Marshawn Lynch has been quoted stating he wanted the ball more, and today against the Atlanta Falcons he continued showing the world that “BeastMode” isn’t just a nickname, it’s a way of life.
Russell Wilson has proven he is capable of carrying the offensive load for the Seattle Seahawks. However, with Sidney Rice being out for the year, Golden Tate‘s up and down performances and Percy Harvin not even seeing the field yet this year, Lynch feels he should be given the ball more. And today against the Falcons he backed up his statements with an outstanding performance.
Seattle could very well be the best all-around team in the entire NFL. Wilson is a solid quarterback, their defense is arguably the best in the league and playing at home virtually means a victory every time. Even with that said, without Lynch, the Seahawks aren’t 9-1 through ten weeks of the season and certainly aren’t a front-runner to win the 2013 Super Bowl.
Marshawn is one of the few running backs you can feed the ball to in a game that seems to run harder as the game goes on. In the postseason a running game is one of the most important intangibles in winning, and having Lynch solidifies Seattle in that category.
When Harvin returns the offense will become even deeper and harder to contain, but feeding Lynch is a must if Seattle indeed wishes to win the Super Bowl this season. Wilson is a great quarterback, but he’s still only in his second year. Before anointing Russell as king in Seattle, the Seahawks should continue riding Lynch for as long as he’ll allow them to because without Marshawn there is no Super Bowl.
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