Raiders captain Maxx Crosby: “No more talking – let’s ball”

Mike Dixon
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As the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for Monday Night Football and Week 1 of the NFL regular season, newly named team captain Maxx Crosby has one clear message.

It’s time to do it on the field.

Maxx Crosby and the newly rebuilt and restocked Raiders defense hosts the dangerous Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium Monday in front of a national audience and the third-year defensive star is fired up.

Crosby was named one of seven team captains on the Raiders this season and is expected to benefit greatly from the addition of Yannick Ngokaue, Gerald McCoy and linebackers Denzel Perryman and K.J. Wright.

When asked about Monday night’s game on a big stage against the challenging Ravens, Crosby was succinct when talking to VegasSportsToday.

“No more talking – it’s time to ball,” Maxx Crosby said.

After spending the offseason continuing to work hard to keep his sobriety, Maxx Crosby is in the best shape of his life and it shows.

“Everyone is bringing it, the passion is there, it just gotta translate on Sundays,” Crosby said in a recent press conference.

Maxx Crosby 3.0: Ready, willing and able

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Maxx Crosby continues to be a steadying force on the Raiders defensive front. Without much help up front last year, Crosby still put up numbers despite playing 2020 with a torn labrum. Crosby still notched seven sacks and 20 tackles last year and looks to match or exceed his rookie sack total of 10. With McCoy in the middle and fellow defensive end Ngokaue on the other side, the sky’s the limit for “Mad” Maxx who could be the defense key for the Raiders defensive unit. Check out the latest Maxx Crosby gear here.