Seahawks Make Surprising Marshawn Lynch Decision
The Seahawks made a surprising Marshawn Lynch decision this week.
Following last weekend’s impressive victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle is going to make a big adjustment heading into the next round of the postseason.
That adjustment? Feeding Beast Mode.
According to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, the team will do a better job of dumping the ball off to their veteran running back.
Appearing on 710 ESPN this week, Carroll suggested that the one big adjustment his squad needed to make was handing it off more to Lynch.
“I think he’s doing great,” Carroll said, per Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
“I’m really excited about it. I want to see him do more now. He’s made it through, again, two games.
“He felt good last night. I haven’t seen him today, the day after sometimes but he felt good again. And, so, I think we can increase his role and allow him to be a little more active part of it,” he continued.
“He does bring an element that we love and it’s that style and that toughness,” Carroll added.
“We saw it on the sidelines when he’s dumping guys out of bounds.
“We saw it on the goal line when he’s smacking it in the end zone after getting hit on that 3 or 4 and still finished it off. But he’s got all those elements that we love, so I think we’ll see more of him in the next couple weeks here.”
Lynch finished Sunday’s outing with 12 rushes for 34 yards and a score. That was a noticeable upgrade from the six rushes for seven yards that he recorded in Week 17.
If the Seahawks want to slow the game down and reduce the amount of time Aaron Rodgers has with the ball, investing more in the running game makes a whole lot of sense.