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Author: Jon Kuzma
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There was a beast quake a Hard Rock Stadium last Sunday night when Marshawn Lynch rushed for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns against Miami. This was Lynch’s first 2 touchdown game since coming out of retirement and it was a step in the right direction for the 31 year old running back. The NFL is constantly evolving and even the best players can struggle if they stay away from the game for too long. Lynch really showcased what he can do when he is on against the Dolphins which the Raiders desperately need if they’re going to make a run during the second half of the season. One funny observation of Lynch was the fact that he removed his visor off his helmet and almost instantly started to perform better. It’s very possible that the visor could have been obstructing Marshawn Lynch’s vision because he was a whole different player after taking the thing off. The running back position takes fast twitch reactions in order to play effectively and if you can’t see everything clearly you won’t respond fast enough. When you also factor in that Lynch is starting to get back into football shape it becomes evident that this guy can still play at the highest level. Oakland has a 4-5 record on the year so they will have seven games left to turn things around. During that span of time it would be best for the Raiders to try to get Lynch the ball 20 times a game so it puts their team in a position to succeed. The less drop backs Derek Carr has to take the less chance he has of getting hurt. This team lost Carr last year right before the postseason and they can’t afford to have that happen again. The best choice is to trust Marshawn Lynch’s legs and let him rumble his way to some Silver and Black victories.
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