“Ro” Should Be Short For Rock

August 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After reading various news stories about the Oakland Raiders defense and most importantly the new linebackers, I've been very impressed with what I've heard about Rolando "Ro" McClain.
He's known as being a leader, a very smart player and a great teammate. It's only 4 days into training camp and all 3 issues have already been addressed. 
The last several seasons has seen a lack of communication among the linebackers with someone always being out of position because they had no one to keep them in line. The middle linebacker's job is to keep the defense in the right position and to effectively communicate any changes and then effectively be able to ensure everyone's in the right spot. 
Ro is taking over a beloved Oakland Raider in Kirk Morrison. Although Kirk was a great teammate and had some skills, he sorely lacked in the communication and studying departments and wasn't a great fit for Oakland's middle linebacker spot.
Some fans in the Raider Nation be...

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