There aren’t too many quotes floating around from Marshawn Lynch because he is a man of few words. As Lynch put it last year when questioned about his reluctance to speak to the media, he is “just about that action, boss.” Last week Marshawn Lynch disappeared after the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and was slapped with a hefty fine. According to the Washington Post on Monday, Lynch fulfilled his media duties this week in one of the shortest interviews ever.
Marshawn Lynch had 15 carries for 39 yards rushing and three catches for 43 yards receiving in Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals. However it was Lynch’s performance after the big game that had fans talking. Marshawn showed up for the post-game interview and fulfilled his requirement in such a way that only he can.
Marshawn Lynch was asked 22 questions after the Seahawks win on Sunday. He was able to answer every question with a total of just 50 words. The notoriously shy running back has said before that he prefers not to talk about his greatness. As Lynch put it last season, he is “just about that action, boss.” Lynch would rather show his abilities on the field than to show up for interviews and media days.
In the most recent Marshawn Lynch interview, the star running back answered most of the interviewers questions with one word, “Yeah.” Despite the fact that most of Marshawn’s responses didn’t even make sense, he did fulfill his obligation and should avoid a fine this week. Also despite it being pretty obvious that Marshawn wasn’t going to elaborate at all during the interview, reporters kept peppering him with questions about the game.
Marshawn was at his wordiest when asked about heating pads in his cleats. Instead of talking about that though, Marshawn decided to use this opportunity to talk about a fundraiser dinner given by his Fam First Foundation to benefit Oakland inner city youth and to help build a youth center.
At this point, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff cannot be happy with Marshawn Lynch’s most recent interview but what can they do? Lynch showed up and he spoke despite many of his “yeah” answers not making any sense at all. If the NFL wants Marshawn to give better answers during his interviews, they would probably have to write them out for him and that would defeat the whole purpose of speaking to the players. At what point (if ever) will the NFL just leave Marshawn Lynch alone and let him prove himself on the football field? Tell us what you think of the most recent Marshawn Lynch interview in the comments below.