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Morning links: Managing Marshawn

Good morning.

After seeing Marshawn Lynch carry 11 times in the first half and six times in the second half against the Colts, I saw a lot of questions crop up as to why that happened. So, I asked and took a look at Lynch's workload early on this season as compared to last year. Really, he's right on pace. That's what I wrote about for today's paper.

Another interesting note on a separate topic: The Seahawks had the youngest starting offensive unit in Week 5 in the NFL. Average age was 25 years and 207 days. Jacksonville was second.

Our Dave Boling wrote about Jake Locker. Locker was just hitting his groove before two Jets hit him and injured his hip.

On to the links:

> says K.J. Wright is ready to start in the middle, if needed. I have a strong feeling that will be necessary this Sunday. Also, the Seahawks get very thin very fast at linebacker in that scenario, with the only backups being Heath Farwell in the middle and Mike Morgan and O'Brien Schofield listed as options on the outside. Expecting more Bruce Irvin was logical before this. It's fair to expect a lot more Irvin now.

> also focuses on Max Unger and what his return could mean to the line.

> also looked at Bobby Wagner, who has a high ankle sprain, being hurt.

> The Tennessean says the Titans must overcome the noise at CenturyLink.

> I thought this was very interesting: The NFL has managed to aid the signing of a bill that helps California keep from paying injured athletes. According to the LA Times, there is a lot of misinformation around the bill, namely that paying athletes injured in the state of California costs taxpayers money. It doesn't.

> Here's a transcript of a live chat with the authors of "League of Denial."

> A writer at argues the Falcons should trade Tony Gonzalez to a contender in need of a tight end.

> Also at, they wonder if Andrew Luck is a top-5 quarterback. Not sure why I am linking this since readers of this blog are in such agreement about Luck.