Marshawn Lynch has famously shied away from speaking with the media.
But the newest Raiders running back spoke Tuesday and explained why he decided to come out of retirement after taking more than a year off.
Lynch said when he found out the Raiders were leaving Oakland to move to Las Vegas following the 2018 season, the Oakland native wanted to play for his hometown team.
“With me being from here and continuing to be here, gives them an opportunity to see something, they get to somebody that actually did it, from where they’re from and for the team they probably idolized.”
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, general manager Mike Maccagnan was asked directly if the team is tanking, but denied using that word.
“That’s not our focus,” he responded, via NJ.com. “We are focused on building this team for the future, and that’s kind of our goal all along. It’s going to be a roster of opportunities and a very competitive roster at a lot of positions, in terms of players with the opportunity presented to them and we’ll see how it unfolds.”
Tanking is one thing, but a this is a complete teardown of the roster. Looking at the depth chart, and you just see plenty of one-year players, or players with a little bit more time in the league, but with limited experience.
The offensive line has been completely rebuilt, and as a result is unproven. The defense has some potential, but again, doesn’t have the playing time that would inspire much confidence for this Hot Cheap Jerseys upcoming season.
Obviously the roster looks bad on paper, but we at least have to give Jerseys From China this team an opportunity to show what it can do on the field. But don’t surprised if they finish with a worse record than last year’s five-win season.