Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a 31-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

RB Marshawn Lynch

(On if he is grateful that he was traded to the Seahawks…) “Very thankful.”

(On if he envisioned that he would be this successful for the Seahawks…) “No. I’m just happy with the situation that I’m in now.”

(On what it feels like to be playing in the NFC Championship…) “Just one step closer to the big show.”

(On if this game is special since they are playing against the 49ers…) “I mean it doesn’t matter who it is.”

(On if NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis are unique linebackers…) “They are good players.”

(On what impresses him about Bowman and Willis…) “I mean I just respect their game.”

(On how difficult it is to run against the linebackers and Justin Smith and Aldon Smith…) “They just play their game and they are good players and they make plays. That’s what they get paid for.”

(On what he’s learned about Coach Carroll…) “That he is the same every day.”

(On how Coach Carroll makes the players feel comfortable to play for the Seahawks…) “They just give you the opportunity to be yourself.”

(On how excited he was to get a call from Coach Carroll that he was going to be traded to the Seahawks…) “I was very excited.”

(On what it means for the team to be one game away from potentially playing in the Super Bowl…) “Our team feels like we haven’t done anything yet.”

(On an overall assessment of the Seahawks’ performance throughout the season…) “Pretty good. Pretty good.”

(On Frank Gore …) “He’s a good, talented back. I respect his game and that’s for every running back though.”

(On why the 49ers are difficult to run the ball against…) “Just their overall game. They make plays.”