Amid whispers that Seattle's locker room has been agitated with play-caller Darrell Bevell for wandering away from the team's ground-and-pound ethos, Lynch has emerged to run with renewed power over the past two weeks. With many wondering if this might be the running back's final go-around with the team, safety Earl Thomas told reporters Sunday: "I never want him to leave."
"He's our backbone," said guard Alvin Bailey. "Couldn't imagine our offense without him. The way he runs, that's our attitude, what we feed off."
"They're capable of getting back to where they were last year," Jeremiah said. "But if they're going to get back there, it goes through No. 24."