Seahawks OC on Marshawn Lynch: 'Probably best player on our offense'

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Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell says he needs to get the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch more.

In last Sunday's win against the Raiders, Lynch had 21 carries for only 67 yards (3.2 yard average), but he scored two short touchdowns. Lynch also caught five passes for a team-high 76 yards against the Raiders and leads Seattle with three receiving touchdowns this season

“We want to use our good players,” Bevell told The Seattle Times. “And he’s definitely, probably the best player on our offense and we want to get him the ball as many ways as we can.”

Despite a number of injuries on Seattle's offensive line, including issues for starters Russell Okung and James Carpenter, quarterback Russell Wilson was only sacked twice against Oakland. 

Bevell, in his fourth season as Seattle’s offensive coordinator, said he agreed with Wilson when he said after the game that it wasn’t one of his best games.

"There’s some where he missed throws," Bevell said. "There’s some where protection issues caused him to move or caused throws to happen like that. Guys being in the right place at the right time for him. So it’s never just one thing that you can put your finger on it’s usually a combination of factors.”

At 5-3, Seattle is two games back of the NFC West division leader Arizona Cardinals. They host the New York Giants (3-5) on Sunday.

- Scooby Axson

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