Within a few minutes of the Patriots' comeback victory over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, Marshawn Lynch was asked about his thoughts on not getting the football on the decisive play of the game.
But if there is one thing we know about Lynch, it's that he never gives the media what they are hoping for. Instead of claiming that he should have gotten the football, he simply stated that football is a team sport.
But now nearly a month removed from the big game, Lynch is opening up, albeit it on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.
"Beast Mode" was recently interviewed by NTV Spor, the leading sports network in Turkey, and provided a lengthy answer on his thoughts about the play call.
To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball," he told broadcaster Ismail Senol. "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."
"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, 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."
For what seems like the first time in a long time, Lynch was able to open up and provide candid answers. Maybe Lynch doesn't have a problem with the media. Maybe his problem is with the American media. But who knows, this could just be another in a long line of "Marshawn being Marshawn."