Marshawn Lynch

The Power of Influence: FamF1rst

Tennyson High School, Hayward, CA, varsity football, and basketball coach Anthony (AJ) Jackson is a resource for his Bay Area communities and all young people in need of help.
Coach Jackson works primarily in the East Bay community as a Dropout Prevention Coordinator at Cal-State East Bay located in the Hayward Hills but that’s just his day job. Jackson is the CEO of Athlete Services.

Jackson, a self-described resource for the Fam 1st Family Foundation founded by Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson, and Marcus Peters. The goal is empowerment and education of underprivileged youth and giving back to the city of Oakland and in general. “We decided this is for them. It’s a reminder, a value system, we used to say we put our family first do you?”

Raiders OT Donald Penn

Another One Bites The Dust? Four Raiders Who Might Not Be Back In ’19

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden appears to be tongue in cheek serious about his comments in getting the Raiders back to their 1998 offense. A key to Oakland’s offense the last few years has been wide receiver Michael Crabtree, however, he has moved on and the team has added Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. Also new to the team is tight end Derrick Carrier as well as Doug Martin and Keith Smith to the backfield.

The new changes are strikingly similar to the 1970’s George Allen led Washington Redskins and their “Over-the-Hill-Gang.” With an aging team and contracts also playing a factor for others, certain players may not be around beyond the 2018 season.


Tight Ends and Tailbacks: The Game’s Pure Hybrid Positions

Much to-do has been made about Coach Gruden’s and the Raiders’ philosophy on getting back to basics. The preference for classic tailbacks and tight ends in a wide array of packages has been brought front and center during this offseason because of the attention paid to these particular positions. There seem to be several conflicting …

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Marshawn Lynch

Will “Chucky” Come to Play with “Beast Mode”?

There’s arguably no decision more intriguing than the one involving controversial hometown guy, Marshawn Lynch. The Jon Gruden hire is official and the media frenzy has poured in. Now it’s time for the business decisions within the organization to fall under the new influences of the head coach’s vision. One of the first orders of business for coach Gruden …

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Raiders: Who’s In and Who’s Out in ’18?

The Oakland Raiders ended the 2017 season on a four-game losing streak. Granted, the last two games didn’t mean anything as far as the playoff race. But, with all of the chaos that is free agency, were some players looking to win to keep their jobs? Oakland had already changed defensive coordinators, and the rumor …

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