Those clamoring for more Beast Mode are probably going to get it.
Appearing Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that running back Marshawn Lynch is likely to see an increased workload.
“I think he’s doing great,” Carroll said, per Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “I’m really excited about it. I want to see him do more now. He’s made it through, again, two games. He felt good last night. I haven’t seen him today, the day after sometimes but he felt good again. And, so, I think we can increase his role and allow him to be a little more active part of it.2
“He does bring an element that we love and it’s that style and that toughness,” Carroll continued. “We saw it on the sidelines when he’s dumping guys out of bounds. We saw it on the goal line when he’s smacking it in the end zone after getting hit on that 3 or 4 and still finished it off. But he’s got all those elements that we love, so I think we’ll see more of him in the next couple weeks here.”
The 33-year-old Lynch has found the end zone in both games since his return but has still had a modest number of carries overall. He rushed six times for seven yards in Week 17 against San Francisco and 12 times for 34 yards in Sunday’s Wild Card win over Philadelphia. Rookie Travis Homer received more total touches in both contests.
Seattle is now headed to Green Bay for next weekend’s divisional round game against the Packers, and Lynch figures to have a greater role in the offense as well as a better opportunity to live up to his mantra since returning.
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