Marshawn Lynch Goes to Media Day, Gives Reporters Hard Time
Seattle Seahawks' running back Marshawn Lynch threatened to not show up for Super Bowl Media Day. But, he was there and this is what he had to say to reporters.
On whether he is having the time of his life this week:
On his feelings about Media Day and the fans:
Man, I appreciate this. This is love right here, straight up. They came to watch people get interviewed? This is amazing right here, man.
On why his interviews are uncomfortable:
I think youre just taking it wrong. (It) dont make me uncomfortable.
On whether he enjoys media attention:
Nope. Im just about action. You say hut and theres action. All the unnecessary talk, it dont do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just go to work and do my thing. You feel me?
On whether he understands that media attention helps connect him to the fans:
I understand that. My fans love me regardless. They love the Seahawks. They arent worried about what Ive got to say. They just want to make sure I show up to perform.
On the Denver defense:
Theyre a talented defense. Theyre a great defense. Theyre out there to do their thing. Im more worried about what weve got going on.
On why he, as a prominent player on the team, is not at a Media Day podium:
I like to keep it low key.
On receiving congratulations for his contract to endorse Skittles:
Oh man, a lot of contracts.
On FB Michael Robinson:
Hes big-time, man. He enjoys that, with the mics and everything; the Rob Report. He enjoys that kind of stuff. Thats right up his alley.
On having Robinson back in Seattle:
Its big. Hes a mentor for me. Hes got a lot of knowledge about the game. He plays with passion. Thats something I can identify with and thats my boy.
On the first time he ever thought about playing in the Super Bowl:
It was probably the first time I told my momma I was going to play in the NFL. I was young, probably Pop Warner (age) playing for the Saints. It was right there in West Oakland. Right there at Raimondi Park, about to bounce out. I told her that. She remembered though. She reminded me of it, too. Yeah, shell be here (at the game).
On the significance of having won the Silver Bowl, a city championship, as a high school player in Oakland versus being in the Super Bowl:
I dont know. Thats tough, man. To this point, thats a highlight of my life, winning that Silver Bowl in Oakland. Thats pretty big time for me.
On whether he thinks he will play harder in the Super Bowl given the magnitude of the game:
Every time I go on the field, boss, I give what I got. Thats just straight up.
On the game taking a toll on his body:
Football takes a toll on your body. Thats just the way I play. I guess Im kind of used to it or something.
On whether he envisioned this after being traded from Buffalo to Seattle in 2010:
You know, it was an opportunity for me to go and see if there was something else out there. Im glad I got the chance to do that. Crazy stuff right here, though, but Im just pleased with the opportunity I have to be a part of this. I just rolled with my gut, straight up. I took that feeling right then and there that this was the best situation.
SOURCE: NFL Media