In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Marshawn Lynch will return for the Seattle Seahawks, says Pete Carroll

Published Add your comment

The Seattle Seahawks have made an absolutely shocking start to the 2015 season, being lucky to find themselves at 2-3 in all honesty.

Thanks to the poor play of a make-shift offensive line that is filled with rookies and players who haven't even played O-Line before, the Seahawks have struggled badly on offense. The defense hasn't been fantastic either, but that's a story for another day.

Seattle may have lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, but the game served as somewhat of a coming out party for Thomas Rawls. But despite the rookie's 169 yards, he will find himself back on the bench as Pete Carroll expects Marshawn Lynch to return this weekend.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Beast is Back

Lynch has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but Carroll expressed optimism on Wednesday that 'Beast Mode' will be ready to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

“He should be ready to go,” Carroll told reporters, via ProFootballTalk. “We’re going to do the week so that he’ll practice full go tomorrow and Friday. He went through the walk-throughs today, he’s going to run today for conditioning purposes. He looks great, he looks like he’s ready to go.”

Article continues below

Rawls Is No.2

Carroll also made it clear that Lynch won’t be sharing the job with the undrafted rookie Rawls, despite the fact that it was his quality running that kept Seattle in control for most of the game against Cincy.

“I think he’s earned that,” Carroll said of Lynch, “but Thomas will be there for him when Marshawn needs a break...but Thomas will be the number two.”

Over the course of the season, Lynch has rushed for a measly 128 yards on 38 carries, which equates to a meager 3.4 yards per carry average. Compare that to Rawls, who had his 169 yards against the Bengals on just 23 carries - an insane average of 7.3 yards per.

Rawls can definitely feel a little hard done by, but don't be surprised if his role increases over the course of the season.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Seattle Seahawks

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again