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Latavius Murray driven to make Pro Bowl again ‘on my own terms’

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Raiders running back Latavius Murray wants to return to the Pro Bowl on his own terms this season. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders running back Latavius Murray wants to return to the Pro Bowl on his own terms this season. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Latavius Murray made the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl last season, but it didn’t leave him fully satisfied.

Murray was added to the Pro Bowl roster only after the Carolina Panthers advanced to the Super Bowl and a replacement was needed for their running back Jonathan Stewart.

“I want to get there next year on my own terms and on no one else’s,” Murray said Tuesday at the start of OTAs. “It was a great experience. I had a lot of fun and I’m definitely stoked I got the chance to go, but I want to make it on my own terms and what I do on the field.”

Murray rushed for 1,066 yards last season, good for second in the AFC. Individually, his numbers were solid, but the team was 28th in the league in rushing because there was no complimentary back to go along with Murray.

The hope is they might have one now in fifth-round pick DeAndre Washington.

“He’s good,” Murray said. “Quick guy, great feet, great vision and he looks real good. Excited to get to work with him and learn from him and hopefully he can learn some things from me.”

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • the egotistical dr robert

    I love good hip hop. But u won’t hear it on the radio.

  • Miamiraider78

    Yup.

  • Is dodge city nearby?
    Mike Bettes
    ‏@mikebettes

    5m5 minutes ago

    Can’t believe what I’m watching! 8th #tornado in last 75 minutes LIVE on @weatherchannel

  • BigTed707

    I think the potential for a decrease in advertising revenue will be a factor in the owners decision making. Ticket sales and concessions are not shared revenue. All 32 teams profit of of the TV revenue.

    I’m not the only one who thinks this:
    “Las Vegas does bring in a lot of visitors, but it won’t increase television revenue and it won’t create a scenario where there is a big upside for the league,” Ganis said. “Frankly, the Bay Area is a much stronger market — it’s not even close.”
    -Marc Ganis – stadium consultant – from Artz article yesterday.

  • you can crap in a pizza box and hang it on a wall and call it art.

    Sure there might be some skill in free-styling but not like singing – that takes talent

  • rifflicks

    no it’s written by talentless hacks looking to exploit the spending habits of the culturally and artistically challenged…..and is pushed by media moguls on those lacking a favorable sense of individuality and incapable of deciding for themselves what is cool, all for a piece of the profits

  • I like Wyclef Jean as far as Hip Hip goes and I am a huge TuPac fan – own everything he ever did.

    So I get rap – just not when its done so poorly

  • Texasmess75

    New post

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hah!
    Hah! Hah! Hah!
    The most influential band in rock history!
    Hah!

    And what about
    ‘she loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah’?

  • RaiderCODE

    Interesting notes :
    * Goodell is in direct communication with Libby (Mark wont speak to anyone in JPA since the lease was signed) – says NFL can/will help her identify possible solutions.
    * Reiterated the NFL will contribute $300 million for a stadium *in Oakland*
    * The NFL believes in the Oakland market and says he knows Mark Davis does too.

    funny how none of these comments made the MM..

  • BigTed707

    I’m not sure I follow, can you give an example?
    Under Armor and Gatorade don’t endorse multiple sports?

  • the egotistical dr robert

    Believe me. I can’t stand the hip hop my 26 year old nephew listens to.

    Garbage.

    But there’s great stuff. Just like in all musical forms.

  • rifflicks

    Dr Seuss was better

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You’re only half right.
    that’s not writing!

  • the egotistical dr robert
  • Miamiraider78

    Never said the latter, but to say that SOME rappers aren’t talented, is ridiculous.

  • BigTed707

    It’s bigger than some NFL Markets, like Green Bay and Buffalo, but it is not close to the Bay Area Market.
    I’m hoping for the impossible – new Stadium in Oakland!

  • rifflicks

    3 hours away

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hell getting old and out of touch, isn’t it?

  • Miamiraider78

    You didn’t listen, hush up cranky.

  • rifflicks

    wouldn’t waste my time on that crap

  • Bingo!~

  • Miamiraider78

    That’s a mighty large brush you’re painting every fan of hip hop with. You sound kind of ignorant.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Talent will always out.
    But Sturgeon’s Law says that 90% of everything is crap.

  • Miamiraider78

    So you sound ignorant for describing a genre of music you don’t even listen too!

  • BigTed707

    Suzie Q, I love you, Suzie Q

  • the egotistical dr robert

    Oh we all get attached to the stuff we liked in our youth and I don’t pretend to be “up on stuff”, but I’ve always loved good hip hop. And I could never stand mainstreamy stuff.

  • rifflicks

    well I’ve seen your posts…..you regularly leave little doubt

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I think we have a failure to communicate.

  • rifflicks

    BS….I’m forced to listen to it at eardrum shattering volumes sitting at stoplights or sitting in a parkinglot

  • Miamiraider78

    I listen to everything because I give it all a chance. I’ve even dabbled in country music which I didn’t care for at all when I was younger. I like Brooks and Dunn, Neon Moon but I love hip hop.

  • Miamiraider78

    Your kids like it? lol

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Driving thru the wrong neighborhood.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Which is any where you hear it!

  • rifflicks

    No my son was raised with music in the house, but for some reasons likes metal

  • Miamiraider78

    Says the guy that insults everyone even when it’s unprovoked. Classic! lol You’re a disgruntled human but I still like you because you’re funny.

  • rifflicks

    there’s only one neighborhood with a shopping district for 80 miles

  • Dakota

    Longhorn Steakhouse, $18 ribeye and loaded baked potato.

    Found a huge hair in a bloomin’ onion at Outback a few years ago…..have only been back once lol.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Love that song.
    glad I didn’t start this thread.
    Glad I finally have beer too!

  • rifflicks

    or, don’t

  • Miamiraider78

    If you’ve followed Wyclef Jean from his days with the Fugees and there after, he produced an artist called Canibus. That’s the type of lyricism I like. That’s not everyday garbage on the radio.

  • rifflicks

    I found a fake fingernail in the mash potatoes at a Longhorn

  • Miamiraider78

    I will! lol

  • Dakota

    Lol

  • Dan78

    Bwahahahahahahahaha…

  • c2e

    Dun dun dun, and the plot thickens.