Ex-Seahawk Marshawn Lynch is never far from teammates’ memories. "Don’t be doing all that crying because Beast Mode don’t cry, and if you cry, I’m going to cry." That's what Lynch said to Ricardo Lockette strapped to a hospital bed after suffering a serious neck injury in 2015. Marshawn Lynch is one very awesome person.
Talk about what's wrong with the NFL this season, well, there's no Beast Mode. The league just isn't as interesting without him.
PICKS PICKS PICKS: NFL picks 2016, Week 8: Is this the week the Browns get their first win? The Vikings and Patriots are expected to win, but we have a few outliers on what otherwise would have been unanimous selections.
JERRY GOT YOUR BACK: Jerry Jones is fighting for your right to see NFL GIFs on Sunday. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that Jones confronted Robert Kraft at the owners' meetings this week about the NFL's social media highlight ban.
WE MISSED ON THE QUARTERBACKS: Why were draft experts so wrong about this year's rookie quarterbacks? NFL draft experts undersold how good this year's rookie quarterbacks could be, and Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott are making us all look foolish.
THE CHARGERS NEEDED BOSA: Joey Bosa might have been all the Chargers were missing. The rookie is living up to high expectations.
BELICHICK IS A MONSTER: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson compares Bill Belichick to drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket. The former Patriots receiver says the head coach had him walking on eggshells.
PATRIOTS MAKE A DEAL: The Patriots just traded with the Lions for a future Pro Bowler (probably). Linebacker Kyle Van Noy has been traded from Detroit to New England.
TRADE RUMORS: The Eagles are reportedly looking to acquire Alshon Jeffery. There have been trade rumors about the Eagles in talks for Torrey Smith, too.
BAD CALL: Dan Quinn went with his gut on the Falcons’ fourth-down call and his gut was wrong. Quinn opted to not punt, but punting would have been the right call.
HOSS OF THE WEEK: Cliff Avril helped turn a Seahawks loss into a tie. Sure, a tie kind of sucks, but it would've been a loss for the Seahawks if not for defensive lineman Cliff Avril.
SMOKIN' JAY: All the excitement in Chicago for a Cubs World Series has just been swallowed up by Jay Cutler's black hole of apathy.
GIANTS DROP BROWN: Giants finally release Josh Brown. Brown previously served a one-game suspension stemming from a 2015 arrest, but new details were revealed this month. Shut up, Josh Brown. Brown released a self-serving statement for himself and the Giants.
MUSTARD COLORED: Blake Bortles says the Jaguars' color rush uniforms are "ugly as hell." He's right.
TAKE YOUR STATS AND SHOVE THEM: A Seahawks guard is not afraid to tell PFF what he really thinks of them. You don't need advanced stats to know that Seattle's offensive line is baaaaaaad.
VIKINGS OL NEEDS TO GET BETTER: The Vikings offensive line knows they simply must "play better." As Alex Boone so aptly said, they're not going to go find OL help at Carl's Jr.