Jackson says Lynch is missing out on learning Bills' playbook

Despite vowing a return to beast mode and a return to organized team activities, Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has been absent all week. And fellow running back Fred Jackson says every day Lynch misses is a day he’s falling further behind his teammates in learning new coach Chan Gailey’s playbook.

You’ve got to be here to pick up the playbook,” Jackson said, per Tim Graham of ESPN.com. “That’s the No. 1 thing that he’s missing out on.”

Jackson supplanted Lynch on the Bills’ depth chart last season, and now both of them are going to compete for carries with first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller. Lynch’s absence is probably good for Jackson, but Jackson says he’d like to see Lynch attend voluntary workouts.

“It’s just one of those things you know, as a professional, it’s voluntary, but at the same time you want to be in the best situation as possible,” Jackson said. “The best situation is being here so you know what you’re supposed to be doing when you’re out on the field.”

16 responses to “Jackson says Lynch is missing out on learning Bills' playbook

  1. Buffalo will trade Lynch before the season starts. As soon as a team loses its #1 or 2 RB to injury this preseason he will be dealt.

  2. Why is this guy going out of his way to show what a complete turd he is? He used to be my favorite player on the Bills, but c’mon man!?!?! Grow the hell up and do your job jerk-off!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jtm1023 says:
    May 27, 2010 3:38 PM
    Why is this guy going out of his way to show what a complete turd he is? He used to be my favorite player on the Bills, but c’mon man!?!?! Grow the hell up and do your job jerk-off!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How is he going out of his way? Reporters ask players questions every day. All he did was tell the truth.

  4. Lynch probably doesn’t want to waste his time studying the playbook because he won’t play. Spiller will start.

  5. Perhaps he already knows the Bill’s playbook:
    First down: 2 yard run.
    Second down: 2 yard run.
    Third down: Incomplete pass.
    Fourth down: Punt.
    Not all that complicated.

  6. Lynch is still on his roid/hgh cycle and can’t join the team until it’s over. Give him a fricken break!

  7. Unfortunately, Chan is going to trade FJax. Marshawn has brawn and CJ has slippery speed. Makes no sense but mark my words! You watch!
    You heard it here first, folks.

  8. I feel sorry for Lynch. He’s wasting away a promising career. It doesn’t appear he has been given good advice by the people around him.

  9. I feel sorry for Lynch. He’s wasting away a promising career. It doesn’t appear he has been given good advice by the people around him.

  10. jtm1023 says:
    May 27, 2010 3:38 PM
    Why is this guy going out of his way to show what a complete turd he is? He used to be my favorite player on the Bills, but c’mon man!?!?! Grow the hell up and do your job jerk-off!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ———
    I 2nd that. I’ve proudly worn my Lynch jersey since October ’07 every single Sunday, even after the hit & run/gun possession incidents. I’ll be wearing a different jersey this year…

  11. i like it where somebody said lynch’s face caught fire and they tried to put it out with a rake.
    he is an idiot. at least fred gets it. even if he doesnt start he will be prepared.
    lynch just isnt a #1.

  12. You know what’s funny? This isn’t limited to professional sports. I deal with people all the time who think they should be given raises, promotions, and opportunites just because they have “potential” or more natural aptitude. And what, they’ll finally work hard when someone gives them a position of responsibility? Lazy is as lazy does. I wouldn’t trade one Fred Jackson for 100 Marshawn Lynches.

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