With all the criticism on KJR and all the talk on this and other blogs, the Seahawks know that Shaun is being lambasted. Mike Holmgren was asked on Friday afternoon if Shaun was hitting the hole hard enough on his runs. Holmgren gave a pretty thoughtful and honest answer, I thought.
"We've just been okay in the running game and that's always a combination of the blockers and the ball carrier and, really, how our passing game is going, the calls I make. There's a combination of things. It's never just one thing. Would I like him to hit the hole, on occasion, a little quicker and get it up in there? I've said that from day one and he knows it for the last however many years he has been here. But at the same time his style has produced some wonderful things. He goes around (the end) and scores a touchdown and I'm happy so you have to be careful with that. He has great instincts. There are times -- I've told him so I'm not saying anything to you that I haven't told him -- and he's told me (what he was thinking at the time) and he agrees with me that this is why I did this. We talk about that all the time. When the running game isn't going though there's a lot to pick at. Now it's our job to get it going so we can back people off just a little bit on that."