Marshawn Lynch on Seahawks’ Last Play: Not Surprised at Play Call ‘Because Football Is a Team Sport’

Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)
Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball in the third quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

With the seconds ticking down, trailing 28-24, facing a second-and-goal on the New England Patriots’ 1-yard line, the Seattle Seahawks didn’t hand the ball to the most bruising running back in the NFL.

Instead of running with Marshawn Lynch, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called a pass, Russell Wilson was picked off, and the Patriots sealed the victory.

NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala asked Lynch after the loss if the running back was surprised he didn’t get the ball. “No,” he replied.

When pressed further why he wasn’t surprised, the running back known as “Beast Mode” said, “because football is a team sport.”

That response is one reason Lynch’s teammates love him. He never throws anyone under the bus — even if that play call warranted coaches to be sent under a 16-wheeler.

With NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reporting Sunday morning that the Seahawks want to give Lynch a contract extension that includes $10 million in 2015, Lynch and his Seattle teammates could have a chance to avenge their Super Bowl defeat next year.

SOURCE: NFL.com
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