Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn't have the best of games against the Arizona Cardinals. Eight carries for 42 rushing yards and a touchdown, his second worst performance in terms of carries, and his third worst rushing yards gained performance.
His first half was ok, three carries for 13 yards at the point where there was three minutes in the half. But the Seahawks overall in the first half were terrible, as on their first four possessions, they only had a total of 23 yards. Quarterback Russell Wilson finished the half with four of ten passes completed for 29 yards.
They needed vast improvements in the second half, and that was what Lynch's agent Doug Hendrickson was calling for in his tweets according to CBS Sports, which have since been deleted. He said: "@DangeRussWilson pull your head out of your ...."
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The Seahawks' first series following Hendrickson's tweet, the NFC West team drove down the field for an 80-yard touchdown drive, which was capped off by a 3-yard Lynch run. This received much approval by the running back's agent who tweeted 'That's more like it' but that tweet has also been deleted.
The franchise crawled back into the game from 22-9 down at the half, to take a lead of 29-25 early in the fourth quarter. This wasn't enough for them to win, as the Cardinals responded with two back-to-back touchdowns of their own in the fourth to close out the game.
The reaction of Hendrickson is reasonable, as Lynch, AKA Beast Mode, hasn't been performing as fans expected. The odds are no one from the Seahawks roster saw the tweets until after the game, so it had no change to how they performed.
Lynch needs to be seeing the ball more than eight times a game if the team wants to make the playoffs this year, otherwise the team is going to look far away from a side that went to the Super Bowl in the last two years.