Oakland Raiders: Rolando McClain…Time for You to Play the Gatekeeper!

September 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Some have to wonder, is this what the Raiders had in mind when their pick was announced during the first round of the draft?
Week one, against the Titans.
Chris Johnson, getting the ball, runs towards the line. With a stutter-step, he slips between a tackle and guard, rams into Kirk Morrison, and flattens him.
76 yards later, the crowd is going wild, as the Titans have an early lead.
Not exactly a pretty picture.
Now, back to the draft. Most of the coaches, front office and players know the Raiders need help against the run. A team has a problem winning when your safeties lead the team in tackling....it means your front seven are revolving doors. The one that probably doesn't think the team needs help, Al Davis....where'd he go?
So Tom Cable and a small batch of minds look over the charts. There is a large wall of a man, named Rolando McClain on the board....just came from a national championship team in college.
Why not?
So Oakland, going agains...

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