During one of the episodes of Shannon Sharpe’s podcast titled, “Club Shay Shay,” Sharpe tried to get additional information about what happened between Pete Carroll, who is the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, and Russell Wilson, a former Seahawks quarterback, from his guest, Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch was first questioned by Sharpe about what had become of Carroll and Wilson’s romance. Lynch, though, frankly stated that given his relationship with both parties, he isn’t the ideal person to ask.
Lynch openly acknowledged his respect for Wilson as a player and teammate.
“I’ll take Russ and I’ll put him at quarterback and I’ll rock with him because I’ve done that,” he said.
However, Lynch said that anything he says could be interpreted negatively due to the impact of Wilson’s goal-line interception in Super Bowl XLIX, which contributed to Wilson’s ultimate departure for the Denver Broncos and resulted in the Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots.
Lynch claimed that he and Wilson didn’t have a relationship off the field.
“Can’t pick up the phone or call old boy or nothing,” Lynch said.
When Lynch considered his connection with Wilson, the events following a game against the Tennessee Titans in 2013 jumped out.
The strategy, according to Lynch, was to take advantage of the Titans’ weak pass defense at the time since they lacked a strong secondary. Wilson’s performance was below par as he threw for 257 yards but no touchdowns as NFL reporter Simba Daily said.
Lynch claims that in order to provide support, he asked the team’s player personnel department for Wilson’s phone number. The employee made a commitment to look into it and then followed up by calling Lynch to ask if Wilson had phoned.
Lynch reacted by saying that although he hadn’t spoken with Wilson, he had received a call whose caller ID had been blocked.
Wilson and Lynch eventually had a talk, but it wasn’t what Lynch had in mind. Wilson’s answer astonished Lynch, despite his attempts to let Wilson know he “had his back,” according to Lynch.
Lynch explained the tension on the squad later in the podcast by pointing to Carroll’s treatment of Wilson with preference. Lynch remarked, “You’re kind of elevating him or thinking outside the box.” And it appears that he is not subject to the same standards of accountability that we are.
Lynch and Wilson won the Super Bowl XLVIII while working together in Seattle for four complete seasons. Lynch played one game for the Seahawks in 2019 before leaving again.
Wilson spent ten years with the Seahawks before being traded to the Broncos in 2022.
This takes us back to the long battle between the Denver Broncos vs Las Vegas Raiders games and when the Raiders beat the Broncos a straight seven times.
However, the seventh straw was the first time both teams scored a touchdown on their first possession since December 29, 2013.
In the first minutes of the game, the Raiders had a drive that ended in a touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Jakobi Meyers in a contest marked by protracted, deliberate drives from both team, the Silver and Black got their first victory of the year. Lil’Jordan Humphrey caught a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson during the Broncos’ 8:44-long drive in response.
Both sides were attempting to profit from one other’s mistakes as the game went back and forth. There were a total of ten penalties for each team. Due to Will Lutz’s failed field goal and extra point, the Broncos special teams suffered more.
Garoppolo connected with Meyers once again for a six-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 17-16 lead after trailing for the bulk of the second half with 6:34 left in the game.
Garoppolo secured the victory with an 8-yard rush for a first down following a couple of defensive stops with 1:43 remaining.
Wide receiver Jakobi Meyer, and linebacker Divine Deablo, were the Silver and Black’s offensive and defensive standouts. Meyers, a former New England Patriot, said that he wanted to make the most of his opportunity to play alongside Davante Adams in the previous week, and he undoubtedly did so. The receiver was the team’s leader in catches (nine) and receiving yards (81) before he left the game due to an injury.
Deablo played in his first regular-season game since his season-ending elbow injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in November of last year. In Denver, the linebacker appeared revitalized and was moving around the field with ease. Nine total tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass deflection were all he had by the end of Week 1.
The Las Vegas Raiders are already anticipating their next matchup against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 17.