Marshawn Lynch has not recovered from not recovering the ball at the 1 yard line against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. How can he do it when he hears about it all the time?
Everyone remembers it, but a little recap: the Seahawks had the ball on the 1-yard line, and they passed instead of giving the ball to Lynch. Cornerback Malcolm Butler knocked out Russell Wilson and the Patriots won. It’s still one of the most debated play calls in NFL history.
“I’ve been to many places around the world, I have people coming to speak to me in languages that, I don’t know what they’re saying,” Lynch said in an interview on his YouTube Beast Mode Productions. . Channel with Diaunte Thompson. “Ultimately, when it’s translated, it’s ‘You should get two Super Bowl rings’.”
Lynch was thought to be retired, but he came back and signed with the Seahawks to play in Sunday night’s game that will determine the NFC West championship, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app.
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Lynch’s comeback isn’t as simple as wanting to catch up on the Super Bowl, everyone in Seattle thinks it should have gone differently. But that’s part of it.
Marshawn Lynch has ‘unfinished business’
Lynch didn’t have much to say to the media this week, in typical Lynch style. But he had a lot to say on his YouTube channel (and many weren’t sure about the job).
Summarizing his return to a single reason is wrong. Like anything else, there were different motivations.
“Walking away from the game and retiring, like anything, you walk away for a minute and realize it’s your passion or whatever it is,” Lynch said. “I’ve always known all my life that I really love playing football. It really comes down to that too.
But yeah, not having the ball on the 1 yard line was something he mentioned a few times in this interview.
“It wasn’t just one thing that hurt Seattle Seahawks fans,” Lynch said. “It hurt the period of football fans.”
That’s a beautiful story. Lynch is a Hall of Fame borderline talent, one of the defining players of this decade and a legend in Seahawks history. And he gets one more moment with the team he will always be associated with.
“My last question is, you can go to any team as a free agent, why Seattle?” Thompson asked.
“Did you say why? Lynch laughed. “We have history there. We have unfinished business.
Huge game for the 49ers and Seahawks
Lynch is a great subplot for one of “Sunday Night Football’s” most important games in many, many years.
The 49ers get the No. 1 seed with a win. They will be the fifth seed with a loss. The Seahawks will also be the fifth seed with a loss, but would be anywhere from first to third seed with a win. To get the top seed, they would need losses by the Saints and Packers. To get the second seed, they would need a Packers loss.
It’s an absolutely huge game for both teams, which will change who should make the Super Bowl out of the NFC. And if the Seahawks have the ball at the 1-yard line at the end, we can probably guess who will get the ball.
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