Reasons Marshawn Lynch is both right and wrong to holdout

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Jun 17, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stands on the sideline during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

 As much as the Seahawks love Lynch, they have already been preparing an understudy to take over once Beast Mode’s time expires in the Pacific Northwest.

Christine Michael is on his way to becoming Seattle’s starting running back and if the team decides not to renegotiate Lynch’s contract, Michael could be the main ball-carrier as soon as 2016.

Lynch appears selfish by threatening to hold out, not once but twice, and he is becoming a distraction on a team whose main focus should be the upcoming season’s quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

The Seahawks could grow tired of Lynch’s threats and let him walk as soon as his contract ends, though that would mean two seasons of unhappy Beast Mode.

If that happened, Skittles would give Seattle a stomach ache and the Seahawks offense would take a serious blow with an unhappy Marshawn Lynch.

And yet, I get the feeling the Seahawks are the type of team that would bench Lynch to prove a point. Again, they already have Michael and Robert Turbin in the backfield ready to take over when called upon.

The ultimate slap in the face would be if the Seahawks refuse to give Lynch money now but then sign Wilson to a mega-deal next season.

Nevertheless, holdouts tend to do more harm then good and now the media’s focus on Seattle’s training camp will be the fact that Lynch isn’t there, instead of focusing on how the Seahawks are preparing to defend their crown.

We’ll have to wait and see if Lynch gets what he wants or the Seahawks stay strong.