Running back Marshawn Lynch
Well, the Oakland Raiders Training Camp 2017 is officially in the books, and the only thing in between now and the regular season are three preseason games, with one coming Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. While there were plenty of highlights to go around throughout the duration of camp, what a better way to end it all than a press conference from running back Marshawn Lynch?
Following practice Thursday, the Pro Bowl back took the podium to address the media, and recap his first camp as a member of the Silver and Black.
Here are the quick hits from his media session:
Lynch briefly shared what it was like to go through his first training camp with the Raiders.
“It feels pretty good to go through camp and put another under my belt.”
After sitting out of the NFL for a year, he said his body feels fine and is in good condition.
“My body is feeling pretty good, considering I was off for that time. It’s straight.”
No. 24 talked about what the hardest part about coming out of retirement has been.
“To be honest, I would say just getting my mentality back to waking up early and getting it going and doing something physical, in order to get my body back to its playing ability. That was the hardest thing for me because I’m not a morning person. After that was over, it was straight.”
“Beast Mode” discussed what it’s been like to work with the younger running backs, and watch them work.
Oakland Raiders players and coaches on the field for the thirteenth day of training camp.
“They’re all talented. The biggest thing is that most of them probably were watching me when they were in middle school or high school, so it’s kind of crazy. I call all of them my kids so I’m their daddy. But to watch them work and see the work that they put in is a blessing and at the same time, I want to make sure that I uphold their standard of what they put on film. They’re all good so I just want to make sure that I fit in with them and continue to just run the ball like the Raiders have been doing.”
Lynch finished up his podium session by speaking about providing the younger players with tips and advice.
“Just the ones that ask for it. If they ask, I don’t withhold any information from them because I want to see all of them succeed. I don’t force anything on anyone.”