Marshawn Lynch is known for being fairly short with the media — when they can even catch up with him. Lynch is basically the closest thing the Seattle Seahawks have to Bill Belichick. He made no exceptions at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.
After speaking with the media for just six minutes, Lynch walked away from the podium. The NFL Network’s Deion Sanders was lucky enough to catch up with him after he ended the session, but not lucky enough to get Lynch to open up. When Sanders told Lynch — who was wearing a hood and sunglasses — that he looked good, Beast Mode started his interview with an S-bomb.
“S—, you do too,” he joked.
Sanders kept pressing Lynch, but he wanted nothing to do with it.
“I’m just bout that action, boss,” he said. “That’s what it is. I’ve been like that since I was little. I was raised like that. Come Sunday we gonna get it. Ain’t no need to talk about it.”
Sanders then noted that Lynch doesn’t like podiums, to which he responded, “Na, that ain’t my thing.” So what is Beast Mode’s thing?
“Laid back, kicked back,” he said. “Mind my business. Stay in my own lane.”
Hey, we love to rip on players who talk too much. Can we really criticize guys who don’t talk enough? In reality, Lynch is right. Speaking to the media may be an NFL obligation, but it has no impact on the outcome of the game. I’m sure the Seahawks have no problem with one of their most important players preparing for the Super Bowl the way he sees fit.
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