You knew this question would continue to persist once Mo Morris returned from his injured knee. Coach Mike Holmgren's plan all along was to use both Morris and Julius Jones, giving them about the same amount of carries.
But when you look at the stats, you can't help but wonder what Jones could do if he got the rock more. Frank Hughes breaks down the ball distribution between the two running backs in today's story. Here's a quick look.
Through three games, Jones averaged 104 yards and 20 carries a game. In his past three games, he has totaled 92 yards, averaging seven carries a game.
Since returning from the injury, Morris has ran for 131 yards and 29 carries. Morris is averaging 4.5 yards a carry, while Jones is averaging 4.6 yards a gain.
Morris perhaps has a bit more explosiveness and ability to spring for a big gain, but when Jones has been given carries he has shown the ability to wear down a defense and eventually spring loose in the second half.
Two other issues affecting the running back situation are the number of offensive plays Seattle has a game -- 50 compared to 70 for Seattle's opponent -- and the injury to Matt Hasselbeck, which allows for defenses to stack the box and force the Seahawks to throw.
So what do you think about the running back rotation? Should Jones get more carries, or should Holmgren stick with the current rotation, and continue to split carries between the two backs. Let me know what you think in the comments section.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald says if the losing continues for Seattle they could be in prime drafting position to shore up some holes, including taking Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree.
More Johnson: He writes about the Hawks' blitz not getting to the quarterback defensively.
No Hasselbeck again on Thursday, but the Seattle quarterback has been working hard to get on the field, Gregg Bell of the Associated Press reports.
KJR's Mitch Levy and Hugh Million join the Seattle P-I's Clare Farnsworth to talk Seahawks in this audio link.
Damon Mack of Sports Illustrated provides some reasons for the Miami Dolphins success this season.
Some interesting commentary from Harvey Fialkov of the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel. He doesn't give a Seahawks a chance to sniff a win.
West Coast team are 0-11 traveling and playing in the Eastern time zone, which doesn't bode well for Seattle.
Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post says Miami's Wildcat offense continues to changes as the league adapts to the gadget offense.
San Francisco 49ers
John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jonas Jennings, who was out with a shoulder injury, will return to the starting lineup with right tackle Barry Sims out with an ankle injury.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports San Francisco's leading receiver among wide-outs Arnez Battle will not play this week because of a foot sprain.
Smith is expected to make a little over $9 million next season, but McCloughan told Maiocco in an interview on Thursday that if Smith was willing to take a steep pay cut, he would be willing to talk.
With the musical chairs at quarterback, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee asks who is the 49ers quarterback of the future?
I'll post the rest of the NFC West links after practice.