Despite not putting up numbers like he has through the first four games, Lynch’s stock rose in this game. The moment Gruden decided to pass at the Chargers one yard line, which led to a Derek Carr interception made Lynch look like an icon once again. How long will this team begin to realize that Lynch is practically a sure thing at the one?
The only thing that can ever hold back Marshawn from production are his head coaches. From Gruden to Pete Carroll, these coaches just try to do too much and get cute. Just hand it off to Lynch.
I don’t understand why these coaches outsmart themselves. Sure, it’s pretty obvious that Lynch will get the ball at the one, but that doesn’t mean teams can stop it, especially when there are at least three chances of doing it.
It’s weird to put Lynch as a stock rising player because we already know how talented he is. But when his coaches don’t give him the ball, he looks better than if he actually was given it. Lynch had every right to throw a fit on the sideline. It’s almost as if the coaching staff doesn’t have faith in him to get the conversion.
Hopefully we’ve seen the last of Lynch not getting the ball with one yard to go.