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Lynch was leading the Bills in rushing.

The Seattle Seahawks completed a deal to acquire Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012, today.

The Packers seemed to be the obvious destination for Lynch since Ryan Grant went down with a season-ending injury in week one and much speculation and rumor followed, despite the Bills public insistence they didn’t want to move the running back.

Up to this point, the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy have insisted they’re happy with the running back tandem of Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn, even though no one else with a sane mind is.

Many thought the Bills’ asking price for Lynch, a former first-round pick, was too high. They reportedly rejected an offer of a third-round pick and a player before the draft. In the end, the Seahawks got a nice player for a reasonable price.

On the season, Lynch has 37 carries for 164 yards and a 4.4 average in Buffalo’s three-headed backfield. Jackson has 45 carries for 137 yards, a 3.0 average, and Kuhn has 26 carries for 121 yards, a 4.7 average.

I’d tell you what I think about the Packers not closing this deal, but I’m sure you already know. What I will say is I’m not surprised it didn’t happen. Ted Thompson didn’t draft Marshawn Lynch, so he’s obviously no good.


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. John L October 5, 2010

    Unbelievable. Actually not – but where is the win now attitude instead of sticking with ” I like our guys” after key injuries. Not happy.

  2. Jurgens October 5, 2010

    Woah a 4th round draft pick? That’s pretty steep. Might be another Allen Barbre in next year’s draft. Better hang onto that.

  3. Nick K October 5, 2010

    I dont think Lynch was the answer, but this sit back and see what happens attitude is what kills us every year. Fuck you Ted Tompson, find a diffrent job if the only time you work is during the draft.

  4. Al Borland's Beard October 5, 2010

    Yea, because Lynch would’ve addressed our still awful offensive line, our sieve of a defense (450 yards to Shaun Hill and Detroit?), our atrocious Special Teams, and our very average coaching staff? Face it, the 2010 Packers are not as good as people thought. Thompson should take blame for many things but not acquiring Lynch is not one of them.

  5. titletown96 October 5, 2010

    Wow, this is crap. Sucks M.Lynch won’t be running for the Pack. If you are TT how do you explain to people that you didn’t want to give up a fourth? Maybe there’s more to this story than what we’re being told. Anyhow, with the latest injuries I’d say that getting a L.B. is a bigger priority now….

  6. lebowski October 5, 2010

    Our offensive line is better than Buffalo’s, by quite a bit, and Lynch averaged 4.4 per carry. He would have helped us quite a bit. Ted Thompson is a stubborn asshole.

  7. Backer October 5, 2010

    Yeah…Seattle and Buffalo….they sure are smarter than Ted Thompson and the Pack. Never heard so many 3-1 whinners. Only fools believe in preseason super bowl hype. We’re starting off better than last year. The healthiest team on a hot streak at the end of the year will more than likely win the Super Bowl.

  8. Turd_Thompson October 5, 2010

    The Packers are starting off better than last year because they haven’t played any playoff teams yet. I just hope Thompson doesn’t use the Grant injury as his excuse to keep his job when they miss the playoffs after a miserable November/December

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  10. lebowski October 5, 2010

    3-1 “whinners”?? Let’s see, we beat the worst team in the league, barely beat Detroit who was using their backup QB and an injured running back, and got by Philly who, if Vick had been playing the whole game, would have beaten us. Oh, and then we went and laid a huge egg for the whole country to see against a Bears team that just got destroyed by an average Giants team. You’re right, we’re fine. No moves needed.

  11. Abe Frohman October 5, 2010

    This is absolutely baffling to me. To sit there and think Brandon Jackson is going to get it done makes me question what drugs TT is on. Seriously, he’s not even as good as Kuhn who just happens to be a fullback.

    Maybe James Starks is the second coming of Walter Payton, but given that he HASN’T PLAYED in almost 2 YEARS might want to make me think “hmm…perhaps he might not be that reliable”. So, we’ve got a completely unproven 6th round draft choice with a history of injuries on the one hand, and on the other we have a former pro bowl running back who can be had on the cheap. Hmmm….what would I do? I know. I’d PULL THE TRIGGER on that so fast you wouldn’t know what hit you.

    Yes, it’s a passing league. Yes, there are other other holes on the roster like at Safety. Yet does that mean you should sit there with your thumb up your ass thinking everything is fine when you have a chance to improve your ball club? I’ve read that Ron Wolf thinks TT is brilliant, but I’m not seeing it on this one.

  12. iltarion October 5, 2010

    How many free agents have the Colts and Steelers picked up again? Oh, that’s right. No one. Free agency is a short term solution, only. The Packers and those two above teams don’t build for the short term.
    This is a passing team. Last week showed the only time we care to run the football. Kuhn averages more yards per carry than Lynch, by the way.
    The Packers are 3-1 because they haven’t played anyone. That is hilarious and predictable. It is too early to say that Philly and Chicago aren’t playoff teams. At this point, we have no idea who the playoff teams are. Granted, we do know D-troi and Buffalo aren’t two of them.

  13. Turd_Thompson October 5, 2010

    Ahhh yes. Let’s compare the 20-17 Packers of the last 2+ seasons and compare them to other franchises that actually win playoff games and Super Bowls as proof that Ted’s a genius.

  14. Kevin October 5, 2010

    Lynch wouldn’t have been a fix all for the Pack but it certainly would have greatly improved their offense both on the ground and in freeing up the passing game.

    And to your snarky toss away to Lynch because the Pack didn’t draft him in the first place. The Packers WANTED to draft Lynch, Buffalo took him off the board before the Pack could get him.

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  17. Matt October 6, 2010

    it’d just b nice to see them try something instead of sitting back and saying everything is fine. obviously its not.

  18. iltarion October 6, 2010

    Ah, let’s see, A-Rodge, Jennings, Finley, Collins, Matthews- players drafted by TT. Woodson, Pickett, Grant- players picked up by TT. Team rated in the Top 5 preseason power rankings by every sports writer in the country. Ah, yeah, TT has done just fine.

  19. iltarion October 6, 2010

    Oh, I see. Moss going back to the desperate whore of a franchise that is Minnie is somehow TT’s fault? Interesting. Maybe we can blame the Kennedy assassination on him too.

  20. Yung Shoes October 6, 2010

    The Pack Obviously missed a great oppurtunity in Marshawn Lynch.Our Running Game Is A Problem That Needs To Be Addressed.Our Passing Game Is Among The Best In The League But Without The Run How Long Can We Last In The Long Run.We Play Tough Divisions This Year(AFC EAST,NFC EAST) I’m Going To Give TT The Benefit OF The Doubt..For Now.Brandon Jackson,John Kuhn Must Show Something That We Don’t See Yet For The Pack To Pass On This Great Deal.

  21. danny October 6, 2010

    Packers need deangelo williams i want him but know we are not going to get him because ted is a fag

  22. danny October 6, 2010

    Me again who thinks we are going to get deangelo williams please comment i hope ted comes on this and sees this but he is to f*** up to

  23. Dude December 14, 2011

    One year later, the Pack is great without him, but just imagine if they had him….Marshawn Lynch is a beast, proving to be one of the best backs in the NFL at this point.