Cards may not need Lynch mob

Posted by Darren Urban on July 17, 2012 – 9:23 am

The regular-season opener against an NFC West rival may already be impacted, and we haven’t even started training camp yet. The Seattle Seahawks will visit University of Phoenix Stadium Sept. 9, but they may be without the anchor of their offense after running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. Lynch has not only been in trouble with the law before but has also been suspended, so the chances NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspends him for this would seem to go up.

If that were to happen, he’d miss the game against the Cards. Last year, it wasn’t as if Lynch killed the Cards. While he totaled a career-best 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns, he had just 73 yards on 19 carries in the Seahawks’ 13-10 win over the Cards in Seattle, and then had 86 yards on 19 carries in the Cards’ season-closing 23-20 overtime win in Arizona. He had no touchdowns. But Lynch was still going to be the focal point of the offense, especially after signing a new contract.

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22 Responses to “Cards may not need Lynch mob”

  1. By brad oneill on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    this whole notion of dui’s getting people suspended from their jobs is a very poor trend. why should you be suspended for something you do on your own time. I mean sure if you kill someone you should be suspended a game or two but if you fail some sobriety check point test over a little libation well that is just stupid.

  2. By Darren Urban on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Brad —

    RE: Suspension

    Usually, a DUI by itself won’t get a suspension. But Lynch has been suspended before, which would impact this situation.

  3. By scott on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Brad –
    Are you kidding me?? “I mean sure if you kill someone”? Wow, you need to rethink your life man and the importance of other peoples lives. I think as would most red blooded americans that if you get a DUI the punishment should be more severe all the way around.

  4. By Brent on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Brad – Not sure what kind of job you have, but guess what happens to doctors, lawyers and other professionals who get DUIs? They can lose their licenses to practice and often do. That is worse than a suspension for a couple of games. Also, many employers will cut ties with an employee who gets convicted of any crime – especially in today’s economy when it is pretty easy to find replacements for many positions. If anything, NFL players might be getting off easy when they usually are NOT suspended for a first offense.

  5. By Larry Secrest on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Breaking the law is breaking the law. Lynch represents the NFL just like every other player in this league. His actions not only affect him and his family, but it can tarnish the image of the Seahawks as well as the ownership. NFL players (as well as player’s in every other sport) must hold themselves to a higher standard.

    And besides, he makes WAY MORE than I do. He could have paid for a Taxi or at least hired a driver.

  6. By Kurt on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would prefer to see the Seahawks at full force so they won’t have any excuses for what the Cards are planning to do to them.

  7. By infitzwetrust on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Great news, my wife is a hawks fan, so this is music to my ears.

  8. By dstock on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Kurt. No need for excuses in any of our victories, we didn’t give any during our losses.

  9. By D on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    we all know cabs are too expensive!

    Another knucklehead added to the list here lately….the Cards do have a car service right? If not, I got a guy that could help…

  10. By G. Witt on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just because he’s an NFL player ” Doesn’t mean he’s above the Law. This isn’t his first encounter with breaking the law. He has to be held accountable! Sad day for the Seahawks.
    Would our Star Larry be out doing some stupid like that? I think not!!!!!!!! He’s to busy helping people, making their lives a little better. Maybe Lynch needs a role model.

  11. By SteveG on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Brad Oneill I am going to assume that you were too drunk to realize what a fool you sound like…..

  12. By cobra on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    @ everyone:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, now that you have your cars started, well, turn them off, the race is over.

    This is going nowhere on all opinions.

    This may happen to any team at any time, including our own. I hope not us!

    Let’s not start sounding like that HARBALL guy from San Fran who bashed our team and our blog a couple of days ago.

    We may have our differences in opinion from one cards fan to the next, yet this has nothing to do with our team.

  13. By Showme4570 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    COBRA, I agree. We have been waiting years, I was a freshman in a Missouri high school when the “Cards moved to St. Louis. My wife goes back further to South Chicago. Let’s show some class here guys, like our players. Mr. Bill and family have always asked their players to be role models and most of them are. These guys are looked up to by kids, and yes they do make enough money for us to expect them to set stellar examples for our kids. When one of ours makes a mistake he has always apologized. OK, moving forward…………………..Let’s kick some NFL West Butt. GO CARDS

  14. By NYCardinals212 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Cobra and Showme,

    I agree that nobody should celebrate a DUI, but pointing out the pure idiocy it takes to drive under the influence is not only fair game, it is necessary. Furthermore, Lynch, in the past, has been involved in a hit and run as well as a conviction for a misdemeanor gun charge.

    I realize that neither one of you are suggesting that Lynch get off without condemnation and conviction, but there is nothing wrong with the public outrage on this blog.

    Lastly, it does pertain to the Cardinals and their fans. Its the first game of the season, against a division rival — separated by only one win last year — and they won’t have their star running back. It is pertinent, in my opinion.

  15. By QBR on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    He wasn’t under the influence. He was coming down off a sugar rush and driving to the circle k for some more Skittles.

  16. By vegas4u2012. on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    @ Steve G & QBR.You guys rock! You should be comedians.The bottom line is,these players represent the NFL.They know the rules & the punishment invovled if they break them.The NFL has to control this type of behavior to a certain degree or they will have more players (like pacman jones)running around like idiots putting other peoples lives at danger.I”m just glad i support a class organization.

  17. By Vegas Khan on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    its not a celebration..its passion…we want the Cards to do well, the game extends on or off the field, we should be proud of our team and react when a RIVAL messes up! just like the field….Look at the PATS, PACKERS, and any other elite teams….ON AND OFF THE FIELD!…..CARD are going to SHOCK allot of people this year….

  18. By Mark on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply


  19. By Scott H on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    Well, never mind the off -the-field stuff. ON the field, the Seahawks should NOT be winning any games against the Cardinals without the guy who makes their whole offense go. Heck, even with Lynch, I don’t want to believe the Seahawks are as good as – let alone better than – the Cardinals. Regardless, it would be pretty cool to get the Seahawks in Week one without Lynch. I’m not taking anything for granted about how good the Cardinals are ( not with QB’s who are still mostly un-proven and a tough schedule ) ), so I’m taking a we-need-every-win-we-can-get attitude going into the season. Facing a division rival in Week one at home without their best offensive player? Hot damn, I’ll take it!

    Will be interesting to see how Matt Flynn fares in Seattle. Seems like an awful lot of noise was made about a guy who’s had 2 NFL starts in his life to this point. yes, he played great in both games. But i think he’s gonna find that there is juuuust a bit of a drop off from the Packers and their stunning array of weapons to the Seahawks.

  20. By William Barry on Jul 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully, Lynch won’t be playing in Game 1.—even better for our chances to get off to a quick start here…..we rock, and “we do this together”!!!!!!!!

  21. By Showme4570 on Jul 19, 2012 | Reply

    Scott H,
    Good point on Flynn. Kolb did good too when he knew the offensive scheme and his WRs. Flynn will have had the benefit of the offseason that Kevin did not have last year, and I think he gets better protection than Kevin got in the first half of last year too. I have two points about our Cards Offense

    1. Levi Brown is still our LT and he has stated that he has a chip on his shoulder. I believe in Levi’s ability as proven by his play in the last half of the year.
    2. Kevin Kolb is actually on his first year with the cards. He and Flynn had similar situations with their previous teams. I think we see Kolb like he was with the Eagles, and if I am right, we go over 10 wins and win the division. Add Ray’s Plays and we take the NFC too. JMHO

  22. By Eazy E on Jul 22, 2012 | Reply

    Lynch has to be more careful. He was doing alot better recently, I hope he still plays the first game though, you always want to play the best.

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