Could Marshawn Lynch Bring Back Beast Mode?

Jul 31, 2011

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Marshawn Lynch went Beast Mode on the Saints in the playoffs last year, but can he do it for the full year? While the jury is still out on that, some good things have happened so far.
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For starters Reggie Bush went to Miami. If he reunited with Pete Carroll, Bush could have cut into Lynch’s playing time. No I don’t think Bush would be a feature back even for his old college coach, but he would certainly be utilized.
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Lynch doesn’t really have much competition for carries in Seattle. Justin Forsett will get some touches, but his primary role will be the third down back. Plus, the looks he does steal aren’t likely to be the ones in the goal line. It’s unlikely that they will bring somebody in given the money they have invested on offense thus far.
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Sure, Tarvaris Jackson didn’t take much of an investment, but his Viking teammate Sidney Rice made an enormous haul. That passing attack doesn’t exactly strike fear in opposing defenses hearts. They are going to have to be able to run the football.
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That job could be easier given the other prized addition. Rice will get the attention, but Robert Gallery will probably do more to help the football team. After all, games are won in the trenches. With Robert Gallery joining Russell Okung, who will hopefully be healthier in 2011, the Seahawks figure to have one of the better lines in their division.
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I may not go so far as to call it full-time Beast Mode, but given the circumstances he’s making a nice low-end RB2/high-end RB3.
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