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Morning links: Lynch to Seattle rumors heat up

Post by Eric Williams on May 29, 2010 at 8:25 am with 8 Comments »
May 29, 2010 8:31 am
Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch (AP File Photo)

Now that the Seahawks have released LenDale White, the team appears to be in need of a running back. And a bruising runner who could be available is Buffalo’s Marshawn Lynch.

Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News wonders if the Seahawks could come calling for Lynch.

The Seahawks reportedly had internal discussions about Lynch a couple weeks before the draft, but Buffalo wanted a second round draft choice as compensation, which was too rich for Seattle. But with Lynch not reporting to Buffalo’s offseason workout program, the Bills probably have lowered their asking price. Further, the Bills seemed to have moved on by drafting C.J. Spiller to go along with Fred Jackson.

Lynch could be the power back that Seattle is seeking to pair with Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and Leon Washington. He’s familiar with the zone blocking scheme from his time at Cal, and is good friends with Forsett. However, Seattle could be facing the same issues with Lynch as they did with White. Lynch has had his share of off-the-field issues.

Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports recently wrote a story on Lynch that provides some good insight into his situation in Buffalo.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press talks to LenDale White’s uncle, Herman White, who says his nephew is “confused” and “broken up” over the Seahawks’ decision to release him.

ESPN’s John Clayton talks about the LenDale White situation in this audio link.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck appeared on the NFL Network on Friday in this video link.

Matt Williamsson of Scouts Inc. believes Justin Forsett should be the starting running back for Seattle.

Head coach Pete Carroll explains his mantra “win forever” to Ben Malcomson of

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  1. If Buffalo was asking for a 2nd round pick prior to the draft (and didn’t get it), I assume they would settle for a 3rd round pick in ’11 if they were desperate to get rid of him.

    However, we all know that we don’t have a 3rd round pick next year (Whitehurst trade) and I can’t imagine this regime giving up a 2nd round pick (unless it addressed our most drastic need… a good pass rushing defensive lineman).

    I have speculated (with nothing to base this on factually) that we will receive a 4th round comp. pick next year (these cannot be traded). Plus, we have Cleveland’s 6th or 7th round pick (most likely 7th).

    At this stage in the game, I cannot see us trading draft picks for a player when we’re trying to build through the draft. If an Elvis Dumervil became available (which he won’t) that would be a different story. But not for a cancerous Marshawn Lynch.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    I still believe the is more to the Lendale situation than has surfaced just yet. But one thing I do know; when someone is shocked or “confused” or “has no idea why (this) happened” when they are fired or released (as in this case) it is almost always a statement on their own lack of commitment and / or awareness to their work situation. I have had to let a few people go over the years and for each one that “didn’t see it coming” or claimed to be caught off guard, it wasn’t that they were incapable of their job, it was purely attitude and a lack of commitment. And rather than accept what was happening to them and learn from it, they became more selfish and felt sorrier for themselves. It’s a terrible, self destructive cycle and for his own sake (and career) the sooner he breaks out of it, the better he’ll be.

  3. JRocket says:

    Good one, Duke.

  4. nighthawk2 says:

    Why would we appear to need a running back? I think Rankin is being written off a bit prematurely. I’m sure he learned from the release of White and is engaging in the appropriate amount of ass kissing and singing the company song to keep the new junta happy. Jones must be, can’t think of any other reason he’s still on the roster.

  5. Give Whitehurst back!
    (wasted,Draft choice!)
    would you rather have hurst or Lynch.
    Thank You

  6. Devinc253 says:

    I think Forsett needs to be given a chance to start.. The stats he put up last year with that O-Line was incredible

  7. williambryan says:

    i would rather trade a first round pick and a fifth for Spiller. I cant believe the Hawks would cut White for seamingly off field issues and then bring in Lynch? it doesnt make sense.

  8. raymaines says:

    I don’t think LenDale White was cut for “off field” issues. He was cut because he didn’t buy into the program. He found ways to be off the field while everyone else was doing drills.

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