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Pete Carroll won't waste any time using Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t acquire Marshawn Lynch to slowly work him into the mix.

Lynch will “play a lot” and “contribute immediately” according to Carroll.  The Seahawks coach will pair him with Justin Forsett, a former Cal teammate of Lynch’s.  Forsett and Lynch remain close, as Lynch was at Forsett’s wedding this offseason

“He’s exciting to watch and will bring a lot to this team,” Forsett said.

A few other notes on the move:

1. Adam Schefter reports that the second pick involved in the trade was a sixth rounder in 2012 that can go to a 5th based on Lynch’s productivity.  The Bills also got a fourth-round pick in the ’11 draft.

2. The Seahawks are now without a third and fourth-round pick in next year’s draft. (They gave up a third in the Charlie Whitehurst trade.)  Lynch is only 24 years old, but he’s only signed through 2011.’s Adam Caplan reports that Lynch’s rookie contract will void after ’11.

3. Carroll has talked about getting Leon Washington more involved, but he only had three touches against the Rams. It looks like Washington will focus on returns on the occasional third downs.

4. If Seattle can’t fix their offensive line, it won’t matter who is at running back.  The Seahawks rank 28th in total offense and 27th in rushing yards-per-game through four weeks.

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14 Responses to “Pete Carroll won't waste any time using Marshawn Lynch”
  1. ejtowne says: Oct 5, 2010 4:42 PM

    Beast Mode has lost some of its Beast. Lynch is not as good as he was the first couple of years in the B-lo. Good luck Seattle.

  2. Bing253 says: Oct 5, 2010 5:00 PM

    The Hawks got a fourth round pick for Josh Wilson and should get a compensatory pick for losing Nate Burleson which will probably be a 4th or 5th round pick-basically with the way Schiender/Carroll run things getting mid round draft picks won’t be a problem because they will get more!

  3. 20_Lb_Sack says: Oct 5, 2010 5:10 PM

    All rb’s in the nfl are only as good as their oline…Lynch is still a beast but I dont think Seattle’s oline is much better than Buffalo’s right now.

  4. albaNY Hawker says: Oct 5, 2010 5:10 PM

    at least there’s 4 teams worse than the Seahawks!
    seriously though, even with our patchwork O-Line, you gotta love this move!

  5. Hauschild says: Oct 5, 2010 5:13 PM

    You can dress up turd, but it’s still a turd – as in Seattle’s run-blocking unit.

  6. Gautam says: Oct 5, 2010 5:20 PM

    the importance of the offensive line can be seen the way LT2 is playing for the Jets at the moment… and he supposedly was washed up!

  7. smarterthanyou says: Oct 5, 2010 5:35 PM

    Can’t believe Green Bay didn’t try to get him for only a fourth rounder and conditional 6th..

  8. GoTitans says: Oct 5, 2010 5:37 PM

    20_Lb_Sack says:
    October 5, 2010 5:10 PM
    All rb’s in the nfl are only as good as their oline…Lynch is still a beast but I dont think Seattle’s oline is much better than Buffalo’s right now.
    So what about CJ in Titan Town? O Line or what?

  9. EG says: Oct 5, 2010 6:29 PM

    Green Bay would have likely had to offer more than a 4th and conditional 6th/5th… Seahawks usually draft higher than GB so their 4th and 6th/5th are worth more than GB’s

  10. TheToolofTools says: Oct 5, 2010 6:35 PM

    No Line
    No O in the NFL

  11. Miamifishfan says: Oct 5, 2010 6:57 PM

    who cares

  12. beedubya says: Oct 5, 2010 7:45 PM

    Green Bay is a pass first team. Lynch wouldn’t have gotten more than 10 toiuches a game. He would only be good where Grant was, in the 4th qtr. to protect the lead.

  13. Buffaloblues says: Oct 5, 2010 8:11 PM

    lynch needs a line or else he dances too much, not to mention introuble every offseason since hes ben drafted (drugs, weapons, hit and runs, and stealing 20 bucks??) BUT….. he loves football and plays like it. alot of fun, ill miss him

  14. FumbleNuts says: Oct 5, 2010 8:36 PM

    “Carroll has talked about getting Leon Washington more involved.”
    He still should, start THROWING more to Leon out to the backfield…………DUH!!!
    GO HAWKS!!

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