The Seahawks aren’t ruling out another year of Beast Mode. Head coach Pete Carroll says he’d be open to having running back Marshawn Lynch back in the fold, even though it likely wouldn’t be for a full season.
“We’ll see. Never say never,” Carroll said (via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune). “I’m not going to rush him back to offseason, that’s for sure. That’s never been one of his strengths.”
Lynch, 34 in April, joined the Seahawks for the club’s final regular season game and their pair of postseason games. Carroll said Lynch did an “extraordinary job” in the limited run, which included four rushing touchdowns.
“Marshawn made an exceptional impression coming back, starting with me,” Carroll said. “He worked very hard to get to the point to have the chance to be available, how he got to that spot that maybe he could play later in the season. He reported in good shape. He performed well…Did a great job for us just picking things up and showing how, what it takes to be available and all that. He was gracious and great to all the young guys. It didn’t matter how old you were, he was just great to everybody.”
Lynch’s yards-per-carry average didn’t jump off of the page, but he got the job done for them in the red zone. All things considered, it was a solid showing for a player who had spent more than a year away from the game. After the rash of injuries that sidelined Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and C.J. Prosise, it only makes sense for Seattle to keep Lynch on speed-dial.
4 comments on “Seahawks Open To Marshawn Lynch Return”
To my perception, he got four gift touchdowns which any of the Seahawks RBs should have been able to get had they been healthy. Otherwise, he looked slow and tentative to me, not surprising for having been away from live game action for quite some time. I am certainly impressed with the work ethic it takes to even be able to considered for game time after his long layoff.
I’d say the jury is still out as to how effective he could be in a more extended look… but at the same time, that isn’t slamming a door shut.
Before one can judge his impact in his remarkable return to professional sports at the highest level don’t you have to think about the state of Seattle’s OL’s run blocking? There was really only 2 starters on the OL during his games. Backup LT, LG, and Center going up against SF, PHI and GB’s defense- that has a huge impact on his personal stats. No?
Yeah of course the o line being really depleted is going to affect that yeah I’ll give him that, but he honestly did seem slowed down and couldn’t handle himself as well as the other rbs I think could have in that posturing. I just don’t think he’d be an upgrade over Carson and possibly penny. He does bring the energy factor to the stadium which can do a whole lot more for the overall game which is HUGE in the playoffs boosting the whole team, but idk I just wouldn’t if their all healthy.
Who said would be replacing Carson and Penny.? Not why brought in and they are not looking for that. It’s keeping him available while they are still dealing with injuries.