Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon says he believes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will play next season and clarified comments he made about Lynch on the Rich Eisen Show.
Moon appeared on 950 KJR in Seattle on Monday to explain comments he made earlier in the day on Eisen's show. Moon said on Eisen's show that Lynch was “treated like a china plate throughout the week of practice.”
Moon also said on Eisen's show that the team still wants Lynch but his “problem is he just doesn’t trust a lot of people and that trust goes into this same call at the Super Bowl.”
Seattle’s coaching staffing was criticized after the team's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots, when they threw on second down from the one-yard line instead of handing the ball off to Lynch.
"He has been difficult in the past. That’s been documented. They've had their problems with Marshawn as far as how to manage him because he's a little different than everybody else,” Moon said on radio on Monday. “So I don’t know what everyone is up in arms about.”
Lynch ran for 1,306 yards and tied DeMarco Murray for the league lead with 13 touchdowns last season. The five-time Pro Bowler is scheduled to make $5 million in base salary in 2015, the final season of a four-year, $30 million deal.
“I want him back. He’s a very productive player,” Moon said on Monday. “If you get to know him, he’s a really nice guy to be around, but he does have his issues with management, he’s had his issues with the media in the past and those things will continue to happen as long as the Seahawks have no problem with it, they’re going to put up with some of those things they have to deal with.”
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