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Tuesday Round-Up: Chris Carson Sits Down With 710 ESPN Seattle

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Chris Carson talks running back depth, hurdling defenders and more on 710 ESPN Seattle

The Seahawks returned to work on Monday after a three-day weekend, and running back Chris Carson spent part of his afternoon sitting down with the Danny, Dave and Moore Show on 710 ESPN Seattle. Here are a few highlights from their conversation.

On how he feels physically: “I feel a lot better. That three-day break was good. I feel great.”

On how he likes to spend a day off: “I don’t like leaving the house if I don’t have to. When we have an off day, Uber Eats, anything I can get delivered to me, I don’t try to step out of the house.”

On being known as a physical running back: “It has its good and bad to it. I don’t want people to think that that’s all I have, but at the same time, that’s mainly what my game’s about—me being physical. But I can play receiver too just to let you all know, my hands are that good.”

On hurdling defenders: “It’s something I don’t think about, it just happens. I start seeing somebody go low, and my instincts just tell me to jump. Then sometimes when I’m in midair, I’m like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, why did I do this?’ But then when I clear him, I’m like, ‘OK, that was a good decision.’ So it’s not something I plan to do, like, I’m going to run and jump over him, it just happens.”

On Seattle’s running back depth: “That’s the crazy thing, we have four running backs who could start for any other team, that’s what I feel like. It just makes my career and their careers last longer. Instead of me getting 25 (carries) a game, I’m getting like 15, then that way I can maintain it and have a longer career, and it’s the same thing for them. Of course everyone wants to have 100 yards per game, but they’re like close brothers to me, so I like seeing them eat too. I like seeing them go off and do good.”

On if he needs a lot of carries to get into a rhythm: “I used to think that, but I stopped thinking that. It all depends on the energy. If I see Mike (Davis), for instance, go off and do something great, it’s just going to build me up to want to do something great too… Once we all start doing good, that’s the energy that helps us get the running game going versus, ‘I have to be out there for seven runs in a row to get in a rhythm.’”

On Rashaad Penny’s big run against the Packers: “He’s a freak. I told him that he has the ability to be one of the best running backs in the league. It was great to see that come alive in that game, him to come alive in the last couple of weeks starting to show his ability. It has to be hard being a first-round draft pick then not getting the success you want early on, so for him to get that success now, especially in this last part of the year, it’s good for him.”

On getting the next carry following his fumble: “Just having them trust me to go back out there the next offensive play, that was big for me, big for my confidence.”

On who he’s most thankful for: “My mom, most definitely. Because she made me, she’s the biggest supporter I have. She has been there since Day 1, blows up my phone every chance she gets to check on me.”

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, who encourages 12s to take a couple minutes and submit a Pro Bowl vote for your favorite Seahawks. Voting is open at NFL.com/ProBowl/ballot through December 13.

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