Sep 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs past San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) as teammate tight end Zach Miller (86) throws a block during third quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Marshawn Lynch is done
On the Fox broadcast, color commentator David Diehl was losing his mind. He was so concerned with the number of Marshawn Lynch touches in the first half that I finally tweeted him and suggested that there were healthier obsessions.
Lynch finished with 36 yards on six carries. Certainly a low number of carries for him, but it isn’t like Beast Mode ran for over 100 yards in every game last season.
Here’s a thought. Maybe the Seahawks might have a different offensive philosophy with Percy Harvin on the field this season? Shocking.
At the time Diehl was ranting about Lynch and Seattle’s misguided philosophy, Russell Wilson was something like 11-for-13 with respectable yards and a touchdown. In other words, the offense was working.
The Seahawks didn’t lose due to a sputtering offense. They lost because the offense had all of 17 minutes to work. The fact that they scored 21 points in that amount of time is actually pretty good.
Beast Mode is not over. Lynch will carry more times in the future. He isn’t finished. Relax, Mr. Diehl.