Beat: 'It will be hard' to take Marshawn Lynch 'off the field'

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks beat writer Bob Condotta on the possibility of the team moving to more of a RBBC with Christine Michael taking some carries from Marshawn Lynch:

"My hunch is that if Lynch is healthy and still as productive as he’s been the past three years that it will be hard to take him off the field a ton. The Seahawks lead with their running game as much as any team in the NFL, and Lynch has been the key to that approach the last three seasons as the Seahawks have risen from obscurity to Super Bowl champs.

"The Seahawks have a unique opportunity to put themselves into rarefied NFL air by repeating as Super Bowl champs this season. While they need to prepare for a possible Lynch-less future that could begin as early as 2015, given his $9 million cap hit for that season, the Seahawks won’t do that at the expense of accomplishing the ultimate goal. And that’ll be the balancing act that figures to determine exactly how much of a by-committee approach the Seahawks ultimately put in place."

Fantasy Impact: 

We currently project Lynch to get 287 touches (254 carries and 32 catches), which represents a 15% drop from last season and he's still #7 in our standard RB rankings.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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