Tomlinson Describes Extra Motivation When Playing The Raiders

LT seems to really get up to play the Oakland Raiders more so than any other team in the league. Through his 15 career games against the Raiders, Tomlinson has burned them for 1815 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Tomlinson does the Raiders dirty and when asked why he seems to have such great success against the silver and black, #21 reflected back to his rookie year:

I really enjoy playing that team. I enjoy going into Oakland. I remember when I first got here people used to always describe the rivalry between the Chargers and the Raiders. When I went to [Qualcomm] stadium the very first time [playing the Raiders], I was very upset with how many Raiders fans were there. That added motivation for me because I always felt that if we were going to have a lot of Raiders fans at that game then they’re going to go home mad, because they lost. And I always felt like that. It always added a bit of motivation for me and it’s just continued to kind of roll over. That game is something for bragging rights for our fans. They’ve been dealing with this Raiders – Chargers deal for a long time. The fans a lot of times will get a bad deal of coming to Qualcomm and having so many Raiders fans that they don’t even feel like it’s a home game for us. So that part of it has always been there. And I don’t know what it is about going there [to Oakland], but it’s a great feeling when you walk out of that stadium and you got a victory.

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September 30, 2008

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Anonymous said... Sep 30, 2008, 2:54:00 PM

10 straight wins against the Faders....ahhh, life is good!

Anonymous said... Oct 1, 2008, 7:54:00 AM

Just wait until the Fins crush the Bolts for their seventh straight. Norv Turner is a loser who inheritied a good team.

Anonymous said... Oct 1, 2008, 2:57:00 PM

Hahahaha, Tuna's Fish beating the Bolts??? Fucking hilarious!!!!

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