Raiders DE Bruce Irvin Focused on Making Babies, Not Losing

The Oakland Raiders were smoked by Seattle in London Sunday 27-3. Most members of the Raiders were dejected and embarrassed as they were about to board a painful 11-hour flight back home. But not defensive end Bruce Irvin. He had other things on his mind.

Now that’s you spin a negative into a positive. Irvin’s wife, who may soon be extra busy, is former collegiate tennis star Alyssa Hackworth-Irvin

Irvin had a monster year for the Raiders last season, his second in Oakland after beginning his career in Seattle in 2012. Irvin recorded eight sacks and was the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist. He’s also been a force this season, already collecting three sacks, but the startling, downward trajectory of the organization under Jon Grudem has clouded individual achievement. Today’s loss to Irvin’s former team was a particular low point.

But perhaps the Raiders woes will produce a silver lining: a few little Irvin babies roaming around.