A larger-than-usual crowd was at John Lynch’s monthly ceremony to honor local student-athletes, but he knew that the increased turnout wasn’t for his “Salute the Stars” program.
“I’m sure you guys want some other information,” he said.
As it turned out, there was little new information to offer. Six days after being named an injury replacement to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, Lynch still has not finalized his plans for the 2008 season.
“I haven’t made that decision yet,” he said. “I’m not being evasive or anything; I’m just being true with you guys. I haven’t come to that time where I’ve made a decision yet.
“When I know, you guys will know.”
Watch the video below to see what Lynch had to say:
“I feel great. I still love the game,” he added, “but I think that will be the case if I’m 50 years old.”
Lynch acknowledged that he hadn’t done much thinking about the decision. He said he took his family on a ski trip and focused on responsibilities around the home, while also watching the ongoing playoffs as a fan.
But when Lynch does ponder the issue, he doesn’t plan to protract the process.
“Obviously I’m not going to let this thing go on forever,” he said. “I’m a person who craves certainty in my life, anyway.”