NFL’er Marshawn Lynch Gives Candid Advice To Younger Players: Take care of y’all’s chicken, take care of y’all’s mental!
NFL star, Marshawn Lynch made his official return to his Seattle Seahawks last month after unofficially retiring twice in the last five years. With just three games under his belt this season, the Seahawks took tough loss in the NFC divisional playoffs on Sunday (Jan. 12th), against the Green Bay Packers, 28-23. In their last game of the season Sunday, the 33-year-old vet ran for two touchdowns but his post game press conference was definitely the highlight of the night.
Lynch was first asked a few general questions about the Seahawks season and if he would return for a full season next year. The presser went,
“Reporter: How would you describe your comeback, Marshawn?
Lynch: “It was solid,”
Reporter: And scoring four touchdowns in three games?
Lynch: “Pretty solid.”
Reporter: What’s going through your mind right now?
Lynch: “Shoot, we lost.”
Reporter: Come back next year?
Lynch: “I mean, shoot, we’ll see.”
Marshawn Lynch dropping jewels for NFL players in what could be his final presser as a player pic.twitter.com/N8qOl6vcyC
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Lynch then decided to abruptly deliver a message to all of the younger and upcoming NFL players.
“Look. I’ll say like this though. This is a vulnerable time for a lot of these young dudes, you feel me? They don’t be taking care of their chicken right, you feel me? So if it was me, or if I had a opportunity to let these little young (teammates) know something, I’d say take care of y’all money, African, because that (stuff) don’t last forever now.”
“I’ve been on the other side of retirement and it’s good when you get over there and you can do what the (expletive) you want to. So I tell y’all right now while y’all in it: Take care of y’all bread, so when y’all done you can go ahead and take care of yourself. So while y’all in it right now, take care of y’all’s bodies, take care of y’all’s chicken, take care of y’all’s mental. Because, look, we ain’t lasting that long. I had a couple players that I played with that they’re no longer here no more — they’re no longer — so you feel me? Take care of y’all mentals, y’all bodies, y’all chicken, so when y’all ready to walk away y’all walk away and you’ll be able to do what y’all want to do.”
Soon after signing back with Seattle in December, Lynch who isn’t a fan chatting with the media, spoke briefly on his return. He says,
“Happy holidays, merry new year, trying have a great day. It’s great for me to be back, thank you!”
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 25, 2019
If Lynch decides to call his game Sunday his last of his career, he’ll finish with 10,413 yards and 85 touchdowns in 12 seasons. Lynch made five Pro Bowls and had six 1,000-yard seasons, leading the league in rushing touchdowns twice.
As reported in September, Lynch joined the front office as co-owner of the Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football League. The team is reportedly a nod to Oakland’s Black Panthers history of the 1960s. After announcing his new ownership position, Lynch spoke on his decision to become apart of Arena football, Lynch begins,
“My whole intention was to come back and play with them until they left. Arena football wasn’t something I was looking at — not even a little bit. But when the opportunity presented itself — I’m a big dude on believing in timing and [stuff]. This, at the time, really made sense.”
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