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Morning links: The candy man

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:09 am with 16 Comments »
December 3, 2011 1:37 pm

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 catches up with former Seahawks linebacker Rufus Porter.

Rob Rang of 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.

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  1. I wish we could stop the “we need a WR” speculation. I have never seen a more talented group of WRs in all my almost 30 years of being a Seahawks fan.

    I guess part of this is b/c I have been a huge Golden Tate fan from day one and believe in him huge for next year. Add a legit stud like a healthy Sidney Rice (fingers crossed?) and a newbie like Baldwin and I love that trio for ’12. Add in a steady all around player like Obo whose contributions on ST do not go unnoticed either and I’m excited to see Durham, too. That’s just me.

    How many WRs do we need when we’ve only got one defensive player who can get any pressure on an opposing QB?

    I understand the BPA philosophy but I don’t understand the philosophy of needing a WR at this point in time like a Mike Wallace. Sure, he can do different things and is great, but most of our DL can’t rush the passer and I’d like someone who can add another element there, too. I think that’s a heck of a lot more important for this offense than another weapon. Excuse me if I’m wrong, but our offense has more skill position weapons, minus the QB position, than most teams in the NFL (never would have thought I’d heard myself say that). Rice, Miller, Baldwin, soon-to-be breakout Tate, Morrah can get downfield…

  2. I like our WRs this year, but I’d like to upgrade at least one next year. (AFTER we find a stud QB and pass rusher).

    I love Rice, and think he was under-appreciated. He stretched, reached, and caught a lot of off-target Jackson passes this year and showed his versatility. Baldwin is money – best slot WR we’ve had since Bobby Engram was young. Those two are the leaders of the group for next year.

    Behind those two? Obomanu is extremely disciplined and hard working, dependable, but his talent is average. Durham seems to have good potential, very versatile for such a tall WR, but he hasn’t proven much yet. I could see both on the team next year, but I want them to have to compete for it.

    Golden Tate is in the same category. He really showed great discipline on his TD catch, but its just one, and I think he still needs to grow up and prove himself.

    And BMW? I think we can do better. After all the hype in the offseason, I haven’t seen him show those skills needed to get to the ball. Seems to me that last year BMW caught defenses by surprise, Hasselbeck’s great precision passes made him look as good as he’ll ever look, and this year it seems most DBs have figured out how to throw him off his game.

  3. JZombie says:

    Agreed, there are just too many other spots on the team that need filling before WR. Assuming those on IR right now are fully ready for next season, we need someone who can take advantage of this team’s potential.

    I’m satisfied with even the team’s remaining depth in WR. Obamanu, Baldwin, Tate, Williams, Butler. Just a matter of being able to effectively get the ball to any one of them downfield.

  4. Watching the play with the Okung injury again has to be the dirtiest play I have ever seen in football.

    Cole hooked his arm and started dragging him to gain enough momentum and then flipped him with the full force of his body while maintaining the hook.

  5. Terrance Cole will go unpunished. Carroll hasn`t given this a second thought..because he didn`t see it. Outa sight outa mind

  6. Carroll doesn’t have to do anything for the league to punish Cole. They are punishing the heck out of DBs like Chancellor these days, so I hope they decide to be consistent and at least fine Cole.

  7. This whole episode makes me glad I don’t live in Philadelphia. That whole team and fan base has a crap attitude. And they don’t deserve all the attention they get from the media. They were frustrated because the Seahawks were pummeling them. Period.

  8. For WR, there is also Lockette (sp?) on the practice squad, another speed demon.

  9. seahawk44 says:

    Has anybody seen one mention of the Trent Cole mauliing of Russell Okung on any media? ESPN? NFL Network? I heard a big rundown of injuries and Okung wasn’t even brought up. They will spend hours talking about Desean Jackson or Tim Tebow, but if it is news out of south Alaska, don’t expect the national media to give light. It will be interesting to see where this goes next week.

  10. “Stephen Bowen of Washington Post was fiend $15,000″

    Man, the Post and their greedy writers, probably trying to pay for decent editors!

  11. JustaHawksGirl says:

    seahawk44 Nope I had that exact same thought yesterday. Spent hours watching different channels and saw not a mention. Finally sometime last night they did mention his injury but they did not say how it happened. However, I did get the extreme displeasure of hearing all about about Desean and Tebow.

    Makes me pretty ill after the immense coverage of the Suh incident. This act was just as blatant. It just didn’t happen against a team like the Pack so guess it doesn’t require anyone to care?

  12. Sarcasticus says:

    “Watching the play with the Okung injury again has to be the dirtiest play I have ever seen in football.”

    Then you are really not going to like this.

  13. jawpeace says:

    I am surprised that Okung did not take off his helmet and use it as a club with his good arm I think he might have been real tempted after a dirty play like that ended his season,I know I would have been.

  14. seahawk44 says:

    Thanks Macarob, you can really see how Cole really intended to hurt him with that move. I cannot beleive there is no coverage of this incident when it ended a players season. How many times did we see the replay of the Suh incident last week? You can bet if this happened to an east coast team, there would have been coverage.

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