Marshawn Lynch compares second stint with Seahawks as ‘plugging back’ into ‘The Matrix’
The Seattle Seahawks’ outstanding run under head coach Pete Carroll have brought many fond memories to fans and players alike but no two moments define the past decade of Seahawks football more than their Super Bowl XLVIII win and of course, the infamous one-yard play that cost them Super Bowl XLIX.
In fewer than two years, the team wouldn’t be the same especially after losing star running back Marshawn Lynch to injuries and a short-lived retirement. The Oakland native would come out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders eventually returning to Seattle. Recently, “Beast Mode” shared his thought on what it was like coming back to the familiar stomping grounds with the Seahawks.
In a story by NFL.com’s Michael Silver, Lynch described his second stint with the Seahawks as surprising to everyone including himself.
“They were really on some hype, like, ‘Damn, OG, your old ass can still move.’ It was always that ‘OG’ s—. But s—, I ain’t gonna lie: I oohed and aahed my damn self. I wasn’t expecting to be able to move and get down like that” the former All-Pro back colorfully recalled.
Lynch would end by saying, “But I guess it was just like once I got plugged back in, I was in The Matrix or something.”
Marshawn Lynch spent his best six years in Seattle from 2010-15. In that time, he ran for over 5,000 yards and scored over 50 touchdowns, earning himself his Beast Mode moniker along the way. Lynch joined the team at the end of 2019 and even scored three touchdowns in their postseason run.