LANDOVER MD - AUGUST 13: Marshawn Lynch #23 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled during the preseason game by London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 13 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
The past two days have been cluttered by trade proposals, with Internet pundits suggesting that the Buffalo Bills could send Marshawn Lynch to Green Bay for everything from inside linebacker A.J. Hawk to a third-round pick and a player. Indeed, Lynch has been linked to virtually every weak running back stable since April, and while said linking isn't likely to stop until the NFL's trade deadline passes, the Bills have re-affirmed their stance that Lynch isn't going anywhere.
Green Bay lost starter Ryan Grant to a season-ending ankle injury Monday, and have only added fringe player Dimitri Nance as insurance behind new starter Brandon Jackson. The Lynch-to-Green Bay idea, fueled in large part by Yahoo!'s Mike Silver, never had any merit to begin with as a tangible report, because it's been clear for months that the Bills don't want to deal Lynch.
And you know what? That doesn't bother me the way that it bothers folks like Jerry Sullivan. I have no idea how Chan Gailey plans to utilize all three of his running backs for a full season without hindering each back's production. I do know that I'd rather watch the team try to figure out that problem than simply dump a talented player a la Laurence Maroney. Buffalo is not New England; they're not at a point where they can just toss talent away when they have it, particularly when said talent is still under contract, and can be traded next spring.