Recipe for 2022, top 5 in rushing yardage and bottom 5 in pass attempts?

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Taking couple of pages from the 9ers:

2019, Superbowl:
29th pass attempts (487), 13th in passing yards (3792), average 8.4 yds
2nd in rushing attempts (498), 2nd in rushing yards (2305), average 4.6yds.

2021, NFC Champion:
29th pass attempts (514) , 12th in passing yards (4221), average 8.6yds.
6th in rushing attempts (499), 7th in rushing yards (2166 yards) average 4.3yds


If our OL can block like the last 5 games of 2021, with Penny and KW3, we could be top 10 in rushing attempts and yards. Pete and Waldron would be happy, very run oriented offense. With all those rushing attempts, it opens the door to play action passes, and hey we didn't have to pass so much, certainly there won't be a QB demanding for more passes. Both Geno and Lock has stronger arms than JimmyG, and we have three super fast WRs, slowest being Lockett at 4.40.

Suddenly I am excited about our offense, and the season.
 
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Pete likes balance, so I'd expect the ratio of run to pass to be fairly close. Now that may mean we're ranked lower in pass attempts compared to other teams, but I'd be surprised if we had substantially more runs than passes overall.
 

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I think this year will be more about our running backs than anything tbh. I know theres going to be balance, but I feel that the RBs we have if they stay healthy will be add the yard up very quickly and where at quick glance on paper it looks like the offense was more run than pass where it was really pretty equal.
 

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You get stats like that when you're up double digits late in most games. I see the Seahawks throwing a lot of 4th quarter passes in 2022.
 
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You get stats like that when you're up double digits late in most games. I see the Seahawks throwing a lot of 4th quarter passes in 2022.

Those were stats from 9ers in 2019 and 2021, they reached NFC championship game with those regular season stats. In their super bowl year, 2019, they had more rush attempts than passing. And they didn't have a HOF franchise QB, they had JimmyG with noddle arms.
 

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You get stats like that when you're up double digits late in most games. I see the Seahawks throwing a lot of 4th quarter passes in 2022

The Pete Carroll Seahawks have rarely won by double digits. They've always been nail biters. Even in 2013. We almost lost to the Houston Texans except for Sherm's timely INT>6
 
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Pete likes balance, so I'd expect the ratio of run to pass to be fairly close. Now that may mean we're ranked lower in pass attempts compared to other teams, but I'd be surprised if we had substantially more runs than passes overall.
Not only Pete, Shanahan likes balance too. in 2019 Shanahan called 498 rush attempts to 489 pass attempts, and they reached Super bowl. In 2021, they reached NFC championship game, Shanahan called 499 rush attempts to 514 pass attempts.

VERY balance in my book.
 

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The Pete Carroll Seahawks have rarely won by double digits. They've always been nail biters. Even in 2013. We almost lost to the Houston Texans except for Sherm's timely INT>6
in 2013 the Seahawks had 7 double-digit leads at the end of the 3rd quarter, (28, 18, 16, 11, 27, 16, 17). There was also a 9 point lead and an 8 point lead. With those leads you run the ball.
 

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Those were stats from 9ers in 2019 and 2021, they reached NFC championship game with those regular season stats. In their super bowl year, 2019, they had more rush attempts than passing. And they didn't have a HOF franchise QB, they had JimmyG with noddle arms.
in 2019 they had the worst WR corps in the NFL. They had a good OL & several good RBs. Running the football made sense.
 
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in 2019 they had the worst WR corps in the NFL. They had a good OL & several good RBs. Running the football made sense.
we have good RBs, great WRs but unproven QB, so running the ball will make sense too. The unknown is our OL.
 

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we have good RBs, great WRs but unproven QB, so running the ball will make sense too. The unknown is our OL.
It will make sense in the 4th quarter if the Seahawks are winning or close. If they're behind they'll throw the ball. The Seahawks are projected to win 5 or 6 games so i'm expecting multiple 4th quarter deficits. 1st 3 quarters - run the ball, if you can. The Seahawks have several RBs who have health/durability concerns + a rookie with potential. Quality RB play is not a given.
 
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You mean like how Wilson was blowing it when Penny took over and started tearing it up the "PC WAY" in the last few games last season?
In John63's world, Wilson carried the team from Pete's destruction every game.
 

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In John63's world, Wilson carried the team from Pete's destruction every game.
I mean, he did bail the team out a lot in the fourth quarter and had some of the goofiest comebacks I've seen in the NFL. I have my gripes with Wilson the player, but he definitely was one of the all-time greats in the 4th quarter with the game on the line.

The question is, how much did Wilson contribute to the sporadic boom and bust nature of our offenses? I think Wilson's upcoming season in Denver underneath an offensive oriented OC will tell us a lot.
 
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I mean, he did bail the team out a lot in the fourth quarter and had some of the goofiest comebacks I've seen in the NFL. I have my gripes with Wilson the player, but he definitely was one of the all-time greats in the 4th quarter with the game on the line.

The question is, how much did Wilson contribute to the sporadic boom and bust nature of our offenses? I think Wilson's upcoming season in Denver underneath an offensive oriented OC will tell us a lot.
We are on the same page Doc., I suspect Wilson will do well in Denver, the question is for how long? He is a complicated soul, not easy to tame. Off topic, over a dozen, ie all skill position from Bronco attended Russ's summer camp in San Diego, I would love to see how many of those will revisit the camp in three years time.
 

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The yardage from passing has to be there as well. Although the passing attempts were low the yardage was good. This is due to several factors. One is scheme and play action allowing guys to run in space. The second is two of the best YAC players in the league in George Kittle and Deebo Samuel.
 

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DK Would is a good YAC receiver but I picture Lockett as more of a route/crossing guy. Jimmy G also helps with hitting guys in space because his delivery is fast. it will be interesting how the 49ers offense morphs this year with Trey Lance. He is less accurate on short throws and has a slower delivery. I suspect there will be much more read option/ RPO stuff. Also play action will be slower developing longer down field stuff
 
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DK Would is a good YAC receiver but I picture Lockett as more of a route/crossing guy. Jimmy G also helps with hitting guys in space because his delivery is fast. it will be interesting how the 49ers offense morphs this year with Trey Lance. He is less accurate on short throws and has a slower delivery. I suspect there will be much more read option/ RPO stuff. Also play action will be slower developing longer down field stuff
After a season under shanahan, may be Lance has evolved? He was quite raw, so lots room to learn new things?
 
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The yardage from passing has to be there as well. Although the passing attempts were low the yardage was good. This is due to several factors. One is scheme and play action allowing guys to run in space. The second is two of the best YAC players in the league in George Kittle and Deebo Samuel.
Couldn't agree more, in the end of the day, it's not how many pass attempts but how many yards from passing. I still think more running attempts will reduce QB pressure, and more focus on passing yardage instead of passing attempts is the key.
 

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