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It’ll start up front, like always. Marshawn Lynch will take the hand-off . . . Terrance Knighton will penetrate . . . someone will be shaken or tackled.

The Seahawks have a versatile ground attack. Over the last two years, they’ve implemented a variety of concepts to expand their arsenal and utilize all of Lynch’s talent. They feature power, the traditional form of two backs as well as single back, and zone running, which has seemingly stretched into every team’s playbook. This matchup will be of interest in this game because it’ll put to test not only Lynch’s quickness (and decision making), but Knighton’s too.

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To win your fantasy league, you’re going to have to make some aggressive decisions. One or two points could be the difference between a first-place cash prize and a money-back second place finish. If you honestly believe Brandon Weeden will put up more points than Peyton Manning, you should absolutely start Weeden. You should also quit fantasy forever.

This week, I’m giving one first overall draft pick the red light to stay on your bench, while another first overall pick gets the green light to be started in all formats. We also examine the “problem” facing Marshawn Lynch this Sunday – otherwise known as the 49ers. Read the rest of this entry »

In this week’s trading post, we take a look at one quarterback who is about to break out of a funk and a running back who has found his stride.

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It’s the first weekend of the NFL regular season, so obviously you have questions about who your fantasy football team should have in the starting lineup. I understand that you’re desperate. You came in last place in your league last year, and you can’t take another off-season of taunts, harassment, and flaming bags of dog shit being left on your porch by your so-called “friends”.

Being a fantasy owner can be a tough (fantasy) gig, what do you do when a guy’s questionable?

Owners of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch better pour themselves a stiff drink, because they have some serious decisions to make.

If you have Lynch’s backup Robert Turbin, then you have the option of waiting a little bit longer before making your decision, because either way you’ll have Seattle’s starting RB ready to go. Otherwise, I’d leave Lynch glued to your bench until you hear a more definitive update on his injury status.

I’ve said this once, and I’ll keep saying this until my throat is sore: you can’t afford to leave points on the bench.

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I’m not sure how we as a society ever existed before Wikipedia. Blogs definitely wouldn’t have ever come into existence, because all research done on an Internet thing starts deep in the bowels of the Wikipedia machine.

I’ve gone on long Wiki reading binges prompted by the most random curiosity, and I’ve read words about things that most normal people wouldn’t invest more than eight seconds into. Example: this past weekend while camping and gazing up at stars that may or may not have actually been up in the sky, I read the entire page on the Big Dipper, or as I call it “Saptarishi.”

Anyone who’s ever had the kind of back spasms that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is dealing with knows the spasm sensation well. It’s a tingling sensation, and then it can build into a full-out cramp and muscle seizure. But as is often the case, Wikipedia describes it with far more delightfully colorful language.

Mostly, the color is red.

A variety of types of involuntary muscle activity may be referred to as a “spasm”. Examples include muscle contractions due to abnormal nerve stimulation, or abnormal activity of the muscle itself. A series of spasms or permanent spasms are called a spasmism. A spasm may lead to muscle strains or tears of tendons and ligaments, if the force of the spasm exceeds the tensile strength of the underlying connective tissues, such as with a particularly forceful spasm, or in the case of weakened connective tissues.

True hypertonic spasm is caused by malfunctioning feedback nerves, is much more serious, and is permanent unless treated. In this case, the hypertonic muscle tone is excessive and the muscles are unable to relax.

A spasmism is the most terrifying “ism,” and is only rivaled by any Bushism. For Lynch owners, it’s about to become far more frightening, and it’ll send you straight to a very different kind of reading, that of the frantic waiver-scouring variety.

Lynch didn’t practice Monday, and now his status for Seattle’s season-opening game against Arizona is in question.

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I’ve never had anything of note created using my likeness.  I once tried to carve my face next to Lincoln’s on Mount Rushmore, but I could never get the nose right, and I was banned from South Dakota. I’m not that broken up about it because I still have North Dakota, the superior of the Dakotas.

Because of my inability to be immortalized on a grand scale, I am jealous of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.  No, Lynch isn’t having his face dynamited in next to Lincoln’s, but someone did build an awesome corn maze in his honor.

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