The tweet Marshawn thumbed out yesterday said it all: “Yes Lawd 12th man I’m thankful but (bleep) just got REAL I had hella fun in Seattle…but I’m really from Oakland doe like really, really, really from Oakland doe…town bizness breathe on me.”
Seriously. The only way this guy would come back would be with a tweet like that. And “town bizness breathe on me” is right up there with his best catchphrases ever… right alongside, “I’m just about that action, boss.”
After all… this guy specializes in two things: running through dudes’ faces and dropping catchphrases. I don’t know if he can still run through dudes’ faces after taking last year off, but after that tweet, I sure as hell know I want to find out.
Now who is Oakland getting? The violent, downhill runner who snotbubbled fools? Or the 2015 version, who was busted up and a shell of himself?
And was the year away from the game good for him… or is it going to make it even tougher for him to come back. If he’s healthy, and locked in and anywhere near what he was back in 2014, the Raiders are Super Bowl material.
But if he’s gassed and not focused, he’s not going to help them win anything other than the press conference.