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Teammates expect one-word Media Day answers from Marshawn Lynch

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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has said he’s thinking about not showing up for Media Day.  Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Lynch’s teammates think Beast Mode won’t be a no-show.

Per Werder, other Seahawks think that Lynch will keep his answers short, possibly to only one word.

As Werder explains it, Lynch thinks he has been misquoted and misrepresented by the media, which makes him want to cooperate on a limited basis.

Regardless of whether Lynch’s perception meshes with reality, periodic media cooperation comes with the NFL lifestyle that pays Lynch so handsomely.  If he fails to show up on Tuesday, or if he decides eventually during the one-hour session to clam up, he could be paying the NFL handsomely, to the tune of $100,000.

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67 Responses to “Teammates expect one-word Media Day answers from Marshawn Lynch”
  1. thetruthcampaign says: Jan 28, 2014 10:11 AM

    What is there to say?

  2. fnc111 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:14 AM

    Does he have diabetes yet?

  3. thejuddstir says: Jan 28, 2014 10:15 AM

    Without his lawyer I doubt Lynch could form a coherent semi-intellectual sentence.

  4. hurricanes88 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:16 AM

    One word answers or clamming up would be a refreshing change.

  5. wishingtonredslur says: Jan 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    Single syllable?

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    If he gives nothing but one word answers, I’d bet he gets fined. Not sure he’ll get the $100k fine but it will be something.

  7. deeznutz3d says: Jan 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    I dont blame him, let the man focus on football

  8. kd75 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:18 AM

    “Skittles”

  9. teecouch says: Jan 28, 2014 10:19 AM

    ?………grow up!

  10. pedskittle says: Jan 28, 2014 10:19 AM

    A beast of few words.

  11. jokendave says: Jan 28, 2014 10:20 AM

    A little into himself isn’t he? Doesn’t he know when you sign a NFL contract, your in the public view and are asked about successes? So either he is into himself or don’t understand his profession. I guess class doesn’t count if you a Seahawk.

  12. citiciti says: Jan 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    $100,000.00 is a bar tab to these guys,you stick a mic in front of them 2 seconds after a game like that what do you expect them to say? He should have dropped a couple F-Bombs please stop with the holier-then thou BS.

  13. spartan822 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    The media has an arrogant entitlement attitude. I hope he skips media day.

  14. concord148 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    Your right – one word – punk

  15. gb4mn0 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:22 AM

    In keeping with his pithy self, when asked at media day if the vikqueens best represented everything wrong with the NFL, Lynch replied with an emphatic, “yes!”

  16. neilanblomi says: Jan 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    He lets his play on the field do his talking. Sorry he doesn’t see value in having you media vultures twist his words up. I commend him actually for not talking with you. This is coming from someone who is not a Seahawks fan.

  17. jimmyt says: Jan 28, 2014 10:23 AM

    I wouldn’t talk to the Media either, worth the fine.

  18. spicymudbugs says: Jan 28, 2014 10:24 AM

    One word answers are probably all he’s capable of.

  19. tacasey says: Jan 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    Richard Sherman should take notes from this dude. Shut up and just play.

  20. spartan822 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    So he’s supposed to go and take questions from the media for a whole hour? No one should have to endure that kind of torture.

  21. seahawk1 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:27 AM

    His one word answers are funny as hell. Must see tv.

  22. Bob says: Jan 28, 2014 10:27 AM

    I wish all players would take this approach. A lot of us aren’t interested in anything any of them have to say.

  23. seahawk1 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:29 AM

    He will steal the show! Now if the reporters offer him skittles…..

  24. diveleft says: Jan 28, 2014 10:31 AM

    Zero word answers would be better from this clown. I wish he would just go away.

  25. listenup823 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:31 AM

    The only words he will be saying after Sunday will be “Pot Roast”

  26. crewdawg says: Jan 28, 2014 10:31 AM

    More reason to root for Seattle.

  27. trollhammer20 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:32 AM

    Good.

  28. diveleft says: Jan 28, 2014 10:32 AM

    Sorry, I was thinking this article was about Sherman.

  29. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 28, 2014 10:32 AM

    Lynch: Bill, you’ve been giving dry non-expressive two word answers to the press for years. How do you deal with them hating you for it?

    Belichick: Well… I can’t really comment on that. We just try and go out there and make plays with the players that we have. Right now we’re just focused on Pittsburgh next week.

  30. godofwine330 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:33 AM

    The media, in many cases, has been evil. I know, not all of them are like that, but many of them are in attempt to create a story when there is no story. One analyst said when commenting on the fan who got Carmello to curse him out that because of that some player is not going to visit a children’s hospital and view fans as a necessary evil, well that same thing can be said about the media. All fans, like all media are not mean spirited or have bad intentions, but so many are that players avoid them whenever possible, even at the risk of a huge fine. The sad thing is talking to the media is mandated by the league and he will likely get fined for 1 word answers like he would have if he’d just skipped the whole thing.

    I understand. I do. I once got cursed out by Albert Belle for saying, “Hey Joey” after he’d ignored my first 10 “Hey Albert” calls when he was in the on deck circle of Cleveland Stadium (true story).

    The NFL forces the players to open up to the media, but when a player complains about being misquoted there is nothing done. What is a player to do when forced to enter into what is often times an abusive relationship? I see nothing wrong with what he is doing. There are far too many players who don’t mind speaking to the media, why all of this agony over one who would rather not be bothered and acts resentful as many people do when they are forced to do things?

  31. wtfchiefs says: Jan 28, 2014 10:34 AM

    Media day is for the media. Contrary to what some people think, the game would still happen without it. Players shouldn’t be forced to talk to the media if they don’t want to. All the milk, toast answers get old anyway.

  32. kylexitron says: Jan 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    So judging by ignorant fan comments, Sherman is too emotional and Lynch is too quiet. And you all wonder why every athlete gives token canned answers. You get what you deserve.

  33. ajgreenhof says: Jan 28, 2014 10:43 AM

    I wish I could say I didn’t like a part of my job and just stop doing it.

    I guess i’m not an entitled punk though.

  34. jackburton77 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:45 AM

    He doesn’t really look like much of a wordsmith, so this isn’t news.

  35. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:47 AM

    Wow, it’s amazing and encouraging to hear all of the hate for the Seahawks out there. It’s weird to be relevant enough that people hate the Seahawks out of spite alone. Aside from that, I don’t blame Lynch for wanting to avoid the media. Sports media is the equivalent of TMZ, do anything they can to twist words and create drama. It’s suffocating for me as a fan, I can’t even imagine being a player and being constantly hounded by microphones and agendas.

  36. CKL says: Jan 28, 2014 10:47 AM

    You know what’s funny? I bet $5 he’s doing media when he retires. Half the guys who hate talking to the media or lash out against them end up working for them after their careers are over ie Bart Scott and Randy Moss.

  37. ariani1985 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:49 AM

    What is he supposed to say. …I love losing super bowls.

  38. savocabol1 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:50 AM

    Good, it is refreshing to find players that aren’t catering to the media’s every demands.

    The NFL has been more about the media over the last few years, than it has been about the actual game.

  39. glac1 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:55 AM

    the league like any business has certain expectations that they want met. If an employee doesn’t want to cooperate then he should simply get another job. Eventually when he grows up he will realize that in every profession their are people you work with who you don’t get along with and their are company policy’s that don’t seem right… but you need to go along with the flow and make things work… I think a pacifier should be attached to his chin strap!

  40. prospero63 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:58 AM

    “Regardless of whether Lynch’s perception meshes with reality, periodic media cooperation comes with the NFL lifestyle that pays Lynch so handsomely. If he fails to show up on Tuesday, or if he decides eventually during the one-hour session to clam up, he could be paying the NFL handsomely, to the tune of $100,000.”

    Yeah, why on earth would he have a bad impression of the media…

  41. seahawksbmx says: Jan 28, 2014 10:58 AM

    Finally landed that Skittles endorsement. About time they pay the man for all the free advertising he gave them.

  42. yeevie13 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:59 AM

    Coming from a Bills fan, this all started with the terrible Bills “reporters.” The way they always treated him (and most other players) I don’t blame him for hating the media

  43. dbones750 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:02 AM

    Marshawn plays football. He’s obviously not the smartest guy in the world. He knows the media is after headline material and will try to dupe him into saying something he shouldn’t. If he feels one word answers are the way to go, he should do it. To a degree, it wouldn’t be much different than belichicks press confs.

  44. pftard says: Jan 28, 2014 11:02 AM

    The idea that he’s paid ‘so handsomely’ to do Media Interviews is pretty stupid and only a sports writer would thow that up there. The man is paid to play Football. If the Media chooses to misrepresent his words in their publications, then he has every right and reason to limit his comments to the bare minimum.

    No Athlete has a contract that requires them to do provide compelling interviews to swarming media.

  45. iloveagoodnap says: Jan 28, 2014 11:03 AM

    Not like it matters. When he speaks 1 or 2 words is all you can usually pick out and understand anyhow.

  46. spartan822 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:03 AM

    If he skips media day, he might just become one of my favorite players. If he doesn’t skip it, I would love to see him answer every question with another question. One or two word answers would be good also.

  47. blizzard01 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:07 AM

    “pasthisprime”

  48. tinbender2000 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:13 AM

    Ban him from the game until the third quarter.. See if he pulls this punk crap again.

  49. upstaterules says: Jan 28, 2014 11:13 AM

    It’s sad, Marshawn really has a good sense of humor. However, if he didn’t mess up while he was in Buffalo, then he wouldn’t be subject to thoses questions.

    When he was in training camp with the Bills, he was always cracking jokes, signing and very personable.

  50. tharoostah says: Jan 28, 2014 11:22 AM

    I hope he wins Superbowl MVP and doesn’t do a single interview after the game.

  51. stealthjunk says: Jan 28, 2014 11:24 AM

    Just seems really immature honestly. You’re a grown man and it’s part of your job, even if you don’t like it or don’t want to do it. I would slap my son if he acted this way when he was 12 years old, much less 27.

  52. bat42boy says: Jan 28, 2014 11:29 AM

    What a stupid NFL rule to require the players to attend media day. Who cares what most of these dumb athletes have to say. Peyton Manning is the only intelligent one who should speak. The rest can’t even speak the English language properly.

  53. beastmode5150 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:42 AM

    Don’t care, just keep playing your arse off Marshawn.

  54. schmitty2 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:46 AM

    “wish upon a star..makes no difference who you are”…… “Marshawn Lynch, you just won the Super Bowl- what are you doing next?” Marshawn? Marshawn?

  55. averagjoe says: Jan 28, 2014 11:48 AM

    So if you don’t show up for media day, or refuse to field questions, you’re fined $100,000. But if you cut someone’s career short and destroy his body with an illegal hit, the fine is $15,000. Wonder how much the fine would be for an illegal hit on an obnoxious reporter.

  56. jokendave says: Jan 28, 2014 11:56 AM

    The idea that he’s paid ‘so handsomely’ to do Media Interviews is pretty stupid and only a sports writer would thow that up there. The man is paid to play Football. If the Media chooses to misrepresent his words in their publications, then he has every right and reason to limit his comments to the bare minimum.

    No Athlete has a contract that requires them to do provide compelling interviews to swarming media.
    ————————————————
    They are contractually bound to speak to the media. They are in the NFL. The NFL is a brand and do what it takes to sell that brand. It is in every player contract, Otherwise there would be no fine for not attending.
    It is not a stupid rule. The NFL is a product and players know when they come into the NFL that success is what draws the media. ( That’s what they wanted) They don’t get hired or stay long if there is no success. Only the most successful are wanted. M. Lynch thinks since he don’t like what they print he can change it by not speaking. Well the best way to change it is to correct it, not hide from it and make the statements have legs. Welcome to professional sports M. Lynch.

  57. glac1 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:56 AM

    The game should be played and the left leaning media ignored. They twist and turn everything to their liking but don’t realize the vast majority of us don’t like them, trust them or believe them!

  58. raiderrob21 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:05 PM

    BEAST MODE!!!!

    RAIDER NATION is rooting for you Marshawn.

  59. oreo51 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:10 PM

    One word answers is all most of the media can understand anyway. If you go beyond the standard cliches they are totally confused.

  60. calkinsrob says: Jan 28, 2014 12:11 PM

    Cant believe so many people are completely on Marshawn Lynch’s side. I get that certain media members are unfair in how the change peoples words, but these NFL players are getting paid to interact with the media. The NFL doesn’t make as much money if they don’t, therefore the players salaries wouldn’t be as high as they are.

    If he doesn’t speak with the media, i don’t have an issue with it but a fine will occur. and I love how everyone is ripping on the media despite the fact that we enjoy these articles so much lol.

  61. cedarpants says: Jan 28, 2014 12:25 PM

    Love your entitlement attitude Mike. “We are the media and everyone has to talk to us if they play in the NFL, social anxiety disorders be damned”.

    How about you meet him halfway – you remove your hairpiece while on the air, and he’ll shelve his anxiety disorder to talk to you.

    Sounds fair to me.

  62. swesson57 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    People are worried about what or how much he says when they really should be worried about trying to understand what he says.

  63. elliottcovert says: Jan 28, 2014 12:53 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see why so many NFL players and coaches think that talking to the media is such a hassle. Almost all of the questions that they ask are open ended, so it’s pretty easy to just feed them vanilla answers until time’s up. It seems to me like you could pretty much go on autopilot for the whole time.

  64. iamedreed says: Jan 28, 2014 1:03 PM

    NFL players are paid large sums of money because they incur large amounts of risk for bodily harm and injury

    yes talking to the media is part of their job, but to act like the media is the reason they are making so much money, well only could be cooked up by someone………

    IN THE MEDIA

  65. onegoodkick says: Jan 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    Beast Mode has the right to be silent.

  66. sandersmarcus10 says: Jan 28, 2014 1:28 PM

    I love reading all the HATERS non sense you say about everyone like all of you are so perfect!

  67. tjacks7 says: Jan 28, 2014 1:49 PM

    The media is so annoying.

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