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The Top 10 Quotes Of Marshawn Lynch's Seahawks Career

A look back at the Top 10 most-quotable moments from running back Marshawn Lynch's time with the Seahawks.

It's no secret that Marshawn Lynch wasn't the most talkative player in Seattle's locker room, at least not when it came to players' weekly meetings with the media.

"I ain't got nothing to say," the Seahawks running back told NFL Network's Michael Robinson, a former Seattle fullback, in a 2014 interview. "I just want to play football."

But Lynch still managed to deliver plenty of memorable quotes through his five seasons in Seattle as he either met with the press on his own terms, or found various ways to thwart the NFL's media policy in an effort to avoid a fine.

So, with Lynch saying farewell to the NFL, here's a look back at the Top 10 quotes from his time with the Seahawks:

10. "Charlie! Is This Your Pops Right Here, Man?"

Believe it or not, there was a time when Lynch would give more than one-word or catch-phrase answers in his postgame interviews, and one of his more comedic back-and-forths came following a Week 6 road win over the Chicago Bears in 2010, when Lynch mistook writer Jon Saraceno for Charlie Whitehurst, who at the time was Seattle's backup quarterback. 

"I thought you were Charlie, man," Lynch said with a laugh after the Seahawks' 23-20 win, his first game in a Seattle uniform. "I was looking thinking, 'What's Charlie doing with this mic in my face?' Charlie! Is this your pops right here, man? We've got Charlie's pops over here!"

On October 5, 2010, the Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch and in his nine years in the NFL Lynch has made some truly spectacular plays, rightfully earning the nickname Beast Mode. 

9. "I Had To R.I.P. One"

In Seattle's 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos in 2014, a matchup that saw Lynch dive for the game-winning score, the Seahawks running back had one of his dreadlocks yanked from his skull as he was forced out of bounds after catching a pass out of the backfield.

After the play, Lynch casually leaned down to pick his lost strands of hair up off the ground, carrying them back to the Seattle sideline. 

"I lost one, I had to R.I.P. one, you know what I'm saying?" Lynch said in an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle’s The Barbershop. "I had to R.I.P. one. Had a nice service when I got home."

8. "Thanks For Asking" 

The Seahawks beat Arizona 35-6 in the second-to-last regular season game of 2014 and Lynch punctuated Seattle's dominating effort with a 79-yard touchdown run for the ages. He was caught on camera holding court with reporters in the hallway outside of Seattle's locker room after the win and responded to every question by simply stating, "Thanks for asking." 

In that game, Lynch was sidelined with a stomach issue early on, and kept his bit going when asked about his illness postgame.

"I appreciate you asking about my stomach," Lynch said. "Thank you."

7. "I'm Thankful"

Later in that 2014 season, following the Seahawks' 31-17 divisional-round playoff win over the Carolina Panthers, Lynch met with the media at his locker and had one answer ready for reporters no matter what the question was.

"I"m thankful," he said.

6. "I'm Going To Get Mine More Than I Get Got"

In that same one-on-one interview between Robinson and Lynch mentioned at the top, Robinson asked Lynch to put his 'Beast Mode' mentality into words. 

"I feel like on that field, there's no reason why I can't run through you," Lynch said. "I know I'm going to get got, but I'm going to get mine more than I get got, though."

5. "It's Just A Little Baby Stiff Arm"

The most notable run of Lynch's nine NFL seasons came during a 2010 wild-card playoff win over the New Orleans Saints, when he ripped off a 67-yard touchdown run that literally shook Seattle's CenturyLink Field on the way to a 41-36 Seahawks victory.

Midway through the scoring play, Lynch sent Saints cornerback Tracy Porter tumbling to the ground with "a little baby stiff arm."

"We almost was running at top speed, so any kind of shove right there would throw a man off course," Lynch said in an interview with NFL Films breaking down the play. "It's just a little baby stiff arm. Yeah, a little baby stiff arm."

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is one of six cover models and 22 athletes to appear in ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue, set to hit newsstands July 11.

4. "I'm Cool With My Body, I Love My Body. I Wouldn't Trade It For No Other Body"

Lynch was one of six cover athletes to pose nude for ESPN The Magazine's annual body issue, which hit newsstands in July of 2014. 

"I'm cool with my body, I love my body," Lynch told ESPN in an online exclusive previewing the issue. "I wouldn't trade it for no other body."

3. "Yeah"

After the Seahawks took down the Cardinals 19-3 in Week 12 of the 2014 season, Lynch faced 20-plus questions from reporters postgame and used just one word to answer most of them: "Yeah," while throwing in the occasional "maybe" for good measure. 

2. "I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined"

At Super Bowl XLIX Media Day, Lynch sat down at his podium and opened by letting reporters know that he was only there so he would not get fined. 

"You all can sit here and ask me all the questions you all want to," Lynch said. "I'm going to answer with the same answer, so you all can shoot if you all please."

Lynch wasn't lying. Within a five-minute span, the assembled media tossed 25-plus questions Lynch's way and Lynch answered them all with some variation of the phrase, "I'm just here so I won't get fined," a saying he successfully trademarked this past December

1. "I'm Just 'Bout That Action, Boss"

Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback turned NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders tracked down Lynch for an interview during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day, when Lynch delivered his most famous one-liner to date when asked why he prefers to keep to himself when cameras and recorders are present.

Sanders: "You kind of shy?"

Lynch: "Nah."

Sanders: "You just don't want to talk really?"

Lynch: "I'm just 'bout that action, boss."

Sanders: "You're about to go get it. You just like to do it?"

Lynch: "That's what it is. I ain't never seen no talking win me nothing."

Sanders: "Yeah?"

Lynch: "Yep. Been like that since I was little. Was raised like that."

Sanders: "Well, I respect it."

Lynch: "Yep. You want something, you go get it. Ain't no need to talk about it."

Sanders: "You excited about the game?"

Lynch: "Hell yeah. Yeah!"

Sanders: "See, these are real emotions, man."

Lynch: "Yeah, that is."

Sanders: "They feel like if they can stop you, they can stop this team."

Lynch: "Well, they're going to have to stop all of us. You feel me? I'm a piece to it, but we've got some dogs."

Sanders: "You don't like podiums, do you?"

Lynch: "Nah, it ain't my thing."

Sanders: "What is your thing?"

Lynch: "Laid back, kicked back, mind my business, stay in my own lane." 

Sanders: "So you're going to just sit in the cut and just chill, that's how you're going to do it?"

Lynch: "Just kick back. Game time, though, I'll be there."

Sanders: "What you like about this week?"

Lynch: "This whole experience. Being able to have this opportunity."

Sanders: "Has anything surprised you?"

Lynch: "Yeah, being here. It's big."

Sanders: "It's huge."

Lynch: "It is."

Sanders: "It's what you've dreamt of?"

Lynch: "It is, and it's right here in front of me, too."

Sanders: "You brought the whole family?"

Lynch: "They on the way. Town business going to be in the building!"

Sanders: "Marshall Faulk loves you, man."

Lynch: "That's huge. That's huge. That's a great, too."

Sanders: "He's respects you and he loves you and he loves your game. We all love your game, man. We love Beast Mode!"

Lynch: "Thats big time. Beast Mode love and appreciate that."

Sanders: "I"m going to let you go, man. I'm proud of you, man. Thank you for that."

Lynch: "Yes, lawd!"


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