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Vote: Marshawn Lynch or Tecmo Bowl

January 9, 2011

Because it happened in the Playoffs against the defending Super Bowl champs, you'd have to go back to the days of Earl Campbell to find a run that was not only this good but felt this good. The magnitude of the moment made this run feel like something that could only happen in a video game, especially when one considers that Marshawn Lynch's career has consisted of being a fantasy sleeper to tradable laughing stock and disappointment. Now, he's the stiff arm immortalized, in concrete, in plasma--he's a freak.



To get a better idea of what Marshawn Lynch did to the New Orleans defense on that play, here it is in slow mo:



And for good measure, some good old fashioned Earl Campbell. Appreciate:



Oh, and one last question, what is it about Matt Hasselbeck that he can run down field on a play like Marshawn Lynch's touchdown run blocking all the way, but if he so much as gets bumped by a defender, it always appears to be career ending? Strange are his super powers, strange indeed.

3 comments:

Russ said...

I love how the one Raiders blocker just went to the sideline and watched as Bo starts going backwards. Its unexplainable how Lynch just stiff armed that guy 5 yards down field. I can't stop watching it. The force of the stiff arm actually pushed Lynch back two yards and he almost falls down. I vote Lynch run.

I would say the Marcus Allen Super Bowl run is the still best run in playoff history. But this is close right there with the Riggins TD run.

This play reminded me of a Garrison Hearst 96 yard TD run when on the Niners to win an overtime game against the Jets. Its on Youtube and has many similarities to the Lynch run without much of the importance.

January 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Langston said...

One of the greatest runs of all-time or one of the worst displays of tackling? Probably a mixture of both. Either way, it was an amazing backbreaking play.

January 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Russ said...

Yeah I think it was obvious at first that New Orleans was trying to strip the ball. And there was some tired tackling attempts. But that stiff arm is legendary.

January 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM

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