Apparently, the secret is out. Marshawn Lynch’s habit of munching on Skittles candy after touchdowns and during the game has now been discovered by the national media, and could result in an endorsement for the flamboyant running back.
Darren Rovell of CNBC Sports reports that Skittles is offering Marshawn Lynch a 24-month free supply & a customized dispenser for his locker for Thursday night’s exposure.
“That’s one of the things that he does,” Seattle receiver Golden Tate said during an interview with ESPN 710 Seattle’s Kevin Calabro in talking about Lynch. “And I don’t know if it’s a superstition or whatever it is – it might be like the can of spinach for Popeye.”
I’ll take a stroll pass Lynch’s locker next time I’m at the Seahawks headquarters for some visual evidence.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune provides more details on Russell Okung’s injury, along with Pete Carroll’s thoughts on Golden Tate’s improved performance.
Thanks to Mocarob providing visual evidence of the injury in the comments section. Check out the video here.
ESPN’s Mike Sando has second thoughts about Seattle playing third stringer Josh Portis over Tarvaris Jackson after the quarterback’s efficient performance against Philadelphia.
More Sando: Linebacker K.J. Wright was fined $15,000 for his blow to Rex Grossman’s neck while rushing the passer. Breno Giacomini was fined $7,500 for a late hit and Golden Tate was fined $7,500 for excessive celebration.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Stephen Bowen of Washington was fiend $15,000 for a late hit against Tarvaris Jackson in last week’s Redskins’ game, and running back Roy Helu was fiend $7,500 for a chop block.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with former Seahawks linebacker Rufus Porter.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle selecting electric receiver Kendall Wright out of Baylor at No. 12 overall in his latest mock draft.
More Rang: He takes a look at some underrated prospects to look for in next year’s draft, including LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Nevada receiver Rishard Matthews.