TCTI: Too Crazy To Ignore
Dave Ross

Marshawn Lynch - the bestest pal a friend could have

AP: 116969b1-6a3d-4105-889e-2830d2c7a6be
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) moves the ball as Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) holds on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) | Zoom
It's hard to ignore the apparent invulnerability of Marshawn Lynch. As we watched Sunday's game I had to ask, can he really keep doing this the rest of the season?

It's not that he runs a lot, but he's knocking over the 250 pound guys as he does it, and then three people finally drag him down.

The stats show he ran for 145 yards Sunday, 70 of which, according to ESPN, came after a defender tried to knock him down.

Coach Pete Carroll noticed it too. "Marshawn was on it today again," he said after the game. "He played great football, he ran like crazy, he ran a ton of yards, and I just loved the intensity he brought."

Watching Marshawn Lynch carry a ball is like watching a cement mixer bounce through traffic, going the wrong way.

It's like he's running up hill. In an avalanche. Punching the boulders.

It's like he's a Roomba in a room full of cats.

And he doesn't stop after the game.

During the post-game show, teammate Zach Miller was being interviewed by our post-game crew moments before the team's flight took off, but Marshawn thought he deserved a rest.

"We're on the flight right now," he said "Can you please call back tomorrow? Zach just went through battle and y'all want to talk. Zach is tired, he wants to sleep. It's about a four and-a-half hour flight, he would like to get some rest. He's got to go home to twins. And he doesn't really want to hear what y'all want to talk about now. I'm sorry, we appreciate it, thank you."

No, thank you, Marshawn. You're the bestest pal a friend could have.

Report by KIRO Radio's Owen Murphy & Dave Ross.

KIRO Radio Staff, Staff report
Straight from the newsdesk.
Top Stories

  • Prime-Time
    Will prime-time be a good time for the Seahawks once again?

  • Week in Photos
    Cheetahs, penguins and Santa make it in this week's photos
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.