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Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs for a first down against the Redskins during their NFL NFC wildcard playoff game in Landover Reuters

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt.

There is now no doubt.

Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, and coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch will play, via our own Curtis Crabtree, who otherwise works for KJR radio in Seattle.

Specifically, Carroll said Lynch looked fine.  Of course, if he were fine, Lynch wouldn’t have been limited in practice.

It’s as unclear whether Lynch’s availability will be limited as it was that he even injured the foot in the first place.  He showed no signs of injury during the 24-14 win over the Redskins.

That said, the foot is a fairly important appendage for a running back.  If Lynch is slowed at all by the injury, it’ll mean more opportunities for rookie Robert Turbin and more pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson.

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37 Responses to “Carroll says Lynch will play on Sunday”
  1. steelerben says: Jan 11, 2013 4:12 PM

    Lynch is going to play? Let me show you my surprised face…

  2. clownsfan says: Jan 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    “and more pressure on Russell Wilson”

    That pressure pales in comparison to what Matt Ryan & Mike Smith are under.

  3. steviaquinn says: Jan 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Marshawn Lynch- the true meaning of determination- put the team on his back

  4. brysong says: Jan 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Lynch missed or was limited in practice several weeks this season and still ended up #3 in the NFL.

    No surprises here.

    Go Hawks!

  5. bugorfeature says: Jan 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Lynch since midseaon has usually only practiced on Friday.

  6. vincentbojackson says: Jan 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Rub some Skittles on it and get back in there.

  7. jason9696 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Too bad. I’m getting sick of the Seagulls. Go Falcons!!!

  8. blackfootkiller says: Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Sorry to bust your ‘expert’ bubble but…
    If you paid attention to teams that the NFL doesn’t favor, you would know that Lynch takes a lot of practice time off…
    He knows what he’s doing, the offense, and his role in it…
    He has rushed for 1590 yards this season…
    Seems smart to rest him…
    Beastmode…

    Go Hawks!

  9. trollhammer20 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    We all know that Lynch is nothing without the best lead blocker in the NFL: Russell Wilson!

  10. mjl279 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Nothing to see here…next article…

  11. belgaron says: Jan 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Snyder should be fined by the NFL and sued by all the players of both teams for that field condition.

  12. daknight93 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    that’s bad news for Atlanta Defense

  13. granadafan says: Jan 11, 2013 4:51 PM

    Atlanta Defense: “NOooooooooooooooooooo”.

    Looking forward to watching Beastmode run wild and over hapless Falcons. Everone knows in the wild that seahawks are stronger than mere falcons.

  14. 1phd says: Jan 11, 2013 4:52 PM

    Another report says Lynch could miss the game because he runs too angry.

  15. juliusanonymous says: Jan 11, 2013 4:53 PM

    Marshawn Lynch hasn’t had a full week of practice all season.

    Do NOT wake the Beast until the sacrificial lamb is prepared and ready.

    When it’s game time, THEN you gently shake him, point him at the defense, and get the heck out of the way!!

  16. randallflagg52 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:29 PM

    I picture Marshawn Lynch being confined like the Juggernaut in Xmen 3 until he is needed on the field.

  17. 3yardsndust says: Jan 11, 2013 5:32 PM

    Not a Seattle fan, per se, but Lynch runs like a monster being chased from a Transylvanian village by a mob of villagers with torches. He just keeps moving!

  18. boyshole25 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    I despise the hawks but lynch is a good dude I hope he sees some success after being stuck with the bills

  19. steeelfann says: Jan 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    They better worry more about what they are going to do without Chris Clemons. Irvin has 8 sacks as a situational rusher. Next few guys have 3. Somewhere, Roddy White and Julio Jones just cracked a small grin.

  20. the1bigbird says: Jan 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Shannahan says “play him”! He cant hurt himself any worse than what he already is.

  21. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jan 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    If Atlanta has been paying attention – Russell Wilson’s passer rating is GOD AWFUL these last few weeks starting with the Lambs game.

    It’s really simple. Load up the box and keep Lynch and Wilson hemmed in and they’ll win easy.

    Wilson is not seeing the field (Surprise!) and he can’t hit the broad sign of a barn.

    Seattle and their legion of bandwagon, only-been-on-PFT-for-3-months-now fans are goin’ down in the ATL.

  22. kylexitron says: Jan 11, 2013 6:23 PM

    Russell Wilson doesn’t feel pressure, pressure feels Russell Wilson.

  23. hawksnest1 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    pete gave him the day off. he’s always giving lynch and rice the day off

  24. juliusanonymous says: Jan 11, 2013 6:29 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Jan 11, 2013 6:10 PM
    If Atlanta has been paying attention – Russell Wilson’s passer rating is GOD AWFUL these last few weeks starting with the Lambs game.

    It’s really simple. Load up the box and keep Lynch and Wilson hemmed in and they’ll win easy.

    Wilson is not seeing the field (Surprise!) and he can’t hit the broad sign of a barn.

    Seattle and their legion of bandwagon, only-been-on-PFT-for-3-months-now fans are goin’ down in the ATL.

    —————–

    God I get a laugh out of these clueless fans. Redskin fans were saying the exact same thing last week. Keep Lynch and Wilson from running, and you’re good.

    Well ya think if it was that easy that a team like the 49ers or Redskins would have figured out how to do that by now, right?

    Oh and the comment about Wilson being inaccurate. Hilarious. Way to prove that the only Seahawk game you watched this season was a few quarters of the Redskins game. That’s just silly.

  25. seacab1972 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:45 PM

    Just saw the team off in Renton. They are heading out to catch their flight to the ATL. Looking forward to seeing some great runs by Lynch, passes by Wilson, and hits by the Legion of Boom. Go Hawks!!!

  26. schmitty2 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    steeelfann says:Jan 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    They better worry more about what they are going to do without Chris Clemons. Irvin has 8 sacks as a situational rusher. Next few guys have 3. Somewhere, Roddy White and Julio Jones just cracked a small grin.

    Care to explain how exactly Roddy and Julio benefit because Clemons is not in the game? Did you happen to forget they will be covered by Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman not to mention the middle will be patrolled by Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas? Come on man!!

  27. olyhawk says: Jan 11, 2013 7:53 PM

    ATL is already hearing BAM BAM footsteps, and if you don’t know what that is, you will on sunday.

  28. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2013 8:31 PM

    Russell Wilson haters should just be ignored. They are obviously trolls who have never had a girlfriend that act tough on the Internet.

  29. vincelombardisghost says: Jan 11, 2013 9:14 PM

    If the Seahawks win, the Packer payback comes in a Lambeau beat down. You read it here first. Pack will beat SF, clip the Hawks wings and win another Super Bowl.

  30. nytwelve says: Jan 11, 2013 9:34 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Jan 11, 2013 6:10 PM
    If Atlanta has been paying attention – Russell Wilson’s passer rating is GOD AWFUL these last few weeks starting with the Lambs game.

    136.3 passer rating vs. the “Lambs”

    92.9 passer rating vs. the Redskins

    “GOD AWFUL,” you say?

  31. thefox61 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Jan 11, 2013 6:10 PM
    If Atlanta has been paying attention – Russell Wilson’s passer rating is GOD AWFUL these last few weeks starting with the Lambs game.

    It’s really simple. Load up the box and keep Lynch and Wilson hemmed in and they’ll win easy.

    Wilson is not seeing the field (Surprise!) and he can’t hit the broad sign of a barn.

    Seattle and their legion of bandwagon, only-been-on-PFT-for-3-months-now fans are goin’ down in the ATL.
    ************
    Let’s see, “GOD AWFUL” QB Rating?
    Starting with the Rams week 17 Wilson’s rating was 136.3, last week it was 92.9.
    Now let’s go back a few more weeks starting with the week after the Seahawks bye week:
    Week 12 @. Miami – 125.9 – Loss
    Week 13 @ Chicago – 104.9 – OT Win
    Week 14 vs. Arizona – 88.0 – Win
    Week 15 @ Buffalo in Toronto – 104.4 – Win
    Week 16 vs. San Francisco – 115.3 – Win
    Week 17 vs. St. Louis – 136.3 – Win
    Wild Card @ Washington – 92.9 – Win
    Last 7 games – 109.7
    Season:
    Wilson – 100.0 – # 4 in the NFL
    Matt Ryan – 99.1 – #5

    I know of about 28 other teams, including Atlanta, that wish their QB had that “GOD AWFUL” of a QB rating and a playoff win.

    Go Seahawks!

  32. northbynw27 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    Practice? Man we talkin’ about practice…practice? Man…

  33. txnative61 says: Jan 12, 2013 2:21 AM

    Seahawks perennial All Pro and future HOF tackle Walter Jones amply demonstrated how overrated practice is for veteran players at a certain level. Being “franchised” several years led to holdouts thru the pre-season, then another All Pro season. When he signed long term and started in training camp the end of the season saw a performance drop and nagging injuries. Lynch’s time is better spent in the training room tending to wear and tear than on the practice field for unneeded practice and risk. Any drop off in play at all on Sunday will be very surprising. Ankle’s have been routinely taped for many years.

  34. raideralex99 says: Jan 12, 2013 6:32 AM

    Why is the Seahawks game (West Coast Team) at 1:00 eastern time?
    The Falcons get an advantage … west coast team playing the early game on the east coast lose 80-90% of the games.

  35. imbetterthanyou says: Jan 12, 2013 6:33 AM

    Solid…real solid. Ain’t nothin’ better than solid.

  36. jeffesky says: Jan 12, 2013 8:24 AM

    Chuck Norris asks Beast Mode what time its ok for him to get up in the morning. Lynch will play!!

  37. seenoland54 says: Jan 12, 2013 8:45 AM

    “Care to explain how exactly Roddy and Julio benefit because Clemons is not in the game?”
    ———————————————-

    More time to put even more air between them and your big slow corners

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