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The Seahawks are getting ready for life without Marshawn Lynch. This offense is going to be a lot faster. But with Lynch showing up to minicamp, it looks as though we can count on Lynch returning for the 2014 season.
However, the Seahawks still plan to utilize a more balanced workload in the running game.
According to Terry Blount of ESPN.com, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the Seahawks will be "running back by committee" this fall.
The team is especially excited to give more opportunities to Christine Michael, their second-round pick from a year ago. Michael is one of the most gifted athletes to enter the NFL in the last three years.
Using a metric that grades every physical tool a player brings to the table, Michael ranked third overall when combining the last draft classes.
He has a rare combination of speed, power and explosiveness and is expected to be one of the more dominant young runners in the league pretty soon.
This does not bode well for Lynch’s desire to get a pay increase.
The writing appears to be on the wall: Beastmode is probably playing his final year as a Seahawk. The team has made all the moves needed to prepare for life without him.
Ryan Riddle is a former NFL player who writes for Bleacher Report.
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