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Sam’s Film Room: Why the Seahawks couldn’t stop Carlos Hyde and 49ers run game

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On Sunday, Carlos Hyde ran the ball 15 times against the Seattle Seahawks, and gained 124 yards, with two of his carries going over 20. In this video breakdown, I looked at what went wrong during the two big plays while also discussing how the Seahawks’ offense can use some of the concepts that Kyle Shanahan brought to the San Francisco 49ers.

In my opinion, his use of motions and misdirection was a large part why the 61-yard run happened. The Seahawks don’t need to make many changes. They already have the pieces with Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson, so adding a few ghost motions and fake end arounds per game will definitely pay dividends in the future.

From a defensive standpoint, Seattle was in their base 4-3 Under alignment for nine of Hyde’s rushes. In this formation, they actually did a good job of shutting down the run holding him to under three yards per carry. Based on reviewing each carry, I am not as worried as I was previously with their run defense. More or less, I felt like the two big plays did not show a consistent scheme or personnel issue that needs to be addressed versus the Tennessee Titans this coming Sunday.