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Donte Whitner: Lynch is at Bills facility

Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, unsurprisingly, did not practice with the team again on Friday.  

Safety Donte Whitner, however, informed the Associated Press that Lynch is at Buffalo’s Orchard Park facility, and was “lifting weights in the training room” on Wednesday and Thursday.
So why, then, is Lynch not practicing?  
Have the Bills told him to stay off the practice field?  
Is Lynch’s participation in weight room workouts, but absence from practice an attempt to capture other teams’ appeal by showing good work ethic?
Does he want to avoid the presumably greater risk of injury that practicing would entail?
No matter the reasoning, we can’t help but think that an obviously disgruntled Lynch’s presence at the Bills’ facility is a negative for team morale.  And carries with it the potential for major distraction, if not explosion, for a team with little hope of seriously competing in 2010.
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16 Responses to “Donte Whitner: Lynch is at Bills facility”
  1. AlanSaysYo says: Jun 4, 2010 3:38 PM

    They’re better off with him away from the facility. Less chance for vehicular manslaughter that way.

  2. yarlmak says: Jun 4, 2010 3:48 PM

    Get off of me Silva- no means no!

  3. buffobeel says: Jun 4, 2010 3:51 PM

    Winning a lot of games-no! Competing? Every Sunday baby! Pretty bad Florio telling 53, Large professional men they aren’t even good enough to compete!

  4. The Wishbone says: Jun 4, 2010 4:02 PM

    They hired Buddy Nix, and he hired Chan Gailey. They’ve never won a Super Bowl. They have no reliable starting QB. And you think [their probable third-string RB] Marshawn Lynch is gonna tank their season by being a “negative for team morale”?!
    They’re the Bills, man! This is just one more drop in the proverbial bucket. A bucket of failure and sadness.
    A bucket that will probably be in LA soon… :)

  5. Alldayaday says: Jun 4, 2010 4:05 PM

    One simple question Evan.. Why????
    Why do you turn this news as a negative for the Bills?
    Why would a player that is participating in some sort of OTAs be a negative?
    Why do you think this is a distraction?
    Why do you think this team has to know hope of competing?
    Who are you?!?!?!
    You know nothing about football, Lynch showing up is a step in the right direction. So what if he’s not happy, he is showing up, which says more about him than a bunch of other players who are holding out.
    Who are you to say that the Bills have no chance of competing? I’m sure you called the Pats winning the superbowl in 2001. Im sure you knew the Bengals were going to make the playoffs last year and win the AFC North.
    I guess the Bills should just stop working and forfeit all there games because of you.
    I try not to read articles you write because of your tremendous stupidity.
    FLORIO, THIS GUY IS RUINING PFT!

  6. madbillsfan says: Jun 4, 2010 4:13 PM

    YAWN

  7. BenRapistberger says: Jun 4, 2010 4:14 PM

    Please trade him to the Pats. Please.

  8. mama tried says: Jun 4, 2010 4:16 PM

    “a team with little hope of seriously competing in 2010″
    hahhahhahha, love it!!
    blow-falo bills

  9. ampats says: Jun 4, 2010 4:16 PM

    Good to know that Lynch is at the facility.
    Now they just need a NFL QB to come to the Bills facility.

  10. Byrd Is The Word says: Jun 4, 2010 4:24 PM

    Deactivate him for every game this year, and cost him millions in future salary. I’d rather stick it to him than take a 3rd round pick.

  11. bobinpuertorico says: Jun 4, 2010 4:38 PM

    Evan, You really should learn something about a team, before you conclude that they have “little hope of seriously competing.” The Bills were 6-10 last year, but that was primarily due to losing more players to IR than any other team and having a lousy head coach. The Bills began with three O-line starters who had never played in the NFL (two rookies and a second year practice squad player). Then they lost their starting RT for the year in the second game, their starting LT missed 8 games and their starting RG was lost to IR in the tenth game (they also lost backup lineman). Their starting LBs missed 23 games. their top two CBs missed 19 games. Their starting TE was having the best day of his brief career when he was lost for the year in the second game. Other players were also lost to injury. The Bills started with a head coach who had one winning season out of 8 as a head coach. Now they have Chan Gailey, who inherited a 6-10 Cowboys team and took them to the playoffs twice (10-6 first year, 8-8 second year). They lost in the playoffs so he was fired, but then his replacement had three consecutive 5-11 seasons.
    With fewer injuries and a better head coach, the Bills should be 8-8 or better. Their likely QB Trent Edwards has a higher completion percentage, better TD/Int. ratio and higher QB rating than Chad Henne of the Jets and Mark Sanchez of the Dolphins, despite playing behing the worst O-line in the AFC East and for the worst coach. The Bills are not likely to seriously challenge for a spot in the playoffs, but as their opponents will learn, they will be serious competitors.

  12. Gabe Northern says: Jun 4, 2010 4:50 PM

    Um, so if this team has “little hope of seriously competing in 2010″ who freaking cares what it does for team morale? If playing hardball today could land the team a 3rd rounder come August when a starting RB’s ACL goes snappity snap, I can deal with a little weirdness at the team facility.

  13. cheeseweasel says: Jun 4, 2010 4:55 PM

    If he was “gruntled” would it be a positive for team morale?

  14. wwwmattcom says: Jun 4, 2010 5:42 PM

    Even with all the reports that Nix wants him for the season, there are still articles that Lynch is going to be traded… These articles are silly.

  15. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2010 7:42 PM

    “bobinpuertorico says:
    June 4, 2010 4:38 PM
    Evan, You really should learn something about a team, before you conclude that they have “little hope of seriously competing.” Their likely QB Trent Edwards has a higher completion percentage, better TD/Int. ratio and higher QB rating than Chad Henne of the Jets and Mark Sanchez of the Dolphins, despite playing behing the worst O-line in the AFC East and for the worst coach. ”
    ———————————————–
    bobinpuertorico, your post would have a little more credibility if you had correctly identified the QBs and their teams: “Chad Henne of the Jets and Mark Sanchez of the Dolphins”????
    It’s all good though. Evan Silva is a fantasy league geek who believes only in numbers.

  16. giofish says: Jun 4, 2010 9:15 PM

    It’s funny Whitner said that because I went to my fitness center in downtown Oakland today and who did I see? That’s right, Marshawn Lynch was there working out haha. Hard to be in two places at once.

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