Marshawn Lynch says he 'would have expected the ball' at Super Bowl XLIX

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Marshawn Lynch has finally spoken to the media and has come out with more than the standard one line.

The controversial Seattle Seahawks runningback has become known for the line 'I'm just here so I don't get fined' - which he is also trying to trademark.

Lynch is one of the most enigmatic men in football these days and all the media have been trying to get his opinion on the controversial ending to Super Bowl XLIX.

When the Seahawks were on the one yard line, head coach Pete Carroll called a passing play rather than to put it into the hands of Lynch to try and run it into the endzone.

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler made the interception and won the Super Bowl for his team and everyone has wondered what Lynch's thoughts on the play call were?


He responded with a simple 'it's a team game' in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLIX but he has now shared his true feelings.

"I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball." - Lynch on the final play call in Super Bowl XLIX

Lynch finally opening up to the media is currently in Turkey to help promote an American Football without barriers camp in the country along with former Carolina Panthers runningback DeAngelo Williams and Cleveland Browns tight-end Gary Barnidge.

Speaking to the Turkish media, Lynch showed what he was expecting the play call to be, but he didn't stop there.

"When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl."

Perhaps an indirect response to the theory that the Seahawks didn't want Lynch to be the man who won them the Super Bowl, either way the Seahawks runningback has certainly let his feelings known today.

What next for Lynch?

There have been questions surrounding Lynch ever since the Super Bowl last month - particularly after the surprising play call.

There have been rumours for several months that Lynch is unhappy in Seattle and recently, people have claimed he may even be looking at retiring.

The future of 'Beast mode' is certainly a tricky one to predict but his quotes today could perhaps make a return to Seattle seem further away.

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