Few athletes are so perfectly to construct a team as Lynch is for the Seahawks and his return may be just what injury-hit Seattle need
Beast Mode is back. The coolest athlete in the NFL has returned to Seattle. And he did so in the most Marshawn Lynch-y way possible: A news conference that lasted all of 12 seconds.
Unifying the musician I least want to tackle and actor I most want to have a drink with championship regions is hard. Here’s the entire index of musicians who’ve carry both honors in the modern age: Rob Gronkowski; Marshawn Lynch. That’s it.
The league is better with Lynch in it. He constitutes football fun, which is the entire point of this endeavour( unless you own one of the teams ). He is the author of such classics as: I’m just here so I won’t get penalty; the pre-game Hanibal Lecter mask; the mid-game candy scoffing; the post-game injury cart joy-riding; and the greatest run in playoff history. He became the physical embodiment of all that was great about those Seahawks crews from 2011 -1 4, which averaged 12 triumphs a season and contacted two Super Bowls. They were all swagger and toxin and brute force and the issue is aloud sand proudly themselves, whether than conformed to the understood standards or not.
Lynch is a true one-of-one, an endangered species in the age of media training courses and carefully crafted public images. Most professional jocks treat their media obligations as a mandatory nuisance. Lynch turned his indifference into a play all of its own. Returning with a press conference that lasted longer than it takes to munch on a handful of Skittles feels appropriate.
The move has a slight whiff of desperation about it. Lynch, who turns 34 in April, searched closely connected to cooked during his final epoches in Oakland. But the Seahawks were desperate for running back help in the wake of season-ending injuries to Chris Carson and CJ Prosise. And they wanted people who knew their system- not only the strategy, but the culture- so they wheeled back its first year and included Lynch, along with his old control teammate Robert Turbin.
This is the second time Lynch has come out of retirement, initially bowing out from Seattle after the 2015 season and later returning to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders in 2017, before withdraw again after 2018.
Something precisely feels right about Lynch being back in Seattle. He was built by Oakland, was loyal to its parties, but “hes found” a dwelling and a lead of professional success with the Seahawks that has never been parallelled at his other stops.
There was nothing like Lynch running alongside that Seattle roar. His best lopes felt like culture earthquakes. They always seemed to come along in its important minutes.