective. They love Carson because they fell in love last year thinking he was our next great one. He can't stay healthy and isn't nearly as talented as Penny. Again, talent and performance all reside with Penny. You can't dispute that as all historical numbers, draft slot, and combine numbers point to Penny. Fans should be happy we have a great one. Penny knows what people are saying here and on social media....just check his brothers latest twitter post about people NOW jumping on the bandwagon.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 am
  • lukerguy wrote:I liked Penny as a sprinkle home run hitter after Davis bludgeoned them but didn't anyone else notice them exclusively using Penny in the 2nd half?

    The offense was far less efficient without Davis's 4-5 yard carries. I think Pete tried to "ride the hot hand" rather than sticking with his philosophy of being more physical than the other team.


    We must have watched different games. I found the complete opposite to be true. Davis stalled drives.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:30 am
  • Well, it's obvious they were worried about the health of Carson, especially the way he runs. Makes more sense why they would take a RB with their first pick. People may not agree with the pick, and that's fine, but to ignore the fact that Carson seems day to day quite often is ignoring the obvious. Love how Carson plays, but we can't count on him being there all the time. And Davis has been a hell of a 2nd option.
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  • Resting Carson on a short week with a Thursday game coming up while getting Penny some valuable experience is a win/win. I see Penny staying as the third down back until Carson’s injury bug gets to be too much.


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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:39 am
  • You know, Penny reminds me of Shaun Alexander. Neither possesses the fast twitch like Carson, but he accelerates, using his 4.45 speed, once he makes a decision.

    I like the, run thru a wall mentality of Carson and Davis, but to put Penny in as a change of pace will give defenses fits.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:19 am
  • lukerguy wrote:I liked Penny as a sprinkle home run hitter after Davis bludgeoned them but didn't anyone else notice them exclusively using Penny in the 2nd half?

    The offense was far less efficient without Davis's 4-5 yard carries. I think Pete tried to "ride the hot hand" rather than sticking with his philosophy of being more physical than the other team.


    Less efficient? Didn't we punt 3x in the 2nd quarter vs 0 times in the second half?
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:04 am
  • Cool stat....

    Seahawks Rashaad Penny now has 159 yards on his past 24 carries (6.6 YPC)
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:23 am
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    lukerguy wrote:I liked Penny as a sprinkle home run hitter after Davis bludgeoned them but didn't anyone else notice them exclusively using Penny in the 2nd half?

    The offense was far less efficient without Davis's 4-5 yard carries. I think Pete tried to "ride the hot hand" rather than sticking with his philosophy of being more physical than the other team.


    Less efficient? Didn't we punt 3x in the 2nd quarter vs 0 times in the second half?


    Penny still played in the 2nd quarter. I'm not saying Davis should play all the time, but I'm saying Penny and the Hawks are better when they sprinkle in both, preferably starting with Davis, and then when he wears them down they add penny (similar to what has made NO effective with Ingram and Kamara).

    In the first quarter Davis led the carries and Penny came in for his big HR runs. By the 2nd half the hawks scored two touchdowns one on a drive that was extended because of a gift penalty on Fowler, and the other was a TD where Davis was featured exclusively in garbage time.

    SO yeah, I felt like most of the 3rd and 4th quarter Penny was featured and would have led to 3 points save for a penalty extending drive.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 am
  • lukerguy wrote:
    themunn wrote:
    lukerguy wrote:I liked Penny as a sprinkle home run hitter after Davis bludgeoned them but didn't anyone else notice them exclusively using Penny in the 2nd half?

    The offense was far less efficient without Davis's 4-5 yard carries. I think Pete tried to "ride the hot hand" rather than sticking with his philosophy of being more physical than the other team.


    Less efficient? Didn't we punt 3x in the 2nd quarter vs 0 times in the second half?


    Penny still played in the 2nd quarter. I'm not saying Davis should play all the time, but I'm saying Penny and the Hawks are better when they sprinkle in both, preferably starting with Davis, and then when he wears them down they add penny (similar to what has made NO effective with Ingram and Kamara).

    In the first quarter Davis led the carries and Penny came in for his big HR runs. By the 2nd half the hawks scored two touchdowns one on a drive that was extended because of a gift penalty on Fowler, and the other was a TD where Davis was featured exclusively in garbage time.

    SO yeah, I felt like most of the 3rd and 4th quarter Penny was featured and would have led to 3 points save for a penalty extending drive.


    Penny had 1 carry in the second quarter and was hardly on the field fwiw. Trust me.... I watch for him.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 am
  • Yeah you almost make my point, actually. The point is that Penny is better as a compliment to a bruising back. The first quarter was by far their best quarter and both received carries. The 2nd, 3rd, and early 4th featured only one guy (Davis in the 2nd, Penny in the 3rd and 4th). As I mentioned except for that one drive extended by penalty and the garbage time TD, the Hawks would have only got 6 points, assuming SeaBass makes a long one.
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Re: Penny time!
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:10 am
  • My two pennies...

    Penny is improving. He is reacting more quickly, not hesitating. The game is starting to slow down for him. But he is not yet a RB who can carry an offense. It’s going to take him more time and probably an off-season to get to that point. This is why Davis is getting the bulk of the carries and getting Carson back is still so important.

    Schottenheimer is mixing Penny in really well. He’s getting him free lanes to the outside, where he is capable of being effective right now. That should continue. What should not happen is a return to the failed strategy of the first two weeks of the season, in which whole drives were wasted by taking carries away from the more consistent Carson and Davis and forcing Penny through the middle of the line.
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