Carroll: Marshawn Lynch looks “really good” in practice

AP

The Seahawks won’t have many injury questions to answer before Sunday’s game against the Vikings kicks off.

Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the only player who will miss the game because of an injury is tight end Luke Willson, who missed last week’s game with a concussion and isn’t ready to return to action. Running back Marshawn Lynch is ready to return after missing the last seven games while recovering from abdominal surgery and Carroll confirmed that Lynch is all systems go for Sunday.

“He’s looked really good in practice,” Carroll said on KIRO 93.7 in Seattle. “He’s practiced as hard as he ever has throughout the week just to prove to himself that he’s right I think as well as everybody else. So he’s ready to go and we’re anxious to see him fit in.”

The Seahawks passing game was operating at a high level down the stretch in the regular season with Lynch out of the lineup. If Lynch is able to produce the way he has in the past and things stay hot through the air, Seattle’s going to be tough for Minnesota and everyone else in the NFC to slow down in the postseason.

36 responses to “Carroll: Marshawn Lynch looks “really good” in practice

  1. What else is he going to say? In 0 degree weather, either Lynch will pull a muscle in the first quarter, or steamroll the Vikings for 20 yards…

  2. In 0 degree weather, Adrian Peterson won’t last 5 minutes before his back goes out and he rides the pine for the rest of the game.

  3. Hopefully both teams play at their best with no injuries. The weather will keep the score lower, so probably something like SEA 27 MN 6

  4. RegisHawk says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:23 PM
    In 0 degree weather, Adrian Peterson won’t last 5 minutes before his back goes out and he rides the pine for the rest of the game.
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    AP was a full participant at today’s outdoor practice in the snow.

  5. djvh2 says:
    Jan 8, 2016 1:36 PM
    Hopefully both teams play at their best with no injuries. The weather will keep the score lower, so probably something like SEA 27 MN 6
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    That’s keeping the score lower? Seattle scored 38 against the Vikes in warmer weather with the Vikings best defensive players out.

    I’ll take 20-17…Last team with the ball wins.

  6. People are forgetting the Seahawks are a team that has won at least one playoff game the last three years.

    The only losses?

    Against Atlanta in Atlanta’s home (Atlanta was 13-3 that year and the number one seed) after a Matt Bryant field goal and last year in the super bowl to New England.

    Is Minnesota an elite team? No. This team is not getting knocked out in the wild card.

  7. I rewatched that Seahawk/Vikings match up from a few weeks ago and it was 28-0 by the 3rd quarter and Pete Carroll had to take his foot off the gas. Sure you were missing 3 really good defensive players but a 28-0 difference?

    If we want to talk about weather being a factor I would say the number 1 rush defense with excellent tackling is best suited.

    Nobody was missing on offense for Vikings and Teddy Bridewater looked confused and scared. That offensive line is still going to have to block Mebane, Rubin, Clark, Bennett and Avril in run/pass game. Good luck

  8. Seahawks RT Garry Gilliam was on the radio yesterday and was explaining how a veteran runner like Lynch makes a big difference in their blocking. While young RBs are quick to break runs outside if they don’t see a hole, Lynch works to help set up blocks for the lineman and create running lanes. It was interesting to hear it from a lineman’s point of view. With the line improving so much while he was gone it should be a good day for Marshawn.

  9. Don’t think last meeting is an indicator of how this game will go. Minny defense was beat up and lost more players during the game. Still don’t think Vikes will win, but should be much more competitive than last time. Hoping no one gets hurt due to the weather.

  10. You don’t get back in football shape without playing football. And in the cold, beast mode is going to be in fumble mode. Look for Zimmer to out-gameplan the frozen birds and show off their physical young talented defense to pull off the upset. #skol

  11. Of course it will be more competitive… its not like the Vikings could play worse than they did in the last meeting, or Sea could get off to a faster start.

    With or without Lynch, Wilson has been great, and I feel that Theodore won’t be able to do much vs, the Sea secondary.

    Diggs who had Vikings fans all sorts of excited with his good october early in the season hasn’t had more than 70 yards recieving in the last 8 games, and over 50 yards only twice.
    The Vikings will likely to need more than Adrian Peterson if they want to win this game.

  12. packer trolls pulling for Seattle because they lost the division in the final week. The Vikings can’t do any worse than the packers did last year against Seattle. That was an epic choke job.

  13. Good to see Marshawn Lynch back playing again. I hope all the players are back and I hope have a good game. I am interested in this game to see how the Vikings play this time. People have mentioned that the packers beat the Vikings bad the first time too.
    A couple of things, one they weren’t the same type loss at all. The Vikings weren’t ever in the Seattle game. They score was somewhat similar as all. The packers got help from the refs as usual. They had 3 3rd down penalties on one scoring drive before the half.Seattle dominated the Vikings like no other team has. I want to see how the Vikings react this time when they meet this time. I look forward to seeing the adjustments that needed to be made. There was a lot of talk about Teddy being scared. Well I am interested to see if Teddy can handle it better this time. Seattle is a very talented team. If they give Marshawn the ball on the one yard line, the Seahawks are going for a 3peat.

  14. Wow. Even when the Packers have a terrible season, and the article is about SEA, Viking fans are still obsessed with the Packers.

    “packer trolls pulling for Seattle because they lost the division in the final week. ”

    It’s more likely that it’s due to Packer fans also being Wisconsin Badger fans and would like to see Russell Wilson do well.

    “The packers got help from the refs as usual.”

    How original. Maybe MN should play more disciplined and stop committing penalties when they feel outmatched.

    I stand by my prediction of SEA 27 MN 6. The cold will keep SEA from having a good offensive game.

  15. Funny how Seattle/packer fans want to dismiss the Vikes because of their bad game earlier in the year but ignore the fact Seattle put up a big fat egg against a bad Rams team only 2 weeks ago. Both teams are capable of putting up dominating performances, both teams are capable of putting up rotten eggs.

    If both teams show up to play, it will be a great, running/defensive showdown.

  16. ketch20too says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:15 PM

    As a Hawk fan, we have no room to speak of chokes after THE PLAY.

    _______________________________

    But, you have to first be good enough to be in that position. fmc651 wouldn’t understand that.

  17. packer trolls pulling for Seattle because they lost the division in the final week. The Vikings can’t do any worse than the packers did last year against Seattle. That was an epic choke job.
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    The only one trolling is you buddy…..

  18. If they STACK the box to try and slow the BEAST…..Wilson will BURN them in the air with Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin. Cold weather is OVERRATED!!

  19. purplepackerhater says:
    Jan 8, 2016 3:48 PM
    Funny how Seattle/packer fans want to dismiss the Vikes because of their bad game earlier in the year but ignore the fact Seattle put up a big fat egg against a bad Rams team only 2 weeks ago.
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    Why do you assume that it only has to do with a game earlier this season, that may be part of it for some and is it talked about a lot, but the BIGGER part is that the Seahawks have played in the last two SBs so they are use to this stage, and even if everyone chooses to ignore that.

    Seattle in the last 5 games are 4-1 you mentioned their loss vs. the Rams. In the other four games they have scored atleast 29 points, and gave up fewer than 14 points. They are outscoring opponents 156- 55 over the that span. That sounds like a team getting hot at the right time if you ask me.

  20. Just saw that Lynch was moved to Questionable…..Not sure if that is just gamesmanship or if Lynch is now sore from Wed-Fri practice. Again, Coach says he looks really good so I am optimistic that he is good to go…..Just wish he was listed as probable.

    Go Hawks!

  21. Good news for the Sea Squawks fans is that the Beast is back. Bad news is that the Squawks had a losing record this year with him as the starter at running back. LOL

  22. To heck with the previous game…it wasn’t a PLAYOFF game!

    I expect TB to be extra nervous, as many other Vikings playing in their first playoff game to be – NERVOUS

    That’s normal and expected. Vikings fans don’t want to respect the fact they’re playing the team that was a play away from winning back to back SB’s, and a first time 4 time in a row Defensive team.

    But carry on with your frozen tundra advantage…come back Sunday after the game and we’ll see how that strategy worked for you – or NOT!

    Go Hawks!

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