Marshawn Lynch Fantasy News
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:13pm
Michael is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch, but Lynch's contract runs through 2015.
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Marshawn Lynch to plead out in DUI case
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:23pm
"We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless," said Ivan Golde, Lynch's attorney. "We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial.
"He's a Super Bowl champion, and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn't make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He's not a media guy. It wouldn't have been good for him to go through all that."
Lynch also will receive two years of probation as part of the plea bargain, along with a monetary fine that will be determined by the judge.
Lynch, 27, was arrested in the early morning on July 14, 2012, by the California Highway Patrol after an officer allegedly observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland weaving in and out of lanes in a Ford van and nearly colliding with two cars.
Golde said Lynch recorded a .08 blood-alcohol level on the field sobriety test, the lowest level that is above the legal limit.
Reckless driving shouldn't garner any sort of suspension from the league. Lynch's 2014 status appears to be safe.
Bucs plan to use a 'one-two punch' in backfield
Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:00pm
Unlike former head coach Greg Schiano, who preferred to give the bulk of the carries to a single back such as Doug Martin, new OC Jeff Tedford plans to use a two- and maybe even three-back scheme that constantly forces defenses to adjust to his personnel.
“When I was at (the University of California) we were always very fortunate to have two very good backs, whether it was J.J. Arrington and Marshawn Lynch or Lynch and Justin Forsett, or Lynch and Jahvid Best or Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen,’’ Tedford said Wednesday.
“We really had a good one-two punch in the backfield there and I think that’s what you need. For one guy to carry the load the whole time, especially as physical as this level is, is a lot. So (we’re looking) to have two and probably three backs that can provide different things for you.’’
We don't have to read between the lines to see that Martin may not get the workhorse-type touches that he received in his first season. Still, he'll very likely be the lead back and hold 2nd/3rd round value heading into 2014 fantasy drafts.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 11:57am
“He’s working his way in and we think he has great promise for the future,” coach Pete Carroll said of Michael Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle radio. “But he’s still a young guy trying to break in.”
In other words, Carroll is going to stick with veteran Marshawn Lynch, even though some fans are itching to see more of Michael. Lynch has not rushed for more than 100 yards in a game since Nov. 10 at Atlanta.
MNF Injury Report - Percy Harvin DOUBTFUL
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 5:11pm
LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), DE Glenn Foster (knee)
CB Chris Carr (hip, hamstring), G Jahri Evans (ankle), RB Darren Sproles (ankle)
CB Brandon Browner (groin)
WR Percy Harvin (hip)
Harvin's hip injury flared up and he is now doubtful for Monday. He is a risky play to begin with in what is not a great matchup, plus coming back from injury. However, now you pretty much need to take him out of your lineup and go another direction this week. Lynch was listed as 'limited' for Thursday's practice, but the Seahawks actually didn't practice that day so it's an estimation. Lynch is probable and appears to be a go on Monday night after practicing fully on Friday and Saturday.
For the Saints, Sproles was a full participant Thursday through Saturday in practice and is listed as probable. It's obviously a tough matchup for Sproles on the road in Seattle, who has been more of a boom or bust this season.