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Morning links: Lynch on movies and bounties

Post by Eric Williams on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 am with 30 Comments »
April 3, 2012 7:24 am
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch poses with fellow actors on the set of the movie "Matt's Chance".

I had an opportunity to watch Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch perform in the upcoming movie “Matt’s Chance” by Seattle filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney, which I wrote about in my story today.

Lynch has a small role as a tough guy in the movie, a dark comedy featuring the down-on-his-luck main character Matt, played by Edward Furlong of “Terminator 2” fame, walking in on his fiancée having an affair with another man. Furlong’s character then embarks on a quest for revenge after the betrayal.

Not surprisingly, Lynch said his favorite type of movies are action flicks or comedies, and listed “Boyz n the Hood”, “Menace to Society” , “How High”, “Scarface and the “Friday” series as his top five favorite movies.

I also asked him what his reaction was New Orleans bounty scandal – the NFL’s three-year investigation of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his defense’s “pay for performance” program that included “bounty” payments for knockout hits.

Of course, the Saints apparently had their bounty program going when Lynch put together his memorable, 67-yard run to seal Seattle’s NFC Wild Card win over New Orleans in the 2010 playoffs, as he pretty much ran over every defender on the Saints’ defense.

Lynch: “It’s not like we don’t go out on the field and think, ‘Oh, I have to go out and dominate this person,’” Lynch said. “And if they’re not coming after me like that, then why are you playing because I’m running like that.

“You take it how you want to. But the way I felt was if they still had those bounties going on when we played against them in the playoffs, I wonder who got the money? Or should I have got the money?

“But it’s football to me at the end of the day. And however they took care of it in their huddle to get themselves pumped up – I mean they won a Super Bowl and everything – so maybe it took that little extra effort. But I don’t think it was to intentionally try and hurt people. But it’s a dangerous sport. And at any given time something could happen.”

Brock Huard and Mike Salk interview Seahawks general manager John Schneider in this audio link.

Schneider said he took a patient approach in his pursuit of Matt Flynn. Schneider also will host a celebrity waiter event to raise awareness and funds for autism. The event takes place on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at El Gaucho Bellevue. Celebrity waiters include Doug Baldwin, Brandon Browner, assistant head coach Tom Cable, head coach Pete Carroll, Kam Chancellor, Chris Clemons, former Seahawks DE Jacob Green, Tarvaris Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Zach Miller, Russell Okung and Sidney Rice.

Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange reports that Arizona Cardinals free agent offensive lineman Deuce Lutui visited the Seahawks. Lutui, 28, played six seasons for the Cardinals, including five as a starter. But conditioning and keeping his weight down have been an issue of late. Lutui played for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll while both were at USC.

Aaron Wilson of also reports that the Seahawks also are scheduled to host New England free agent cornerback Antwaun Molden on Wednesday.

ESPN’ Mike Sando breaks down the rules and regulations regarding offseason conditioning programs, which began for some teams with first-year coaches this week.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated takes a closer look at where elite players at each position get drafted.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that motivational speaker Lou Tice, who had a big influence on Pete Carroll and his approach on the field, passed at the age of 76.

Morning links
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    “Or should I have gotten the money?” lol. Atta boy, Lynch

  2. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Dude, that’s funny right there.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Sandpoint.

  4. chrisj122 says:

    I love having a guy like Lynch on our team, he’s RB with a LB attitude. Gotta love it!

  5. SandpointHawk says:

    For those who have been longing for a return to something closer to what the Seahawks used to wear, you’re about to be disappointed. For those who want a move in the other direction, you’ll like the uniform Kam Chancellor will be wearing.
    by Clare Farnsworth 8:11 AM

  6. OCHawkFan says:

    Yeah, saw that too Sandpoint. Dont think Im going to like this..

  7. A dude on twitter said: They just showed a little video with a glimpse of the new Seahawks uni… It is SERIOUSLY ugly..!/UniWatch

    Wonder if it is really that bad.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    We’ll find out soon…

  9. SandpointHawk says:

    Duke…Meetings when you were with Nike must have been Hell….

  10. SeahawkFan12 says:

    I could care less what everyone else thinks of our unis. Nothing is uglier than SD’s baby blue with white helmets. Jermichael Finnley loves out new unis, by the way…


    Here they are I guess, doesn’t look that bad to be honest, maybe a little too many different colors, but overall I like them, love the green gloves!

  12. Dukeshire says:

    SandpointHawk – You have no idea. lol. Reading Farnsworth’s updates make me so glad I’m not there any longer. The self-promotion is unbearable.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    Barf… No Seahawk on the sleeve? What does it say Seahawks on the shoulder? Boo…!!!

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Why, rather

  15. Dukeshire says:

    What’s with the idiotic “stripe” down the pant leg?

  16. SandpointHawk says:

    The back of the helmet is nice…other than that eh….

  17. SeahawkFan12 says:

    The stripe down the pant leg is stupid. The stripe down the center of the helmet is awful. WHERE IS THE SEAHAWK ON THE SLEAVE??????

  18. SeahawkFan12 says:

    12 feathers on hte pant leg as a tribute to The 12th Man

  19. OCHawkFan says:

    They look like Soccer uniforms. Not a fan.. oh well.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    Oh, they’re feathers… Dear god.

  21. chrisj122 says:

    Please tell me this is some type of late April Fools joke.
    These new uni’s are flippin FUGLY!

  22. SandpointHawk says:

    Is that pattern on the helmet and strip supposed to be a feather?

  23. Dukeshire says:

    Tribute to the 12th Man, my ass. Winning games is all the “tribute” we need. Not idiotic feathers.

  24. SandpointHawk says:

    Those feathers down the pant leg, they’re also on the numbers on the jersey as well as the helmet. Nike salute to Native Americans of the PNW.
    by Clare Farnsworth 8:43 AM

  25. SandpointHawk says:

    Three different jerseys will be available to fans.
    by Clare Farnsworth 8:46 AM

    BFD, I already own several great looking Seahawk jerseys….

  26. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Sorry guys, but I like it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the original duds that Largent wore back in the day and I like the ones they’ve worn for the last 10 years. But something about these just strike me as really cool. I don’t know. I like the navy color. Of course, I’m a fan of the neon green so…

  27. chrisj122 says:

    These new uni’s make the Hawks look like some kinda Euro soccer team. I’m so upset with these I can even look or talk about it anymore.
    So talk guys later.

    I’m out

  28. bayareahawkfan says:

    I had never seen this clip of Marshawn talking about the Saints run – this is so fun to watch:

    beeeees moahhhhh, beeeees moahhhhh

  29. The white uni’s look great! The blue, not so much…

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