The Raiders of the Lost Al

Oct 5, 2009

I like Darren McFadden.  I really do.  If he was selected by any other team in the league he’d have a much better career path by now.  Now’s he out for 2-4 weeks with torn meniscus in his knee.

Even when he returns things aren’t going to get better until someone other than JaMarcus Russell is under Center.  He just isn’t equipped at the time to be a starting QB on any team, let alone a dysfunctional one like the Raiders.  Unfortunately they cut the QB that gave them the best chance to win — Jeff Garcia.  With a strong defense and a seemingly mediocre division they would have been better off trying to grind out some Wins with Garcia.

The Raiders do not have one player you can count on for fantasy football production.  Even Zach Miller, who managed to have a great year despite Russell’s ineptness last season, can’t be counted on.  Even with Run DMC out a couple of weeks, you can’t count on Michael Bush to produce at the rate their offense is performing.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    October 5th, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    Great Tittle

  2. Marc M from CR
    October 6th, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    They are incredible. I had the misfortune of watching them this week vs. Houston, and they are unwatchable.

    The WR’s can’t catch a ball at all. Russell made a (few) nice throws that were dropped. Louis Murphy has hands made of lead or something. In the immortal words of Jim Mora…. We SUCKED!

    But lets be honest…. DMC has had about 1 good game in 2 years. You watch him and he doesn’t seem to hit the hole with authority, always bouncing outside and getting stopped by first level defenders.

  3. LestersLegends
    October 6th, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    Thanks Larry.
    Marc – That’s true, but you wonder if he came up in another organization if he wouldn’t be much better. That organization sucks the life out of people.

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