SalishHawkFan wrote:Time for Mythbusters:
Myth 2: We are a run oriented offense. Fact is, we pass more often than we run and if we opened up the passing game even more, then yes, we basically would be abandoning the run. Holmgren's offenses were more balanced than this years Hawks.
Time for more Mythbusters, but this time, with actual facts instead of bullcrap:
We ARE a run-oriented offense. This season, we have passed the ball 175 times and run it 227 times. That's a ratio of 43.5 pass/56.5 run.http://www.pro-football-reference.com/t ... a/2012.htm
Last season, we had 509 passing attempts to 444 rushing attempts, resulting in a 53.4/46.6 pass/run ratio.http://www.pro-football-reference.com/t ... a/2011.htm
Holmgren only had 2 seasons where he ran the ball more than passing it, with the most run-heavy team being the 2005 squad, when the ratio was 47.7 pass/52.3 run.http://www.pro-football-reference.com/t ... a/2005.htm
In other words, Holmgren NEVER had a Seahawks team that ran as much as the 2012 Seahawks. Overall, his team ran the ball 4481 times versus 5184 passes over the 10 seasons he was coach. That's a ratio of 53.6/46.4 pass/run - or almost EXACTLY what we had last season.
So, no, we do not pass more often than we run, and we would not even be close to abandoning the run if we passed more. And Holmgren's offenses fluctuated quite a bit, but in the end they averaged out about the same as what we saw from Pete Carroll's team last year - and if we passed more, this team would have a chance to be just as balanced (if not more) than any Holmgren-coached Seahawks team.