WANTED: Bruising running back that can help lead a team to the Super Bowl. Ability to talk extensively with the media a plus, but not required.
And yet, what is the story right now? Media day. Marshawn Lynch’s appearance. The fact that he didn’t stay very long.
Here’s a thought. Let the man be. Let him do what he does best.
The NFL does have rules about talking to the media, and reportly Beast Mode met the minimum requirements in New York. He made an appearance. It was brief, but he was there.
Sometimes we forget that some of these guys are not outspoken, gregarious personalities. It wouldn’t shock us if Marshawn Lynch’s violent running story accompanied a larger-than-life personality.
Is Marshawn Lynch that guy? Clearly not. He doesn’t like to boast, talk about himself or engage in long conversations with reporters. He may have signed with Skittles, but don’t expect him to start chasing reporters with bags of “Seattle Mix.”
Lynch likes to run, and run hard. Let him run.
Seattle’s talented running back has already been fined $50,000 this season for snubbing the media. Something tells me that this was a small price to pay for a little privacy.
Marshawn Lynch is ready for the big game. He doesn’t need to talk about it. Lynch just wants to run.