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Although the Seahawks pretty handily defeated the division rival Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football yesterday evening, 34-22, there were some pretty questionable playcalls by the Seahawks coaching staff. Seahawks Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch expressed his thoughts on one of those calls.
There may not be a better running back to give the ball to on short yardage situations like the one the Seahawks had on this particular play. The Seahawks call a play action and right after the huddle breaks, you can see Lynch stand up slowly, surprised he wasn’t getting the ball.
Some may find this offensive and inappropriate but without knowing the exact relationship that Lynch has with the coaching staff it can’t be looked at too seriously.
It has also been pointed out that it may be Lynch’s index finger indicating “one yard,” and not his middle finger. The Seahawks already knew it was one yard to go so maybe Lynch was asking why he wasn’t getting the ball with just one yard for a first down.
Personally, I’d like to think Lynch and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell have a friendly relationship and Marshawn flipping him off like this would be considered comical.
Do you guys think it was the bird?