Thursday, January 19, 2012
Seahawks' Lynch following FB to Pro Bowl?
By Mike Sando
Imagine how many yards Marshawn Lynch might gain if the Seattle Seahawks had a Pro Bowl fullback.
OK, now. Stop imagining.
The NFL has named Seattle's Michael Robinson to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Green Bay fullback John Kuhn. Robinson played an important role in Lynch's 1,200-yard season. He also remained a key player on special teams.
We should expect Lynch to join Robinson on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster if the San Francisco 49ers advance to the Super Bowl.
Lynch was a second alternate to the NFC squad. LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte and Frank Gore earned NFC Pro Bowl honors at the position. Forte plans to play in the Pro Bowl despite suffering a knee injury. The first alternate, Adrian Peterson, is out with a knee injury. That puts Lynch in line to replace Gore if the 49ers advance.
A 49ers victory Sunday would also send Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner and strong safety Kam Chancellor to the Pro Bowl as alternates. Browner would replace the 49ers' Carlos Rogers. Chancellor would replace the 49ers' Dashon Goldson.