Chan Gailey doesn't sound eager to deal Marshawn Lynch

M. Lynch.jpgBills coach Chan Gailey drew a laugh Thursday when he said he would “sidestep” questions about the Bills quarterback situation.

He basically did the same when I asked him about possibly trading Marshawn Lynch.  But I got the sense Gailey isn’t overly eager to trade one of his more talented players for 50 cents on the dollar.

“Marshawn is an excellent football player,” Gailey said. “The guy’s
extremely talented, can catch the ball, can run it. He can run with
power. He can get around the edge. He’s a very good football player. I
hope we’re able to take him and use him.”

Lynch’s off-field history in Buffalo probably matters less with a new regime in town.  Fresh start and all that.  Gailey and new G.M. Buddy Nix likely recognize that having two quality running backs isn’t a bad thing.

“I’m not so sure that today it doesn’t take two quality guys to get you
through a season,” Gailey said.  “We’re finding that more and more and more in our
league. The players are getting so much bigger and stronger and faster
that the collisions are bigger every year. It takes you a couple guys to
be able to get you through a year.”

Fred Jackson and Lynch are two quality guys.  Jackson and Justise Hairston are not. 

20 responses to “Chan Gailey doesn't sound eager to deal Marshawn Lynch

  1. I am a life long (and long suffering) bills fan. Lynch is a Thug and had a horrible year in 2009! However, he is very little trade value at this point (maybe a 5th round pick) given his poor performance last year and the fact that he is 1 arrest away from a 6-16 game suspension. No team is going to give up a valuable draft pick for a guy like that. It benefits the Ills to keep him around in 2010 and see if they can get something out of him. Hopefully, Fred Jackson (class act) keeps the starting job, but Lynch gets 10-12 touches a game and is productive….

  2. Woo hoo a Bills article thanks Gregg!
    Marshawn is young, and when in beast mode, dangerous. With no suspensions next year (hopefully) he will be effective.
    He isn’t worth giving up for a draft pick, and as much as I like westbrook, he’s old, and he would need to be replaced. Bills need to win in the next 2.5 years.

  3. Marshawn can catch it?
    Since when?
    Marshawn can get around the edge?
    Since when?
    Slow, cement hands and a scumbag to boot.
    Who brings their own liquor into a bar besides Marshawn?
    Chan, I didn’t have much faith in you to begin with, after your assessment of this over-rated bum, now I have none..

  4. “The players are getting so much bigger and stronger and faster that the collisions are bigger every year. It takes you a couple guys to be able to get you through a year.”
    This is becoming the NEED for almost every NFL football team.

  5. How is it that the NFL is now a passing league, not a running league, and yet every team now needs two elite running backs? And Marshawn isn’t even that great a receiver! That said, the Bills need both Lynch and Jackson. Which means the Bills will probably trade Lynch. Sigh.

  6. Marshawn can catch it, however it’s hard to catch a ball not thrown to you.
    Hey look it’s superbowl – pathetic.

  7. Marshmellow Lynch was way overrated while at Berkeley and inching closer and closer to BUSTville.
    Can you believe some “experts” had Lynch higher on their draft board then Adrian Peterson?

  8. Chan Gailey is a smart guy and knows something about utilizing running backs in an offensive scheme. The best friend a defense can have is a good running game. This year may be Lynch’s best year yet. The Bills fans won’t be seeing their offensive coordinator fired a week before the season starts. The Bills will be prepared. They better be. They’ve got the AFCN on their schedule this year.
    GO STEELERS!

  9. To: Superbowl
    Shut up about that CFL B.S. GET A LIFE! If you don’t care that much, why do you take the time to post on all of the Bills’ columns? You sound like a JACKASS! If you have a legitimate statement or point to make, I welcome it. If not why don’t you just shut your big YAPPER!!!

  10. I am a Bills fan and I doubt they could even win the CFL Grey Cup title with the pathetic roster they have now. Plus they have a 70 year old first time, unqualified GM and a head coach who has been in the NFL 1 of the last 9 years…..meanwhile, said head coach lost an average of 5 games a year at Georgia Tech and never finished in the top 25 in 6 seasons……that’s pathetic and difficult unless you are incompetent!

  11. After seeing Beast Mode’s extra curriculars , it’s no wonder he was able to find something fun to do in Buffalo. Willis just wasn’t seeing the big picture outside of Applebees.

  12. @superbowl
    you are constantly commenting on bills stories about how pathetic the buffalo and the bills are, which may or may not be true, but you’re the one commenting on stories you obviously have no interest. That makes you a loser. End of story. And you won’t respond, just like you didn’t respond last time because you know its true. Now

  13. @superbowl
    you are constantly commenting on bills stories about how pathetic the buffalo and the bills are, which may or may not be true, but you’re the one commenting on stories you obviously have no interest. That makes you a loser. End of story. And you won’t respond, just like you didn’t respond last time because you know its true. Now go hurry and finish your homework so you can get to bed on time.

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