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John Schneider shares thoughts on absence of Marshawn Lynch, start of 2014 training camp
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It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
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John Schneider sat down for a conversation with "Brock and Salk" on the team's flagship radio station 710 ESPN Seattle this morning. The trio discussed the Seahawks' 2014 outlook as they kick off their first training camp practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
The absence of running back Marshawn Lynch was a hot topic on today's show, and Brock Huard and Mike Salk wasted no time in asking the Seahawks general manager about the situation.
"Without getting into specifics - obviously we don't talk about people's contracts," Schneider said. "We all love Marshawn. He's made a decision not to be here. We're excited about the guys that are here. Everybody's had a great offseason. Everybody's working their tail off."
Schneider was asked if he would feel comfortable going into the new season with the group of running backs currently on site, which includes third-year pro Robert Turbin and second-year man Christine Michael.
"I think it's a fair question," said Schneider. "But I think obviously Marshawn Lynch is a heck of a running back, you know what I mean? But it's just like we had players at different positions, like Brandon Browner and [Byron] Maxwell steps up and is ready to go.
"I think that the players and teammates think that they are comfortable in the next player," Schneider added. "That's no disrespect to Marshawn. I mean, everybody knows what he can do - he caused an earthquake, didn't he?"
Below, find more bits of news and notes from Schneider's Friday appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle:
- Schneider said Christine Michael took a noticeable step forward this offseason with his work ethic, focus, and maturity.
- The thing the Seahawks general manager was most proud of this offseason was the team's ability to refocus after winning Super Bowl XLVIII, "In terms of practicing and working hard, I thought it was very impressive," he said.