Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was active for Sunday’s 26-0 semi-thrashing of the Bears, but he wasn’t really active. In fact, he carried the ball just five times and caught one pass, totaling 25 yards in all. Seattle didn’t really need him, as the Bears are atrocious, but is his hamstring injury worse than the Seahawks were initially telling us?
Lynch reportedly underwent an MRI on the hammy Monday and will be re-evaluated later in the week, per Pete Carroll. Carroll said after the game that the injury was really nothing to worry about, but if they’re bothering to do the MRI, doesn’t that inherently make it worrisome? Seems worrisome to me.
The Seahawks are still just 1-2 on the season, and are in a bit of danger of being left in the dust by the Arizona Cardinals before long in the NFC West. They need Lynch healthy and contributing, not sitting on the bench eating Skittles.
If Lynch is unfit to play in Monday night’s clash with the Detroit Lions, we may be seeing a fairly heavy dosage of Fred Jackson and Thomas Rawls in the Seahawks’ backfield. Rawls was quite impressive against Chicago, carrying the ball 16 times for 104 yards. Jackson got just two carries.
Keep an eye on this situation as the week progresses. If we hear far enough ahead of time that Lynch may be in doubt, then Rawls may make a decent waiver wire add.
Also, before we go, check out Marshawn’s ESPN profile picture for this year:
He’s not even looking at the camera! Just staring blankly into space. I can’t stop laughing. But yeah, stay tuned for Lynch news and stuff.