Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has revealed he was impressed with Marshawn Lynch’s showing in practice ahead of the NFC divisional play-off against Carolina Panthers.
Lynch has been on the sidelines for the last five weeks after he underwent surgery on his injured abdomen and was set to make his eagerly-anticipated return in the tight wildcard win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
However, ‘Beast Mode’ made a last-minute decision to not travel with the rest of the squad and, as a result, the speculation has continued as to when he will be next seen on the field.
“He looks good,” Seattle’s play caller Bevell said.
“I can’t judge each and every day, but probably one of the best days that he’s had out here. He’s in there. He’s moving around. He’s making more cuts. Probably a little bit more tempo to it as well.
“We’ll just continue to go day to day with it.”
Offensive-line coach Tom Cable also weighed in with his thoughts on Lynch’s condition, but warned that the final decision to return can only be made by the player himself.
“Just having him in there, you can tell the difference that he makes. He just has a different feel to him,” revealed Cable.
“He practiced the whole week. Only Marshawn knows how he’s feeling. It’s something that we can’t determine. I can’t determine it by even watching him.
“It’s a feel thing, and he had surgery. They cut on him. He has to have a feeling, he has to feel very confident that he’s going to be able to go out and do it.