JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Marshawn Lynch provided a good punch line (so to speak) before he ended his media obligations for the week.
Asked about Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable, Lynch referenced an incident when Cable was Raiders coach and was accused of punching his assistant Scott Hanson.
"Well, being from Oakland, all I knew about him was that he punched people," Lynch said. "That’s my type of person.”
Well then. If nothing else, it's hard to say Lynch didn't provide any entertaining moments this week.
Lynch left his media session on Thursday after a little more than seven minutes, and was much like his previous two this week. He didn't say a lot, but he wasn't a mute either. He talked about the Broncos defense ("What’s his name? Pot Roast [Terrance Knighton]. Big boy. They get to the ball. They run into the ball. They’re a good defense, that’s what I say."), how he uses the stiff-arm (it's "another weapon"), when he knew Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would be good ("probably during the preseason") and his offensive line ("they’ve only been getting better. I think they take pride in that.")
He didn't say a ton on any of the subjects, but that's his way. And, as has been the case all week, the star running back had dozens of reporters crammed around his table to hear his few comments.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll made a good point that Lynch has actually provided a good look into his personality just by how he handled his media sessions this week.
"I think there's a lot of information coming your way," Carroll said. "He's telling a lot about who he is and what he represents and stands for, sometimes in the silence, not always with his words that he says."
Thursday was the last time players met with the media before Sunday's game. There is an interesting scenario in which Lynch, perhaps Seattle's most important player going into the Super Bowl, wins the game's MVP and then has to do the customary press conference for the award winner on Monday morning. That would be quite interesting.
That's a ways off, however. For now, the sideshow of Lynch's cooperation with the media during Super Bowl week is all done.
"It's going to be good to get back to football," Lynch said.
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