Marshawn Lynch, better known as "Beast Mode," has sparked quite a bit of controversy this week. The Seahawks' star RB has refused to speak to the press at Super Bowl Media Day. Various commentators and people in the media have criticized Lynch, saying that he should be forced to talk and that it is his duty to speak for the betterment of the league. Excuse me! I don't think the NFL needs any help boosting its brand. Lynch is being castigated by the public for his silence at Super Bowl Media Day. Get over it, people! His play on the field speaks for itself.
Marshawn Lynch is a true superstar. This is his seventh season in the National Football League after being drafted in 2007 by the Buffalo Bills from the University of California. He was later traded to the Seahawks in 2010. Lynch has amassed 7,389 yards and 58 TDs with a 4.2 yard average over his career. This season Lynch has had another incredible year, rushing for 1,257 yards and 12 scores. He is one of the best RBs in the NFL today. Marshawn Lynch has had a stellar season and that is one major reason why his Seahawks are in Super Bowl XLVIII.
At Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, many reporters swamped Lynch, but he refused to say much. He was blasted and chastised by many members of the media and public for his actions. I find it simply hypocritical and laughable. Look at NBA head coach Gregg Popovich. He hates talking to reporters and is virtually silent when being interviewed by the media. The public praises Popovich for not saying much but concentrating on winning. That's exactly what Lynch does, yet he gets reprimanded.
Gregg Popovich is one of the top head coaches in the NBA. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Above all, who cares whether or not Lynch speaks to the media. This guy's play speaks for itself. Marshawn knows he will be playing in the biggest game in American sports. As the old adage says, "Actions speak louder than words." Please don't let us change you, Marshawn. Your concentration and determination might just get you a ring.
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