Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch spent just six minutes and 20 seconds speaking to the media Tuesday. Lynch wouldn’t allow reporters to learn what drives “Beast Mode,” but one coach on the Denver Broncos knows what kind of person Lynch really is.
“When I had him every day, you loved being around him every day,” Broncos running back coach Eric Studesville said, per the team’s official website. “He’s got a great personality, he’s got a huge heart.”
Before joining the Broncos, Studesville spent six seasons in Buffalo coaching the Bills running backs. For the last three of them, Lynch, the Bills 2007 first-round pick, was his prize pupil.
“I can just tell you what he is around me,” Studesville said. “He’s a big kid and when we lived in Buffalo, he was at my house, because he lived two doors up, so he was welcome there any time, and we loved having him, and he’s fun to be around, and just a good person.”
Lynch had a pair of 1,000-yard seasons playing under Studesville.
This season, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno rushed for 1,038 yards under Studesville, while Lynch gained 1,257 yards on the ground for the Seahawks.