It’s not unusual for a running back to be both fast and strong, or strong and elusive, or fast and possessive of great vision, or graceful with soft hands. What is rare, however, is when you’ve got someone who is all of that and more. Lynch plays sick, hurt, or frustrated with his salary. He just plays. And it takes an army to tackle him. Think I’m exaggerating? Go to YouTube and watch Beast Mode highlights. Or listen to seasoned NFL veteran and broadcaster Steve Raible call it for the radio: http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Raible-on-the-Call-Beast-Mode-79-Yard-Touchdown/873ebd9a-53ed-4e95-86f5-1c9fb908d517
Even when you know he’s coming, you can’t stop him.
And the thing is, Lynch is not some character dreamed up by an author with an overactive imagination. He’s real! If you think the feats accomplished by Tarmun Vykers or Conan the Barbarian or Elric of Melnibone are far-fetched, how do you explain the out-of-this-world magnificence of the Beast Mode? Put a sword in that man’s hand, and there’s no kingdom he couldn’t conquer.