Articles from around the Web
Click here to buy PDF version
Like our page on Facebook and get Football Outsiders links directly in your Facebook feed.
Official Account: @fboutsiders
Scott Kacsmar: @FO_ScottKacsmar
Ben Muth: @FO_WordofMuth
Aaron Schatz: @FO_ASchatz
Vince Verhei: @FO_VVerhei
-- plus --
Bill Connelly: @SBN_BillC
Cian Fahey: @Cianaf
Brian Fremeau: @bcfremeau
Tom Gower: @ThomasGower
Andrew Healy: @AndHealy
Rivers McCown: @RiversMcCown
Chad Peltier: @CGPeltier
Rob Weintraub: @robwein
Sterling Xie: @SterlingXie
14 Jan 2011
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times has a great look at Marshawn Lynch's now-legendary run.
Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 14 Jan 2011
4 comments, Last at
15 Jan 2011, 12:59pm by
Great article. This was well done.
Interesting article, but way too much hyperbole...
Like everyone, I saw the replay several times. Sure, it was a remarkable run, but as remarkable were the number of Saint players trailing the play that eased up as one of their brethren appeared ready to make a tackle, and remained out of position when that tackle failed. Hard pursuit would have resulted in a tackle after a long gain. I was shocked that defending champions in a close game with their playoff lives on the line would put in such a minimal effort. Not to take anything away from Lynch and Hawks.
I agree with Packer Pete--what's really crazy is that by the end of the run there are multiple Seahawks around Lynch--Hasselbeck and a few offensive linemen--but all the Saints apparently quit trying to tackle him. The game wasn't quite over by that point--and it's not like the Seahawks have been great at scoring from inside the 5 yard line this year ....
Eli Manning and his severely depleted offensive line should give Giants fans plenty to worry about these days.
See All XP | NFL XP | College XP
Need help on FanDuel or DraftKings? Purchase a subscription from the website that specializes in daily fantasy.
© Football Outsiders, Inc. // Site powered by Stein-Wein // Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties