A couple of Marshawn Lynch-related things to pass along tonight.
First, here’s a nice profile of Lynch from Robert Klemko of SI.com.
And next, here is the transcript of some of the NFL Network interview of Lynch with former Seahawk Michael Robinson (you can view video here).
On his relationship with the media:
“I guess they just want to talk to your boy [me]. But I don’t have anything to say. I just want to play football.”
“I feel like on that field like there is no reason why I can’t run through you. I know I’m going to get got, but I’m going to get mine more than I get got though. It’s really just a mindset. The Beastmode is just something that just keeps it going.”
On what a strong run game does for a team:
“A strong run game manages the game, the overall game. It keeps your defense off the field, it keeps your defense fresh. If you can run the ball, it takes the pressure off a quarterback. It gives life to the game.”
On why he is misunderstood from the dynamic of letting other players run the ball in the second half of games:
“I don’t care [laughing]. I don’t. I’m going to leave it at that.”
On his connection to the fans:
“When people come up to me and they say, ‘What’s up,’ they get a real, genuine ‘What’s happening?’ It’s not like I’m going to sit here and talk to the media because I know when [fans] see me in public they’re going to love me and then I can just give them a wave and then it’s going to be, ‘He waved to me.’ No. All of that is superficial to me.”
On if Marshawn Lynch is a Hall of Fame player:
“Is he? With me being the kind of person I am and when you know when it comes time for that Hall of Fame vote, you know who votes for that. They seem to don’t see eye-to-eye with me, which is cool. And you know what? If I’m not, I still live.”