Marshawn Lynch drops a hint on Twitter

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Through the last two days of reporting and rumor-mongering and 21-hour teases about the possible unretirement of Marshawn Lynch, the player has been silent. (Then again, he pretty much always is.)

On Saturday night, Lynch dropped a hint as to his plans on Twitter.

Lynch retweeted a message in which someone noticed that a musical playlist put together by Lynch contains a track titled “Oakland Raiders.” It’s one thing for someone to notice that; it’s quite another for Lynch to hit the button on Twitter that says to all of his followers, essentially, “Hey, everybody, look at this.”

Curiously, the playlist was created on September 3, 2015 — as Lynch was preparing to begin what would be his final season with the Seahawks. More specifically, Lynch was preparing to play in his first game after Super Bowl XLIX, a game that ended with one of the most scrutinized pass-instead-of-run decisions in league history, which prompted Lynch to speculate while on TV in Turkey that someone didn’t want him to be the MVP of the game and, in turn, the “face of the nation.”

Coincidentally, or not, Seattle’s Week One game in 2015 included another controversial late-game decision on offense, with Lynch’s mother sounding off about offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, calling him the worst play-caller in the history of the league.

More than two years removed from Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch is close to becoming perhaps not the face of the nation or the face of the NFL but a player who captures the imagination of a fan base and who provides the league with an unlikely and compelling story line.

Not to mention thousands of silver and black jerseys with his name and number.

65 responses to “Marshawn Lynch drops a hint on Twitter

  1. This seems much to do about nothing. I just wish we could get an answer one way or another. I really don’t want to go into next season with a pair of undersized backs and a rookie.

  2. The hype is hilarious. Average rb who had a few good years playing behind a solid line with a dual threat qb in a soft division. Enjoy, Oakland.

  3. I think we all knew he couldn’t live without the attention. He’s always been a ‘look at me’ player.

  4. I have little to no interest in AP as a Raider, with his mileage and attitude.

    Lynch is at the top of my wish list.

  5. The Raiders have been my favorite team ever since I watched the steam coming off of Otis Sistrunk’s shaven head on Monday Night Football and learning he went to the ‘College of Mars’. I am a fan of how Lynch played football. I however, have no desire for Lynch to play for the Raiders at the cost it would take to bring in an aged, one year away from football running back. Especially with as loaded as the draft is this year at RB.

  6. Enough already, we want to know who’s going to be our RB. At this point, I’m ready to move on to the Draft and pick up a young stallion not age 30 with tons of baggage.

  7. Bevell IS the worst play caller in the history of the league. Name one other OC who ever lost his team a Super Bowl they had all but won?

    Ok, maybe Kyle Shanahan but still…

  8. The Oakland Raiders song by the Luniz song is a classic song that’s more about The Town than the team though. You can not be from Oakland and not like that song,

  9. The Raiders aren’t trading for or signing a 31 year old RB whos been out of football for a year. Maybe Al Davis would have, but thats not the way Reggie McKenzie does things. All this nonsense started when boozo the clown greg papa spun his personal fantasy as fact.

  10. As a Raiders fan of course I hope we get Lynch. its a no lose situation. We already have two Rb’s who contributed last year as rookies. We need a bigger stronger back who can pound the rock in short and goaline situations and that’s exactly what Lynch would provide. No RB in free agency has gotten a big or even a long term contract so it’s not like he is going to hurt our cap situation. Already having two young RB’s we don’t need to draft a 3rd young guy and can use our picks to improve the defensive unit.
    Also the Seahawks may want to get back something but I can’t c them getting more than a 6th or 7th rd pick. All he has to do is unretire which will put him on their books for 9 million. Maybe for a cpl weeks they would bluff and keep him trying to trade him but there is no way they would keep him at that outrageous salary and all he has to do is report to them and start working out as if he gets hurt in any way they would be on the hook for his total salary and that is way to big of a gamble for a late round pick.
    If he does come back we would only be signing him to a max of two years w something like 3 or 4 mil this year w some incentives w an option for nezt year. It’s pretty much a risk free option. We get a hometown guy who plays as hard as any other back in the league on a cheap short term deal. Having the two young guys to pair w him he won’t have to carry a huge role and it’s not as if we would be depending on him to have 300 carries. He would be the perfect fit style wise to pair w our two smaller quicker guys who r good receiving backs and Lynch would be the pounder early down short yardage goaline back for us and pick up what we lost w Murray leaving.

  11. Sorry but it’s hard to get excited about an old, retired, look at me guy. Hey Reggie, go draft a good young running back and get some secondary help while you’re at it

  12. saints12013 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:11 AM
    Raiders vs Giants Super Bowl 52……

    ———–
    Both of those teams will be lucky to even make the playoffs

  13. Cuz I’m a Raider, Oakland Raider
    From da bay to L.A. to Las Vegas
    Cuz I’m a playa, a boss playa
    and if you wit me pop ya colla shake den hatas

    circa 2002

    For anyone who never heard the song, that’s the hook.

    Matriculation Station, “University of Mars”.

  14. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:21 AM
    Bevell IS the worst play caller in the history of the league. Name one other OC who ever lost his team a Super Bowl they had all but won?

    Ok, maybe Kyle Shanahan but still…
    _____________________

    How about all the OC’s that never got their team that close?
    Typical 12, it took a miracle fluke reception to even get them in position for that play but by all means ignore the rest of the game. BTW, it was a high % call given the personnel on the field, down, distance and clock. The end result was caused by bad recognition on Wilson’s part and good execution by New England. That’s called football, sometimes the other guy gets it right. Wilson should have thrown the ball away, he got sucked in to seeing what he expected to see and the rest is history.

  15. I don’t know if this dudes head is right. He might contaminate a good nucleus of young players. Word is his “Beast Mode” brand is failing and only playing a year or so may help especially that his store is in Oakland. I say just go sign AP for a year.

  16. With the abundance of RBs available via free agency, nobody is going to touch him. This is just some fake news nonsense designed to gin up a market for AP

  17. Just because we pick up a RB in F/A don’t assume we still won’t get one in the draft.

    and vice versa even if we draft one don’t assume we still won’t get that F/A RB.We let Murray go but

    don’t forget we carried Taiwan Jones as a RB also last year, heres hoping to that being his the year.

  18. marshawn lynch is a gamer.

    despite his quirky personality, he left the nfl as one of the best RBs. a veritable bull. he will run you over, tire out a defense and get you the yard you need. unlike ballerinas like lesean mccoy.

    if lynch signs with oak, and he still has some gas left in the tank, oak is a very lucky team. he has gotten older in the time he hasn’t played, but he has also rested and avoided that time’s wear and tear on his body, so if he does return, it will be interesting to see his level of play.

  19. Walking distraction. Buyer beware. He was a big distraction in Seattle, can you imagine the circus in Oakland? For a 26 year old back with multiple 1000+ yard seasons ahead of him, perhaps tolerable. But for a 31 year old with a zillion miles on him that hasn’t played well in 3 years? I got a bad feeling about this.

  20. I don’t care what his skill set is. Obviously he doesn’t love the game. Almost seem like he gave up. I’d like to see the raiders win for 10 plus years. Go draft a guy that’s what I say.

  21. He was and remains an immature child in a man’s body. The guy is a turd and his antics do not impress me in the slightest.

  22. In 3 years they’ll be talking about how loaded this draft was with RBs.

    In 3 years the Raiders will be talking about how they dragged Marshawn out of retirement for 1 year ala MJD.

    Don’t. Do. It.

  23. He might contaminate a good nucleus of young players.
    ===

    I challenge you to find ANYTHING that says he was a bad influence in the Seattle locker room.

  24. once again I have no problem whatsoever signing Lynch. I would not trade for him, I would wait for him to be released from the seahawks. I would sign him to a deal that is based on making the final 53, and give him plenty of incentives. There is no doubt as a third down back , and on the goal line he would be (if in shape) one of the best in the nfl.

    To me why would you not give him a shot. Seems to me this guy serves the community he is from, which more athletes should do.

    Go Raiders! Go Reggie!

  25. I’m a Chiefs fan. I hate the Oakland Gawt-damned Raiders with all of my little midwestern heart.

    I would love to see Marshawn go suit up for his home team for their last season or two. I think he’d be a good bruiser/mentor for some of the younger players. He’s a local product made good, he’s smart with his money, and if you aren’t a reporter asking him derelict questions, he’s a thoughtful man with lots of insight.

    Hell, if you guys don’t want him ship him over here. We’d love that dude.

  26. Well, the game announcers will kiss his behind and he will in turn will treat everyone like dirt……sums it up…

  27. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 19, 2017 11:10 AM
    Commitment to insanity continues.
    ========================

    Maybe you should mull(man) that over chipster

  28. nhpats says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:06 AM
    This guy is a drama queen….
    ____________
    You Pats fans become more dislikeable by the day.

    Nothing about Marshawn says “drama queen”. NOTHING!

  29. “Bevell IS the worst play caller in the history of the league. ”

    I could not agree more. When he was in Minnesota, his offense was incredibly unimaginative and totally predictable: Peterson left, Peterson right, incomplete pass, punt. That’s pretty much how every series went. I still can’t believe Seattle let him keep his job after that atrocious call on the goal line in the Super Bowl. That had to be the most idiotic play call in history, and it cost the Seahawks a championship. They had that game won until Bevell totally blew it. I am NOT a fan of Bevell.

  30. Kinda funny how PFT is dissing any RB over 29 but is running Lynch crap non stop. Lynch is 30 and has been out of the game for a year. Why isn’t PFT telling us all that it is a fool’s errand to even consider him.

  31. maust0123 and nhpats are hilarious.

    Where’s ty?

    The patsies were fortunate that Carr broke his leg.

    It would have been a great game, and victory, for the Silver and Black.

    Lots of football to play in 2017 and I look forward to living rent free in the patsy fans’ kitchen…eh mausto?

    Carry on.

    RAIDER NATION

  32. Why do Raiders fans want to draft a running back? The Raiders had two excellent rookie RBs last year who need more carries. Sign a reasonable veteran minimum RB and roll with your second year guys.

  33. “The patsies were fortunate that Carr broke his leg…it would have been a great game, and a victory, for the silver and black…”. Delusion or stupidity? Probably both.

  34. Mr Bi-Polar is back:

    I have social anxiety so I don’t want to talk to the media and keep my face covered with my hoodie

    Brings more attention to himself with “I’m just here so I don’t get fined”

    Makes countless commercials after “retirement”, guess the anxiety isn’t an issue when those checks stop coming in?

  35. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:21 AM
    Bevell IS the worst play caller in the history of the league. Name one other OC who ever lost his team a Super Bowl they had all but won?

    Ok, maybe Kyle Shanahan but still…
    _______________________________________

    Yeah, but Kyle and the Falcons CRUSHED your boys. It was a beautiful thing.

  36. @nhpats

    You say both those teams would be lucky to make the playoffs like their 2 bum teams. They both made it this past year.

    Give the Giants a RB and who in the NFC is better ?

    Give the Raiders a RB like Latavius but who can catch, that team could beat anybody.

  37. The hype is hilarious. Average rb who had a few good years playing behind a solid line with a dual threat qb in a soft division. Enjoy, Oakland.

    ————————–

    A “solid line”??? You haven’t actually watched a Seahawks game since 2005, have you?

  38. I think the raiders should maybe look into a backup QB before they corner the market on old running backs

  39. nhpats says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:48 AM
    saints12013 says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:11 AM
    Raiders vs Giants Super Bowl 52……

    ———–
    Both of those teams will be lucky to even make the playoffs
    =========================================

    If Carr didnt break his leg, you’d have been lucky to make it to the Bowl.

  40. Marshawn Lynch drops hint: “Pete Carroll should have given me the ball, instead of handing a free Super Bowl to the Patriots.

  41. cheaptom says:
    Mar 19, 2017 10:57 PM
    Marshawn Lynch drops hint: “Pete Carroll should have given me the ball, instead of handing a free Super Bowl to the Patriots.
    ———————————————–
    If DangeRuss would have noticed that the route was cut off he might have sailed that ball thru the endzone to live another down. Given their time-out situation that would have been the best option. But Russ just didn’t have the experience. Maybe next time.

  42. Lynch doesn’t avoid the media because of any sort of anxiety disorder. He avoids the media because they’ve attacked him on multiple occasions and created drama where none exists. Watch him on Conan. Watch him playing video games with Gronk. Watch him on Bear Grylls. He’s absolutely freaking hilarious, intelligent, insightful, and did I mention hilarious? If he wants to finish out his career by playing for his hometown team, then I wish him well. I’d love to watch him play again and I don’t care who’s jersey he’s wearing when he does it. Go Beast Mode!

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