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Lynch arrives at minicamp

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on June 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm with 19 Comments »
June 17, 2014 1:17 pm

That answers that. Marshawn Lynch is here at Seahawks minicamp in Renton, though it appears he still wants to adjust his contract. ESPN has more on that here.

Lynch was in line to lose up to $70,000 if he skipped minicamp. On top of the $50,000 he was likely already fined for pleading guilty to a “wet reckless driving” charge, which was a reduction of the original DUI charge from the summer of 2012, he would be building some early fines this season.

So, he’s here. Which allows us to now talk more about football.

Leave a comment Comments → 19
  1. WilliamPercival says:

    After all that wasted breath.. CNt have the egg before the chicken.

  2. Southendzone says:

    Those Seahawk chairs in the background are pretty sweet looking. Would love a set of those. Todd, try to smuggle a couple out of the VMAC for me.

  3. chuck_easton says:

    WP,

    Can’t have the cart before the horse!

    Let’s not even start this blog down the ‘which came first…’ argument.

  4. chrisj122 says:

    S-endzone,
    I agree, I would love to have those chairs in my Seahawk Garage.

  5. FleaFlicker says:

    Tip of the hat to Marshawn for his professionalism. It’s possible to work through a disagreement with management without an adverse effect on the team.

    And if anybody listened to the Cable audio in the Morning Links, I loved his response, “I just look at it [Marshawn not at OTA's] as a positive. Robert and Christine got a ton of work and you can see them becoming part of the system.”

  6. FleaFlicker says:

    Marshawn Trivia: His 81.9 career passer rating (1 for 3, 8yds, TD) is better than Tarvaris’ 78.5.

  7. RDPoulsbo says:

    Been away for a few weeks and missed out on all the drama. I guess it was all for the better. Now let’s get on with the OTAs.

  8. HawkfaninMT says:

    Did anyone else get to try the Seattle Mix Skittles? Where can I buy those?

  9. NFL network needs to find some new “sources”.

  10. AzulVerde says:

    HawkfaninMT,

    Only place I know you can try to get them is E-Bay. They were never “sold” a few (unsure of exact number) were auctioned and given away. They were never a for sale item.

    Good luck, the ones I saw in Ebay couple months back were going for over 100bucks…

  11. Here’s a question for you all….

    Given what we know about both teams and both players, would you trade Marshawn Lynch for Andre Johnson? Why or why not?

  12. yankinta says:

    lol because we do not want to pay for Andre Salary and our WR group is Stacked. No room for Andre. We can to keep it young in order to build a dynasty. :)

  13. doubledink says:

    I’ll keep the Beast. 20 touches a game vs 6-8 is a simple reason. Ball control.

  14. AzulVerde says:

    Absolutely NO-WAY, NO-HOW. I look at it from the standpoint of lets just set those 2 players aside at the moment. At beginning of the offseason, especially with the loss of Golden Tate I would have said Receiver is a huge need for us. NOT so much now IMHO.

    So lets take your trade… setting both players aside. Where is the bigger need if we didn’t have Lynch. Running back or Wide Receiver? Turbin has some potential (Many a Big time run was called back last year due to penalties.) He was better then perceived IMHO. Michael has maturity issues, but is coming along but it’s hard to replace Lynch.

    Wide receiver, I think we are set honestly. We need a few things to go write i.e.: Percy to stay Healthy, and if fully Healthy now for Rice to produce like he’s capable of. With the additions of Richardson and Norwood and expecting a big year from Baldwin. I’d say we are set at receiver honestly…

    Bigger need between 2…. Running back. IMHO. So for that reason and reason alone there is no way I would trade Lynch for Johnson. I could argue the value of those players against each other, but I won’t go that far.

  15. yankinta says:

    lol, but you give me Houston’s 2nd round pick for Lynch, then I’ll take that since I know they’ll be picking first in 2015 Draft,, Houston picked their starting QB earlier today. smh…

  16. chrisj122 says:

    Lynch bring a toughness that is not easily replaced.
    He sets the tone for he entire Offense.

    as good as wilson is we are still a run first, ball control team. I don’t think our offense is the same without Lynch.

  17. AzulVerde says:

    Well, expect the media drama to continue. I just read a report now that Lynch is at mini camp but won’t participate due to sore ankle, and is expected to not participate much in pre-season to rest ankle. Let the “drama continue”….. *sigh

  18. AzulVerde says:

    PS, report of Lynch being rested during pre-season comes from Todd so I trust it. But you know the rest of the media going to make a big deal about it…..

  19. LOL…Love the responses guys. I thought it might make for some interesting conversation.

    I line up on the same side as Doubledink that says Marshawn…20+ touches a game and a physicality unmatched by anyone in the league, versus a (generous) 8 to 10 targets and 4 to 5 catches a game, and prone to injury.

    And then you take the intangibles. Marshawn’s toughness rubs off on everyone and is so infectious. Guys WANT to block for him. While Johnson tends to carry some of that WR Diva stuff. Marshawn might be the only RB to ever tell his 2nd year QB to just go out and take the game over because his team needs him to. No ego there, just a guy that wants to win.

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