Want to know why the Buffalo Bills aren’t too high on Marshawn Lynch? There’s his questionable football IQ. There are the off-field issues and workout squabbles. Then, there are feather-ruffling comments like these:
"Now that's a team that I'm going to pick and play with on Madden. That's real talk."
Teams spend piles of money on public relations experts who teach the players not to make comments like these. It’s all part of the control-based culture of NFL teams. Is it ridiculous? Probably. But the point is, you can bet that the powers that be in Buffalo were none too thrilled with Lynch here.
To be fair, Lynch is simply offering honest analysis and opinion. He’s showing the personality that fans and media accuse players of either not having or always concealing. Plus, Lynch also offered positive thoughts on the Bills backfield.
"It's going to be a great thing to see on paper, fantasy, live, in practice, in video games," he said. "However you can see us get down to action and regardless of who the No. 1 is, even if I'm No. 5, it's going to be beautiful to watch us play."
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