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Wednesday Round-Up: NFL.com Analysts Debate Marshawn Lynch's Hall of Fame Credentials

A daily look at what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.


Good afternoon, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Feb. 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Is Lynch a Hall of Famer?

In Tuesday's Round-Up, we shared a story from ESPN.com's Mike Sando, the Seattle-area selector for the Pro Football Hal of Fame, who came up with five reasons why running back Marshawn Lynch has a case for the Hall of Fame after nine seasons in the NFL, six of which were spent with the Seahawks.

With Lynch's retirement indication still fresh, his Hall of Fame worthiness is a topic that will be debated in media circles over the next couple weeks, and again five years after his retirement becomes official, when "Beast Mode" will become eligible for consideration. 

That intro leads us to what seven League analysts at NFL.com had to say about Lynch's potential induction. The group is nearly split down the middle on the subject, and a few of their arguments on whether or not Lynch had a Hall of Fame worthy career are outlined for you below.

Michael Robinson: Yes -- Marshawn Lynch meant everything to the Seahawks

He absolutely is a Hall of Famer, as Marshawn embodied an entire city. The resurgence of the Seahawks would not have happened if not for him. They had an instant run game because of his presence; without him, Seattle wouldn't have won Super Bowl XLVIII or returned to the big game again the following year.

Gil Brandt: Lynch will have a hard time standing out from the crowd

*I think Marshawn Lynch is close, but I don't think he quite makes the cut. I think he was fortunate to be with aSeahawks team that adhered to a run-heavy philosophy, meaning he had a bigger role than his counterparts on most other teams. He was a good back in a run-friendly system, but was he dominant enough to make the Hall? *

Charley Casserly: For me, Lynch is on the cusp

*When it comes to running backs, LaDainian Tomlinson is a sure bet. I would vote for Edgerrin James, too. As for Lynch, I would say he is borderline Hall of Fame material. He's been a very good back, especially in the playoffs. Perhaps if he had not been in Buffalo early in his career, he would have better numbers. Of course, you could say that about a lot of players who did not play for playoff teams. 

I think I would vote for him, but it would depend on who he was up against that year.*

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Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the NFL, which shares highlight video of Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals from the 2014 season. 

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Danny Kelly at FieldGulls.com explains what Lynch meant to the Seahawks and fans

Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com examines Lynch's Hall of Fame case

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On October 5, 2010, the Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch and in his nine years in the NFL Lynch has made some truly spectacular plays, rightfully earning the nickname Beast Mode. 

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