There are so many things wrong with the Seattle Seahawks it's not even funny. But with the playoffs out of the question it's time to point out maybe the biggest positive of the 2011 Seattle Seahawks Season. It has nothing to do with the defense, Doug Baldwin, or Jon Ryan.
It's all about Mr. Beast Mode himself, Marshawn Lynch.
Marshawn Lynch said "Hold muh dick", which Brandon Browner took literally, and was penalized 15 yards.
Yes, Marshawn Lynch has 706 yards on the ground and as many 100 yard games this year than Julius Jones did in this entire Seahawks career. My math skills tell me Lynch needs only 294 yards in the final 5 games, which averages out to a whopping 58.8 yards per game, and he'll be the first Seahawks player to rush for 1,000 yards since Shaun Alexander's 2005 MVP season. Seattle's running game has been so pathetic that no Seahawk has even reached 900 yards since '05.
Another statistic that should be noted is that Lynch has scored 12 rushing touchdowns in his Seahawks career, which is more TDs than Mo Morris, Julius Jones, and Justin Forsett combined. Things were so bad that prior to the 2011 season the leading RB in Seahawks TDs post-Shaun was still TJ Duckett, who scored all 8 of his touchdowns in his singular season with Seattle in 2008. It should be mentioned that Duckett scored all of his TDs against the NFC West, which means he only got into the end zone in 6 games.
Did anyone expect to see Marshawn Lynch on pace to have a 1,000 yard season after the disastrous first month of the year Seattle had run-blocking and just running the ball in general? After week 4, Lynch had just 139 yards on 48 carries, which isn't even 3 YPC. It's even more encouraging when you lose your starting RG and RT and still manage another 100 yard performance and an 88 yard effort just pounding the rock. As hopeless as our QBs are this is maybe the most positive sign moving forward for this team. Doesn't it feel good that the Seahawks can once again convert 3rd and 1 by running? Isn't it wonderful when this team doesn't have to throw because of the lack of a goal-line power back when they're inside the 5?
Maybe I'm being premature here, but it feels like the running game is back again. And that has me pumped, jacked, and fired up.