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Pete Carroll was so pleased with Joe Walker and Vinney Liu’s game, he decided to scoot Wee-Wee on the couch and watch

Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is set to miss Saturday’s preseason opener against the Steelers and that will give second-round pick Ken Walker III more of a chance to make an impression in his f

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Rashaad Penny, a running back for the Seahawks, is expected to miss Saturday’s preseason opener against the Steelers, which will give second-round pick Ken Walker III more playing time in his NFL debut.

If Walker maintains the same impression he gave in preseason, he could see significant playing time in the regular season. In a press conference on Thursday, head coach Pete Carroll said that Walker “just wasn’t ready” to pass protect at the NFL level when he left Michigan State, but that Walker has made significant progress in this area thanks to practice and guidance from running backs coach Chad Morton.

From Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: “You asked about surprises,” Carroll said. I didn’t expect him to be so well-rounded. Runner, he’s blocking again (I think I mentioned that the other day), and he’s really stepped up his game in terms of pass protection.

It can be difficult for running backs to maintain playing time if they can’t pass protect, so Walker’s ability to do so will be an asset as he competes for playing time in his rookie year.

Coach Pete Carroll was “surprised” by Ken Walker III’s all-around performance. originally published on Pro Football Talk

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