It is an exciting time for football fans as the 2017 NFL season is almost here. With preseason games slated to begin this week, it is only a matter of time until teams will be playing in games that will help determine their postseason hopes.
The excitement out of Oakland is almost off the charts as the Raiders have done well adding to an already impressive core of players. Derek Carr has a new running mate in Marshawn Lynch to help shoulder the load of getting the team back to the playoffs and according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN the Raiders quarterback is already anticipating Lynch to terrorize opposing defenses:
“He’s going to run through some people’s faces,” the Oakland Raiders quarterback said of his new running back. “I think that’s what he’s going to do. He’s going to protect the quarterback … he’s good at that. Very physical. That part of the game is fun to him.
The former Seahawks’ ability to simply overwhelm and dominate opponents in the run game is something that had been lacking in the Raiders’ offense. However, with Lynch on the team Oakland has perhaps one of the most explosive offenses in their hands assuming the running back can return to form.
Carr has already expressed confidence in his new running back as Carr previously stated he would have no trouble handing the ball to Lynch on goal-line plays. Early signs point to another electrifying season for the Raiders and hopefully result in a Super Bowl appearance.