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Marshawn Lynch: “I don’t know what y’all are trying to get outta me…it don’t matter what y’all think”

For his final act of his media obligations at Super Bowl 49, Marshawn Lynch wondered, “Why?”

Why are all the nation’s and world’s sports media obsessed with chronicling him of not wanting to talk? Of saying nothing?

That’s what the Seahawks’ running back asked a pack of cameras, recorders and curiosity chasers as he sat down on a platform inside a tent on the sprawling campus of the Arizona Grand Resort hotel this morning here in Phoenix. For the first 30 seconds or so, Lynch set a timer on his smart phone to 5 minutes.

Wearing another “Beast Mode” brand

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The beauty of the bye: All Seahawks fully participate in practice 4 days before Super Bowl

SBinjuryreport128 It’s the beauty of the bye.

All Seahawks were full participants in practice today at Arizona State University — including All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. He separated his shoulder in the NFC championship game on Jan. 18 and was limited in practices last week. But he and Richard Sherman have yet to miss a game in their NFL careers, and they are not about to miss the Super Bowl.

Marshawn Lynch’s back injury is the same lower-back issue he’s had for years. It is common for the Seahawks to give Wednesdays and even Thursday’s off, yet he still has

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GM John Schneider: Continuing to draft, start younger guys will make Russell Wilson affordable

Russell Wilson usually visits Seattle Children’s hospital each Tuesday throughout the season.

On this one, of course, he was detoured away to the Super Bowl. That didn’t stop him from reconnecting with the kids there from afar in the desert.

“To all kids in all of Children’s Hospital – obviously, I go to Children’s Hospital every Tuesday in Seattle and unfortunately I had to miss today — but to all of the kids out there, I’m just praying for you guys and praying for miracles,” the Seahawks quarterback said Tuesday at the Super Bowl’s Media Day. “Keep the faith

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Highlights from Patriots portion of Media Day

Clockwise, media assembling for Super Bowl Media Day in downtown Phoenix,  Tom Brady meeting the masses, and Brandon Browner's arrival.
Clockwise, media assembling for Super Bowl Media Day in downtown Phoenix, Tom Brady meeting the masses, and Brandon Browner’s arrival.

The New England Patriots portion of media day has come and gone. We’ll be highlights some of the highlights and things overheard during their hourlong session.

CB Brandon Browner on his current relationship with Seattle’s Legion of Boom: “We talk all the time. We play trivia games, things of that nature. I want to keep talking to them. Everybody knows our friendship, we’re close, but it’s just that time right now. We’ve got to be professional.

WR Julian Edelman on the Seahawks: They’re the best team in the league right now. We definitely have our hands full.
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Earl Thomas’ anecdote for shoulder injury: “If my mental game is right my body just mirrors perfection”

The Seahawks are practicing today at their workplace for this Super Bowl week, Arizona State University.

Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media for the second consecutive day at the Arizona Grand Resort at 1:45 p.m. Seattle time, with the following six players talking after him: defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, safety Kam Chancellor, center Max Unger plus linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

Those many here at the Super Bowl who don’t talk regularly to Earl Thomas got a sampling of the All-Pro safety’s intensity and unpredictability yesterday upon the Seahawks’ arrival here in

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Richard Sherman: Patriots won’t be punished “as long as Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft are taking pictures at their respective houses”

Hello from the Super Bowl run-up at sunny, 75-degree Phoenix. The Seahawks arrived just after 2 p.m. at a corporate-jet terminal of Sky Harbor Airport then got a police escort for the 10-minute ride to their Arizona Grand Hotel near South Mountain. On the corner of Baseline Road and the sweeping resort’s entrance lane, maybe 100 or so Seahawks fans in the video above greeted the NFC champions with cheers of “SEA! HAWKS!”

The news of the 35 minutes or so that Michael Bennett, Russell Wilson, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas, Jermaine Kearse and

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Jermaine Kearse gets the NFC title game TD ball back that cost him $5,512

From the don’t-they-have-bigger-fish-to-fry department: The NFL continued it’s parade of fines from the NFC championship game by fining Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse for throwing the ball he caught to win it in overtime into the CenturyLink Field stands.

Kearse explained it was a knee-jerk reaction to the relief and release he was feeling into that euphoric moment, after he had earlier allowed two passes to clang off his hands for interceptions.

Friday, Kearse got back the ball from the biggest catch of his life.

Scott Shelton, the fan who caught the ball in the stands, delivered it

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GM John Schneider on Marshawn Lynch: “I kind of love his act”; expectations on Wilson, Maxwell contracts

No, the Seahawks are not tired of Marshawn Lynch’s “act,” as two unsubstantiated national reports asserted in October.

“No,” Seattle general manager John Schneider said Friday with a wry smile, “I kind of love his act.”

Nine days before the team he and coach Pete Carroll have blown up and reconstructed in five years plays in its second consecutive Super Bowl, Schneider spoke publicly for the first time since May.

The highlights of his 16-minute chat with local beat media inside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center included:

*His opinions on Lynch, his 1,300-yard, 17-touchdown running

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