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Marshawn Lynch’s mom goes off on reporter who says Seahawks can win without him

Marshawn-Lynch-Better-PreparationMarshawn Lynch has yet to report to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks as he continues to seek a new contract. The 28-year-old bruiser has been a huge factor in Seattle’s success over the past few seasons, but does the team still need him? One reporter doesn’t think so, and Lynch’s mom is furious with said reporter.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Terry Blount wrote that the Seahawks can continue to play at a championship level without Lynch. He argued that the team has all the leverage in this situation due to the fact that they were 7-0 last season in games when Lynch rushed for less than 70 yards and blew out the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl with Lynch rushing for 39 yards on 13 carries.

Beast Mode’s mom, Sunshine Lynch, respectfully disagrees with Blount. As Deadspin pointed out, here’s what she wrote in the comment section under Blount’s article before sharing the article on her Facebook page.

WOW !!! DID ANYONE TAKE IN TO CONSUDERATION THE GAME WAS WON BY A TEAM EFFORT TO ME IN THE 1ST HALF.NOT EVEN THE FACT THAT THE BRONCOS WERE TRYING TO HURT MARSHAWN LITTERLY IN THE 2ND HALF AND HIM BEING THE HUMBLE PLAYER HE IS WANTED HIS OTHER RUNNING BACK TO HAVE SOME PLAY TIME TOO .SO WAS IT REALLY NECESSARY FOR HIM TO CONTINUE TO PLAY .??? MAN REPORTERS DONT THINK THEY GUESS , I GUESS THATS WHY HE HATES REPORTERS , SORTA NAKING ME FEEL THAT WAY TOO !!!! :( STOP GUESSING JUST REPORT THE FACTS PLEASE.

Yeah, Sunshine went all caps on his ass. While I’m not sure I agree with her assertion that Lynch was the one who decided to give other running backs playing time in the Super Bowl, we see why she is upset. After all, someone is downplaying her baby’s impact on the team.

Blount is right. Lynch is a tremendous player and one of the best running backs in the NFL, but he is entering the dreaded late-20s portion of his career. The Seahawks drafted Christine Michael in the second round last year for a reason, and they have already made it clear that they plan to use him as part of a running back by committee approach. Lynch may not win the financial battle.

Marshawn Lynch parks his Lamborghini with velvet ropes around it

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Marshawn Lynch is all about that action when he parallel parks his Lamborghini, boss. At least, that’s what one onlooker who tweeted a photo on Monday is claiming.

According to Twitter user @chuckbrezina, Lynch parked his car outside the guy’s friend’s place while he was in Oakland shooting a movie. As the story goes, Beast Mode puts velvet ropes around the front and back of his whip when he gets out of it.

It’s unclear if Lynch does the roping off himself or if someone else does it for him. We don’t really know how he would fit those poles in a Lambo, but maybe they ride shotgun. If you have seen Lynch dancing in the Seahawks locker room after a win, you know he can do anything he puts his mind to.

H/T SB Nation

Marshawn Lynch shows up to Seahawks minicamp

Marshawn-Lynch-Amazing-RunMarshawn Lynch wants a new contract from the Seattle Seahawks, but he may not be willing to pay a fine in an attempt to get one. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Lynch showed up to mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Last week, a report indicated that Lynch was expected to skip minicamp in search of a new deal. He did not attend any of Seattle’s voluntary workouts during the offseason and is supposedly looking for a contract with more money up front. Lynch is entering the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal that will cost the Seahawks $9 million against the cap in 2015. He’ll likely be cut after this season if he doesn’t restructure.

Had Lynch not reported to mandatory minicamp, the team would be entitled to fine him $70,000. Terry Blount of ESPN.com reports that Lynch does not want to pay the fine and believes the Seahawks will negotiate with him in order to make both sides happy.

While Lynch has more touchdowns than any non-quarterback player in the NFL since 2011, the Seahawks have already stated that they will use a running back by committee approach this season. Their insistence on getting second-year running back Christine Michael involved almost certainly weakens Lynch’s position.

Marshawn Lynch expected to skip minicamp, seeking new contract

Marshawn-Lynch-Better-PreparationMarshawn Lynch is reportedly expected to be absent when the Seattle Seahawks begin mandatory minicamp next week. Word has it Beast Mode wants a new contract.

“It’s very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,” a source reportedly told ESPN.com’s Terry Blount. “He wants the Seahawks to renegotiate his current contract and provide him with more up-front money.”

Lynch has not attended any voluntary workouts this offseason. He is entering the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal and there has already been speculation that Lynch could be a salary cap casualty after this season. He will count for $7 million against the cap this year and a whopping $9 million in 2015 if the Seahawks keep him.

Earlier this month, Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the Seahawks are planning to go with a running back by committee approach this season. While Lynch’s 39 touchdowns since the 2011 season are the most of any running back, he is getting expensive and old. He probably knows that, which is why he is looking to remedy the situation before he’s left looking for work.

Seahawks’ running back by committee could affect Marshawn Lynch’s fantasy stock

Marshawn-Lynch-Better-PreparationMarshawn Lynch has been an absolute workhorse for the Seattle Seahawks over the past three seasons. He topped 300 rushing attempts in both 2012 and 2013 and has scored 39 touchdowns since 2011, carrying a number of fantasy football owners to championships. Is the well finally about to run dry?

Lynch turned 28 in April. Running backs have a tendency to fall off the face of the earth when they creep into their late-20s, and Lynch may be no exception. According to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, the team will be going with a running back by committee approach in 2014.

That may be enough to scare some fantasy owners away come draft time. As Rotoworld noted, decreasing Lynch’s workload would have nothing to do with a declining skill set. Beast Mode is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2015, so he could very well be a salary cap casualty after the upcoming season.

The Seahawks would not have wasted a second-round pick last year on Christine Michael, a former Texas A&M star, unless they were planning for life after Lynch. While Lynch should still be a fantasy starter and could demand the rock if he runs like he always has, his stock is falling a bit. Michael’s is rising.

Marshawn Lynch demands fan’s Fireball whiskey during parade (Video)

Marshawn Lynch parade whiskeyMarshawn Lynch may have an aversion to the media, but he sure seems to love his fans. Particularly the ones holding bottles of 66 proof cinnamon-flavored whiskey.

As sent in to Deadspin, Lynch was chilling at the front of a duck boat during the parade to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory. Lynch was being friendly and interacting with fans, but things got pretty awesome when he spotted a bottle of Fireball whiskey, began pointing for it, and essentially demanded it from the fan.

Things probably would have been a lot easier if he took off the mask instead of pantomimed it, but who really cares?

He’s like Seattle’s version of Manny Being Manny. Marshawn Being Marshawn.

Marshawn Lynch danced in locker room after Super Bowl (Video)

LynchBy refusing to speak to the media for more than a few minutes at a time, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch became one of the biggest stories leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. Lynch gave a very brief interview with Deion Sanders during which he dropped an S-bomb and had to be rescued by a teammate in a later media session. After his team won it all, he just danced.

Lynch still didn’t want to speak with the media after winning the Super Bowl, but he allowed reporters to videotape him getting downright jiggy in the locker room. He was wearing the same ‘Beast Mode’ hoodie he showed up to MetLife Stadium in.

The interesting thing is we assumed Lynch had his face covered when he arrived because of the cold weather. He had the same face-warmer on when he was dancing, so it was probably just another way to hide from the media. Because remember, Marshawn all about that action, boss.

Video via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
H/T SI Hot Clicks