Sunday, October 27, 2013
Revealing look at Lynch Tuesday on 'E:60'
By Terry Blount
Most Seahawks fans know that running back Marshawn Lynch rarely talks to the media. He does his talking on the field.
But fans will get a rare inside look at the Beast-Mode runner Tuesday night in a revealing ESPN 'E:60' episode (7 p.m. ET).
This profile is a deeply personal look at Lynch in his hometown of Oakland. In a rare and exclusive interview, the usually guarded Lynch addresses the perceptions of him head-on, telling reporter Jeffri Chadiha how his youth on the violent and crime-ridden streets of Oakland shaped him.
Lynch candidly discusses some of his past problems off the field, refusing to accept anything or anyone that puts him in a negative light.
It’s a look at Lynch that few people have seen in a view of his life away from the game. He opens up about his devotion to the city of Oakland, his family, and his love for Seattle and the Seahawks fans that are so devoted to him.
Lynch is known for his ferocious running style, often dragging tacklers downfield before they are able to bring him down. The 'E:60' portrait helps explain how that relentless attitude is part of his makeup as a person.
He rushed for 1,590 yards last season and has 578 yards rushing on 139 carries this season entering the Monday night game at St. Louis.