Via Pro Football Talk
After Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise went down on Sunday night, some wondered if the Seahawks might reach into the past to find some help at running back in Week 17 and the postseason.
It looks like they’re at least contemplating the possibility of bringing Marshawn Lynch back into the fold. NFL Media reports that both sides are open to renewing their relationship and that Lynch has told people he plans to travel to Seattle on Monday to speak to the Seahawks about a return.
Lynch was with the Seahawks from 2010 to 2015, won a Super Bowl, was controversially not given the ball at the end of a Super Bowl loss and crossed the 1,000-yard mark in four of his six seasons with the team.
Lynch last played for the Raiders in Week Six last season. He went on injured reserve with a groin injury after running for 376 yards and three touchdowns on 90 carries in his six appearances.
It sucks Chris Carson, Rashad Penny AND C.J. Prosise are all hurt, but if there's ever something good that can come out of it, it's this. I mean how can you not support this move? Marshawn Lynch back to Seattle as the Seahawks embark on another Super Bowl run. As a lover of narrative and happy endings, if this isn't the perfect script?
For grammatical purposes pretend this gif says "would be" instead of" was".......... but Sorry about your car, man.
A Beast Mode-Seahawks reunion just in time for the biggest SNF game in recent memory would be fucking AWESOME. 49ers @ Seahawks for the NFC West crown and a bye/home-field throughout depending on what happens beforehand with one of the biggest faces of the rivalry back just in time? Who says no? Sign me tf up.
Does it matter that Marshawn has been out of the league for a year, wasn't great when we last saw him (averaged under 4 yards a carry in five of the six games he played last year) and definitely does not have clean urine? Not even a little. This is Beast Mode and these are the Seahawks. Even with a stereotypical Seahawk offensive line, you know Russell has crystals that can take a year or three off those tires.
I wouldn't be shocked if he's signed before I finish this blog. This is a HUGE, basically playoff game in week 17, then the real playoffs either one or two weeks later depending on how the game plays out.
We all know Marshawn Lynch is bout that action.
I used to hate the Seahawks, especially in the Beast Mode/LOB era; although Marshawn was the one guy I always fucked with. How can you not? Probably the most violent runner of the last 25 years with all-time swag. I could watch him run all day.
I guess it makes sense when you really think about with understand of how the NFL runs, the length guys play, injuries, early retirement etc.. but it is wild to me the Seahawks only have a handful of guys still on the team from 2013; Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright and Luke Willson, Willson left and came back so only three players from the 2013 Seahawks have been there since their Super Bowl victory.
I can only appreciate and respect what the Seahawks are doing out west. They've turned into the Pacific Time Zone Patriots in the way they've built this program. Bringing back a former player after a stint away/retirement is a page right out of the Patriots book.
Both won a Super Bowl early in their run together, thanks to the defense, then reinvent themselves as offensive fire powers after the big name players leave. LOB is over and now it's Russ' team. Reminds me of a lot of the Pats and Brady. The main difference being the Patriots won three in four years.
IMO the Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll connection is the closest thing the NFL has to Brady-Belichick outside of Brees-Peyton, although I don't think Peyton is in the same ballpark as Bill or Pete. This postseason could change that narrative for coaches if they get that illusive second Super Bowl. Oh you were *this* close Petey!
P.S. As a non-biased football fan I love this potential move for all the reasons just eloquently stated in that blog you just read......as a Patriots fan, while still faithful, I'm realistic about their chances this postseason. Gun to my head they don't win the AFC but then again even with the struggles offensively, they have a fantastic defense, best coach/QB duo ever, and the most prolific postseason WR ever not named Jerry Rice. Wouldn't it be some shit if the Seahawks beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl on a Beast Mode touchdown? Stranger things have happened.