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Schneider believes Marshawn Lynch leaning towards retirement

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stretches before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) AP

Barring a change of circumstance and contract, running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t expected to be back with the Seahawks in 2016. But will he be back in the NFL?

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said in a radio interview with ESPN Seattle Friday that he expects Lynch to retire.

If Lynch retires he’ll owe the Seahawks $5 million in bonus money, so his best play is to wait for the team to release him. His release seems inevitable since he’s due $9 million from the Seahawks next season.

Lynch turns 30 in April. He was limited to seven games last season by injury.

Lynch had gone over 1,200 yards rushing and scored at least 11 touchdowns in four straight seasons prior to 2015.

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  1. bos4ny3 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:12 PM

    That should be the quietest retirement press conference in history.

  2. bigbenh8tr says: Jan 22, 2016 1:12 PM

    Beast

  3. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Jan 22, 2016 1:13 PM

    Lynch loves his money. “All about that action”… He’ll wait until the team releases him and then he’ll retire unless the Raiders will pay big money for one or two years.

    Loved watching Beast Mode run over guys. Most physically runner of this era.

  4. i thumbs down your comment says: Jan 22, 2016 1:14 PM

    Respect the way he played the game; hard

  5. seatownballers says: Jan 22, 2016 1:14 PM

    Thanks for everything lynch, you put us on the map. But we have Rawls, should keep Michael, and draft another back. Use the money to keep kearse, Michael and lane

  6. MostlyRight says: Jan 22, 2016 1:16 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.

  7. edelmanfanclub says: Jan 22, 2016 1:17 PM

    He did this last year. Seattle will release him and he’ll try for one more deal, if he doesnt get one to his liking hell call it career and why not his body was beat up last season. Although he can still run very well. He had such a big rebound after Buffalo dumped him, and a good career with Seattle while it lasted.

  8. davew128 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:18 PM

    Can you imagine a debate between Lynch and Drew Rosenhaus?

    -I’m just here so I won’t get fined.
    -Next question.
    -I’m just here so I won’t get fined.
    -Next question.

  9. qdog112 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:19 PM

    This is clearly Schneider posturing. If he met with him at all, Marshawn was asked to take a pay cut and he probably said nothing. Silence would be interpreted by Schneider as a retirement indicator.

    As for me, until I hear it come from the mouth of the Beast, I won’t believe it. They will have to cut him and security will be in the building.

  10. Seprix says: Jan 22, 2016 1:20 PM

    No, please play for Seattle another year! -The rest of the NFC West

  11. jvw1982 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    Lynch ain’t going anywhere until the Seahawks cut him….he maybe a difficult person but he ain’t a fool…..

  12. postintelligence says: Jan 22, 2016 1:21 PM

    I expect the Hawks to release him. Wouldn’t shock me if he retired. He’s had a great run.

  13. abqhawk says: Jan 22, 2016 1:22 PM

    Thank you Mr Lynch for 6 years of pure pleasure watching you as a Seahawk. Now its time to walk away, heal yourself and enjoy some of the money you’ve made. There are greener pastures out there and other things you can do sir, enjoy life and be safe.

  14. packmanfan says: Jan 22, 2016 1:23 PM

    Maybe we should wait to hear what he has to say?
    …And wait….
    ….And wait….
    ……And wait some more…

  15. seabrawk12 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:26 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.

    _______________________________

    I still have yet to hear that word come out of single
    Hawk fan’s mouth. . . .but whatever makes you sleep
    at night.

    Lynch was awesome to watch. He will always be remembered as smashmouth RB that never quit
    driving his legs.

    Go HAWKS

  16. joenash72 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:27 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.

    ——-

    Who says we ain’t?

    #dangeRuss😉

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:28 PM

    Good riddance to this disrespectful 5 year old in a man’s body.

  18. nhpats says: Jan 22, 2016 1:29 PM

    Done mode.

  19. ttommytom says: Jan 22, 2016 1:29 PM

    I would guess his agent got 15% of that 5mil, so his agent is whispering in his ear as we speak…

  20. mr1drful says: Jan 22, 2016 1:29 PM

    Retire, if he tests free agency he’ll end up screwing a team over. Arian Foster should retire too.

  21. jsa5205mvp says: Jan 22, 2016 1:30 PM

    Great running back but coach Carroll didn’t give him the ball on that famous goal line in the super bowl. I’m telling you the Seahawks are going to keep going down.. that one play is going to hurt the Hawks for a long time.WATCH. Why didn’t u give beast mode the ball pete???

  22. 1gallon says: Jan 22, 2016 1:30 PM

    I heard he want’s Phil Simm’s job with CBS. He’d be an improvement.

  23. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jan 22, 2016 1:33 PM

    If by playing for the Raiders equals retirement, then yes – he is correct.

  24. packmanfan says: Jan 22, 2016 1:33 PM

    MostlyRight says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:16 PM
    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.
    ———————————————————————
    They are doing a heck of a lot better than they have ever been.

  25. ferd76 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:34 PM

    seattle was supposed to be a dynasty?
    That’s the media talking, not hawk fans. By the way, when lynch was gone rawls had no problem racking up yards. So, I think they are in decent shape there. They had a really good run and will at least be competitive as they replenish part of that roster.

  26. chrisk61 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:36 PM

    seat ran him into the ground and then was difficult about rewarding him financially. he truly was a beast and took a lot of pressure off Wilson.

    let’s see how good the seattle offense is without the lynch power running gm.

  27. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:39 PM

    Lynch is a man’s man, and the reason the Hawks have been so good for the past 4 seasons.

    Be careful what you wish for 12’s you think Rawls is all that….. so far he has sown some promise, but also appears to be injury prone (when taking the bulk of the load). If you shove Marshawn out the door be careful of what you may get. No matter what is said Lynch was defiantly the straw that stirred the Hawks drink.

    I have huge respect for Lynch even though he has broken my heart more than once. Dude is a stud and really is a good guy (not what the media presents) and if he does retire or is released you (Hawks) will miss him BIG TIME…….but that’s the price you have to pay when you gave a game manager 20 mil. per.

  28. raynman49 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:39 PM

    1gallon says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:30 PM
    I heard he want’s Phil Simm’s job with CBS. He’d be an improvement.

    AMEN brother!

  29. nycdf says: Jan 22, 2016 1:41 PM

    I hope he saved his money. His only marketable skill was/is run I have over people. Outside of that…. Nothing

  30. dexterismyhero says: Jan 22, 2016 1:42 PM

    Do another episode of Tanked!!!!!

    That was Epic…………

  31. keem513 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:43 PM

    Loss his love for the superbowl stunt last season

  32. boogerhut says: Jan 22, 2016 1:46 PM

    joenash72 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:27 PM
    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.

    ——-

    Who says we ain’t?

    Anyone that knows the definition of dynasty.

  33. jwcarlson says: Jan 22, 2016 1:46 PM

    Retirement is probably a good idea. Age isn’t kind to guys with his running style.

  34. r502 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:47 PM

    Seahag fan; Rawls and Michael are journeyman types that will not produce the results that Lynch did. Expecting those two throwaways to affect the course of a game and wear out a defense like Lynch did is myopic. He was the baddest cat in the game for some years. The inability to see things clearly and as they truly appear is nothing new with Seahag fan judging by the dynasty drivel you read from this group.

  35. braddavery says: Jan 22, 2016 1:48 PM

    And like that… he’s gone.

  36. socalmaverick says: Jan 22, 2016 1:50 PM

    Released Mode

  37. spankmarley says: Jan 22, 2016 1:50 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:33 PM

    If by playing for the Raiders equals retirement, then yes – he is correct.

    __________________________________

    I think you might need to refresh your punch lines, Al Davis passed away in 2011.

  38. Alumni2k11 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:53 PM

    Only 30, rich, and has a super bowl ring. Nothing left to prove.

  39. cri33 says: Jan 22, 2016 1:54 PM

    MostlyRight ..if you want a dynasty then try NE. There is a dynasty.

  40. streetyson says: Jan 22, 2016 1:54 PM

    seabrawk12 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:26 PM
    I still have yet to hear that word [dynasty] come out of single Hawk fan’s mouth. . . .but whatever makes you sleep
    at night.
    —————————-
    You should google Seahawks and Dynasty, you’ll find plenty of chatter from fans. Even articles on PFT discuss the possibility. That’s because every time a team wins a SB with a possible long-term franchise QB, the idea that we are witnessing the birth of the next “dynasty” gets mooted regularly until the team falters.

  41. vargavarga says: Jan 22, 2016 1:55 PM

    This guy is a Packer next season…..bank on it.

  42. orivar says: Jan 22, 2016 1:58 PM

    He was talking about it last year that he’s getting up there in years and that as a RB your body gets pretty beat up. He has enough money at this point from the NFL and endorsements now just has to figure if he wants to go through the rigors of 16 games..again.

  43. mrwalterisgod says: Jan 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    “you think Rawls is all that….. so far he has sown some promise, but also appears to be injury prone (when taking the bulk of the load). ”

    Pretty sure you’d break your ankle too if a 300+ pound man fell on it awkwardly.

  44. bornahawker says: Jan 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    Beast mode will live on in Seattle for years to come. He helps his community full time and we were lucky to have him here as a role model for all. Love him or not he did it his way.
    Go Hawks!

  45. tennesseeoilers says: Jan 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    Notice how Russell Wilson was playing elite ball in the many games Lynch was out? … Not a coincidence folks.

  46. cantonbound13 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:01 PM

    He should go into broadcasting

  47. edukator4 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:04 PM

    cri33 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:54 PM
    MostlyRight ..if you want a dynasty then try NE. There is a dynasty.

    ________________________________________

    Beginning of the 2000s yes they were a dynasty as they won 3/4. 10 years between championships? 4/14 isnt a dynasty.
    they could very well be starting a new one, with last years championship just being a perennial contender for 10 years then grabbing a title isnt a dynasty

  48. chawk12thman says: Jan 22, 2016 2:07 PM

    Why would the Seahawks release him? They basically get him for 4 Million if they just keep him. The 5 of 9 Mill they already paid is lost either way, except by his retirement. If I was the front office, I would advise Lynch/Agent that we intend to keep him and unless he retired, we expect to use his services. The real question is: Would you pay 4 Million for a health Lynch? Yes….and that is where he is now at, given the bonus repayment issue…….

    If the cap hit is an issue (likely not given the increase that is about to happen due to revenue increases) then perhaps the team is forced into the tough decision….However, I think it more likely that he gets traded to Oakland than just released.

  49. themagicman1223 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:09 PM

    The Patriots had years in between their wins and they’re still considered a dynasty, there’s a chance with the Seahawks. If Schneider builds around Russ and stops trading his first round picks for players who don’t fit the system we’ll be in a much better. With an improved O-line next year we’ll be contenders, again.

  50. seabrawk12 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:11 PM

    I still have yet to hear that word [dynasty] come out of single Hawk fan’s mouth. . . .but whatever makes you sleep
    at night.
    —————————-
    You should google Seahawks and Dynasty, you’ll find plenty of chatter from fans. Even articles on PFT discuss the possibility. That’s because every time a team wins a SB with a possible long-term franchise QB, the idea that we are witnessing the birth of the next “dynasty” gets mooted regularly until the team falters.
    ______________

    I wrote I’ve never HEARD that word come out of any Hawk’s fans mouth. Of course there’s blowhards that type stupid crap on the internet, but nobody can prove that those aren’t just trolls in disguise. Either way this team is far from faltering. Russell will have many more post season appearances with the Hawks in his still very young career. And THAT you cannot deny.

  51. Brown Anchor says: Jan 22, 2016 2:12 PM

    MostlyRight says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:16 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.
    ________________________________

    His backup Thomas Rawls should fill in quite nicely.

  52. rocketmcstonebreaker says: Jan 22, 2016 2:13 PM

    themagicman1223 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:09 PM
    The Patriots had years in between their wins and they’re still considered a dynasty, there’s a chance with the Seahawks. If Schneider builds around Russ and stops trading his first round picks for players who don’t fit the system we’ll be in a much better. With an improved O-line next year we’ll be contenders, again.

    ______________________________________

    The Patriots won 3 in 4 years, went to two others and lost, then finally won another… Seattle has not come close to that, so I don’t really get the comparison.

  53. classicfinder says: Jan 22, 2016 2:17 PM

    The word is Lynch is going to retire and become Goodell’s Director of Communications.

  54. thegr8rayfinkle says: Jan 22, 2016 2:17 PM

    Should’ve handed off to him. He will be with the Patriots next year.

  55. tommykramer9 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:21 PM

    Over rated……..

  56. shaggytoodle says: Jan 22, 2016 2:21 PM

    MostlyRight says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:16 PM
    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.
    _____________________

    I am not a Seahawks fan by any means, but if the “Dynasty” hinges on a RB retiring I think Sea will be all right, Look what Rawls did, and RB is one of the easiest NFL positions to transition from FA or college to Pros look at Johnson in Zona and Gurley or GB Years ago when they went and got Ryan Grant.

    The other thing this may allow the team the option of is maybe it could be time to let Wilson go without any restraint, He was a beast the last several weeks of the season. As far as building a dynasty an elite RB is one of the least important ingredients.

  57. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:22 PM

    ……New England is a dynasty….Seattle?…have had a few good years but NOT a dynasty yet……

  58. eyeamlothar says: Jan 22, 2016 2:22 PM

    jsa5205mvp says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:30 PM
    Great running back but coach Carroll didn’t give him the ball on that famous goal line in the super bowl. I’m telling you the Seahawks are going to keep going down.. that one play is going to hurt the Hawks for a long time.WATCH. Why didn’t u give beast mode the ball pete???

    ==========================================

    Even with Beastmode, when the box is stacked (b/c everyone knows you’re going to run it) it is hard to even get a yard. During the 2014 season, Seattle handed Lynch the ball five times at the one-yard line. He scored once.

    In Super Bowl XLIX, the Hawks had time to run a couple of plays (as long as they all weren’t running ones.) With Lane and Avril out, (plus Chacellor with a torn MCL, Sherman with a torn ligaments in his elbow and Earl with a torn labrum) Brady was able to have time and pick apart the secondary.

    When it comes down to it, Browner blew up Kearse allowing Butler to make a play on the ball. An amazing play by Butler there.

    I’ve been to the last 100+ Seahawks home games and although Super Bowl XLIX was a painful ending, it was one of the most exciting Super Bowls I’ve ever seen.

  59. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:22 PM

    “Great running back but coach Carroll didn’t give him the ball on that famous goal line in the super bowl. ”

    You know why he didn’t ? They gave it to him five times previously that season on 4th and 1 and he got the first down once out of the five tries.

    Everyone assuming it was an automatic TD is wrong.

  60. theofficialshotcaller says: Jan 22, 2016 2:24 PM

    “If Lynch retires he’ll owe the Seahawks $5 million in bonus money”

    That’s more than most RBs will see in their career in today’s money grubber NFL.

    Obviously this penny pinching miser “Schneider” wants him to retire and “owe” the team money (absurd)

  61. tbone4444 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:24 PM

    ….but that’s the price you have to pay when you gave a game manager 20 mil. per.

    Led the league in passer rating……clown

  62. tqaztec says: Jan 22, 2016 2:24 PM

    “Beach-mode, brah”

  63. eyeamlothar says: Jan 22, 2016 2:26 PM

    streetyson says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:54 PM
    seabrawk12 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:26 PM
    I still have yet to hear that word [dynasty] come out of single Hawk fan’s mouth. . . .but whatever makes you sleep
    at night.
    —————————-
    You should google Seahawks and Dynasty, you’ll find plenty of chatter from fans. Even articles on PFT discuss the possibility. That’s because every time a team wins a SB with a possible long-term franchise QB, the idea that we are witnessing the birth of the next “dynasty” gets mooted regularly until the team falters.

    ======================================
    When the Seahawks won Super Bowl 48, they were the youngest team to ever win a Super Bowl. Not only that, but they held a team with the most passing yards and passing TDs in the history of the NFL to one score. The Seahawks have a lot of talent, but fans shouldn’t be calling them a dynasty.

  64. laxer37 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:26 PM

    Good. We’ve already forgotten about you.

  65. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jan 22, 2016 2:35 PM

    Can’t wait till Denver wipes the little smirks off of the girly little Pats trolls on Sunday.

  66. mancave001 says: Jan 22, 2016 2:43 PM

    I doubt he’ll retire. I’d say he’s going to wait to get released and then go to a team that is willing to believe he has something left in the tank. He may or may not, but they’ll give him $10m anyway if he’s healthy. Personally, I wouldn’t touch him. He’s done.

  67. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 22, 2016 2:44 PM

    please retire and do my son and all kids a big favor…………

  68. 1trojan33usc says: Jan 22, 2016 2:46 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.
    ********************************************
    Hold on !! We’re not DONE yet, Pete Carroll has already assessed our weaknesses and will find personnel to increase our defense AND offense. He does it every year. Last year he knew we needed a KR and look how that worked out. Two seasons ago we needed D-line players to get to the opposing teams QB and looked what he brought in. This off season will be no different. We’ll make the necessary corrections and go right back to the SB. Write it down Haters !!

  69. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 22, 2016 2:47 PM

    The Patriots had years in between their wins and they’re still considered a dynasty, there’s a chance with the Seahawks. If Schneider builds around Russ and stops trading his first round picks for players who don’t fit the system we’ll be in a much better. With an improved O-line next year we’ll be contenders, again

    with Pete Carroll on the job…..forget it……he took a loaded Patriots team Parcells handed him in 1996 and single handedly destroyed it….

  70. drunkraider says: Jan 22, 2016 2:52 PM

    If the Raiders play in Oakland next season i could see him going there for a year or 2 since it is his home town. and the Raiders could use another RB, I think Murray had the most carrys last season….

  71. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jan 22, 2016 2:53 PM

    Since Russell Wilson became the starter (2012-2015) Seattle is 53-21 (71%), the best record in the NFL over that period, with 2 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1-Super Bowl victory. Not a “dynasty” maybe but I’ll take it and it ain’t close to being over yet. During that same period, the Seahawks added 12 Pro Bowlers to the roster, 10 of which are still on the team. That’s a four year run at the top of the NFL with no end in sight.

    Oh, and they have $31 million in cap space. Chew on that haters.

  72. rrhoe says: Jan 22, 2016 2:55 PM

    Lynch has been “retiring” for a few seasons now, until he get that money!!!!!

  73. nhpats says: Jan 22, 2016 3:02 PM

    seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:35 PM
    Can’t wait till Denver wipes the little smirks off of the girly little Pats trolls on Sunday.
    ———-

    Son, the Broncos may very well win the game. But I can assure you the Patriots will not give up 31 unanswered points in the 1st half of the game and allow the Broncos to focus on their next opponent as Seattle did with Carolina. I have not seen one team manhandle their opponent like Carolina did Seattle in quite some time. It was a truly pathetic show of preparation, talent and heart. Let us not also forget that if the refs had not gifted Seattle the game against the Lions that Seattle would not even have made the postseason. You son should worry more about your own team’s decline than the fate of the Patriots.

  74. nhpats says: Jan 22, 2016 3:04 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:53 PM
    Since Russell Wilson became the starter (2012-2015) Seattle is 53-21 (71%), the best record in the NFL over that period, with 2 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1-Super Bowl victory. Not a “dynasty” maybe but I’ll take it and it ain’t close to being over yet. During that same period, the Seahawks added 12 Pro Bowlers to the roster, 10 of which are still on the team. That’s a four year run at the top of the NFL with no end in sight.

    Oh, and they have $31 million in cap space. Chew on that haters

    ————-
    Had the refs not gifted Seattle the game against the Lions the Seahawks would not even have been eligible for the postseason.

  75. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 22, 2016 3:09 PM

    jsa5205mvp says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:30 PM
    Great running back but coach Carroll didn’t give him the ball on that famous goal line in the super bowl. I’m telling you the Seahawks are going to keep going down.. that one play is going to hurt the Hawks for a long time.WATCH. Why didn’t u give beast mode the ball pete???

    Because he studied his stats, Lynch was 1 for 5 in that situation and had just been stopped on the previous play as well as being tackled for a loss at the other end in short yardage.

    If Butler doesn’t make an off the charts play Seattle wins. When Wilson was ready to pass I thought it was all over for the Pats.

    Now, that Brady pass to Faulk, 4th & 2 in Indy in the AFCCG, that was a dumb ass call.

  76. jaxon51 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:27 PM

    This guy single played the biggest role in leading us to the SB 48 win.
    He will be both a legend and misunderstood forever in Seattle.

    As for anyone that talks dynasty I say dynasty- schmynasty.

  77. gobolts says: Jan 22, 2016 3:30 PM

    Beastmode should come play for the Chargers for a year.

    The Bolts could use his presence on the field and Melvin Gordon can learn a lot from him.

  78. ozzman64 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:31 PM

    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.

    ——-

    Who says we ain’t?

    #dangeRuss 😉
    __________________________________

    Oh, New England last year, Carolina this year, someone else next year.

  79. psousa1 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:32 PM

    Lynch will be in NE next year

  80. gosfvr says: Jan 22, 2016 3:33 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:53 PM
    Since Russell Wilson became the starter (2012-2015) Seattle is 53-21 (71%), the best record in the NFL over that period, with 2 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1-Super Bowl victory. Not a “dynasty” maybe but I’ll take it and it ain’t close to being over yet. During that same period, the Seahawks added 12 Pro Bowlers to the roster, 10 of which are still on the team. That’s a four year run at the top of the NFL with no end in sight.

    Oh, and they have $31 million in cap space. Chew on that haters.

    ——————————–

    They also have 36 (or so) players under contract, including scrubs.

  81. davew128 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:36 PM

    Last dynasty was the Patriots a decade ago, winning three Super Bowls in four years. Last before them was the Cowboys of the early 90’s and then the Steelers of the 70’s.

  82. jimbo75025 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:40 PM

    chawk12thman says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:07 PM
    Why would the Seahawks release him? They basically get him for 4 Million if they just keep him. The 5 of 9 Mill they already paid is lost either way, except by his retirement
    ——-
    I don’t think the Hawks mgt wants him even for $1 and is hell bent on making it Russell Wilsons team.

    To get rid of Marshawn, they would probably let him keep the $5 million

    Prediction, the Hawks will quietly release him-or attempt to make it quiet anyway.

    Lynch bounces to Arizona just to irritate the Hawks as Bruce Arians works well with other big personalities.

  83. seahawksbmx says: Jan 22, 2016 3:42 PM

    shaggytoodle
    Jan 22, 2016, 11:21 AM PST
    MostlyRight says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:16 PM
    Seattle was supposed to be a dynasty. Oh well.
    _____________________

    I am not a Seahawks fan by any means, but if the “Dynasty” hinges on a RB retiring I think Sea will be all right, Look what Rawls did, and RB is one of the easiest NFL positions to transition from FA or college to Pros look at Johnson in Zona and Gurley or GB Years ago when they went and got Ryan Grant.

    The other thing this may allow the team the option of is maybe it could be time to let Wilson go without any restraint, He was a beast the last several weeks of the season. As far as building a dynasty an elite RB is one of the least important ingredients.
    —————
    A non-Hawks fan that has a brain and isn’t a jerk? Thank you and stop by anytime.

  84. davew128 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:43 PM

    Since Russell Wilson became the starter (2012-2015) Seattle is 53-21 (71%), the best record in the NFL over that period, with 2 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1-Super Bowl victory.
    *******************
    NE Patriots (2012-2015): 54-18 (75%), 4 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 4 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Super Bowl victory.

    I think your math is off because the Patriots have a better record and more postseason success.

  85. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 22, 2016 3:46 PM

    Raiders will give up two firsts for him just like they did for Carson Palmer.

  86. 12coltsfan12 says: Jan 22, 2016 3:50 PM

    the seagull dynasty…LOL what a joke!

  87. ikeclanton says: Jan 22, 2016 3:55 PM

    “Since Russell Wilson became the starter (2012-2015) Seattle is 53-21 (71%), the best record in the NFL over that period, with 2 division championships, 2 #1 seeds, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1-Super Bowl victory.”

    ————-

    From 2012-2015, the New England Patriots are 54-18 (75%), the ACTUAL best record over that period, and are in their 4th straight division championship, competing as the defenders of their Super Bowl title. I’d say 5th straight, tying a record set in the 1970’s by the Oakland Raiders culminating in a Super Bowl appearance, but you’re analysis is the Russell Wilson era.

    So, close, but no cigar. Kind of like last year.

  88. dedicatedhawkfan says: Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM

    chrisk61 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:36 PM

    seat ran him into the ground and then was difficult about rewarding him financially.
    __

    No, Seattle was not difficult about rewarding him. he held out of training camp 2014 and the Seahawks ended up paying him 1.5m more than he was scheduled to make plus they agreed to not enforce the fines they were entitled to because of said hold out.

    If anything, Seattle made sure the Beast was happy and with the team.

    Marshawn has hinted at retirement before and this may be the year. I would LOVE to have him back with the team but if I would not blame him if he wanted to retire. He’ll always be BEASTMODE

  89. ariani1985 says: Jan 22, 2016 4:02 PM

    But, but, but, but, but, Seattle was supposed to win 5 super bowls in a row! Now what?

  90. seahawksbmx says: Jan 22, 2016 4:09 PM

    PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES
    Jan 22, 2016, 11:47 AM PST

    with Pete Carroll on the job…..forget it……he took a loaded Patriots team Parcells handed him in 1996 and single handedly destroyed it….
    ————-
    Oh, please. Pete only went on to become only the third coach in history to win both an NCAA and Super Bowl championship, joining Jimmy Johnson & Barry Switzer. And let’s face it, Rich Kotite could’ve won one, if not two Lombardis with that Cowboys’ roster.

    Speaking of rosters, Pete inherited one of the least-talented roster in the NFL when he came to Seattle. Blew it up and made them champions within 4 years.

    In ’95, Bill Belichick led the Browns to a 5-11 record. Can’t believe anyone was dumb enough to give him another chance. See how dumb that sounds?

  91. jaxon51 says: Jan 22, 2016 4:23 PM

    Dynasties aren’t built on shady investigations where evidence is destroyed after penalties announced. Goodell MarciaClarked the deflate-gate controversy but I am sure Belichik ,Ernie Adams and Kraft love the way Spygate was swept under the rug.

  92. spankmarley says: Jan 22, 2016 4:32 PM

    skinnylegspeytonmanning says:
    Jan 22, 2016 3:46 PM

    Raiders will give up two firsts for him just like they did for Carson Palmer.

    __________________________________

    Once again, that happened in 2011 however it was a 1st and a 2nd that was traded for Carson. Keep up please!

  93. drakost says: Jan 22, 2016 4:32 PM

    classicfinder says:
    Jan 22, 2016 2:17 PM

    The word is Lynch is going to retire and become Goodell’s Director of Communications.

    I would so pay money to see that!

  94. purplepackerhater says: Jan 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    Patriots are the only dynasty in the last 10-15 years. That will likely come to an end in the next few years though as Brady ages. Without Brady they will still be good, but not nearly as dominant.

    If RW repeats his performance and stays at that level for a few years, perhaps a dynasty discussion could START to be had, but it’s way too premature at this stage.

    Beastmode should let them cut him. Then halfway through next season sign with whatever team loses their RB to injury so he can skip training camps, preseason and the first half of the season. He’d come in fresh and help any team needing a #1 RB while also boosting his legacy in the process.

  95. davew128 says: Jan 22, 2016 4:36 PM

    PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES
    Jan 22, 2016, 11:47 AM PST

    with Pete Carroll on the job…..forget it……he took a loaded Patriots team Parcells handed him in 1996 and single handedly destroyed it….
    **************************
    Sorry, while a lot of the on field disciplinary problems for Pete’s Patriots teams still occur with the Seahawks, the reason the team declined was because of Bobby Grier in the front office. Pete Carroll never had a losing season in New England.

  96. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 22, 2016 4:43 PM

    jaxon51 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 4:23 PM
    Dynasties aren’t built on shady investigations where evidence is destroyed after penalties announced. Goodell MarciaClarked the deflate-gate controversy but I am sure Belichik ,Ernie Adams and Kraft love the way Spygate was swept under the rug.

    Please explain how after a lost pick and a million dollar fine you think there was something more to be seen on tapes that were released to the media for viewing.

    Hateroids have left ridiculous in the rear view mirror. Jealousy has caused irreparable damage to common sense.

  97. Mo Pro Babble says: Jan 22, 2016 4:50 PM

    Skittles, silly face masks for no reason other than attention grabbing, worse than BB in press conferences,

    This remarkably gifted man spits in the face of his creator. Ego,arrogance and a child’s deportment in a man’s body.

    It’s what happens when you give some folks a pile of money and a little attention.

    Pats will probably sign him if he’s a FA and you can bet all his silly affectations will be left in the parking lot.

  98. ikeclanton says: Jan 22, 2016 4:53 PM

    Pete Carroll inherited a Bill Parcells-led team that went to the Super Bowl in 1996, and in his 3 years in Foxboro they went 10-6, 9-7, and 8-8. It was clear at the time that while being the nicest guy on two feet, he had no control of the team. No one doubted his coaching ability, he just needed to learn how to put it all together. Plus, they were used to Parcells and it was a huge personality difference.

    Perfect example of the seasoning that is sometimes needed to do your best work. He’s proven himself now.

  99. davew128 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:14 PM

    Off the top of my head examples of Pete not getting it in Foxboro were:

    -Everything involving Terry Glenn
    -Chris Canty dancing on the field after forcing a fumble…which was recovered by the offense because he was dancing…
    -Drew Bledsoe and Max Lane diving into a mosh pit

  100. finchy74 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:20 PM

    I’m just retiring so I won’t get fined.

  101. charliecharger says: Jan 22, 2016 5:38 PM

    I hadn’t been a big Marshawn Lynch fan until a couple years ago. I didn’t see a lot of Seahawks games, so I couldn’t really appreciate his talent, other than numbers. I’ve also come to appreciate the work he does with kids. I wish Marshawn would retire so that he can preserve his health, and also continue his work off the field. Hopefully even take that to another level. Walter Payton was in a class by himself, both on and off the field. There will never be another Walter Payton. But I have to admit that Lynch has brought back some memories of the late, great Payton, by the way he keeps on running, long after he should have been down. When you really like someone, you want to see them get in and get out, before they hurt themselves. I want Lynch to get out. The Hawks will be alright. Beast!

  102. dragonfly99 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:44 PM

    Tough, hard nosed runner. Loved watching him play. He’s not stupid, he will wait to be released and take his money. Maybe he can catch on with Minnesota, they are always looking for other team’s cast-offs.

  103. arzcardinals says: Jan 22, 2016 6:02 PM

    Having his insides all a mess…yea I think he’ll hang them up. He’s got $$ rolling from his Beast Mode clothing.
    It’s not worth life long complications. I agree that he’ll hang them up. I wouldn’t be shocked if he came back after a year away from the game.

  104. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 22, 2016 6:34 PM

    r502 says:
    Jan 22, 2016 1:47 PM
    Seahag fan; Rawls and Michael are journeyman types that will not produce the results that Lynch did. Expecting those two throwaways to affect the course of a game and wear out a defense like Lynch did is myopic. He was the baddest cat in the game for some years. The inability to see things clearly and as they truly appear is nothing new with Seahag fan judging by the dynasty drivel you read from this group.
    ________
    No clue what you’re talking about, do you? Rawls is a throwaway, journeyman type? He was a rookie this year who averaged 5.6 YPC. 830 yards in 5 starts and it wasn’t until he took over as starter until the Seahawks offense turned the corner this year. But, yeah, you’re right, he’s garbage. And btw, the only “dynasty” drivel that’s spoken of about the Seahawks is done by Seahawk haters – like yourself. If a Seahawk fan ever says it, it’s to get under the skin of dolts like yourself. Just give it up already. The more you use it, the more it shows how insecure you feel about it.

  105. nhpats says: Jan 23, 2016 10:39 AM

    2016 – Lynch to sign with Patriots.

    “I’m just here to help Tom three-peat” – Marshawn Lynch

  106. skawh says: Jan 23, 2016 5:05 PM

    Thank you Lynch. You contributed greatly to making Seattle a competitive team for the past 4 years.

    Seattle has never been acknowledged by the national press, and during the 2013 playoff run nearly everyone picked the best ever NFL offense, Denver Broncos, to annihilate Seattle in the SB. Well, that prediction didn’t come true, and the game was a complete blowout in any reasonable definition of the word.

    Last year was an unexpected return to the SB, and surprisingly it took a very poor, and predictable, play call from Bevell to give away a game that most believe could have handily given Seattle a win.

    After a 2-4 very poor start this year, Seattle rallied and made the playoffs in spite of the “predictions” of most. Only 12 of 32 teams make the playoffs, and Seattle has been there 5 straight years. That’s a franchise record for Seattle. You’ve got to crawl before you can walk. Thank you to Lynch for greatly assisting in this past 5 year run.

    Save the “dynasty” talk for NE fans who live in past accomplishments of 10 plus years ago. I ‘spose the NY Giants would have something to say about NE’s dynastic ways, in spite of having one of the best QB – Coaching combo’s ever in the NFL. Underachievers some would say.

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