Marshawn Lynch may not start right away, but it sounds like Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will rely on the newly-acquired running back in the Hawks ground game. As a power back, Lynch could be the guy Seattle has been desperately searching for since Shawn Alexander fell off a cliff -- a back that can carry 30+ times a game. In his comments to reporters after the trade, Carroll sounded ready to hand that responsibility to Lynch (via Seattle PI reporter Greg Johns).
Pete Carroll confirms #Seahawks trade for Marshawn Lynch and release of Julius Jones. Says Lynch "is a guy who can carry the load for you".
Wondering how much Lynch will play when he gets to Seattle? The Everett Herald's John Boyle passed along Pete Carroll's comments on that too.
Pete Carroll when asked if Marshawn Lynch will start: "We’ll wait and see when we get him here, but we’re going to play him a bunch. "
A power back that can carry the load and be used in short-yardage situations? Fantasy owners and Seahawks fans rejoice!