Raiders players like what they have in Marshawn Lynch

AP

After Sunday’s win over the Titans was over, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said that the team got to see that “Marshawn is Marshawn” while discussing the afternoon that running back Marshawn Lynch had in his first regular season game since the 2015 season.

Lynch hit all the classics in the 26-16 win. He ran over Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, he ground out yards in short yardage, he helped run out the clock on a win with 12 second-half carries, he flashed middle fingers at a television camera and he kept his thoughts to himself about all of it outside of briefly poking his head into coach Jack Del Rio’s press conference after the game.

Lynch ran 18 times for 76 yards and caught one pass for 16 yards. Wide receiver Amari Cooper said after the game that you don’t want to miss any of them.

“Every time you know he’s about to get the ball, you’re watching because you know something amazing is going to happen,” Cooper said, via the San Jose Mercury News.

If the Raiders had drawn up the kind of contribution they wanted to see from Lynch this year, it would have looked a lot like what they got on Sunday.

12 responses to “Raiders players like what they have in Marshawn Lynch

  1. I’ve never liked him but the way he ran over a defensive lineman and then a safety on the play was something to behold.

    You definitely can’t question his heart.

  2. However no goal line carries on the only trip they passed it 3 straight plays, they have to feed it to him right there. Besides that a lot of haters will be eating some crow this year.

  3. 18-22 carries is what you can expect from Lynch until we get deeper in the season. Still prefer Richard over Washington as the RB2. Richard finds the openings and makes things happen. Raiders are 10-0 when Seth “Money” Roberts scores a TD. Roberts will not let that WR3 role go to Patterson. Solid win, run D excellent, pass D got better with not much of a pass rush from the big boys.

  4. joetoronto says:
    September 11, 2017 at 6:40 am
    I’ve never liked him but the way he ran over a defensive lineman and then a safety on the play was something to behold.

    You definitely can’t question his heart.

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    What are you questioning Joe? His X5 pro-bowls? X2 NFL rushing leader? SB champ?

    Please illuminate us.

  5. It took a backup kicker for y’all to win and you’re excited about an overused, overhyped RB that put up 70 yards?

    Raider nation has some maturing to do. Of course last year was the 1st in 15 years?, that y’all had a winning season, baby steps I suppose.

  6. tylawspick6 says:

    September 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    lol

    he’ll never hold up through the season

    18 carries and 76 yards and we’re getting excited?

    lol

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    NFL average is usually 3.8-3.9 yards per carry, he averaged 4.2. He also was able to run the clock out in the 4th with a lead. He also opened up the play action. Not one sign of him not being able to hold up, but keeping grasping at straws, hater….lol!!!

  7. Beastmode was born a raider- he was a raider even when he was on the seahawks. I will also say we have another raider coming to town this weekend on the NY Jets….#92 Leonard Williams

  8. jbaxt says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:28 am

    It took a backup kicker for y’all to win and you’re excited about an overused, overhyped RB that put up 70 yards?

    Raider nation has some maturing to do. Of course last year was the 1st in 15 years?, that y’all had a winning season, baby steps I suppose.

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    I’m not sure if you’re a longtime Chiefs fan because those who are wouldn’t be gloating since they know that their own team went through a worse drought where they only made the playoffs once in 17 years including missing the playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons (compared to the Raiders’ 13 years of missing the postseason). I’m referring to the period 1972-1989. And despite the Raiders long drought, K.C. is still well behind the Raiders in composite W/L from 1960 to date.

    Should I also mention the 48 years since the Chiefs last sniffed a Super Bowl appearance (vs. 15 years for the Raiders)?

  9. He ran with fresh legs on Sunday and the Raiders employed him beautifully despite not giving him any goal line touches. Beast Mode still has it and the Raiders’ offense is about to extremely fun to watch.

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