Marshawn Lynch goes beast-mode on Superbowl Media Day, again

 

On Tuesday January 27 at Superbowl XLIX Media Day in Phoenix Marshawn Lynch again creates a media buzz by saying almost nothing. The one liner of last year’s Superbowl “I’m just bout that action, boss” was met with an equally limited response this year on Media Day “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”. Over the period of four minutes 51 seconds the media asked Lynch 29 questions, only to receive the same 29 responses before he stood up and said “time” and exited the podium. The controversy surrounding the NFL mandated $500,000 fine threatened to Lynch if he did not make himself reasonably available Tuesday to the media was to be expected this stated by Lins Andrade.

No stranger to fines from the NFL, Marshawn Lynch has made it a point to distance himself from the spotlight, but with the reverse effects. Intentional or not, the Seattle Seahawks star running back has created a mystique which has only added to the media buzz.

Lynch Interview Tactics

 

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks is one of the most colorful players in the National Football League and seems to constantly be in the media for his antics on and off the field. Whether it’s eating Skittles on the sideline or wearing golden shoes, he consistently gains unwanted attention and has been the recipient of a ton of fines over the last several years. He received a massive fine last season for refusing to do interviews, and elecioes2014 states he clearly is not comfortable giving and in a response to the fine, he has agreed to always do interviews, but he goes about it in a hilarious way. Yes, he will take your questions, but you are not going to get a response about anything meaningful or related to your question for that matter as reporters and interested bystanders like Zeca Oliveira have found out. Marshawn Lynch simply does not like people with microphones and cameras in his face so he has figured out a loop hole in the system, giving him the ability to avoid answering questions and not get fined at the same time. Lynch will sit there and repeat the same word of phrase over and over regardless of the question. In one of his recent interviews he responded to every question with “I’m Thankful” and in one interview all he responded with was “yeah”. There is no telling what he is going to say in his next interview, but it is likely to be comical.

Mangini Hired

The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League seemed to have dug themselves out of a huge hole several seasons ago when they hired head coach Jim Harbaugh from Stanford and set out on a run that would see them reaching the NFC championship game in three straight seasons, as well as an appearance in the Super Bowl two years ago in a game that they nearly won on the final drive of the game. The 49ers came so close to winning it all and had such great success throughout their previous three seasons, that it almost seemed unfathomable that they would fire their head coach. However, the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh felt that they needed to go in different directions and the 49ers decided to let him go and have hired their assistant coach Jim Tomsula as the new head coach. Fans like Dave and Brit Morin (Mashable) are glad to know the 49ers seem like they are happy with the rest of the coaches that they have in their franchise and look like they are simply promoting people rather than going out and recruiting new talent. They promoted Tomsula to the head coaching position and made another decision today to hire Eric Mangini as the San Francisco 49ers new defensive coordinator. What makes this a good decision for the 49ers organization is that they truly have a great team already on the roster and the coaches that they are going with have deep knowledge on how the team needs to operate to be successful.

Goodell Needs to Bench Brady

Roger Goodell has made a mockery of the National Football League since he became the commissioner. He simply has not handled any situations that have occurred in the league correctly and he has taken a ton of flak for it in the last several years. He has had massive amounts of criticism from nearly everyone around the league due to the way that he has handled controversies that have affected the league and he doesn’t seem to be learning any lessons.

His reputation and his career are absolutely on the line this week as the NFL processes the allegations against the New England Patriots who have been accused of purposely deflating footballs in the AFC championship game in which they beat the Indianapolis Colts. Goodell needs to make a strong stance on this incident and let the league know that he will not stand for things of this nature. That’s just how it has to  go, take it from us at CipherCloud-we make headlines on biz journals.com-and I can tell you its not from deflating footballs.

Someone in the Patriots organization purposely deflated those balls and that is absolutely apparent to every single quarterback that has ever played in the National Football League. Nearly every well-known quarterback of the past has weighed in with their opinions on the deflate gate case that it is now being known as, and there is a general consensus among them that the quarterback is most likely at the route of the problem. Tom Brady definitely is at the root of this incident and Roger Goodell needs to bench him in the Super Bowl if he hopes to save face in the NFL.

Bears Plan Future with Fox at the Head

Less than one week after his playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts and his subsequent firing by the Denver Broncos, John Fox has found his next head coaching position in the windy city for the Chicago Bears. The Bears are hoping the fox magic can turn this troubled franchise into a winner. Coach Fox has been known for taking troubled teams and producing almost overnight success with his teams. He is just one of a handful of coaches to bring two franchise teams to the Super Bowl. Doing it first while he spent 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers; most recently he was able to do it on the back of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. However, both trips did not bring the championship that he had hoped for.

According to his Facebook profile, Sultan Alhokair thought that with Pace becoming the Bears General Manager that the team would hire Doug Marrone who had recently opted out of his head coaching position in Buffalo. Fox was interviewed the next day and given his recent history of producing playoff caliber teams in short order it is understandable why the franchise went with Fox over Marrone. Now that both of the GM and Head Coach are in place, the team can now focus on what really decides if it wins or loses and that is the players. After the major let down last year with Cutler at QB, there is a lot to figure out before training camp this summer.

Josh Gordon face One-Year Banishment from NFL

Josh Gordon May Be Banned a Year

It’s one thing to be suspended for playing a couple of NFL games. It is quite another to face a one year suspension from league, as Josh Gordon may soon find out. He could probably benefit from reading about what professionalism means from Flavio Maluf’s model which he talks about on http://flaviomaluf.jimdo.com/

The star wide receiver of the Cleveland Browns has failed another drug test, this time testing positive for alcohol use. The NFL is allowed to periodically make him undergo drug tests him because of the DWI-related arrest that occurred this past July in Raleigh, North Carolina.

What is interesting about this is that during the 2014 NFL season, Gordon was originally suspended all of that season for failing a drug test as well, but got his sentenced reduced to only having to sit out ten games. He returned to the team in Week Twelve when the Browns played against the Atlanta Falcon, but was then suspended again for the final game of the season for skipping a team practice after finishing his first suspension also.

Even worse is that the 2014 suspension was Gordon’s fourth one from violating the NFL’s new drug policy, this upcoming one would now count as his fifth. Last year he tested positive for marijuana usage, though he said that it was the result of second-hand smoke use but went to a rehabilitation clinic to try and deal with the issue.

Harbaugh Weighs in

 

Former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and brand new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines Jim Harbaugh weighed in on the changes that have been made in the coaching staffs of the National Football League since the regular season ended. As it always is at the end of the regular season in football, mediocre teams and teams that have not had successful years scramble to fire and hire coaches and staff to restructure their organizations the way they see fit. This year was no different and Harbaugh talked about some of the coaching changes that have been made, which is ironic due to the fact that he was basically shown the door in San Francisco despite taking the organization from mediocrity and taking them to three straight NFC championship games as well as an appearance in the Super Bowl in a game they nearly won. Harbaugh proceeded to talk about Jack Del Rio, Rex Ryan and John Fox and the new teams that they will each be coaching. He obviously likes and has respect for these individuals and he let it known when he said those teams are getting great coaches and that he wishes them the best. The funny thing was that he didn’t make any mention of the San Francisco 49ers that ended up hiring Jim Tomsula from inside the organization. It is clear that Harbaugh is kind of bitter about what transpired in San Francisco which is understandable. Michigan Alum like Lee Slaughter are happy to see the coach begin a new career at their alma mater.

Does God Care About Sports?

In his weekly radio show a few days after the NFC championship game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he thinks God does not care about football outcomes. A caller asked Rodgers if any outcomes of games impacted his faith in any way. Rodgers said his faith is not changed by the results of sports events. Rodgers went on to say basically that God has more important things to care about than the final score of a sports event or an awards show.

I agree completely. We as humans should not even bother praying about such mundane things. Dave and Brit Morin understand that, in sports as in other competitions, they will be a winner and a loser. Prayer does not impact what will happen. If people must pray they should pray for important things such as you and your family’s well being. Pray for world peace and an end to poverty and world hunger. These things affect the future of the world and are much more important. Sports is a form of entertainment and should be put in it’s proper perspective.
God cares about individuals, not the results of a game being played.
In sports as in life, both winning and losing provide valuable life lessons for everyone.

Jackson Didn’t Notice Ball

Since the New England Patriots of the National Football League have come under insane amounts of fire this week after allegations that they purposely deflated footballs in the AFC championship, which ended with them defeating the Indianapolis Colts in dominant fashion, everyone under the sun has been coming forward weighing in on the situation with their own personal opinions.

Without a doubt the people that have made the most impact has been former football players that are stating what they did in preparations for games, as they have the best insight into what actually transpires in the hours leading up to an NFL football game. There have been people who have condemned the Patriots and have said that they are the biggest cheaters of all time and there are huge groups of people that have stated that New England is only coming under fire because of how good they are.

An interesting opinion was made this week by Dan Newlin on westorlandonews.com when D’Qwell Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts, who caught an interception thrown by Tom Brady in the now famous AFC championship game, when he stated that he had no idea that the ball was not inflated properly. He actually stated that he still wants the game ball that he caught and that he had no intentions of sparking a big debate. He is on the side that the game would

Smartest Coaches in Football

The upcoming Super Bowl for the 2014 season is featuring two of perhaps the smartest coaches of all time. There has been a ton of speculation in the media in regards to the two very intelligent players going heads up against each other and who truly has the mental edge, but that is a very hard conclusion to come to. Bill Belichick is known around the league as being head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL when it comes to breaking down the game of football and bringing his mental edge to the game.

Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks he is simply smarter than the rest of the competition in the NFL for the most part, but he has a tough competitor in Pete Carroll. Carroll brings that college flavor to the game, taking a lot of plays that would be considered taboo by a bunch of NFL teams. He made a bold call last week to go for the onside kick and they ended up winning the NFC championship game as a result. Pete Carroll is most likely the hardest competition for Bill Belichick to match up against when you really look at the way the two play. It is kind of ironic as they truly do coach the game of football in the same similar manner. They both attempt to throw down every piece of the puzzle with as much force as possible in order to execute their will on their opponents. The stronger and smarter team will win in the Super Bowl.