Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jan 2011

Breaking Down Lynch's Run

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 therealjasonb


by Led :: Fri, 01/14/2011 - 6:31pm

Great article. This was well done.

by bubqr :: Fri, 01/14/2011 - 6:40pm

Interesting article, but way too much hyperbole...

by Packer Pete (not verified) :: Sat, 01/15/2011 - 8:31am

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.

by therealjasonb (not verified) :: Sat, 01/15/2011 - 12:59pm

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 ....