Fortunately, Marshawn Lynch is once again an active part of the NFL—that year without him was rough. Beast Mode is preparing to enter his second season with the Oakland Raiders.
Marshawn spent five years with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-15) before "retiring." During that time, he played for a guy who is referred to as one of the NFL's best coaches: Pete Carroll. But Lynch and Carroll didn't always see eye to eye, the star running back explained in a new interview with Uninterrupted.
The interview, dubbed "Same Energy" and conducted by former NBA player Matt Barnes (who is buddies with Lynch), went live Monday after several teasers had previously appeared online. The Carroll discussion begins at the 4:11 mark, when Barnes mentions that Carroll strikes him as a really cool coach to play for.
"I mean, for a lot of people, Pete Carroll is that guy, he is that type of coach...But when you just a muhfucka who's hard-nosed, straight to the grind, don't give me no bullshit and let me play ball and let me go, you have a little bit of turmoil," Lynch explained. "Pete Carroll is a rah-rah guy, and I'm just somebody who's like, 'Tell me what I need to do, where I need to do it, how I need to handle it, and I'ma get that job done but don't give me no extra bullshit.'"
Of course, the philosophical differences didn't keep the Seahawks from achieving significant success, as they won the 2013 Super Bowl and made another title-game appearance in 2014.
"At the end of the day, because of how he was and I was, we probably didn't see eye to eye, but at the end of the day, we had the same vision in mind, our goal was to get to the championship," Lynch added. "We probably didn't agree with each other’s ethics with how to get there, but we knew that they worked."
The interview also features talk of Marshawn famously hijacking an injury cart, Barnes' relationship with Doc Rivers, and Marshawn's experiences winning and losing the Super Bowl. Watch the full video above.