Through two games, 11 NFL players boast more carries than Jordan Howard’s 29. Eleven also have more rushing yards per game than his 58.5.
Nagy said that, typically, teams with a lead can give their running backs eight-to-10 fourth-quarter carries, though “that hasn’t been happening” with Howard.
He pointed to a series in the fourh quarter when Howard took two handoffs and a screen pass. On one of the carries, the Bears lost five yards.
“That’s hard — we as an offense can’t let that happen,” he said. “I think probably a few more carries is probably the answer to that, but we don’t go into any game saying, ‘You’ve gotta get X amount of runs or X amount of passes.’ We just kind of play it out as is.”
Howard had 14 carries for 35 yards against the Seahawks.