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Arizona Cardinals eat Skittles on sidelines to mock Marshawn Lynch

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The Arizona Cardinals weren’t content just beating their division rivals on Sunday, they had to rub it in.

At the end of their incredibly impressive 17-10 road win over the Seattle Seahawks, Cardinals players were seen passing out Skittles on the sidelines. Skittles are the candy of choice of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who has become known for popping the treat on the sidelines during games.

Lynch’s love of Skittles became nationally known two years ago. The tradition goes back to his mother feeding him the candy during games in his youth football days.

The Cardinals aren’t the first team to mock Lynch’s Skittles love; 49ers fans did it with Larry Grant two years ago.

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Marshawn Lynch suits up at Cal’s spring game, scores touchdown (Video)

Marshawn Lynch returned to his Berkeley roots on Saturday to attend Cal’s spring football game. But Lynch didn’t just watch the game as a spectator — he actually participated.

Lynch suited up with a helmet and pads and actually rushed for a touchdown during the game. He told the Pac-12 Network’s Mike Yam that he was asked if he would play in the game, and he said yes.

“It was a little mix. My boy KP asked me if I would do it, I got his back,” Lynch told Yam.

Lynch may have been referring to Kevin Parker when he said “KP.” Parker is the program’s assistant director of player personnel and has been with the program for over a decade.

We might have to give Lynch an asterisk for his touchdown in the game. According to the Pac-12′s Bryan Fischer, Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes joked that he would fine the defense $25 million if they tackled Lynch.

“I didn’t want to get a call from Pete,” Dykes joked, referring to Lynch’s coach with the Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll.

Even if there was a no tackling rule for Lynch, he says he felt good playing.

“I actually kinda felt pretty good out there knowing that this is home,” Lynch told Yam.

Lynch was a two-year starter at Cal. He scored 10 touchdowns and rushed for 628 yards backing up J.J. Arrington during his freshman season in 2004. He had 1,371 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns in 2005, and 1,684 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2006, when he was named the conference offensive player of the year.

Cal had its best three-year stretch in over 50 years during Lynch’s career. They went 28-9 those three seasons, and they have gone 39-37 since. His coach at Cal, Jeff Tedford, was fired after the program’s downward spiral culminated with a 3-9 season last year. Lynch is hoping the program can turn it around under new coach Sonny Dykes.

“They were struggling, but I hope this regime turns it back into what it was when I was here,” said Lynch.

Lynch, along with former Cal teammate Aaron Rodgers, has gone on to have a successful NFL career. After being drafted by the Bills in 2007 and spending three and a half seasons in Buffalo, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks where he has blossomed and reached consecutive Pro Bowls.

Another nice aspect of Lynch’s appearance in the spring game is that they had him wear jersey No. 10 like he did in college. Lynch also wore jersey No. 24 during his freshman season, which has been his number most of his pro career.

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Marshawn Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI, has mean mug shot (Picture)

It is widely believed that Marshawn Lynch could be one of the best backs if the NFL if he finds a way to stay out of trouble. He did just that last season, and it resulted in over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns on 285 rushing attempts — the most of his five-year career. Unfortunately, Lynch is back to the whole trouble thing. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence near Oakland on Saturday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Lynch was arrested after a traffic stop and taken to Santa Rita Jail. He was reportedly cooperative with officers and submitted to a blood test once he was detained, which revealed that his blood alcohol content was over the legal limit of .08. As you can see from the photo above, Lynch decided to go with the mean mug for his close-up at the station.

In 2008, Lynch had his driver’s license taken away after pleading guilty to “failing to exercise due care toward a pedestrian.” He was suspended for three games in the 2009 season after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. Lynch also had marijuana in his car during the same traffic stop.

Last season, Lynch seemed to be on nothing more than a whole lot of Skittles. Since he is a repeat offender, you have to assume Roger Goodell will suspend the Seahawks running back for the start of the upcoming season. He got three games in 2009, so you can expect the penalty this time around to be at least that many, if not more.

Mug shot via the Mercury News

Marshawn Lynch Owes Big Season to Finally Working Hard, Preparing Properly

Marshawn Lynch is having a career season. For some reason it feels he has been around for a decade, but Lynch is only 25 years old.  He had his fair share of disciplinary issues with the Bills, but this season has been one of vast improvement for the sixth year running back.  His 1,118 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns are the highest totals of his career.  Believe it or not, Lynch said it isn’t the power of Skittles that has allowed him to take his game to the next level.  It was simply growing up.

“I feel I became a pro this year,” Lynch explained according to HeraldNet.com. “In the studying, the taking care of my body, doing the little things that I could have gotten away with when I was younger, like not stretching, just going out there.”

Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable said Lynch’s willingness to fit into a new system has also translated into tremendous results on the field and earned him a spot as a Pro Bowl alternate. Lynch credits the help of veteran backs Michael Robinson and Justin Forsett for his progression.

See what a little maturation can do for a player?  From the time he was drafted, it was no secret Lynch had plenty of talent.  He just needed an attitude adjustment.  Now that he has finally decided to take football seriously, Lynch has turned into a Pro Bowl caliber back.

H/T to Rotoworld for passing the quote along.

Marshawn Lynch Eats Skittles After Scoring Touchdowns (Picture)

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran for two touchdowns in the first half of his team’s Thursday night game against the Eagles. After the scores, a trainer gave him some skittles. Apparently the tradition began when Marshawn’s mother gave him skittles after touchdowns when he was younger. The more he tastes the end zone, the more he tastes the rainbow.

Thanks to Sam at Play Action Picks for the heads up.

Of All Things, Was it Marshawn Lynch’s Juke That Caused Ray Lewis’ Toe Injury?

Of all possible ways for Ray Lewis, one of the most ferocious linebackers in NFL history, to get injured, it may have been a juke from Marshawn Lynch that brought him down.

Lynch is one of the slowest, least impressive running backs in the NFL. He has very few moves, and he is the king of the three-yard run. Known more for his power than his ability to move, it was a shock to see him absolutely fake out Ray Lewis on a pass catch late in the game.

The play happened in the final few minutes of the game, and it was on an eight-yard reception from Tarvaris Jackson. Lewis was completely faked out by Lynch’s move to the inside, and his ankle collapsed. Lynch may have literally broken Ray Lewis’ toe on the play.

Lewis, who has not missed a game since the 2007 season, is out for Sunday’s game and reportedly could miss up to a month. All because of Marshawn Lynch’s smooth moves. Who could have ever guessed it?

Thanks to my man Sam at Play Action Picks for the tip on the video.

Denarius Moore, Larry Fitzgerald, Marshawn Lynch Were Your Unsung Heroes of Week 10

For the second straight week, LBS is fortunate enough to be sponsored by Chevy. Dropping by LBS and seeing the Chevy logo makes Del even prouder to step into his prized Silverado SS, so this week has been another week of even more enjoyment while cruising around. Another week of a Chevy sponsorship means another week of picking out the unsung heroes from this week’s NFL action. There were plenty of performances with the potential to be overlooked, so we picked out the ones that we thought were the best. Allow us to present Denarius Moore, Larry Fitzgerald, and Marshawn Lynch as our unsung heroes of Week 10.

Being that it was Week 10, the first Thursday night football game was played with the Raiders visiting the Chargers. In a game where nobody gave Oakland a shot to upset the explosive San Diego offense, Carson Palmer and company came up with some fireworks of their own. Palmer, who had thrown six interceptions in two games prior to Thursday, was able to establish fantastic chemistry with his receiving group early and often. He can thank Denarius Moore for most of that.

The rookie from Tennessee hauled in five catches for a whopping 123 yards and two of the Raiders’ three touchdowns. Moore looked impossible to cover at times, including when he burned the secondary for scores of 26 and 33 yards. Michael Bush was a more than admirable fill-in (242 total yards and a touchdown) for the injured Darren McFadden, but it was Moore who gave an already efficient running team the boost they needed in the passing game.

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