The Facts: Heading into the 2019 season, the expectations surrounding Penny are heightened, with the Seahawks expected to give him a chance to siphon carries from Chris Carson. Penny knows in order to take snaps from Carson this season, he's got to be more productive with his chances. "When you do everything right and the other back is doing everything right, they're going to stick with the guy who is consistent, who is on it, who is faster," Penny said. "This year, I think it's going to be way different because now I'm starting to pick it up and I'm starting to play faster."
Diehards Line:Remember, Penny's rookie training camp was derailed by a finger injury that sidelined the running back for the final three preseason games. That injury threw the start of Penny's 2018 campaign off-tilt, yet he showed flashes, popping big plays down the stretch that made spectators remember he was a first-round pick, including a 12-carry, 108-yard, TD Week 10 performance against the Los Angeles Rams. Part of playing faster is better understanding the offense in Year 2, and improving his pass protection, something that is vital if he wants more playing time. Meanwhile, Carson and Penny will sort out who earns more snaps each week, with the Seahawks likely deploying a hot-hand approach on Sundays.