Oakland Raiders: Big Bodies in the Backfield

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LenDale White was recently released by the Seahawks who just acquired him in a draft day trade and now he's a free agent.
You may be thinking, "We have Michael Bush, why would we want another power back?"
My answer is simple, "Why not?"
Right now, our third and fourth running backs aren't looking too great. White would be an instant upgrade over Cartwright and Bennent. We then would have one more big pair of legs to wear down the defense. 
Also, Darren McFadden has missed seven games in the last two years due to injury. If he goes down again, White would be a great compliment to Bush.   
White will also make this rushing attack multi-dimensional. Like Raider Card Addict put it in a recent article:
"In more recent years, tandem play has had some nice effects, with the Raiders relying on three styles of backs. You have a punishing back, who slowly wears down the defensive line. You have a shifty, finesse back who specializes on manipulat...

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