Marshawn Lynch’s media day transcript
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The transcript of Marshawn Lynch’s answers at Super Bowl media day Tuesday:
-On whether he is having the time of his life this week.
-On his feelings about media day and the fans.
-"Man, I appreciate this. This is love right here, straight up. They came to watch people get interviewed? This is amazing right here, man.”
-On why interviews are uncomfortable for him.
-"I think you’re just taking it wrong. (It) don’t make me uncomfortable.”
-On whether he enjoys media attention.
-"Nope. I’m just about action. You say `hut’ and there’s action. All the unnecessary talk, it don’t do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just go to work and do my thing. You feel me?”
-On whether he understands that media attention helps connect him to the fans.
-"I understand that. My fans love me regardless. They love the Seahawks. They aren’t worried about what I’ve got to say. They just want to make sure I show up to perform.”
-On the Denver defense.
-"They’re a talented defense. They’re a great defense. They’re out there to do their thing. I’m more worried about what we’ve got going on.”
-On why he, as a prominent player on the team, is not at a media day podium.
-"I like to keep it low key.”
-On receiving congratulations for his contract to endorse Skittles.
-"Oh man, a lot of contracts.”
-On fullback Michael Robinson.
-"He’s big-time, man. He enjoys that, with the mics and everything; the Rob Report. He enjoys that kind of stuff. That’s right up his alley.”
-On having Robinson back in Seattle
-"It’s big. He’s a mentor for me. He’s got a lot of knowledge about the game. He plays with passion. That’s something I can identify with and that’s my boy.”
-On the first time he ever thought about playing in the Super Bowl.
-"It was probably the first time I told my mama I was going to play in the NFL. I was young, probably Pop Warner (age) playing for the Saints. It was right there in West Oakland. Right there at Raimondi Park, about to bounce out. I told her that. She remembered, though. She reminded me of it, too. Yeah, she’ll be here (at the game).”
-On the significance of having won the Silver Bowl, a city championship, as a high school player in Oakland, versus being in the Super Bowl.
-"I don’t know. That’s tough, man. To this point, that’s a highlight of my life, winning that Silver Bowl in Oakland. That’s pretty big time for me.”
-On whether he thinks he will play harder in the Super Bowl given the magnitude of the game.
-"Every time I go on the field, boss, I give what I got. That’s just straight up.”
-On the game taking a toll on his body.
-"Football takes a toll on your body. That’s just the way I play. I guess I’m kind of used to it or something.”
-On whether he envisioned this after being traded from Buffalo to Seattle in 2010.
-"You know, it was an opportunity for me to go and see if there was something else out there. I’m glad I got the chance to do that. Crazy stuff right here, though, but I’m just pleased with the opportunity I have to be a part of this. I just rolled with my gut, straight up. I took that feeling right then and there that this was the best situation.”
-On whether he’s been able to enjoy the moment.
”A little bit. I won’t be satisfied with this until it’s all over. When we win, that’s when I’ll be satisfied. Until then, I’ve got work, but I appreciate all this.
”Y’all have a good day.”