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Morning links: Lynch and fumbling

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving. I thought I would post this picture of reserve quarterback Charlie Whitehurst from Wednesday's practice to show that he has given up the beard, at least for the time being, and trimmed his hair down a bit, looking like a new man heading into the holiday weekend.

Don’t expect it to last, though, as Whitehurst likely will be growing back his trademark facial hair soon.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune talked to running back Marshawn Lynch about his fumbling issues, and afterward deemed the issue more of a function of poor play up front.


Lynch was picked up in a trade with Buffalo and first appeared with the Seahawks in Chicago on Oct. 17. He was expected to be the workhorse power back the Hawks haven’t had. The failings of the rushing attack up to that point would be reversed by merely handing him the ball.Wouldn’t they?

Well, in six games, he’s averaging just 3.1 yards a carry.

Wanna know why?

The man has nowhere to run.

Receiver Mike Williams remains questionable for Sunday’s game, while rookie safeties Earl Thomas and Eric Berry will face each other for the first time.

Jim Corbett of USA Today calls Mike Williams the NFL comeback player for the last three years for what he has done this season.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Seattle will likely have their eighth starting offensive line combination in 11 games this week with Chester Pitts out because of an ankle injury.

Deon Butler talks to ESPN 710 Seattle’s Dave Grosby about how the receivers’ roles will change if Mike Williams can’t go in this audio link.

MJD of Yahoo Sports Shutdown Corner offers 77 reasons to be thankful for the NFL.

No Seahawks are among the leaders in early tabulations for the Pro Bowl. Seems like Leon Washington should be picking up some votes, but Devin Hester leads at kick returner right now.

Kansas City head coach Todd Haley had his team practice outside in rainy conditions to get ready for the weather they expect to see in Seattle on Sunday. Also, Kansas City’s top cornerback Brandon Flowers did not practice on Wednesday because of a hamstring issue.