Kamerion Wimbley: Why Oakland’s Acquisition of Wimbley Suggests the 3-4

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sportsline.com has reported that the Oakland Raiders acquired LB Kamerion Wimbley from the Cleveland Browns for a third round pick. This move marks the first acquisition by the Raiders this offseason.
Subsequently, the move likely spells the end to LB Kirk Morrison's tenure in Oakland.
I'm not sure what to make of this transaction because Wimbley has been a productive player, but has slumped since his rookie season in which he totaled 11.5 sacks.
Nevertheless, the Browns have had problems on the defensive-line, which has surely put more pressure on Wimbley to pick up their slack.
But for a third round pick?  I just hope that Morrison signs with another team, so that the Raiders will regain a pick in the third round.
To play the devil's advocate, by which I mean Al Davis, this move suggests that the Raiders could convert to the 3-4 as the base defense. 
After the acquisition of DE Richard Seymour from the Patriots in 2009, I have questioned whet...

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