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SmashMouth 01-30-2014 09:32 PM

Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch
 
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You probably haven't heard this story from Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch this week. That's because it's a nice anecdote from his otherwise mysterious behavior with the media during the run up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which has dominated most of the headlines.

But a nugget of interest popped up in the brain of Mr. Aloof. What transpired was an extended gasp of nervous energy followed by a rare stream of spoken words during Media Day on Tuesday.

Lynch amazingly revisited his childhood and talked about the first time he dreamed of playing in a Super Bowl.

"It was probably the first time I told my momma I was going to play in the NFL," Lynch said. "I was young, probably (in) Pop Warner, playing for the Saints. It was right there in West Oakland (Calif.). Right there at Raimondi Park, about to bounce out (leave for the game). I told her that. She remembered, though. She reminded me of it, too. Yeah, she'll be here (at the Super Bowl)."

This got me thinking about how Lynch could have actually suited up for the NFL's version of his Pop Warner team. The New Orleans Saints reportedly made a play to acquire Lynch from Buffalo three years before he was jettisoned to Seattle in 2010.
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The Saints apparently wanted Lynch so badly that New Orleans reportedly offered a first-round pick in 2007 for Lynch, then a rookie with the Bills. But this wasn't just some message board rumor material. It was reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, who media-savvy Saints fans recognize never swings and misses when reporting Saints news.

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foreverfan 01-30-2014 09:37 PM

Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch
 
Gee... you mean we could have won at least 2 more Superbowls. :brood:

dizzle88 01-31-2014 04:35 AM

Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch
 
Still makes no difference, while ever SP is in charge a back like lynch would not be successful because he wouldnt get the ball enough

Kryptonite 01-31-2014 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 576379)
Still makes no difference, while ever SP is in charge a back like lynch would not be successful because he wouldnt get the ball enough

Amen, brother! We all have been preaching/screaming this since the beginning of time. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO IS IN THAT BACKFIELD. WE ARE A PASS 1ST, 2ND, AND MOSTLY 3RD TEAM. A. Peterson himself would be mediocre at best on our squad. Next subject!!

hagan714 01-31-2014 07:23 AM

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never know. i know i wanted him here. but people where so against it because of the issues he was having of the field.

TheOak 01-31-2014 07:35 AM

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The comments that Lynch would not be successful, or Peterson would be mediocre on our offense do not pass the logical smell test.

I will make it really quick and painless.

Which one of the following are you ready to tag as mediocre or an unsuccessful runningback?

Darren Sproles
Pierre Thomas

lee909 01-31-2014 07:48 AM

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The one thing you can guarantee wouldn't have happened had the deal gone through was the 49ers game in 2011. Loosing Thomas and the other issues killed us before we got going.Lynch would have ploughed over them in that game.A win there and it was 2 superbowls in three years.

dizzle88 01-31-2014 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 576389)
The comments that Lynch would not be successful, or Peterson would be mediocre on our offense do not pass the logical smell test.

I will make it really quick and painless.

Which one of the following are you ready to tag as mediocre or an unsuccessful runningback?

Darren Sproles
Pierre Thomas

When i say lynch would be unsuccessful i probably should have worded it better, allow me to rephrase

lynch is a back that needs 250-300 carries in order to be used to his full potential and warrant his signing

That would not happen in our offense and lynch is not as versatile as either PT or sproles

TheOak 01-31-2014 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 576397)
When i say lynch would be unsuccessful i probably should have worded it better, allow me to rephrase

lynch is a back that needs 250-300 carries in order to be used to his full potential and warrant his signing

That would not happen in our offense and lynch is not as versatile as either PT or sproles

Lynch isn't a RB that needs 250-300 carries or versatility, he is a RB that earns those carries. You don't feed him in hopes it makes something happen, you feed him because he makes something happen.

If you have a Lynch, Deuce, Peterson, McCoy... Your not forcibly feeding them in hopes that you might see something wonderful. You know its coming and you don't have to wait until the 3rd Qtr for them to establish the mythical rhythm to see it.

BTW, Lynch had 37 receptions, that's more than lance Moore and Kenny Stills he is versatile enough.

dizzle88 01-31-2014 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 576404)
Lynch isn't a RB that needs 250-300 carries or versatility, he is a RB that earns those carries. You don't feed him in hopes it makes something happen, you feed him because he makes something happen.

If you have a Lynch, Deuce, Peterson, McCoy... Your not forcibly feeding them in hopes that you might see something wonderful. You know its coming and you don't have to wait until the 3rd Qtr for them to establish the mythical rhythm to see it.

BTW, Lynch had 37 receptions, that's more than lance Moore and Kenny Stills he is versatile enough.

And we wouldnt be able to give him those 250-300 carries in our offense so he would be underutilised


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