Pete Carroll pleased with Seahawks run game

Published on August 12, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Some tidbits

* Carroll liked the fact that his team ran for 133 yards on the ground. Improving the running game has been a point of emphasis during training camp.

Leading the way was recent addition Thomas Clayton, who finished with 62 yards on 16 carries, including a 25-yard touchdown run.

Clayton has the nickname Tommy Gun because he flexes his biceps after a long run.

“I thought Tommy did a really good job tonight,” Carroll said. “It was fun to see him run the football. I thought he did a very good job in the fourth quarter when he got a feel for things.”

* Carroll said he’s excited to get some guys back on the practice field next week, including Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and some other players who did not play. Ben Obomanu also has a shoulder injury but is expected to be ready for practice next week.

* Carroll said that Sidney Rice’s injury is not that serious, characterizing it as a weight room injury. “He’s fine,” Carroll said. “He could have played tonight. Justin Forsett could have played tonight. We just didn’t need to.”

* Rookie linebacker K.J. Wright led the team in tackles with seven.

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