Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 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 ...

Like Tree12Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
Threaded by SmashMouth
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 17,649

Blog Entries: 27
Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

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.

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.

read more

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	14075455-mmmain.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	85.7 KB
ID:	8964  

Views: 2377
Latest Blogs
MID TERM ELECTION Last Blog: 10-29-2014 By: teddybarexxx


2015 Saints Bye Week Draft Last Blog: 10-16-2014 By: hagan714


"IRONY" Last Blog: 10-01-2014 By: teddybarexxx


Old 01-30-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
Site Donor 2014
Lucky Cat
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 8,526
Blog Entries: 5
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.
saintfan likes this.
foreverfan is offline  
Old 01-31-2014, 04:35 AM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 4,427
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
lynwood and Kryptonite like this.
dizzle88 is online now  
Old 01-31-2014, 05:20 AM   #4
DAMMIT BOY!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Saint Louis, MO, via S'port LA
Posts: 191
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
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!!
Kryptonite is offline  
Old 01-31-2014, 07:23 AM   #5
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,421
Blog Entries: 40
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

never know. i know i wanted him here. but people where so against it because of the issues he was having of the field.
hagan714 is offline  
Old 01-31-2014, 07:35 AM   #6
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

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
TheOak is offline  
Old 01-31-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Watford England
Posts: 3,434
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

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.
lee909 is online now  
Old 01-31-2014, 08:32 AM   #8
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 4,427
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
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
dizzle88 is online now  
Old 01-31-2014, 09:31 AM   #9
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 16,193
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
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.

If you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

Like and vote https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charl...44287815781246
TheOak is offline  
Old 01-31-2014, 09:59 AM   #10
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Posts: 4,427
Re: Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
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
dizzle88 is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/64109-imagine-if-new-orleans-saints-were-successful-their-reported-attempt-acquire-marshawn.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 01-30-2014 09:46 PM 4
Imagine if the New Orleans Saints were successful in their reported attempt to acquire Marshawn Lynch This thread Refback 01-30-2014 09:42 PM 28


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts