Snaps, covers, Skittles and a reunion for Marshawn Lynch

Since NFL preseason began there’s not been much to report on ShawnWatch. Until now. He is suddenly everywhere again.

Snaps

We caught a bit of Beast Mode action when Marshawn Lynch finally took a preseason snap (three actually) against the San Diego Chargers.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch surges for positive yardage in preseason action versus the San Diego Chargers. Photo: Seahawks.com.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch surges for positive yardage in preseason action versus the San Diego Chargers. Photo: Seahawks.com.

What I also loved seeing during that game however was catching a glimpse of Mr. Lynch on the sidelines talking to dynamic return specialist and potential wideout rookie Tyler Lockett. Mr. Lynch is known for his mentoring skills in the Seahawks locker room and the work he does for Bay Area kids with his Fam 1st Family Foundation. How exciting for this young man. How exciting for us.

Covers

Lynch recently appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Lynch is now set to appear on the cover of American Way magazine and the subject of an excellent feature story.

Marshawn Lynch American Way magazine cover. Photo: pixpix.co.
Photo: pixpix.co.

If you are looking for a fair observation of Mr. Lynch seek no further. Here’s a sample comment, from his agent:

“He can look surly, scary, intimidating, everything in the world,” Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, said, via American Way Magazine. “But when you know him as his inner circle knows him, there’s no one better. He’s incredible.”

Well put. I couldn’t agree more.

Read full article »

Skittles

You just never know where Lynch is going to show up. But even I couldn’t have guessed he would do a home shopping spot selling Skittles.

What does Mr. Lynch think of a potential date who he finds out doesn’t like Skittles? “She sour, she not sweet enough”. Priceless. That statement ought to boost sales.

Reunion

This just in.

Cindy Boren, reporting for the Washington Post, writes:

Running back Fred Jackson, cut by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle, where he is expected to sign with the Seahawks in a reunion with his friend, Marshawn Lynch.

They were teammates from 2007—2010.

Jackson did a lot for him when Lynch was going through some of the roughest moments in his life and career.

“Coming into the league, that was a guy who took me under his wing, showed me the ropes, showed me how to be a pro on this level. I had a tough road, and he was there every step of the way.”

Read full report »

Turbo reportedly has a high ankle sprain. Jackson would be expected (naturally) to be a back up for Lynch.

With NFL teams getting ready to make cuts to get their rosters down to 53 it is not looking good for the hopes of at least two individuals I can think of at the running back position considering what the Seahawks’ needs are to improve and provide depth on the O line and the D’s secondary.

That’s it for now here at ShawnWatch.

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