The man who said the least mattered the most during Super Bowl week's grand circus, held this year in the cramped confines of the Prudential Center.
The end of Beast Mode? Not quite. Lynch rejoined his Seattle teammates a short time later, sunglasses still on and a hoodie pulled over the top of his dome. He was now in the role of a silent and very conspicuous bystander. His lips remained sealed with the exception of an entertaining 1-on-1 chat with NFL Media's Deion Sanders.
"I'm just about that action, boss," Lynch said.
Beast Mode entered Media Day as a mystery and ended it as a rock star. Here's what else we learned:
»Peyton Manning works harder than anybody. That's what we took away from conversations with several of his playmakers on offense. We asked tight end Julius Thomas about that well-shared photo of No. 18 from earlier this season. "Nobody in our facility would find that strange," Thomas said. "That's the passion and the preparation he brings to every day every Sunday."
» There was notably less wackiness at Media Day than year's past. This is a good thing overall, but we were happy to see Joe Piscopo.
» Notable exception: Three old ladies asked Julius Thomas for a kiss. The tight end complied. No tongue. "I've never kissed someone with a beard before," one granny gushed.
» "I gotta find Beast Mode!" -- Randy Moss, who was not successful.
»Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn told us that he's never worked for anyone who "coached the coaches" like Pete Carroll. Instead of operating as some distant figure, Carroll actively works with his aides to develop and grow them, with an eye toward the day they'll become head coaches themselves.
» There was a 21% increase in accredited journalists at Super Bowl XLXIII compared to last year. (The final total was 6,329, a record number.) You could feel the extra media presence Tuesday.
» A year ago this week, deer antler spray was a thing.
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"Hey Peyton," Dameshek yelled. "I'm the one who wrote the narrative!"
"Yes, I'm sorry," Dameshek answered. "Can I take it out now?"
"No," Manning said with a smile. "Keep it there."