Marshawn Lynch was expecting the football in Super Bowl
Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch broke his silence about the Super Bowl controversy, saying he was expecting to get the football at the end of the game.
Instead, quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception and the Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots.
"To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball," Lynch told NTV Spor in Turkey. "Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport. I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a ... how do I say this? 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, that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time. I don't know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn't get the ball. I mean, you know, it cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full ... I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that plan because we've done it so many more times. But would I love to had the ball in? Yes, I would have."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.