The Seahawks haven't yet put together the kind of running game they want to but they say they are confident it will arrive soon.

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After a season in which they ran for the fewest yards since Pete Carroll’s first year in 2010, the Seahawks vowed to get back to basics.

They signed free agent Eddie Lacy, drafted Chris Carson, got Thomas Rawls and Russell Wilson healthy and revamped the offensive line.

All of that, they figured, would get the running game if not immediately back to the 2012-15 glory days at least looking more like it.

Instead, through three games, the Seahawks are mostly running in reverse.

They are averaging just 96.7 yards per game and 3.8 per carry, each below the 99.4 and 3.9 of last season that were each the lowest since 2010.

And that’s despite the fact that Wilson has gotten his running legs back. He has 100 yards on 21 carries — already close to half of the 259 of last season when he battled injuries from the first week. Take out Wilson’s contribution and the Seahawks have 159 yards on 56 carries, a paltry 2.8 per attempt.

Lacy hasn’t played in the last two games and has just three yards on five carries.

Rawls played only one snap last week after sitting out the first game due to injury and has just four yards on five carries.

Yep, that’s nine yards on 10 combined attempts after three games for two players who two months ago many figured would share the team’s starting tailback role.

Offensive line coach and running game coordinator Tom Cable, though, insists it’s only a matter of time until Lacy and Rawls make the kind of impact everyone expected.

“I think they will be damned important going forward,’’ Cable said Wednesday. “You know really we have not got it where we want it and on track where there is consistent production with the right mix and balance and the flow of the game and all those things. So I think they are going to be like gold to us. It’s just a matter of getting this thing put together.’’

The way the Seahawks see it, that’s been the real issue — getting the offense assembled and used in a way to let the running game thrive.

Mostly, they point to the fact that the Seahawks fell behind at each Green Bay and Tennessee and had to mostly punt on the running game in the second half.

In those two games, the Seahawks attempted a combined 20 rushes in the first half and 29 passes, but then had 20 runs and 47 passes in the second.

That’s led to Seattle having a whopping pass-to-run ratio so far of 115-77 —or put another way, passing on 61.3 percent of all plays. That would be higher than any season in the Carroll era — recall that when Seattle won the Super Bowl in 2013 the Seahawks passed it just over 47 percent of the time. Seattle passed it 59.4 percent of the time last season.

But the high pass-to-run ratio has been necessitated by either being behind, and also an inability to, as the Seahawks phrase it, “stay on schedule” by having manageable third downs — at least six yards or less — that make it easier to call more runs.

“That’s not our style and how we want to do things,’’ Cable said.

They also admit that at times they just may need to stick with it better.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell noted that the Seahawks did have some success running early Sunday at Tennessee.

On Seattle’s third possession of the game, Carson had consecutive runs of five and six yards — one to right guard and one over left tackle — giving the Seahawks a first down at the Tennessee 41 in what was at the time a scoreless game.

But then came three straight incomplete passes that killed the drive. It’s easy to simply rip that playcalling without realizing that using the run to set up the pass has always been the Seattle way — big pass plays often come on first downs when an opponent is expecting a run.

But Bevell acknowledged Wednesday that that was one time the Seahawks should have maybe just stuck to the ground

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“Yeah, that was a game where we were running the ball well and we were running it early,’’ Bevell said. “… We had a six-yard run, we had a five-yard run, so it was disappointing that didn’t continue to go there and continue to do more of that. That is on us to make the adjustments and do those things. I think we could have done that.  I think we were running the ball really well in that game, but we decided to do other things.”

On paper, run defense is one of the few things the team the Seahawks play this Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts, have done well so far, ranking 10th in the NFL allowing 85.7 per game. But they’ve also done it against a few of the poorer running teams in the NFL, including an Arizona squad that is 31st in running at just 59 yards per game.

Regardless, expect the Seahawks to try to break out on the ground this week and maybe even get Rawls and Lacy involved.

That’s certainly the hope of Rawls, who insisted Wednesday that he’s not upset with how he has been used so far.

“I’m fine,’’ he said. “I’m just waiting on my opportunities. I know the offense and we heading in the right direction. Even after the loss I know we heading in the right direction because of everybody’s mindset coming back this week’s practices. At the end of the day, I know my role on this team and I’m gonna contribute as much as I can. … I trust the coaches and I trust the process and also I know it’s a long season, too.’’

Time enough, the Seahawks hope, for the running game to find itself.