“Beast Mode” is back and just getting started

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is a man that became known as “Beast Mode” before retiring from the Seattle Seahawks. After a year off from football he is physically refreshed having allowed his body to heal in that time and yes, he is still the same captivating persona as before as evident from his brief crashing of head coach Jack Del Rio’s presser after yesterday’s game.

In a 26-16 win for the Raiders, Lynch went full on “Beast Mode” running violently against the Tennesse Titans despite not scoring a touchdown. Make no mistake Raider Nation; Lynch is a perfect compliment to that nasty offensive line and running through defenders will become a regular highlight on our television sets this year as shown by the Raiders on Twitter.

With the first handoff, Lynch shows everyone that he still has it as he rumbles, stumbles, and twists while churning out a gain of 14 yards. It was a pleasant surprise to see that he is still capable of doing the things he is known for on the football field, in spite of the long lay off.

The way Lynch trucked Titans defender Jurrell Casey was fantastic and in true “Beast Mode” fashion left me personally saying “Wow, just wow.” While Lynch did not break the century mark, he did make a handful of jaw dropping plays and all signs point to the fact that he indeed was missed in the NFL in his brief retirement.

While his numbers do not show it, 18 carries for 76 yards and only 4.2 yards per carry; his impact was undeniable and as the season progresses his load will continue to grow. However, expect the Raiders to take full advantage of the stable of running backs they possess to keep “Beast Mode” fresh.

On and off the field this year is going to be special for the Silver and Black with Lynch back in town but will these antics get old? Probably not, the Bay Area and the entire organization has embraced Lynch and right now he is the prodigal son who can do no wrong. Lynch is finally where he belongs at home in Oakland where, in my opinion, should’ve been drafted first but that is a story for another time.

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