But I think they’re doing what they can. I’m sure there’s more they can do, and I’m sure they’re probably looking into it, one way or the other. But then again, you don’t want to change the whole concept of pro football, or football in general, or else people aren’t going to come. If they change the way football is played, to a great degree, it won’t be the same game. It’ll be more like rugby, dragging people down from behind, instead of putting your helmet right there in somebody’s gut. And that’s what people love to see.
In the 13-10 win over the Cowboys in the preseason opener, Gurley managed just two yards on four carries . Goff had the opening score of the game when he drove the team 33 yards and hit Robert Woods near the end zone. Woods would fumble the ball but Cooper Kupp fell on it for the score. Kupp would finish with the touchdown and two catches for 35 yards. Justin Davis led the way on the ground, going for 70 yards on nine carriers. His longest run was 32 yards and he averaged carries on the night. Raiders Ready to Play Derek Carr and Marshawn Lynch both sat for week one of the 2017 preseason. Of course, Marshawn Lynch sitting during the national anthem will probably garner more attention than anything that actually happened during the game. Lynch was signed in the offseason after being lured out of retirement, but the jury is still out as to whether the former Seahawk will be more of a help or a hindrance at this point. Carr is coming back from a broken leg and the jury is probably more decided that he can return to form instead of struggling and fading from the limelight.