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Thursday Round-Up: NFL Network's LaDanian Tomlinson Previews Seahawks' Offensive Identity In 2020

The analysis comes with a lot of praise for Russell Wilson and what Tomlinson calls his best supporting cast yet.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, August 20 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Network's LaDanian Tomlinson Breaks Down Seahawks' Offensive Identity

Earlier this week, NFL Network looked in on the Seahawks' first padded practice. Analyst and Hall of Famer LaDanian Tomlinson, along with Steve Wyche and David Carr, gave some detailed insight into what the Seahawks' offense will look like this season, while giving serious compliments to quarterback Russell Wilson and a supporting cast that Tomlinson considers the deepest of Wilson's career so far.

His initial comments probably won't come as a surprise to a lot of 12s: "Their identity is going to be running the football," Tomlinson said. "Brian Schottenheimer is offensive coordinator, and he's gonna run that power scheme where they pull a lot of line. They pull linemen on inside powers, they pull linemen on outside zones. This is what they do; they like to double team at the point of attack and work up to the linebacker and give a running back — most of the time — two-way breaks."

While breaking down the Seahawks running scheme, Tomlinson reminded fans about Wilson's unique abilities: "Make no mistake about it, this is Russell Wilson's team," Tomlinson said. "He's going to continue to make plays off-script, if you will, like he does so well."

Tomlinson went on to call this Seahawks offense "the best supporting cast that he's [Wilson] had since he's been in Seattle." That supporting cast includes familiar faces coming off of career years like Tyler Lockett (82 receptions, 1,057 yards in 2019) and Chris Carson (1,230 rushing yards), and also DK Metcalf, who will look to build on a strong rookie season after forming a close bond with Wilson over the offseason. Two-time All-Pro TE Greg Olsen will also be joining the fold, along with RB Carlos Hyde who signed in May.

You can the full video and listen to the analysis here.

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