Mother of Seahawks' star running back Marshawn Lynch thinks Seattle should fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

The mother of Seattle's star running back Marshawn Lynch publicly expressed the sentiments that some Seahawks fans have felt for years.

Following Sunday's disappointing loss to the St. Louis Rams, there were plenty of Seahawks fans upset. None perhaps more so than the mother of Seattle's superstar running back Marshawn Lynch, who took to Facebook to publicly call for the firing of Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. 

Delisa Lynch, also affectionately known as "Mama Lynch" wrote that Bevell only called Sunday's unsuccessful 4th and one inside zone read to justify Seattle's decision to throw the ball on the goal line in the Super Bowl loss. 

A mother defending her son's play while rooting on the team that she "loves" is nothing new and in many ways is admirable. Frankly, many Seahawks fans agree with the anti-Bevell sentiment. However, calling for the dismissal of a popular assistant who has earned multiple interviews to be a head coach, seems extreme, especially given Seattle's success. 

Seattle's decision makers aren't likely to pay much attention to the comments but it does speak to the frustration that may be simmering just under the surface in the locker room, following Seattle's frustrating losses in their last two meaningful games. 

Given the talent St. Louis boasts along the defensive line and the expected improvement of Seattle's re-shuffled offensive line, don't be surprised if the Seahawks are much more successful running the ball against a Green Bay Packers defense that surrendered 159 rushing yards to Matt Forte (and 189 overall to the Chicago Bears) in Week One.  

 


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