Marshawn Lynch is a unique man. He has his die hard fans and he has people who don’t support him at all because of his outspoken personality. What everyone can agree about him though is that the man keeps it 100 all the time, he is real.
It’s refreshing to see someone who is unabashed about themselves the way that Lynch is. Love him or not, he isn’t afraid to be himself. In classic Marshawn being Marshawn character, he recently sat down with NBA player Matt Barnes for an interview in a new series from Uninterrupted named “Same Energy”.
Lynch recounts his infamous cart stealing moment at Cal university when he commandeered a golf cart in celebration after a game winning touchdown, his not always eye to eye relationship with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, and of course his not getting the football at the end of Super Bowl XLIX when the Seahawks called a pass play on the goal line resulting in a game losing interception.
The entire segment is entertaining as hell, and well worth your time to sit down and watch.
The most interesting part is when he talks about not getting the ball in the super bowl they lost to the Patriots. It’s funny because you might expect him to be bitter about it, but he sounds far more accepting than you’d have ever thought of the situation. Simply put, it is what it is in the mind of Marshawn Lynch.
When you hear his former and current teammates talk about him, you get a reverence for him that is unlike most other players in the league. The respect for who Marshawn Lynch is as a person and teammate is always there, this segment gives a glimpse into why they feel that way. This is why they love him so much and why he is such a big part of this Raiders team. You just can not recreate the energy he brings, you either have it or you don’t and the Raiders are lucky to have him.