clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marshawn Lynch: "He's been fantastic," says Tom Cable

New, comments

Marshawn Lynch was a full participant at Seahawks practice Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday vs. the Vikings.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was a "full go" as practice Wednesday and looks to be on track to play in Sunday's wildcard round matchup with the Vikings.

When Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was asked after practice if Lynch could handle a full workload of 25 carries or more, he answered in the affirmative. "If he's going, that's what I would expect," Bevell said. "I expect him to be full go, full speed and just do like we normally do."

The Tacoma News-Tribune's Gregg Bell took some video of Lynch warming up at practice. If this doesn't get you a little bit pumped up, I don't know what's wrong with you.

Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable also seemed very optimistic for Lynch's return on Friday.

According to Cable, "He's been fantastic. He'd adapted very well."

Cornerback Richard Sherman also refuted any notion that Lynch could upset the chemistry of the locker room or that his teammates were upset that he was training offsite.

"(People) have no idea who he is because he doesn't want to talk about it," said Sherman. "He's a guy that is as selfless as they come, that will go out there and put his body on the line for his teammates. That's why guys don't worry or stress about Marshawn not being here when he's rehabbing or when he's hurt. The outside world is like, ‘What's going on?'

"We don't panic. We know that guy is one of the best teammates you would ever have, playing for any team, any level, any spot. And he will do whatever he can to help his team win. And you know he means no ill will. He's not trying to hurt the team or any of that when he's gone. You understand that -- and appreciate it."