Good rainy Sunday morning.
Looks like pretty much the same weather we had for last Sunday’s game against Oakland.
The game last week may be most remembered for Marshawn Lynch’s early, tone-setting touchdown run. I referred to that play in a story for the Sunday paper looking at Lynch’s present and future with the Seahawks.
His future has been much-debated in recent weeks nationally, but has been much-discussed locally for even longer than that. It’s something we’ll have a lot of time in the off-season to debate, as well, as it may be the central topic for Seattle once the season ends. But as I noted in today’s paper, how the season ends — and how Lynch plays — may matter only so much in the debate.
Instead, it will still come down largely to one thing — will the Seahawks think it worth it to pay Lynch $7 million in 2015 when he’s 29 years old? And will Lynch be happy playing out the final year or would he ask for more money?
As former NFL agent Joel Corry, who now does lots of media work, said this week, the rest of the season could just complicate matters further.
“The team is 5-3,” he sad. “It seems like in order to make the playoffs, it looks like it’s going to be a tough proposition given their schedule. They are going to have to have to ride Marshawn Lynch to get there. If he is up to the task, then that’s going to strengthen his case to return. But that could also create the problem where he’s going to feel more justified in demanding more money because of how they’ve used him. So it’s kind of a double-edged sword.”
Which is why the best advice when it comes to watching Lynch is to enjoy him today, and worry about tomorrow tomorrow.
In other news …
— In the NFL column today, I took a look at what has become of some of the members of the 2013 Seahawks who have moved on.
— The Meet a Seahawk feature today features Tharold Simon.
— Here are our Seahawks picks for today. I’ve got Seattle 27-13, figuring that Eli Manning is due to throw an interception or two and that will make all the difference.
— Here are my picks for all of today’s NFL games.
— Seahawks.com with what to watch today.
— Seahawks.com also looks at the downside of trying to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
— The Seahawks remain favored by nine. But as VegasInsider points out, the Seahawks have not covered in their last four games (they have been favored in every gam this season).
— NJ.com with lots of predictions on what will happen today.
— And NJ.com with some entertaining over-unders for today’s game.
— ESPN notes that Russell Wilson will today put his streak of being 8-0 against Super Bowl-winning QBs on the line.
— The New York Daily News wonders if the Giants can find their heart today.
— The New York Post says the Giants have to start quickly today.
— The Star-Ledger with key match ups to watch.
— The New York Times previews the game.
— NFL.com says the Giants will want to take deep shots against the Seahawks today.
— Newsday says it will be a Super-Sized test for the Giants.
Finally, Doug Baldwin with a game day message:
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) November 9, 2014