With the world still reeling from the current Covid-19 pandemic, the prospect of an NFL season in 2020 is precarious at best. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Las Vegas Raiders star, Maxx Crosby, from tampering his enthusiasm.
Crosby was part of the impressive 2019 rookies that Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden assembled. It stands within reason to believe Crosby will be more superb in his sophomore campaign given the improvements around him. Las Vegas picked up Maliek Collins to help fortify the defensive line’s interior and Clelin Ferrell will be looking to make an impact in his own second year. Also, the Silver and Black gave the responsibility of developing that defensive line to long-time NFL coach Rod Marinelli.
All of the aforementioned moves should help Crosby elevate his game assuming there’s a 2020 NFL season.
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Raiders: “We Can Just Take Over This Thing”
Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports recently highlighted Crosby’s words for fans as he spoke with UFC reporter “The Schmo.”
“Raider Nation, we are going to make some noise, We’re gonna have an amazing season. Hopefully we can get everyone in the crowd so we can just take over this thing.”
Clearly, Crosby’s eager to get started and who can blame him? After all, there’s hasn’t been any on-field football activities yet. It’s still unknown how Raider Nation will be able to get involved in games given the current state of the country.
“I’m not gonna predict anything,” Crosby said. “I’m just gonna do what I do, play to the best of my ability. Definitely make a lot of plays and make some noise.”
While Crosby did not make any sort of guarantees or record predictions, he was clear in his self-belief. He must know a lot of the Raiders’ success on defense will hinge on his individual play. If Crosby gets to the quarterback and creates havoc in the front, chances are the Raiders will have a “bounce back” year in 2020.
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