Marshawn Lynch misses second straight practice


Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice for the second straight day to a lingering foot injury.

Lynch being on the injury report is not a surprise. He was listed on the report for 14 of the Seahawks 16 regular season games and again last week prior to their 24-14 win over the Washington Redskins with varying injuries. It didn’t keep Lynch from playing on Sundays as he started all 16 games for Seattle and rushed for a career-high 1,590 yards.

However, there was only one week this season when Lynch missed practice on consecutive days. Lynch missed practice Wednesday and Thursday leading up to their 28-7 win over the New York Jets in Week 10 due to back and wrist issues.

If Lynch were unable to play against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend it would be a major blow to a Seahawks offense that has hit its stride the last half of the season. Despite the progress of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, Lynch is still the driving force of the Seattle offense.

Fourth-round rookie Robert Turbin would be next in line to pick up the majority of the workload if Lynch is unable to go. Turbin has 80 carries for 354 yards and 19 receptions for 181 yards in limited duty in relief of Lynch.

Lynch was still on the field for the final offensive drive against the Redskins and didn’t appear to be noticeably affected in running for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Despite missing practice this week, it still seems unlikely Lynch wouldn’t be able to play against the Falcons.

16 responses to “Marshawn Lynch misses second straight practice

  1. If anyone believe Lynch isn’t playing this weekend is out of their mind. The guy is as tough as they come. Robert Turbin will be good when his time comes but he still doesn’t have the patience for zone blocking yet. It took Lynch a little bit to catch it when he was first traded. Beast Mode will play and he will practice tomorrow.

  2. “If I can’t practice, I can’t practice. It is as simple as that. It ain’t about that at all. It’s easy to sum it up if you’re just talking about practice. We’re sitting here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last but we’re talking about practice man. How silly is that? … ”

    Lynch hasn’t practiced on a Wed or Thurs all season.

  3. No don’t let him play!!! He may end up shooting himself in the chest. That’s what everybody is saying about football injuries anyways right?? Or maybe in the case of RGIII the coach should just let the player decide for himself if he wants to wreck his own career for the sale on 1 measly win, that in 5 yrs is not going to be remembered by anyone.

  4. Same ol’ thing every week. All this press saying Beast Mode is injured and migh not play. I sometimes wonder if it really fakes out the opposing coaches.

    Wouldn’t matter anyway. Next man up. Turbin is just as physical, only slightly less explosive. While Turbin doesn’t generally get the 40-yard runs where he knocks everyone over like bowling pins, he is still very physical and will often pick up enough yardage to get the first when it counts. Solid physical runner, good production, great draft pick.

  5. of course the beast is gonna play, give him some skittles he’ll be just fine! because if he doesn’t (which he 100% will) play, the Seahawks will lose.

  6. Let’s keep a good thought, but it’s a foot injury which is something new.

    There are no details on the nature of the injury, but let’s hope it’s not something like plantar fasciitis (which has really slowed down Red Bryant in the second half of the season).

  7. If Wilson can’t ride Lynch’s coattails, it’s gonna be a slaughter.

    Fans of the other 30 teams really can’t lose in this game. Either the whiney Falcons fans that keep crying about respect finally get shut up, or the arrogant asshat Seahawks fans get their comeuppance. Can’t wait.

  8. Too bad RGIII re-injured his knee in the first quarter. Them Seahoax were terribly outmatched. I would love to have seen Peter the cheater keep the same face he had after that second TD. Hopefully we see them next year!! HTTR!!!

  9. lynch will play, this field is like the clink thank god. playing on dirt last week sucked. we were so slow against the skins. we have a better shot this game at playing our game. Falcons are dang good but at least we dont have to worry about what size cleats to wear , fed ex was pathetic. natural grass is fantastic if its kept up like in arizona and green bay but if you dont have pride in your team then you let a race horse like RG3 play on that fed ex joke of a field. unfair to him. then we loose Clem and steven h on that crap. 12’s thinking of you guys. GO HAWKS!!

  10. With or without Lynch, they loose. No way the Falcons loose this game at home with sooooo much riding on it. Won’t even be close.

  11. As soon as he gets back to MLK & 77th in Oakland he’s gonna be listed on the police report too. What’s the over/under on Seattle offseason arrests?

  12. Beware the Beast. The Beast will be tireless. The Beast will be relentless. Those that dare try to stop The Beast shall be crushed under the inexorable resolve that defines the very nature of his existence. The Beast of the Empire shall strike fear in those who would stop him. Behold the beginning of THE SEAHAWKS EMPIRE.

  13. Beast mode is going to live up to his name throught the playoffs! And a Skittles endorsement…Tweak the Rainbow.

  14. Wilson already averages under 200 yards passing, without the threat of Lynch back there, he’ll be hard pressed to gain 100.

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