Richard Sherman calls Marshawn Lynch 'predictable as a pair of dice'

BySheil Kapadia ESPN logo
Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Seattle Seahawks' decision to take three running backs in the draft was a clear indication that they're moving past the Marshawn Lynch era.

But count cornerback Richard Sherman among those who aren't completely convinced Lynch is going to stay retired.

"I don't put anything past him," Sherman told NFL Network's Michael Robinson. "He's about as predictable as a pair of dice. So I don't try to call his plays.

"But it's obviously going to be different. We got a little sample of it last year. We had to play without him for a good portion of the season. I think we're prepared for it in some aspects. But you never really want to be prepared for that. You would hope that he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year. But he doesn't owe us anything. He's given us everything. He's given the game everything we asked."

Lynch announced his retirement on Twitter during the Super Bowl, and the Seahawks placed him on the retired/reserved list earlier this month.

Second-year player Thomas Rawls has been pegged to replace Lynch as the lead back. The team also re-signed Christine Michael.

In the draft, the Seahawks used third-, fifth- and seventh-round picks on running backsC.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks.

Lynch played nine NFL seasons, including six in Seattle.