Beast Mode is Back

Wyatt Westerlund, Journalist

Marshawn Lynch returns to the Seahawks and just in time, the 33-year-old running back came out of retirement just as the Seahawks needed him most. Seattle’s 3 starting RBs were out for the season due to injury’s including Chris Carson (Hip), Rashaad Penny (ACL), and C.J. Prosise (arm). However, beast mode has not brought too much to the table in the two games back he has played, Against the 49ers in week 17 he rushed 12 times for 34 yards and a touchdown, and against the Eagles in the wildcard round he only had 7 rushing yards on 6 attempts and a touchdown. 

Pete Caroll (the Seahawks head coach) said that Marshawn’s workload would grow in the divisional round against the Green Bay Packers, however it did not pay off. The Seahawks lost to the Packers and Marshawn didn’t do much, he did score two touchdowns which is pretty good, but outside of 1st and goal he didn’t do much. He rushed 12 times for 26 yards. Even though he is arguably one of the greatest running backs of all time he Idid not seem to have his beast mode style anymore and is just another guy who came out of retirement to help his team. Total he had just 67 rushing yards on 30 attempts for touchdowns in his 3-game season with Seattle. 

Marshawn Lynch did bring a few things good to the team and that was his veteran knowledge of the game. Marshawn has been in the league for a very long time and knows a lot about the game. With him being able to teach the rookies some new knowledge that can strengthen their game. The other thing that he can bring is a good vibe, he is always happy and in a good mood which can be change the mood of all the players on the Seahawks sideline. Marshawn is not certain for the future, but it is hard to see him returning because he will not have enough playtime. 

Beast Mode did not have much to say at the press conference after the loss to Green Bay, so it seems like he will go into retirement and stay there. However with all of what he did he was probably worth the money and the time that the Seahawks gave him. “Take care of yo chicken”