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Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:12 pm

It would be a little weird for the Seahawks to dump LenDale White for character issues (failed drug test, iffy work ethic) only to sign Marshawn Lynch weeks later. But according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, they are “very interested” in doing exactly that.

Lynch is unhappy in Buffalo (he doesn’t like the town or organization) and the Bills aren’t thrilled with him either. Lynch’s off-field problems are a factor, but what many outsiders don’t realize is he’s not a valuable commodity on the field. Lynch struggles reading his blocks and defensive fronts, and he often shows a concerning lack of patience with the ball in his hand. He’s athletic and tough, but not drastically more than most running backs. Last season Fred Jackson was far and away Buffalo’s best runner.

Still, it may seem worthwhile for Seattle to give Lynch a shot, assuming they don’t surrender anything more than a fourth-round pick. After all, Lynch was a first-round pick only four years ago. Plus, Pete Carroll and his new regime don’t seem too high on Julius Jones. The seventh-year veteran has failed to rush for 700 yards in each of his first two seasons in Seattle.

That said, Jones’s style of play is a good fit in Seattle’s new zone-blocking scheme. Though not a quick direction-changer, Jones is a finesse-runner who can eat up ground when given initial space between the tackles. He’d be more likely to succeed with the scheme’s one-cut-and-go responsibilities than would Lynch. Either way, expect diminutive Justin Forsett to wind up being Seattle’s most dangerous running back in 2010.

---Andy Benoit

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Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:27 am

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

Let us hope this just disappears utterly. In contrast, which will need the Vikings to get started on out gaining and I do not like that both.

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 8:39 pm

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

I agree with bonadrag, in that, it's obscenely obvious genius is not required to play professional football, particularly at the running back position.  This is mostly speed, instinct, and genetically-gifted athletes.

I also agree that Lynch has a lot left in the tank, and is an incredible runner.  I would gladly take him on my Browns.  My guess is, this guy pulls a Cedric Benson, and goes from bust 1st round pick with the team that drafted him, to stud pick-up somewhere else.  I think sometimes once you leave the team that drafted you in the 1st round, an enormous amount of pressure is lifted.  We'll see.

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

Lynch is unhappy in Buffalo (he doesn’t like the town or organization) Oh boo hoo -- they have an NFL team, which is a major feat.  Only 32 other cases like that on the planet.  Ok, so you don't like the town... whoop de sh*t!   You mean to tell me that winning wouldn't cure some of that?  Why not act like you want to win and make others around you better?  Back when this team was winning a lot, nobody was complaining about "the town." 

And about not liking the organization .... the instant you come out with that, he should be shown the door! 

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:47 pm

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

Lynch is mentally an idiot, no denying that. However, football does not require one be a genius to play. Big Ben has won multiple Super Bowls and Vince Young is still a starting QB. I could provide other examples, but I think you get the point.

As a Bills fans, I can tell you that Lynch has a lot left in the tank and is an incredible runner. After his suspension last year, he never really got a fair shake in the Bills offensive scheme, and with Jackson playing well, some would argue he didn't deserve one. But this would be a great pickup for the Sea Chickens...assuming, of course, he stays out of jail.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2010 11:08 am

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

I have to agree with you but.........Seattle really has no running game with the stable of backs currently in the fold. Lynch unfortunetly is a better option than what they already have. I would like to see them make a push for Westbrook but it looks like Washington has the inside track as his younger brother plays there along with McNabb. Seattle should have addressed the RB issue in the draft and taken Spiller. I like what I have seen of Forsett but don't see him as an every down back. Leon Washington is coming off of a bad injury so who knows what he will bring to the table. Jones = Suckage. Since Seattle more than likely isn't going anywhere this year I would probably sit pat and see what hits the open market/draft next year.

Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 9:26 am

Marshawn Lynch to Seattle?

Why would any team want Marshawn Lynch?  He has the mental capacity of a middle schooler and is one those NFL players that you can tell got nothing from his time in college.  This is one player that the NFLPA failed to educate on proper conduct prior prior to his rookie year.  Lynch should realize that his biological clock is his worst nightmare.  Running back is the one position where there's always someone faster or stronger.  Lynch needs to recognize this and get back on the field.

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