Not Quite a Welcome Homecoming for Marshawn Lynch

By Scott DelleFave
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch makes his return to play against the Buffalo Bills, the team that drafted him 12th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. Lynch will have to wait on his return to Ralph Wilson Stadium since this week’s game isn’t in Buffalo; it is north of the United States border at the Rodgers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Some people in the media, at least the local media, made a comment that the Seahawks are actually using Lynch unlike the Bills. That’s the farthest from true, since in the first two years of his career in Buffalo he had 530 carries for 2,151 yards in 28 games, missing four due to injury.

All and all, it was a mixed blessing as he was extremely talented and the fact Lynch was taken in the first round so it would have been nice to keep him. Combined with off the field troubles that ultimately caused him to be suspended and a problem to stay healthy for the Bills, plus they had Fred Jackson whom had a first in NFL history in 2009: 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards kick returning. I think trading him was the best course of action since it gave the team more draft picks and it enabled the team to sign defensive end Mario Williams in 2012, but that’s just my take, what do you all think?

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