The Retirement of Beast Mode
By Terry Coleman
After nine years of playing in the NFL, Marshawn Lynch has announced his retirement. On Sunday, at 9:11 PM, Marshawn posted a picture on Twitter with his cleats hanging on a telephone wire. Lynch is a five time Pro-Bowl and one time All-Pro Selection. During the 2013 football season he helped lead his team to the Super Bowl and a big win over the Broncos. Marshawn was the offensive flag carrier in the Super Bowl. During the 2015 season he was only limited to seven regular-season games and one in the postseason due largely to an abdominal injury that required surgery. He finished his season with a career low of 417 yards in his final season.
One of the most memorable moments in his career was the superb run he made against the New Orleans Saints in 2010. He broke several tackles consecutively and ran for the eventual game winning touchdown.
Lynch is known not to talk much, he is more of a just a do it type of guy. He is one of the top running backs ever as shown by his stats. Many of people will miss the man they call “Beast Mode.”
Marshawn isn’t the type to have a press conference and announce his retirement. He thought of a better and more powerful way to do it by taking a picture of his cleats on a power-line and posting it on Twitter. The way he announced his retirement was a perfect sendoff for the man he was on and off the field.
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