Raider Nation’s New Secretary of Defense

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Raider Nation has a new Secretary of Defense. He is Butkus Award winning middle linebacker Rolando McClain.
The Raiders are coming off of a year where the defense ranked 29th against the run. The new Secretary Of Defense was appointed to fix that problem in Raider Nation.
Does Raider Nation really have their man?
That is the million dollar question.
Raider Nation has their man if he is physical, smart, and instinctive. Speed helps but he must have the aforementioned traits along with the ability to shed blocks.
Is he physical?
Former Alabama teammates  speak loud and clear about McClain's physicality. Cornerback Javier Arenas said this about what it was like to be hit by McClain.
"You black out for a second and try to figure out what truck hit you. You see him walking away. Ok, it's him."
And that's when he's helping you make a tackle!
McClain ...

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