Carroll praises Lynch’s progress

AP

More than a week has passed since Marshawn Lynch ended his holdout by pumping up his guaranteed (as a practical matter) wages for 2014 by $1 million and securing a $500,000 advance against next year’s pay.

So far, Lynch seems to be making up for lost time.

“He’s getting a lot closer,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Sunday. “He had a very good practice today. We’re just trying to do it properly. I really liked the way he got after it today. He got stuff in all phases of the practice. Caught some balls well, blocked well, ran the ball real nice, so a really good first day. This is really, I think, the first week he has a chance to really compete and he brought a great attitude today.”

That doesn’t mean Lynch will see much action in the preseason.

“He doesn’t need a lot of carries, I know that,” Carroll said regarding Lynch, who had five carries in the 2013 preseason and five the preseason before that. “We need to get him some work. So we’ll work him a little bit throughout and we’ll see how this week goes first and we’ll make a determination. He looks great. He’s in great shape, he looks just as fit as he ever has. His weight is way down. He’s really worked hard to get here, and even through a trying time, he really kept his focus and did a nice job of getting ready, and it showed today, you can tell.”

Carroll declined to divulge Lynch’s current weight. But Carroll reiterated that Lynch is in “really good shape.”

Tailbacks don’t have to be ripped or conditioned or lean or ready to go 12 rounds with Rocky Balboa. They just need to be able and willing to take a pounding and move the chains with short bursts of energy. Lynch could have walked into the locker room with a mouthful of Skittles five minutes before kickoff of the regular-season opener and done that.

36 responses to “Carroll praises Lynch’s progress

  1. Too bad you don’t have a ring, Lombardi trophy, banner, or any brains troll. Fyi ,, by the time your stadium gets built AD will leave. Remember that skololol

  2. I really hope Lynch has the longevity of the ageless wonder Frank Gore. Maybe if they take care of him in camp & practices & saves his legs & the pounding he takes just for gameday it could be possible. Along with splitting carries with Michael as the 9ers did with Kendall Hunter. I’m a fan of Turbin but he reminds me of Maurice Morris, a serviceable back but not a game changer. Btw, it really hurts me to give the 9ers credit for anything but i believe in giving credit where credit is due.

  3. Lynch is going to need to be in tip-top shape after seeing the swiss cheese that is the O-line in Seattle.

    smells like #leastmode and #legionofLaundry will be the new hash’s blowing up the twittersphere

  4. @seahonky

    I, as well, was wondering who the hell AD is. I think those trolls are more interested in spewing hate & ignorance that they don’t even know who’s on their own rosters. I hate trolls!!!

  5. Special Back…Dude just does not do negative yardage….Hawks are a MUCH better team with him in the backfield.C. Michael may end up being a good change of pace back but, he is no Beast! Turbin may not even make the final 53.

  6. I am glad we have Beast Mode back and love the way Pete limits him in preseason. Some Hawk fans are high on Turbin, other than pass protection I can think of 40 HBs I would rather have on the team, once even a CB gets their hands on Turbo he is on his back. Its been that way for 2 years. Christine Michael needs to steal the number 2 spot.

  7. Coach Carroll and GM Schneider said next man up when they initially refused Beastmode’s requests after Jamal Charles got paid. A couple of weeks later they paid Marshawn another $1M.
    Beastmode doesn’t talk to the media but it’s time to say something nice, Coach Pete. You were punked.

  8. -conormacleod

    The way the NFC West will beat up on each other this year, 9-7 might win the division. The Superbowl is a possibility for all the NFC West teams.

  9. seatownballers says:
    Aug 10, 2014 7:49 PM

    Too bad you don’t have a ring, Lombardi trophy, banner, or any brains troll. Fyi ,, by the time your stadium gets built AD will leave. Remember that skololol

    _______________________________

    AAAAWWWW!! that’s cute the seahawks and their front running fans finally won a Super Bowl and they get to brag about that ONE Lombadri trophy. Great Franchise”s have at least 3 or more. So if you don’t have 3 or more than shut up

  10. As a die hard Hawks fan I ask my fellow 12’s why can’t we get a decent O line? That’s the one thing I don’t understand. With how great the team has been under Pete and John (i’m not complaining) I wonder why the best the O-line ever is is just below average or worse with rankings over the last 4 years between 17 and 32 but mostly in the low 20’s? If this team had the O-line of 2005 they wouldn’t loose a game, EVER!. That’s why Lynch & RW are so critical for this offense. With out them we would be in big trouble. For xmas this year this 12 would like a top ten O-Line 🙂

  11. The Seahawks are following the same path to success as the Steelers, 49ers, and Patriots. Many, many years of bad, mediocre, and occasionally pretty good football, and then finally, their first championship after 35 to 40 years of their franchise’s existance. Each of those teams then followed that up with a decade or more of extremely good football. The Seahawks appear poised to make that same kind of run. We’ll see. At this point I am very hopeful. If they do maybe us Seahawks fans can then pretend the first 37 years or so for our team didn’t happen like the fans of those other teams do.

  12. Funny how the “minimum” rule keeps changing.

    Trolls – Seahawks haven’t won a SB. Shut up until you win one. Oh damn, they won. Ok, need a new line to appear superior. Hmmmm……

    “AAAAWWWW!! that’s cute the seahawks and their front running fans finally won a Super Bowl and they get to brag about that ONE Lombadri trophy. Great Franchise”s have at least 3 or more. So if you don’t have 3 or more than shut up”

    yeah, that will show ’em, even if I can’t spell Lombardi.

  13. All this smack talk coming fans that hope and pray that one day their franchise can be half of what the hawks are now, top to bottom, one of, if not the best in football right now. Me want cookie!

  14. Make up comment for previous weeks, there is no doubt that Lynch is needed. Turbin never breaks a tackle and CMichael can’t keep his head in the game.

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