Marshawn Lynch sideline dance in his Oakland home debut inspired Raiders teammates ‘he never did that in Seattle’

“It was exceptional. I was actually very inspired,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said of Marshawn Lynch’s dancing on sideline during the Raiders’ 45-20 win over the Jets.

Today was all about Lynch making his Oakland home debut. For a man who represents Oakland and its people like few others, the game really couldn’t have gone better.

The Raiders scored six touchdowns, three through the air and three on the ground. One of those touchdown was Lynch himself punching it up the middle from 2 yards out. It was his first touchdown as a Raider and hit happened in his home debut. What more could you ask for?

Between dropped passes and a vicious pass rush, neither Texans quarterback was set up to succeed against Jacksonville. But Watson, who was dealing with an ankle injury early in the week, has been named as the starter for Houston’s Thursday night matchup against the Bengals. Savage isn’t happy, but he’s keeping it to himself.

“So Tom’s obviously taken the high road and I would only expect Tom to take the high road and he’s gonna support DeShaun, he’s gonna support the team, and he wants to be a part of the Houston organization, he loves it down there,” Schwartz said. “It’s just frustrating and to be benched after 31 plays it just doesn’t make sense.”

O’Brien’s tendency to switch out quarterbacks has become a hallmark of his Texans career. Houston has started more quarterbacks than any team in the NFL since O’Brien took over in 2014. That includes the Browns, who basically had a revolving door behind center last season due to injuries.

But in this case, his agent thinks the team should have given Savage more time to prove himself. O’Brien must not agree, because Watson will get his first NFL start Thursday.
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