Here's what it's like trying to tackle Marshawn Lynch

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Here's what it's like trying to tackle Marshawn Lynch

In a hallway here this week on the night of the Braylon Edwards Womens Jersey Pro Bowl draft, Denver Broncos defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware decided to use my body to describe how tough it can be to tackle Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

I asked Ware, a veteran of a lot of football and plenty of big hits, if he had any stories about the pitfalls of trying to tackle Lynch and his powerful running style, one that has earned him the nickname of Beast Mode.

Ware decided a demonstration would work. He showed me how Lynch used his stiff arm to get away from Ware, who outweighs the back by some 30 pounds. Let's just say if a stiff arm in the chest from Lynch feels anything like the one Ware put in my chest ---- with little force I might add ---- it can't feel good.

"I shed my blocker and I was there waiting for Nike Marshawn Lynch Jersey him," Ware said. "I said to myself, 'I got him.' I tried to lock up on him and he knocked me off. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' That just shows how strong he is. I knew I had to bring the heat if I was going to tackle him."

"And that's how he does it. You usually don't knock him off the train track. He keeps going. You just have to slow him down."

This is one train you know is coming, and while you might want to get out of the way, you can't. It's your job not to do so, even if it will hurt all the way until Wednesday if you don't.

Lynch is the key to the Seattle offense. When he's going, they're going. They feed off of his big, powerful runs.

"He gets them moving," Rams defensive end Robert Quinn said. "When he's rolling, it takes the pressure off Russell Wilson."

"That team thrives off the way he runs," 49ers safety Antoine Bethea said.