Marshawn Lynch doesn’t usually make himself available to the media. But following Sunday’s 28-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders’ veteran running back had something to say.
“I think what’s most important is that we rally behind each other more than anything,” said Lynch, whose Raiders fell to 0-3. “If you are on the outside looking in, it looks terrible. But we know what we have in this locker room. So if we get behind each other, I think we’ll be able to turn this around.”
The Raiders next take on the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 30 at home, before hitting the road to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 7, followed by a trip to London to play the Seattle Seahawks.
Lynch did his part Sunday, finishing with 19 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders’ offense finished with 434 total yards.
“We’re just a play away,” Lynch said. “A check away from being, probably, the most explosive offense in the league. It comes with time and it comes with preparation, and I don’t think we’re going to stop doing that, so any given moment, it could click.”
Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson agrees with Lynch.
“I’ve been on some teams where a few years ago we lost four in a row,” he said. “Then all of a sudden, we broke through, got a win and went on a six-game win streak. Sometimes you just have to break through that barrier, get over that hump, get that winning feeling and things can start rolling.”