With ground game grounded, Seattle will air it out

With running back Shaun Alexander struggling, expect the Seahawks to go to the air more, Mike Sando writes.

Originally Published: November 11, 2007
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- There's a reason Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren sounded far from crestfallen in saying he'll call more pass plays with Shaun Alexander and the ground game floundering.

Holmgren always preferred setting up the run with the pass, not the other way around. His 1996 Green Bay team won it all with 899 yards from leading rusher Edgar Bennett.

That's the way Holmgren envisioned things going in Seattle, too, but he couldn't justify a pass-happy approach when ...

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