JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The team-interview sessions are done, Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is relieved of hard duty, and the Super Bowl world will have to seek drama elsewhere.
Lynch, along with his hoss-whisperer friend and teammate, Michael Robinson, had an uneventful final session Thursday with the media after Lynch agreed to a 15-minute limit than ended in less than eight. He was characteristically subdued, but answered every question. When he was told time was up, he hopped out of the chair and was on his way.
As is often the case, Lynch’s understated, dry wit flashed when he was asked about Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable, a former head coach of the Oakland Raiders who in 2009 had an altercation with assistant Randy Hanson, who ended up with a broken jaw.
“Being from Oakland, all I knew about him is he punched people,” Lynch said. “That’s my kind of person.”
The event was more orderly than the Wednesday session, when Lynch admitted he was there just to avoid being fined, and abruptly left the table by walking on empty chairs.
Throughout, Lynch has been polite and non-confrontational, merely mystified by the need to talk. Lynch’s longest answers always were about teammates, his shortest to questions about himself.
“I’m just about action,” he said Tuesday at media day. “You say ‘hut,’ and there’s action. All the unnecessary talk, it don’t do nothing for me.”
Action is only three days away. Can we have an amen?