Marshawn Lynch Interview: “I Was Expecting the Ball” (Video)
Ever since Malcolm Butler picked off that Russell Wilson pass intended for Ricardo Lockette on the Seahawks’ final offensive play in Super Bowl XLIX, football fans have been dying to hear what Marshawn Lynch thought about the decision to throw the ball instead of letting him run it into the end zone from the one-yard line.
Reporters obviously asked him about the call after the game. But as we all know, Lynch doesn’t like answering questions from reporters. In fact, he seems to derive quite a bit of pleasure from pissing them off.
That’s probably why Lynch decided to finally share his thoughts about the ending of Super Bowl XLIX with Turkish sports network NTV Spor. He knew it would annoy the hell out of the people who beg him to answer questions on a weekly basis back in the United States.
So what did Lynch have to say? Check out the video:
In case you had trouble hearing what Marshawn was saying over the Turkish translator, here’s the transcript:
“To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it’s a team sport,” he said in the interview.
I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a … how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time.
I don’t know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t get the ball. I mean, you know, it cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full … I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that plan because we’ve done it so many more times. But would I love to had the ball in? Yes, I would have.
But the game is over, and I am in Turkey.”
Once again Lynch proves that, when he wants to talk, he has interesting things to say.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]