Johnnie Lee Higgins Has Earned the Right To Play in Oakland

August 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lost in the mix of hypemen such as Bruce Gradkowski, Darren McFadden and Chaz Schilens is the Raiders statistically best Wide Receiver, fourth year pro Johnnie Lee Higgins.
In his entire career Higgins has made one critically unforgivable mistake we'll call "Weddlegate."
Despite the electrifying returns, deceptive speed, and skill that made him a star and clearly the best Raider WR in 2008, Higgins has remained in the doghouse of the ever incompetent Tom Cable and consequently Raider Nation.
Higgins was just as responsible for the Raiders late season emergence in 2009 as Bruce Almighty was, reeling in clutch catch after clutch down the stretch in games vs. the Steelers, Redskins, Kansas City and Baltimore.
Higgins amassed 15 catches in these games despite taking as little as five snaps in an entire game!
I would venture to say that Higgins plays the least amount of snaps of any of the regular receivers. Johnathan Holland gets more respect and he has never done ...

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