Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Al please call Jerry

By Rick Richardson

I have been saying all along that Al will pick running back Darren Mcfadden in the 2008 NFL draft. The pick is too glamorous for someone looking to bring back the old glory. The feature back to compliment the star quarterback. Use the crafty offensive line coach to squeeze a little more juice out of a patchwork line. Now go grab a wide out in the draft with speed to burn, and wait for June 1st cuts to pull a DT off the heap for another Super Bowl run. But Al before you do all of this please call Jerry Jones and see if he is as enamored with Mcfadden as reported. If you can nab picks number 22 and 28 in the draft you have to go for it.

After all you already have a thunder and lightening approach in Justin Fargas and Tyrone Wheatley….I mean Michael Bush. Take a look at the video above and tell me he doesn’t remind you of Wheatley. The long stride and punishing shoulder. He also has decent hands for a big back. If you imagine hard enough you might think Wheatley has been cloned. Throw in Dominic Rhodes and you have the ghosts of Charlie Garner and Tyrone Wheatley. A formula that worked pretty well in its day.

With those coveted picks the Raiders could fill glaring holes at left tackle and add a speed wide receiver to stretch the field. It might be a reach to think the Raiders could wrestle that much away from the Cowboys, but I’m sure the old wizard could pull it off even if he had to offer up some picks in 2009.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dallas offered Miami both 1st round picks Marion Barber and another pick 3rd or 4th.
I say we exchange that 3rd or 4th for Flozel the Hotel Adams and push the chips to the middle of the table.
All In!
Also when you see what Bush does for us this year you'll hit yourself for comparing him to Wheatley?

March 27, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only one problem with that is that they use the draft value chart and numbers 22 and 28 do not even come close to number four he would have to get a solid player and at least a third rounder for them to be equal.

March 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the super signings during this offseason, the Raiders are hereby declared the AFC-WEST champions for the 2008 season...why wait until the games are played???

March 27, 2008 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger MoRaider said...

Anonymous #1-No need to hit myself. I agree with you, he is more talented. I have been following Bush's career with Louisville with the hope of him becoming a Raider. I always had a gut feeling that he would become a Raider. How ironic that his injury is what made him fall to the Raiders. I had the same strange feeling about Napoleon Kaufman eventually becoming a Raider. The physical resemblance between Wheatley and Bush is uncanny though in my opinion. I hadn't heard of the Dallas-Miami proposal. I would hop all over it.

Anonymous #2- You are right. I looked at the chart, but accidentally used 22 and 24 instead of 22 and 28. I still think the trade chart goes out the window a bit, now that top 4 picks carry so much of a financial burden. I think many teams consider this and the old trade chart is not as accurate as it used to be. Thanks for posting!

March 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM  

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