Marshawn Lynch Says He Was Expecting The Ball During “That” Super Bowl Play


We all had the same questions during the final moments of Super Bowl 49, why didn’t the Seahawks run the ball in with “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch. Looks as if Lynch had the same question.

Marshawn, Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams, and Browns TE Gary Barnidge took part in a camp in Turkey for American Football Without Barriers. While there, Lynch did a televised interview where he stated he was surprised he didn’t get the ball, and he does believe that his current anti-hero status had something to do with it.

“To be honest with you, I would be a liar if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But after it didn’t happen, like I told a reporter after the game, it’s a team sport and I had no problem with the decision or the play calling.”

“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’m the face of the nation. You know, the MVP of the Super Bowl, that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point in 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.

“It cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that play because we’ve done it so many times. But would I have loved to had the ball? Yes, I would have. I would have.”


Marshawn is OAKLAND no matter where he is.


spotted at DeadSpin