The Buffalo Bills have three starting caliber running backs on their roster with the drafting of running back CJ Spiller this past April’s National Football League Draft.
Then today with Lynch reporting to organized team activities the Bills could be implementing formations this year that may have not be seen in a long time.
Back in modified high school at Cheektowaga Central we ran a wishbone offense.
For those who don’t know what I am talking about the wishbone is a formation with two tight ends and three running backs, which I wouldn’t doubt we see in goalline and short yard age situations.
However, that is not what I am talking about.
What I am talking about is that on first and second down we could see a wishbone formation, but instead of two tight ends we could see two wide receivers or a tight end and a wide receiver.
Then once the Bills are lined up and set who ever the quarterback would then signal a running back to motion out of the backfield, two running backs shift out of the back field, or all three shift out leaving it empty.
That would them create a huge mismatch withone of the running backs on a safety or linebacker.
In the end, if the Bills offense is going to be decent it is going to take some out of the box thinking.
Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch finally reported to organized team activities and when asked about why it took so long to report, “I was just enjoying, what they call it, the offseason. Kicked back at home, but still getting in the necessary work for me to come back and be able to produce.”
With multiple reports stating that Lynch wanted to be traded one has to wonder what is true.
Many media outlets reported that Lynch wasn’t happy and wanted to be traded.
However, looking at his personality it sounds more like a fabrication of the media.
In a interview Lynch did in San Francisco he displayed his usual laid back style, which he reaffirmed today when talking about a trade, “If it would have happened, it would have happened. If it didn’t, I’m back and here to practice.”
Lynch has learned in his short career you cannot control what people think. “I would like for it to be that way, but we live in a world where people are going to make up their mind and have their opinions,” he said. “Take your opinion, take it how you want to. But I’m going to be me whether you like it or not. You can say you don’t like me from a distance. Most people who interact with me have a different feel. I take it with a grain of salt.”
In the end, the real thing that matters is that Lynch has kept out of trouble.