There is nothing wrong with a silent beast. Marshawn Lynch doesn’t have to be vocal to be a leader. The powerful running back didn’t answer a lot of questions during Media Day this past week. Big surprise, I know. Lynch is focused on the biggest game of his fruitful career. He lets his actions speak for themselves. He doesn’t need to talk like Richard Sherman to earn time in the spotlight.
Instead of focusing on Lynch abruptly leaving media sessions, the media should focus on whether or not he can keep up his postseason success. The quiet running back has piled up 249 yards on the ground this postseason. If that’s not impressive enough, Lynch was the first running back to eclipse 100 yards against the San Francisco 49ers’ defense this season. The man is a force to be reckoned with.
Lynch doesn’t need to talk because he is one of the Seattle Seahawks’ all-time leading rushers. He ranks fourth with 4,624 yards. Lynch doesn’t need to talk because he has helped the Seahawks obtain a 13-3 record in 2013 and a berth in the Super Bowl. His actions speak louder than words.
The media needs to leave him alone. He doesn’t have to talk about his life in college or how his time in Buffalo was. Nobody should care about that. The media should only care about what Lynch does on the field come Sunday.