Nobody really knows what’s going on with Marshawn Lynch right now. Seattle’s star running back hasn’t played since November because of an abdominal injury, but according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, the plan was for him to play in Sunday’s wild card game against Minnesota. Carroll even said that “he’s looked really good in practice,” so when the news came out that Lynch isn’t going to play on Sunday, it came as a shock to a lot of people.
Why on earth would one of the best running backs in the league not play in a playoff game when he’s, apparently, healthy and looking good in practice? Well, according to Michael Irvin, it’s because of “friction” between the five-time Pro Bowl back and the team.