Doug Martin has “a fresh set of legs,” according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson, as the 29-year-old running back has shown his quick burst of old during the Raiders’ organized team activities. It sets up a running back competition at training camp between Martin and Marshawn Lynch.
Martin, who has two 1,400-yard rushing seasons and four others with 400 yards, signed with the Raiders in March soon after the Buccaneers released him. He spent six seasons in Tampa Bay but had a career-low 406 yards Cheap Authentic Jerseys last season and averaged only 2.9 yards per carry the past two years.
He also served a four-game suspension while with Tampa Bay.
“I got in my own way,” Martin said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Martin, though, gets a new start with a new team in a new city and a new coaching staff.
And now Nimmo is making the most of his opportunity.
Getting consistent at-bats I’ve been able to make some adjustments,” Nimmo said of his success. Being able to get up there and if something doesn’t work, you get an immediate feedback as it’s not just one and done. You get that confidence in the big leagues, that’s a big thing.”
Duvernay-Tardif said he plans to do a residency in emergency medicine, but that football remains his main priority while the medical degree is Cheap China Jerseys a “really strong Plan B” for the time being. He also thanked Chiefs coach Andy Reid, whose mother also went to medical school at McGill, for giving him the space to pursue both interests simultaneously.
“Not all the coaches saw my second career with that same optimism,” Duvernay-Tardif said, via ESPN.com. “Some coaches asked me, ‘How do we really know you want to play football?’ Coach Reid never asked me that question. With him, it’s always been, ‘We know you want to play football because you’re here.’ He trusts me. That’s one thing I respect and admire about him. He told me that he was going to do anything he could to help me succeed. It’s been four years now, and Coach Reid has stood by that plan. Every year when we end the season, we have our exit meeting with coach Reid, and he’s always asking me where I am in school and what the plan is for the offseason.”