Marshawn Lynch brightened the Peyton and Eli Manning alternative broadcast for “Monday Night Football” with an appearance at the beginning of the Seahawks-Saints game. He also may have been sauced up before the appearance.
During Lynch’s guest spot, Eli recalled the tale of how Marshawn would take a shot and a half of Hennessy cognac before games. The former New York Giants quarterback then asked Lynch whether the former Seahawks running back partook in the ritual prior to the interview.
Lynch said (perhaps jokingly) that he had three shots: one for each of them.
Well, the shots could explain why Lynch always seems to bring the humor during TV appearances. He even got a little vulgar during an announcing assignment earlier this year.
If the Mannings really want to have fun with Lynch, they all need to go ride on a golf cart together.
Marshawn Lynch did not play in 2020, but apparently he was interested enough in another NFL comeback to at least talk about it.
Lynch recently told “SportsNation” on ESPN+ that he spoke to Tom Brady about potentially playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2020 season.
“I was specifically speaking to Tom Brady and the Bucs. That’s who I was talking to,” Lynch said, via JoeBucsFan.com.
Lynch added, however, that he is not in football shape and is no longer entertaining a return.
The veteran running back already came out of retirement a few times, playing for the Oakland Raiders in 2017 and 2018 and returning to the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. There was chatter about him playing for a different team in 2020 as well.
Lynch turns 35 this month. He clearly still entertains thoughts of playing, but it sounds like that’s really all they are at this point. If there was any real chance of a return, Lynch’s talks probably would have progressed further than just chatting with Brady.
Marshawn Lynch went viral on Saturday for the vulgar comment he made while announcing a game.
Lynch is a part-owner of the Beasts, a team in the new Fan Controlled Football league. He also announced a game on Saturday between the Glacier Boyz and the Wild Aces.
While commentating, Lynch talked about suiting up to play for his team. He said he would have to drop a large deuce in preparation of playing. He just used the vulgar term for it, so beware of the S-word.
Lynch used much more profanity than that, indicating what type of league this is.
Lynch, 34, last played in the NFL for the Seahawks at the end of the 2019 season. That was the second time he came out of retirement to play. Now he’s getting ready for the FCF.
Johnny Manziel said he joined the league because he was “bored.” Maybe all he needed was to listen to Lynch’s commentary to fix that issue.
Who says Marshawn Lynch isn’t excitable? Nobody will doubt it after his reaction during Sunday’s virtual Pro Bowl.
Instead of the usual game, the NFL used a combination of players and celebrities to play out the Pro Bowl virtually on EA Sports’ “Madden 21.” Among those involved was Lynch, who played the fourth quarter for the NFC side against Snoop Dogg.
With less than two minutes left in the virtual game, Lynch managed to intercept Snoop Dogg and essentially clinch a victory for the NFC side. He got so excited celebrating that he actually broke off a leg of his chair.
Lynch isn’t really known for his excitability. After all, most of his media engagements look like this. Outside of those confines, though, he has quite the personality, and obviously he’s quite enthusiastic about video games. You might as well live it up if you intercept Snoop Dogg, after all.
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Fan Controlled Football is a unique new concept that will likely be met with a great deal of skepticism, but the league already has several big names endorsing it.
As Jon Becker of The Mercury News notes, one former NFL player and two current players own three of the four FCF teams. Marshawn Lynch is a co-owner of the “Beasts,” and he is joined by WNBA star Renee Montgomery. All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler also own teams. The fourth team is owned by rapper Quavo.
On the player side, FCF has already landed some star power as well. Johnny Manziel announced recently that he is joining the 7-on-7 league.
FCF games will be 7-on-7 format on a 50-yard field in an Atlanta-area complex. The league will play a six-week schedule beginning in February, and games will be streamed live on Twitch.
Could Marshawn Lynch be ready to play in the NFL again this season? It’s a possibility.
The Seattle Seahawks brought Lynch out of retirement last year after several of their running backs got hurt. The veteran running back played in one regular season and two postseason games for the team. And he said during an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on Monday night that his agent is in talks with Seattle about playing again in 2020.
“Just as far as right now, what I do know is that my agent has been in talks with Seattle, so we’ll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is. If not, I’m living good, so I’m not tripping too much,” Lynch told Van Pelt.
Lynch is 34 but still managed to score four touchdowns in three games, so he does have something to offer. The Seahawks are expecting Chris Carson to be ready for the start of the season, but Rashaad Penny is likely to begin on the physically unable to perform list. The team also has DeeJay Dallas, C.J. Prosise, and Travis Homer on the roster.
If they don’t bring Lynch to camp to begin, having him on standby like last season might be a good idea. We know Pete Carroll is open to it.
Marshawn Lynch has already come out of retirement twice. He hasn’t officially retired again, but another return is apparently possible.
That’s according to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who clearly left the door open for a potential Lynch return in 2020.
Lynch rejoined Seattle late last season as the team suffered a major running back injury crisis. He wasn’t a major factor, but there was a buzz every time he touched the ball and the Seahawks seemed to enjoy having him around.
Lynch’s latest great catchphrase seems to be more of a parting message than anything else, but you truly never know with the running back. He turns 34 in April, and it may be up to him if he wants to play some more.
Marshawn Lynch may be done with football for good, but the ever-quotable running back went out with one last quality phrase.
Lynch advised younger NFL players to “take care of y’all chicken” in his final interview after the Seahawks’ playoff loss to the Packers, urging them to care for their bodies and financial and mental well-being. Nine days later, Lynch applied for a trademark on the phrase “TAKE CARE OF YO’ CHICKEN,” according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.
Lynch is already selling apparel with the phrase on it, as well as another quote from that same media availability, “take care of yo’ mentals.”
Lynch and his advisers know how to capitalize on merchandise sales, and they’ve had good luck with it in the past. The running back may not play again, but it seems like a pretty safe bet that his status will ensure that there’s always an interest in what he’s up to and what he’s said previously.
Marshawn Lynch abruptly bolted out of the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room following the team’s 28-23 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, but he had a good reason for doing so.
Lynch headed into the Packers’ locker room at Lambeau Field to do a jersey swap with Aaron Rodgers, his former Cal teammate.
Lynch and Rodgers teamed up at Cal in 2004 when the Golden Bears went 10-2. Rodgers was a junior and Lynch a true freshman on that team, which was ranked in the top 10 for most of the season and finished ranked No. 9 after losing their bowl game. Rodgers left for the NFL after that season and was drafted by the Packers. Lynch stayed two more seasons and then went to the NFL, where he was drafted by the Bills.
Even after a tough defeat, Lynch still found time for his former teammate.
Those clamoring for more Beast Mode are probably going to get it.
Appearing Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that running back Marshawn Lynch is likely to see an increased workload.
“I think he’s doing great,” Carroll said, per Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “I’m really excited about it. I want to see him do more now. He’s made it through, again, two games. He felt good last night. I haven’t seen him today, the day after sometimes but he felt good again. And, so, I think we can increase his role and allow him to be a little more active part of it.
“He does bring an element that we love and it’s that style and that toughness,” Carroll continued. “We saw it on the sidelines when he’s dumping guys out of bounds. We saw it on the goal line when he’s smacking it in the end zone after getting hit on that 3 or 4 and still finished it off. But he’s got all those elements that we love, so I think we’ll see more of him in the next couple weeks here.”
The 33-year-old Lynch has found the end zone in both games since his return but has still had a modest number of carries overall. He rushed six times for seven yards in Week 17 against San Francisco and 12 times for 34 yards in Sunday’s Wild Card win over Philadelphia. Rookie Travis Homer received more total touches in both contests.
Seattle is now headed to Green Bay for next weekend’s divisional round game against the Packers, and Lynch figures to have a greater role in the offense as well as a better opportunity to live up to his mantra since returning.