PHOENIX – No improved energy behind expert than sixth all-time heading rusher Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, a 5-11, 255 former Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl leader to mangle down Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX conflict of heavyweight backs — Marshawn Lynch of a Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots produce LeGarrette Blount.
Bettis believes this Super Bowl will be dynamic by that group runs a round best. Advantage, “Beast Mode.”
“Marshawn has to have a improved diversion since we don’t trust a Patriots need LeGarrette Blount to have a good diversion for them to win,” a Hall-of-Fame finalist and ESPN researcher told USA TODAY Sports. “Lynch has to have a good diversion for a Seahawks to win. Marshawn will have a improved diversion of those two.
“I know there’s going to be a lot spiteful shoulders after this game.”
Lynch can be as irritated as a dried cactus with his dear violations of a league’s media and on-field control process that have total to cost him $131,050 in fines.
But that same daring opinion creates him who he is as a curtain — a longhorn of a behind who plows by tackles.
The 5-11, 215 bruise Lynch who gained 1,306 rushing yards and scored a regular-season career-best 17 touchdowns (13 rushing) reminds former NFL defensive finish Jeff Lageman of a Hall of Fame legend.
“Marshawn is a modern-day Earl Campbell,” pronounced a Jacksonville Jaguars researcher who played for Seahawks manager Pete Carroll with a early 1990s New York Jets. “Only Marshawn has some-more extract than Earl with his running. He’s Seattle’s romantic glow starter.”
Lynch gained 120 of his 157 yards with a touchdown in a second half to light Seattle’s NFC Championship Game overtime quip win opposite a Green Bay Packers.
Patriots defensive partner Brendan Daly has faced Lynch on 6 occasions during defensive line coaching tenures with a 2009-2011 St. Louis Rams and a 2012-13 Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach.
Daly calls Lynch a smaller behind in a bigger back’s body.
“He’s unequivocally a toughest behind we’ve faced,” Patriots defensive partner Brendan Daly told USA TODAY Sports. “He’s an explosive, absolute man looking for hit and not looking to run out of bounds. He gets improved after in a games. When they need to get something going, he puts that group on his back.
“You’ve got to have good office and have a second, third man creation a tackle.”
Blount is some-more uninformed legged given how he was occasionally used by a Pittsburgh Steelers, who expelled him Nov. 18 one day after he walked off a margin before a finish of a win opposite a Tennessee Titans. Blount had 266 yards on 65 carries in 10 games with Pittsburgh, where he became an afterthought due to all-pro Le’Veon Bell’s dermatitis season.
Blount’s Patriot prominence was a 148-yard, three-touchdown bid to pivotal New England’s 45-7 AFC Championship diversion subjection of a Indianapolis Colts after rushing for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns in 5 regular-season games.
“The similarities between me and Marshawn are that we both run hard, we both have unequivocally good balance,” Blount said.
Blount is some-more a between a tackles battering impel than Lynch, who is a improved receiving threat.
“LeGarrette is a opposite form of produce since his legs never stop churning,” Bettis said. “He’s so tough to move down. He’s big, though he gets his core of sobriety down. He runs with a really low core of sobriety like a highway grader who can collect adult yards in large chunks.”
Patriots manager Bill Belichick morphs his diversion skeleton to opposite a defense’s weakness. And if there is one disadvantage with Seattle’s fast, inhuman invulnerability it is that a Patriots could bruise them with a heavy-set arrangement by swapping Blount with Jonas Gray to wear a Seahawks down. That plan would also emanate play-action opportunities for quarterback Tom Brady to strike for large plays.
Defensively, Belichick will try to minimize Lynch’s repairs and force dual-threat, read-option quarterback Russell Wilson to kick a Patriots with his arm.
“Belichick is going to try and take divided Marshawn and keep Russell in a slot since his No. 1 priority is interlude Marshawn,” Bettis said. “Then, it is about creation Russell Wilson kick them from a pocket.
“That’s because we like a Patriots.”