Seattle coach Pete Carroll has found a bigger meaning

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Seattle coach Pete Carroll has found a bigger meaning

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behind an audacious fourth quarter decision by rookie Michael Dickson to run on fourth down out of his own end zone Detroit Lions Hats , a play that somehow managed to net a first down.The Seahawks are playing with a style Carroll wants to see and the freedom to try things that might otherwise seem foolish — like a punter running on fourth-and-8 at his own 3 rather than taking a safety like he was supposed to.The result is that the Seahawks having won four of five after Sunday's 28-14 victory over Detroit, with six of the final nine games at home and Seattle in the thick of the NFC playoff conversation at midseason."I like to think he showed you our mentality that we trust our guys and we work hard and work at it that you're going to get faced with opportunities, and I like our guys to be able to improvise well and find the ways to make special things happen," Carroll said Monday. "We always look for guys who have special qualities and part of that is, the guys who have the background and courage and faculties to make those kinds of decisions."Dickson's 9-yard run with 2:18 remaining aside, the Seahawks once again used the formula that has worked for the past five games: play strong defense; control the ball offensively with the run; let Russell Wilson use the pass game efficiently and not as the primary vehicle for Seattle's offense.Seattle held promising young Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson to 22 yards rushing on just eight carries and limited the Lions to just 34 yards total on the ground. The Seahawks ran 42 times for 176 yards — including Dickson's run — and had the ball for nearly 35 minutes. Wilson also posted the first perfect passer-rating game in Seahawks history while completing 14 of 17 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns.Wilson's 17 pass attempts matched the second-fewest of his career. The only time he threw less came in his rookie season when he was 7 of 13 passing against Arizona in a game Seattle won 58-0. He didn't need to carry the offensive load through the air because of the success Seattle was having on the ground.Chris Carson topped 100 yards rushing for the third time and continues to show the makings of the featured back Seattle has sought since Marshawn Lynch departed. Carson capped his day with a 7-yard TD run in the fourth quarter while bowling over defenders at the goal line. The play gave Seattle a 28-7 lead.Carson is finding success running the ball because Seattle's offensive line continues to play at a high level not seen from the Seahawks since their consecutive seasons winning the NFC championship."We have more run game than we've had in the past. We have more choices in how we go about doing it," Carroll said. "It's a different philosophy in how we're doing it up front and the guys have come along well. We have a very smart Detroit Lions Womens Hoodie , experienced group of guys now to run with. ... We have a pretty good setup right now and really we're just kind of hitting it. I think we have a chance to get a lot better as we move on through the challenges of the season."NOTES: Carroll said LB K.J. Wright (knee) and TE Ed Dickson (quad/groin) both came through their season debuts without issue on Sunday. Wright had five tackles and played 50 snaps on defense, while Dickson had two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. ... Seattle is now plus-10 in turnover margin. The Seahawks have forced 16 turnovers and committed only six.All eyes on Lions G Kenny Wiggins as T.J. Lang continues to sit Detroit Lions starting right guard T.J. Lang missed his third consecutive practice on Friday, signaling that he’s unlikely to play this week against the San Francisco 49ers thanks to a back injury that caused him to miss the final play of Week 1.Last year, the Lions had to deal with a massive amount of injuries along the offensive line and it showed. Detroit had one of the worst running games in the league and Matthew Stafford dealt with pressure on a weekly basis. So this year general manager Bob Quinn went to work on his offensive line depth. While his moves were headline by drafting Frank Ragnow in the first round, he also added offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby in the fifth round of the draft and veteran free agents Kenny Wiggins and Wesley Johnson to help round out the depth in case of injury. While Johnson didn’t stick around after roster cuts, Wiggins did, and it may already be time for him to show why the Lions are more confident in their offensive line depth this year.Wiggins came from the Los Angeles Chargers Womens Customized Detroit Lions Jerseys , where started 25 games in five years, including all 16 last season. Jeff Davidson, the Lions’ new offensive line coach, spent a year working with him back in 2016. But for head coach Matt Patricia, it was an easy choice to add Wiggins in free agency.“We liked everything as far as what he brought to the table as a player, as a teammate, as a professional ,” Patricia said on Friday. “(He’s a) guy that’s really just fought and battled his entire career and has always come out on top. And you love those guys, you love those guys that continue to work hard like that to go out and perform.”And throughout camp Wiggins’ versatility had already been proven useful. Before the season even started, the Lions dealt with injuries to Lang and to starting center Graham Glasgow, and Wiggins filled in wherever the Lions needed him. “I thought he’s done a great job being very multiple, which is another big thing for offensive linemen,” Patricia said. “You’re only allowed to have so many, and then active for the game you’re only really carrying so many offensive linemen. So the overlap of position coverage has to be at a high value and he’s one of those guys that’s able to do that. He can really flip both sides of the line of scrimmage. About the only thing I don’t have him doing right now is snapping.”But training camp is one thing Detroit Lions T-Shirt , the regular season is another. If Lang can’t go and Wiggins is the Lions’ replacement, the former Charger has quite the task in front of him. The 49ers boast an impressive defensive front—led by defensive tackle DeForest Buckner—that can easily disrupt Detroit’s chemistry on the offensive line.“It should be a huge challenge for us up front,” Patricia admitted earlier in the week. “They really have great players here on either side ball and certainly their defensive line with the scheme that Coach (Robert) Saleh is implementing there. It’s a very aggressive attacking front that they play. And I think these guys are doing a good job adapting to that and really performing at a high level.”Wiggins wasn’t all that impressive in the preseason, and the 49ers likely know that. So can the man who has fought and battled against the odds his entire career come out on top again Sunday? We’ll see.

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