The Seattle Seahawks needed to adjust to life without Marshawn Lynch last season, but their running game struggled to make up for his absence.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll vowed that his team would adapt in 2017, stating that the club plans to run the ball far more often after finishing 25th in rushing offense last year.

“We definitely will,” Carroll said to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. The defense had to do some more stuff. We had to throw the ball more. We had to pass protect more and all of that because the running game got knocked up.”

Seattle signed veteran running back Eddie Lacy during the offseason, while Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, and Troymaine Pope will also vie for carries in a deep backfield.

An increased focus on the running game will alleviate some of Russell Wilson‘s herculean responsibility, and it appears the Seahawks will be a more balanced club next winter.

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