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One Coach's Trash is Another Coach's Treasure (Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks)

DKContributor IJune 15, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Marshawn Lynch #23  of the Buffalo Bills runs against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. The Patriots won 17-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Dear Chan Gailey,

First, let me say that I have high hopes for your takeover as Dick Jauron's replacement in the Northeast. My friend happens to be a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan. Having watched several games with him over the past few seasons, I believe he finally has some reasons to be hopeful.

Now lets get to the meat and potatoes of this thing Marshawn "The Cancer" Lynch. 

You happen to be in a rebuilding phase and as painful as that phrase may be, we need to call a spade a spade.

The Seahawks have done a fairly good job of removing talented but unfocused personnel. It has done wonders for next season's outlook.

I understand that you're attempting to hold onto a talented running back. Even more so, I fully understand that you're attempting to put together a team that will hopefully contend with the other AFC East superpowers.

We are attempting the same thing over here in the NFC West.

Just like LenDale White, it's hard to have a 1,000 yard season when you're buried on the depth chart. For Lynch to be successful he needs to be the workhorse back, not the change of pace back.  

You heard about LenDale White right?  He had some very successful seasons like Lynch did, and we cut him.

Holding onto Marshawn Lynch could prove to be more disastrous then letting him go can be.

I'll start by saying that during these rebuilding years, your coaching style will become the template and players will fit into your specific molds. From my understanding, Lynch won't quite fit into that mold.

With his off the field incidents and his locker room examples being few and far between, I doubt he'll be anything more then a distraction.He'll be a diva looking for other people to listen to his tune.

To your benefit, we have a couple overcrowded key positions such as wide receiver and "Leo" position defense ends (Speedier stand up DEs). I'd love to add offensive line to this list, but I think we both know our depth on the offensive line is dismal as best, but I digress...

With the loss of Josh Reed, there are a few of our receivers that could benefit your program such as Deion Branch or Ben Obomanu.

After getting healthy this year, we are expecting good things from Branch. He needs to produce or this may be one of his final seasons in the NFL. So far he has shown great routes and solid handsonly health issues have plagued his career, but those should be resolved after this last operation. 

Our speedy defensive ends, or "Leos," could translate to one of your rush LB positions. There are a couple that are raw, but truly talented, such as Ricky Foley or Nick Reed. We can't hold onto all of them, so you could greatly benefit from a talented, yet overcrowded position.

Ricky Foley was the sack leader in the CFL (Canadian Football League) last year and would make a great transition to a stand up pass rusher from the linebacker's position in a 3-4. He would make your transition from a 4-3 much smoother this year.

If we sent over Deion Branch or Ricky Foley and a sixth round pick, I don't see why we couldn't take Lynch off your hands.

I understand you want a fourth round pick, but if we both want to move on with our programs, we may have to give up a little more then either of us want to.

The other part of the deal is you can rest assured that if Lynch doesn't perform well in Seattle, that him and White will be hosting their own pity party come the beginning of the season.

We'll give him the chance to turn his life around and compete with one of his former teammates, Justin Forsett. It could be just the thing he needs to become a reputable back in the NFL.  

I wish you all the best this season. Hopefully we'll both make it to the postseason.

-DK

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