March 05, 2012

Huge news out of the NFL

Peter King:

The signing of Marshawn Lynch to a four-year deal last night -- actually, Seattle GM John Schneider had the deal all but done after a negotiating session at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that ended at 3:15 a.m. nine days ago -- is a boost for a team on the rise. 

Lynch is a young player still; he doesn't turn 26 until next month, so when he finishes this contract he'll be 29 years old. In his five NFL seasons, he hasn't been beaten up; he's averaged 227 carries a season. The Seahawks went on a strong run with him late in the season, going 5-4 (with all four losses by 10 points or less) and beating Philadelphia and Baltimore in the process. In those nine games, Lynch, who revels in being called "BeastMode'' for his style of running, gained 104 rushing yards a game, on average, and changed Seattle's identity. 

A fun-loving, Skittles-chomping player, Lynch even got the sedate billionaire owner of the Seahawks, Paul Allen, excited early this morning on Twitter. "BeastMode will be back!! Great news for this young, exciting team & 12th Man."


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Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

I was very tepid on Lynch when they first signed him. Now, I love the guy. It's so much fun watching guys try and fail to tackle him, fighting for every yard as if his life depended on it.

March 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Author said...

Taste the rainbow! Wait, that doesn't sound right.

March 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

Mo' money, mo' problems. Let's hope he is as hungry now that the deal's done. Many people were lukewarm on Lynch because he seemed to only play up to expectations when he wanted to. We'll soon get to see if that has changed. I really like him but we've seen this type of thing play out badly before.

March 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM  

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