Is there any question that Marshawn Lynch is going to have the highest selling jersey in the league this year? The city of Oakland alone is going to be buying millions — that’s how much they love this dude.
But simultaneously, that’s how much he loves them.
During his first press conference as an Oakland Raider, Marshawn Lynch was in classic Lynch-mode, delivering hilarious, yet to the point, answers to whatever he was asked.
One of the most poignant insights was what caused Lynch to return to football, and in typically Lynch fashion, it’s actually pretty simple: Marshawn decided he wanted to come back to football when he found out the Raiders were leaving Oakland. If that isn’t love for your city, I don’t know what is.
“I got Oakland behind me, the way we feel about where we’re from and why represent where we’re from so hard is because we know what the struggle is and how we get down,” Lynch told reporters. “So every home game that I get to come to this [expletive] I’m probably gonna be riding with the whole town.”
Lynch, 31, was notorious for his odd interviews during the first nine years of his career.
“This actually born and raised and pissing in them hallways and running down them alley ways,” Lynch told reporters Tuesday. “I really did that right here and I get an opportunity to play here.”
And not only is Lynch giving us vintage Beast Mode behind the podium but on the gridiron as well.
Raiders head coach shared a quick clip of Lynch in practice, and as far as I can tell, he looks as Beast Mode as ever:
It’s GREAT to have you back, Beast Mode.