Marshawn Lynch has watched the interception from the 1 before

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Marshawn Lynch would probably have been more disappointed to watch Derek Carr throw and interception at the Chargers’ 1-yard line yesterday.

But having watched the same thing unfold in a Super Bowl has apparently softened his reaction.

The Raiders running back was like a lot of the rest of us, wondering why he wasn’t getting the ball at the 1, when Carr was picked off by the Chargers instead.

“I done seen it happen to me on the game’s biggest stage,” Lynch said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “Now it’s happened in a regular season game. It’s all right, though.”

Since Super Bowl XLIX with the Seahawks, his teams have thrown four times from the 1 while he was on the field. On those four snaps, the quarterbacks are 0-of-4 with a pair of interceptions (Carr and Russell Wilson‘s Super Bowl-deciding one). It was also Carr’s third interception into the end zone this season.

When Gutierrez read that stat to Lynch, he replied: “That’s cute. That’s cute.”

Lynch has a point. It’s football. It doesn’t have to be that hard.

And now that there’s more evidence to prove it, perhaps things will change next time.

37 responses to “Marshawn Lynch has watched the interception from the 1 before

  1. This is Carr’s 2nd interception from the 1 yard line this year. Which is gonna make the next time a tough sell that a pass option is in the mix from the 1 yard line.

  2. I see teams pass from the one on first down all the time. The only time people call it dumb is when it ends up being intercepted.

    Just last night Houston lined up in the shotgun from 1st and goal at the one.

  3. Passing on the 1 is not necessarily a bad play. Quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady routinely gets TDs. The hard part is decision and execution. Running from the 1 yard line is not any easier. May be they should also try a quarterback sneak sometimes, as Trom Brady often does.

  4. I think Jon Gruden is fired after this season, too many poor decisions! Maybe the game has passed him by? I know his 10 year contract, but there is no coaches cap!

  5. “I think Jon Gruden is fired after this season, too many poor decisions! Maybe the game has passed him by? I know his 10 year contract, but there is no coaches cap!”

    Coaches contracts are typically fully guaranteed. Word is the Raiders are low on cash and that was a big factor in not retaining Mack. I can’t see Mark Davis coughing up 90 mil to Gruden after one bad year. I think Raiders are stuck with Gruden for a minimum 3-5 years.

  6. Stats for plays from the OPP 1 yard line over the last five seasons: Pass resulted in 54.4% TD and 1.7% turnover (both INT and fumble). Running plays resulted in 54.3% TD and 2.4% fumbles.

  7. But a couple years ago, Carr said, if faced with that same situation as the ‘Hawks at the 1 yard line, he would hand the ball to Marshawn. So he’s a flippin’ liar who now has egg on his face.
    Suck on that!

  8. That’s was a helluva play by the LB. The LB was being cleared out, but instinctively came off his assignment to pick the ball off. One of the best plays I seen this year.

  9. Get used to coming up ‘Shawn….you’re playing for an underachieving team and a blowhard narcissist for a head coach. I’m sure he’d probably rather be back with playing for Cheatin’ Pete Carroll as opposed to this garbage dump he’s on now.

  10. Carr has one good season as starter, but he failed to even finish that season without being put on the shelf due to injury. The Vegas Raiders are stuck with him, for better or worse, unless he can be traded and his cap hit removed.

  11. This particular play was not a bad playcall. The Raiders have ran the ball near the goal line multiple times this year. You have to mix it up a bit at times. The playcall was playaction where I think it was Smith or Carrier slipping to the end zone. In a lot of these situations the player goes unguarded for an easy 6. The Chargers covered the play well, so Carr is supposed to throw it away, 3 more cracks from the 1. Carr stupidly threw it across his body and didn’t see Ingram. This INT is on Carr, not the playcaller. It was a low risk, high reward play, but Carr forced it when he didn’t have to. For s guy who is so conservative he is make no these throws when he doesn’t have to.

  12. heLLpaso says:

    “The Chargers covered the play well, so Carr is supposed to throw it away, 3 more cracks from the 1. Carr stupidly threw it across his body and didn’t see Ingram”
    ————————————————————————————
    Carr made the right read.

    It was sort of like a Drive concept where the first level receiver runs a clear out route for the 2nd left receiver. The Linebacker was effectively being cleared out…He just came off his assignment and made the interception. Had he stayed on his assignment he would have been cleared out and it would have been an easy 6 points for the Raiders.

    Fans are so quick to place blame. It was a helluva play call, a helluva read by the QB…The chargers Linebacker just made a great play. Nobody is to blame.

  13. Didn’t Carr say, when Lynch was signed, that they wouldn’t pass the ball at the one yard line?

    Irony at its finest!

  14. Remember when Carr said:

    “My No. 1 goal is that I’m going to make sure that I give everything I have to this organization,” Carr said. “There’s no pressure, there’s no, you know, we’ll be on the 1-yard line and I won’t give it to Marshawn — I’ll throw it. There’s none of that stuff. I don’t care about the stats. That’s not my No. 1 objective. I don’t care if I throw 10 touchdowns next year. If we win every game, that’s all I care about.”

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