Marshawn Lynch

St. Ignatius running back Jahsai Shannon runs off the field in the second half of the Wildcats' Sept. 1 loss to Moraga-Campolindo. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Prep Football Roundup: Serra bounces back, a star emerges for St. Ignatius

Games of the Week: Oakland Tech 20, Mission 6: Suiting up just…

 

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where should you draft Derek Carr this fantasy season?

Merry Christmas fantasy football fans, the best part of the year is…

 

Marshawn Lynch finally gets his own Skittles pack. (Courtesy / Skittles)

Marshawn Lynch gets his own Skittles pack

 Skittles and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch have finally, officially,…

 

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Paul Guenther wants to wipe slate clean with Oakland Raiders defense

NAPA, Calif. -- After the Oakland Raiders' first practice of training camp…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Three takeaways from Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee’s JugLife celebrity softball event

Oakland — With two outs in the top of the second inning,…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Offensive line takes a step back after Raiders tailor offense to Marshawn Lynch

Bringing in a hometown favorite in Marshawn Lynch added a stronger, beastly…

Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders late rally not enough to undo disastrous start in loss to Chiefs

Facing a Kansas City Chiefs team that had dropped six of seven,…

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders tied atop AFC West thanks to Marshawn Lynch’s banner day

OAKLAND — After Marshawn Lynch’s best day as an Oakland Raider catapulted the…

Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Is fortune finally shining on the Raiders?

John Pagano, the Oakland Raiders assistant coach in charge of the defense,…

It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
aiders running back Marshawn Lynch, left, drew the ire of Donald Trump on Monday. The episode led to the question, “How much better would the world be if they traded roles?” (Left: Courtesy Raiders; Right: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

The President and the Rich Creep

You generally can’t know how history will look back on your own…

aiders running back Marshawn Lynch, left, drew the ire of Donald Trump on Monday. The episode led to the question, “How much better would the world be if they traded roles?” (Left: Courtesy Raiders; Right: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL upholds Marshawn Lynch’s suspension

Marshawn Lynch leaving the sideline last Thursday to defend fellow Oakland native…

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Baltimore Ravens did most of the celebrating on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders fall behing big early, lose for 3rd week in a row

Oakland — Less than four minutes into the Oakland Raiders third loss…

The Baltimore Ravens did most of the celebrating on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders’ rush attack get back on track at home against Baltimore?

They have all the tools — a powerful offensive line and a…

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch has brought a new element to an already-good Oakland Raiders team. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Marshawn’s fun can terrify

NFL head coaches are masters of producing useless sound. In an industry…

Marshawn Lynch has brought a new element to an already-good Oakland Raiders team. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No surprises from 49ers, Raiders; No offseason for NBA fans

Quick hits with Kolsky The world watched Week 1 of the NFL…

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)

Raiders find their swagger, and it’s called Beast Mode

There was a lot for Las Vegas to like about their Raiders…

Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)
Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 things worth noting from Game 2 of the Raiders preseason

OAKLAND — Five takeaways from the Raiders 24-21 loss to the Los…

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)

Marshawn Lynch does more for Oakland than Raiders could ever hope

Marshawn Lynch is a renaissance man. I’ll forgive you if you missed…

Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)
Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)

Raiders get significantly more Beastly

It’s been in the works for weeks and on Wednesday, it became…

Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)
Marshawn Lynch will only return to the Raiders, if he's coming back to the NFL. (Courtesy Dave Sizer/Flickr)

Marshawn Lynch visits Raiders, inches toward un-retiring

The Oakland Raiders need a powerful running back and, fortunately for them,…

Marshawn Lynch will only return to the Raiders, if he's coming back to the NFL. (Courtesy Dave Sizer/Flickr)