Marshawn Lynch's refusal to speak publicly over recent seasons has become the stuff of legend, but, judging by a Facebook post from his mother today, his preference to stay out of the limelight might not be a family trait.
Delisa Lynch took to the social media site to defend her son after the Seahawks star failed to convert on a fourth-and-short against the Rams this weekend - a stop that handed St. Louis the win.
She ranted at those citing the failed run as the reason Seattle opted not to use Beastmode on their infamous Super Bowl goal-line play, before blasting Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell - ultimately arguing he should have been fired.
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In the post, which has now been deleted from Mrs. Lynch's Facebook account, she didn't hold back on criticizing the Seahawks coach:
"At the Superbowl the line was better than yesterday no blocking and to the offense called who should have been fired yes I said it Fired!!! He is the worst play caller ever," she wrote, per the Seattle Times.
"The only reason he called that dumb azz play yesterday is to be able to justify the 1 yard that wasn't called in the Super Bowl, but most fans already figured this out.
"Were (sic) still on a mission but I know the Seahawks staff loves that play caller more than a win, go figure."
It is unclear whether Delisa Lynch removed the post of her own accord, or whether the franchise requested the move.
Either way, with Seattle now on a two-game losing streak dating back to the Super Bowl, the outburst is hardly ideal for her son or the team he plays for as they attempt to bounce back in week two.
Darrell Bevell has held the role of Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator since the 2011 season.
As you might expect, Marshawn Lynch has had nothing to say on the incident.
Seahawks fans: Do you agree with Mrs. Lynch? Who is to blame for the past two defeats? Have your say in the comments below...
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