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Monday Round-Up: Marshawn Lynch on Super Bowl XLIX - "I was expecting the ball"

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, March 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Lynch Talks Super Bowl XLIX

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is in Turkey with Seattle teammate Cooper Helfet, former Seahawks offensive lineman Breno Giacomini, and other NFL players to help promote the game to youth overseas as part of Giacomini's American Football Without Barries (AFWB) program. Lynch, who also joined Giacomini and AFWB in Brazil last year, spoke with Turkish television NTV Spor about the work the NFL'ers are doing.

During the nearly 30-minute interview, the reporter asked Lynch about his reaction to the Seahawks' final offensive play call of Super Bowl XLIX that saw Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's pass intended for wide receiver Ricardo Lockette get picked off by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler at the goal line with less than 30 seconds to play. The play clinched a 28-24 Super Bowl victory for New England.

"To be honest with you, I would be a liar if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball," said Lynch. "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."

Lynch said he trusted his teammates to come through.

"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 there? Yeah, I would have. I would have. But game's over. I'm in Turkey."

You can watch the full interview right here - with a Turkish translation over the top - and read a blog entry from Lynch and Helfet on their time in Turkey right here.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @BleacherReport, which shares video of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman asking the NBA to bring the SuperSonics back to Seattle. Sherman also throws out a friendly challenge to NBA superstar LeBron James. You can check out the entire video right here.

More From Around The Web

Here at, I recap ESPN Insider Mel Kiper Jr.'s thoughts on what wide receivers could land in Seattle with the 31st overall pick in this year's NFL Draft.'s *Around The League *staff ranks the top 101 players scheduled to hit the free agent market this month. Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell comes in at No. 13 and offensive lineman James Carpenter is listed at No. 62.

And Terry Blount at continues his offseason outlook series by sharing thoughts on the Seahawks' offensive linedefensive line, and defensive backs.

D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *

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