Mike Mitchell: How Will the Raiders Get Him More Playing Time?

July 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There was an article in the Contra Costa Times by Jerry Mac entitled, "Camp Questions: How Good Is Mike Mitchell?"
I wanted to take a moment and expound on the part where he asked, "Where does he fit in?"
Well, we know he has played both safety positions in college and so far (due to his hamstring injury) he has mainly been on special teams and in some run downs.
I like the ferociousness that he plays with but the story on him is that sometimes he misses tackles while looking for the big hit.
Now we have a decent free safety in Michael Huff, who is showing more promise as of late, but plays the pass better than the run.
I believe that Mitchell plays the run better than the pass, which is why he is listed as strong safety to play closer to the line.
The problem for me is that I like him and Tyvon.
Tyvon is a much better at covering slot receivers and tight ends and he tackles very well, but he isn't FEARED .
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