Seahawks Insider Blog

The next Michael Phelps?

Marshawn Lynch's nakedness hit the Internet today. He had some humorous comments to accompany his clothes-free appearance in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue.

"Michael Phelps wouldn't have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming. I've been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I'm the best. I am Olympic caliber right now, hell yeah."

Lynch also mentioned he did MMA training last offseason, which he said helped his stiff-arming of would-be tacklers.

"I did some training with an MMA coach before last season. The biggest difference was the boxing. You learn not only how to maneuver your weight but use it to your advantage when defenders approach you to try to tackle you -- use their leverage against them and it helps. My stiff-arm has been more effective because of it."

You can read more of Lynch's comments here. Not much specific to the Seahawks.