Moon: Marshawn was on the bus, but he was a “little upset”

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The Percy Harvin trade has created a bunch of different story lines and angles.  Including whether and to what extent former Seahawks teammate Marshawn Lynch reacted negatively to the news.

A report over the weekend suggested that Lynch almost didn’t get on the team bus.  Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, has called that report “absurd.”  Now, a member of the organization (technically) has confirmed that Lynch was on the bus.

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, who serves as an analyst on the radio broadcast of Seahawks games, provided the definitive answer to Doug and Wolf of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

“[H]e was on the bus,” Moon said, “and he was on the bus before a lot of the other coaches.”

On the bus or not, Lynch wasn’t thrilled with the news that was given to the players on Friday afternoon, after a week’s worth of practice time with Percy Harvin on the roster.

“Marshawn was a little upset that Percy got traded because those two had become pretty close, because Marshawn tried to help Percy through some of his problems,” Moon said.

It’s hard to know how any of the players currently feel about the situation, because the Seahawks do a very good job of keeping things under wraps.  It’s possible that players like Lynch will remain upset — especially if the losses continue for a team that surprisingly sits at 3-3.

54 responses to “Moon: Marshawn was on the bus, but he was a “little upset”

  1. The only story here is that Percy is such a head case that two teams have decided his ability isn’t worth his poor attitude.

    Of course he had friends on the team and of course they are going to be confused and upset to see him go. This happens in any profession, in any work place from McDonalds to Microsoft.

    Can we stop acting like the NFL is different than any other work place, and start talking about actual nfl issues?

  2. Why exactly are they “surprisingly” at 3-3? Almost everyone outside of Seattle and their adoring media saw this coming.

  3. This is total speculation, but it appears that Percy wanted the ball to come to him when the game is on the line, and that Russell Wilson will call his own number too often in those situations.

    Jeff Fisher concern was of Wilson in the last minutes of Sunday’s game. The fans expect Wlson to lead the team to victory. His star is on the rise and the Seahawks management jettisoned Harvin before the logosphere got wind of the turmoil

    Obviously, now, the Seahawks are making the commitment to Wilson and to his style of play. And when Percy refused to go in the Dallas game, he was expendable

  4. The losses are not going to continue. Look for Lynch to pound the ground for more than 100 yards against the Panthers and lead the Seahawks to a much needed victory to start a win streak that won’t be tested until the Hawks meet up with the Cardinals.

    Harvin was talented but his presence seemed to hog the attention of our offensive coordinator. A healthy Percy Harvin took time away from what worked for Seattle. So, the front office cut the chord and is now getting back to what works. Expect to see a return to form. Lynch will carry the rock and Wilson will extend plays where needed. It’s an uphill march for the rest of the season but these Seahawks are still hungry.

  5. How did Marshawn Lynch turn into such a prima donna. He is a great player, but walking on eggshells around a player will kill a team long term.

  6. some of these nfl players act like babies. as professional athletics, you are paid to play the games regardless of who are around you or on your team… simple fact that is so hard for some of these “smart” nfl players grasp.

  7. I believe the term “dynasty” has been a media creation.

    Not sure why you (trolltoll11) act like the Seahawks and we fans were saying it.

    I for one know how hard it is to win a game in the NFL, let alone multiple back to back Super Bowls.

  8. Russell Wilson is best described as the point-guard. He gets the ball to whoever, be it him, a receiver or the RB. If Harvin is upset that he wanted the ball to come to him, he has only himself to blame for not being open.

  9. Nice to know Lynch was helping Percy with his problems, seeing as he was run out of town for creating issues. 😉

    Good job there, Marshawn

  10. Wilson is a great QB, but no running QB makes it very long before they get a serious injury. Cunningham, Young, Vick, etc. Kap is in the same boat.

    Statue QBs like Marino, Brady and Manning seem to last forever.

  11. Oh my gosh. What’s next? “Lynch was driving the bus”. “No, Lynch was giving the driver directions”. WHO CARES. It’s all spin out of Seattle to distract the media. How about an article about the “vanishing act” of that great defense?

  12. Am I missing something? Why does Warren Moon do Seahawks games? I could see Texans, Vikings, or even Titans games.

    Does Seattle not have a single alum that can speak and not sound like he wants to pet the rabbits?

  13. cosmicconvoy says: Oct 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Summary: Lynch admits that Harvin has problems.
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    Dude, you nailed it!!

  14. taxexpert1 says:
    Oct 22, 2014 2:07 PM
    I believe the term “dynasty” has been a media creation.

    Not sure why you (trolltoll11) act like the Seahawks and we fans were saying it.

    I for one know how hard it is to win a game in the NFL, let alone multiple back to back Super Bowls.
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    Haha, are you serious? That’s all you new fans of Seattle have said! 2012th man kept saying how you were going to repeat and blah blah blah. You’re 3rd in the division. You won’t even make the playoffs.

  15. The Hawks were such overwhelming victors in last year’s Super Bowl with such depth of talent.

    I think it would be hard for any team and their fans not to expect a possible repeat. And what would people be saying if their fans said they didn’t think it was possible?

    Lynch was probably trying to help Harvin. They haven’t been giving Lynch much of a chance ever. But probably expecting that to change for himself and Harvin, so I can see why he would try to be supportive and calm Harvin down.

    I wonder how much the OC Bevell has to do with this. He seems to have a totally different approach this season than last.

    I don’t understand it and am interested to how the Seahawks go forward offensively.

    But the biggest challenge seems to be on the defensive side of the ball. Need a pass rusher? I think there is one on the market right now that would make a very interesting addition to that locker room!

  16. 3-3 isn’t that surprising to anyone who has watched their games this year. Except for 58 minutes of the Denver game, they have looked nothing like the team form last year. D has been suspect before the injuries after letting Bryant, Thrumond, and Clemins go, and are worse now after losing Lane, Wagner and Maxwell. STill time to turn it around though. O will have to carryy them this year.

  17. If you are going to be a Seattle receiver you must be very unselfish. The team is built around defense and run game. The WRs are never going to get consistently impressive stats, and when they do get a ton of catches it usually means the team lost or almost lost. Obviously Harvin isnt a guy who can deal with that. Baldwin, Tate, Kearse, and those types apparently are. Much like Decker and Thomas had to be patient with the Broncos a couple of years back during “Tebow time”. The difference is Percy got his ring, and saw first hand how the formula worked with or without him. He should smarten up a bit.

  18. It’s a real shame how relative “stardom” can lead some pro athletes to act however they like, without any regard to how their behavior may be negatively affecting the team and people around them. The vast majority of NFL players are mature, grown-men, but there will always be childish fools amongst them…the Titus Youngs of the world. Some guys seem to genuinely believe that their immense talent on the football field manages to negate any other wrongdoing or behavioral faults that they have. If they score enough TDs then what does it matter if they act like complete fools, right?

    What guys like Percy Harvin don’t seem to realize is that they are constantly being evaluated both on and off the field by any potential future employers. Acting like a complete idiot in both Minnesota and Seattle will be detrimental towards his future employment and contract negotiations. Nowadays more than ever, with high-profile situations like Aaron Hernandez and Ray Rice dominating the media, teams are making more of an effort than ever to avoid players with off-the-field issues and baggage.

  19. beauregard says:
    Oct 22, 2014 1:34 PM
    Why exactly are they “surprisingly” at 3-3? Almost everyone outside of Seattle and their adoring media saw this coming.
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    no they didn’t. every analyst, and VEGAS, set them as favorites.

  20. I agree with wimpyburgers. To me it seems like Seattle is choosing one rising star over another. I think its the better decision, but i think the bigger picture is the reason for all of these stories to come out now.

    By blasting Harvin, the Seahawks now look to be smart in getting rid of a cancer from the team. They seem reasonable in throwing away the draft picks they spent on trading for him, and they take attention off themselves for what many, otherwise, might have seen as a controversial move.

    If they are so locked down in sharing information like this on what goes on behind the scenes, its a pretty big convenience for this all to come out now and for them to break silence as an organization at this moment.

    “We never say anything, but lets just spill our guts and feed harvin to the media hounds.” How convenient.

    Either way, its a win win for the Jets. Harvin can prove himself if he so feels fit.

  21. I like the hawks
    Feel they get a lot of disrespect
    See Denver being shoved down my throat weekly
    Why? Hawks killed them in last SB
    Reason. Tv loves a passing team which equals longer game and more freaking commercials equals more $$$$

    The hawks are old school. Power run / great d but a shorter game for the networks. Plus networks luv dickriding manning weekly!!!

    Go Hawks

    Ps. steeler fan who appreciates real football

  22. Glad folks (players) were upset but also that they understand the business of the NFL…….Can’t wait until this next week is over and the press starts to talk about the games at hand and not what Harvin or others did in the past. It doesn’t matter at this point………

    Go Hawks!

  23. 3-3 isn’t that surprising to anyone who has watched their games this year. Except for 58 minutes of the Denver game, they have looked nothing like the team form last year. D has been suspect before the injuries after letting Bryant, Thrumond, and Clemins go, and are worse now after losing Lane, Wagner and Maxwell. STill time to turn it around though. O will have to carryy them this year.

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    Guess you missed the Green Bay game.

  24. Players need to shut up and do the job they are paid (well) to do and fans need to cool the rhetoric about their teams. The way it is going, neither SF nor Seattle are going to make the playoffs. They may both end up 8-8.

  25. Green Bay score makes it seem that Hawks dominated. They were the receipient of bad GB O play(didn’t even throw ONE pass to Sherman’s side?!), a deflection that fell into Maxwell’s hands where Max was beaten and out of position. Rogers was wild and missed open receivers, Burley(as he continues to be) was exposed as a player not even good enough for the Colts D. I’ve watched every game except last Weeks fiasco(out of town away from computer access)

  26. “Am I missing something? Why does Warren Moon do Seahawks games? I could see Texans, Vikings, or even Titans games.”

    Yes you are. Warren Moon, the University of Washington (in Seattle) graduate, finished his career as a Seahawk. He is an icon in this city and he lives in here.

  27. Is Lynch next one out? Then Avril? Might as well jetison all of the players that don’t buy into the program completely.

    I mean in all seriousness, what happened with turning boys into men and fining them/suspending them, especially when the best trade was a conditional 4th. Really? Talking about setting a precedent, just ridiculous.

    Minnesota raked the Seahawks in this trade, Harvin raked the Seahawks in the trade/contract and now Seahawks are being raked again by the pitiful 4th (best possible) pick in return.

    On another note, on twitter now is a story, from unknown sources, that some of the players think Wilson is not “black enough”…I mean can it get any worse. I am really scared of where this team is heading…goodness!

  28. Cri33…. Unfortunately, you’re probably right… Other divisions figured the NFCW out, except for the Cards, (who kept to themselves last year while quietly becoming a powerhouse team) and now we just look like overrated chumps in the league. Im going to the SF/Seattle game in November and frankly, it’s probably going to be a meaningless game.
    (Hope I’m wrong) GO HAWKS!

  29. I’m no PEDhawks fan, but I can see that at least Beastmode was trying to help Percy which is a lot more than others did, especially the enabler, Urban Meyer. I knew Lynch from college and know that he’s very loyal to teammates and friends. He has every reason to be upset that one of his good friends was suddenly traded, but he’s also a professional and will do his job.

  30. News from Jersey is that he is welcome to the team. All the BS about him being a difficult person in the locker room will disappear. He spent 4 years in the Minnesota locker room. How difficult can he be? It is all overblown. The National Enquirer couldn’t have done a better job creating something out of absolutely nothing.

  31. Belichick sent Revis home for being late. Brady lost Welker. You players are paid big money. Bite your tounge and do your job. What a bunch if whiners.

  32. sumkat says: Oct 22, 2014 2:21 PM

    Am I missing something? Why does Warren Moon do Seahawks games? I could see Texans, Vikings, or even Titans games.

    Does Seattle not have a single alum that can speak and not sound like he wants to pet the rabbits?
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    Guess YOU should probably take the time to LEARN before shooting off your pie-hole. Noon graduated from University of WA and played for the Seahawks. He has lived in Seattle for the bulk of his adult years.
    Grow up!
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    niners816 says: Oct 22, 2014 2:26 PM

    Haha, are you serious? That’s all you new fans of Seattle have said! 2012th man kept saying how you were going to repeat and blah blah blah. You’re 3rd in the division. You won’t even make the playoffs.
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    In your dreams. The team that won’t be inn the playoffs is the one without a QB or a head coach…and that would be ‘Frisco. Nice try, but by Thanksgiving you clowns will not only be out of the playoffs, but the team will have 1/2 their stuff packed up and ready to go home to WATCH the playoffs from their recliners. Keep on dreaming…it’s all ‘Frisco has…dreams.

  33. Some more damage control by the Seattle Sea Hawks. Nobody said he didn’t get on the bus. They said he didn’t feel like getting on the bus after hearing how the Organization traded Percy for nothing after spending so much to get him.

  34. Seattle players are upset with the trade. Because they gave a lot to get Percy and couldn’t resign players like Tate / Browner and a few others. Then give him away for nothing, Not only did Seattle’s Management screw this up big time, But upset the locker room more than it was. Could have deactivated Percy. Then if they couldn’t work things out. Trade Percy after the season over. Where they had a lot of time and all the teams to deal with. All the teams would have cap room again and could have got a lot more in return. No Seattle over reacted and didn’t think this through and know have a split locker room instead of having 1 unhappy player, They have a bunch of unhappy players. Lynch was thinking about retirement last year. Don’t be surprise that he retires after this season or ask to be traded. Lynch goes by the beat of a different drum and money isn’t everything and honesty trust is more important. Then see the franchise get better and not worst. By trading Harvin to a bad team for Nothing but a 4th or 6th round pick. Stupid is what stupid does

  35. This site is becoming a waste of time.

    You guys literally change the story everyday because you don’t confirm anything. You just hear a rumor and try to get your adclicks.

    You guys are really becoming very TMZ over here.

  36. Umm the Seahawks will continue to diminish because they overpaid players like Sherman, and cut guys like Red Bryant. You can’t win games without a O line and Defensive front. Going into the Dallas game they were rated the 3rd best run D, then they actually played a team the runs the ball and got trounced while Beast Mode ran for 53 yards. The only big runs they get, are called back on holds, Lynch has only a handful of big runs this year.

    Great project getting lucky on 3rd-6th round picks but now you have to pay them, and guess what, you can’t keep them all. You let Tate walk away, release a lot of your O line and are praying that you skill players can make up for the poor fundamentals. Good luck.

  37. like it or not, Harvin was part of Seattles new chemistry, with Rice and Tate gone they should have let it ride and built around him, work those issues and problems out if not for the simple fact you are willing to show the world that we don’t have to react harshly at the drop of a hat and that we CAN work things out for the better,

    tired of watching people give up and quit just like that then resort to something harsh as a band-aid, well that WASN’T a fix in anyones book, it was a DISASTROUS move, don’t be surprised if Seattle is upside down after Sunday/26th Carolina is no slouch nor is the majority of Seattle’s schedule.. just senseless IMHO

    this trade will go down as THE WORST trade in th history of the NFL as it is going to take what could have been one of the most long standing Dynasties to a one and done cellar dwelling house..

    sorry but thats the reality of it, I’m a long time Hawks fan from the very first game in fact, and without doing anything to REPLACE the threat Harvin brings team can simply focus on the Hawks few strengths and go.

    big deal Harvin brought havoc and chaos to the locker room, whatever it is too sacred for us fans to hear..

    NOTHING compared to the wreckage he leaves on the field and the time he steals from coaches that have to spend 65% of their time scheming around Harvin trying to find an equal leaving other players out in the open to force their will on defenses

    this could have been a done deal, a long standing dynasty because if you change it up week to week there is no easy way to EVER conquer that type of offense..

    Wilson, Lynch and that offensive crew was simply brutal, just needed a couple small patches here and there on the line and thats it, now they’re hit and miss and will be for the tenure unless they can replace Harvin which is near IMPOSSIBLE because there’s only one Percy Harvin FFS,

    Percy is that one person that you hear people say that comes around only once in a lifetime, welp, it IS Percy, sorry if you’re hatin’ but thats the REALITY of it

    Harv is a one man wrecking crew and he is going to PROVE it in NEW York before its all said and done..

    the jets just went from a cellar dwellar to a top 8 team overnight, a Thursday night at that

    WOW

    historically there has never been a trade of this magnitude cuz there has never been a player of Harvins magnitude, who trades a player who just won a superbowl ran back a kickoff and put the apposing defense on its heal the entire 60 minutes? the following year treating it as if it was a novelty is ridiculous if not downright unprofessional and scandalous.

    and the guy is just getting started with his career, or trying to, almost 2 full seasons plagued with injuries and despite that fact we already know what the guy can do at just 85%?

    IMO the offensive coordination was unable to deal with his prowess and lacked the fortitude to use him to his full potential.. thats how it look to me did you see those 3 lame plays they used where he netted -3 yrds? huh? what? was that just BS fodder for the trade, try to make him look bad while you take your team down in the process?

    my guess is Seattle OC was offered a big coaching deal as long as he brings down Seattle first, sad really to sell out like that, if thats the case, wouldn’t surprise me, he leaves next year for a HC job leaving behind a train wreck..

    imagine what Harv is capable of at 110% everything sorted, firing on all 8, he finds his spot hunkers down and just excels? LOOK OUT!
    sorry man but this coming Sunday ginst buffalo I have a gut feeling Harvin even in a limited role is going to STUN the bills leaving Hawk fans in utter dismay especially if the Panters win Sunday…

    my guess Harvin is tired of all these people BUGGIN over some BS or whatever it is kids his age do, he’s only 26 just a puppy still.. everyone expecting him to behave like a salty ol’ dog is just absurd..

    man sorry to see ya go Harv however you brought back some excitement for me in a league I had all but given up on, you Wilson and a few others on the Hawks team.. watching you EXPLODE with the ball tucked leaving defenders in your dust is outfuggenstanding!!!

    we will forever have the youtube highlights so whenever we want to see some very REAL explosive football we can go watch that, also looking forward to some more of your future skills on the reels cuz man I know you are going to put together MANY highlighters, its just the beginning, I can feel it in my bones you’re destined to show the world its they who lose when they gave up on you, mot you.

    GO PERCY!!!

  38. SUMKAT:

    Warren Moon was the QB for the University of Washington (in Seattle). Won a Rose Bowl with them in 1978 and got the MVP in that game. He did play one season with the Seahawks towards the end of his career. Geeeeesh what more do you want? lol

  39. More importantly I noticed his headphones arent bose. where is his fine? still getting away with bs in seattle. Go niners!

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