Dustin Byfuglien Goes Full Marshawn Lynch: Responds To Every Question With "If we Stick Together As A Team..."
Is it hypocritical to love Marshawn Lynch for this, but hate Dustin Byfuglien for it? It's not like the situations are at all similar. Marshawn Lynch carries his team on his back every week and does everything he can on the field to make sure they are successful. Byfuglien shows up to camp out of shape, starts fights with teammates by throwing their clothes in the shower, gets unnecessary suspensions for crosschecking defenseless players and takes needless penalties for punching opponents in the back of the head after they score. They are virtually complete opposite locker room presences. Byfuglien has never met a controversy he couldn't create, and the only thing controversial about Lynch is his attempts to stay uncontroversial.
In reality both Lynch and Byfugien are wrong for not granting the media a legitimate interview, but at least Lynch is consistent. It could be a game where Marshawn explodes for 150 yards and 4 touchdowns, or a game where he has 30 yards and only plays half the snaps and he is going to give the media the same soundbite. Sorry Big Daddy Buff, but you can't just decide that the day after you clocked someone from behind after the play and consciously made the decision to put your team at a disadvantage in the playoffs that you don't want to think up some original answers for the media. That timing is just a little too convenient. C'mon Buff Daddy, find your own shtick. And if you going to copy someone else don't repeat a phrase that goes in complete contrast to how you acted the night before. Nothing about 5 game suspensions and selfishly taking cheap shots in the playoffs says "sticking together as a team". Someone once told me that actions speak louder than words, no matter how many times you repeat them. Lynch has always let his play do the talking in a positive way. Byfuglien, well......
.....not so much.