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    I was surprised by the the Shields pick too, especially after Kiff said they were looking to add depth to the OL and possibly add a pass rusher in day two.

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    Colt Brennan just got drafted in the 5th round. I bring this up because fellow Raider fan USCKingsfan31 said he would have drafted him 1st overall last year and I thought that was hilarious. Good call Vegas Dave!

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    Get on the phone with Oakland, ASU. You NEED D-line support!! Stat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by So Sumi View Post
    Get on the phone with Oakland, ASU. You NEED D-line support!! Stat!!
    Yea, I mean at this point in the draft it's all luck if you get a productive NFL player.

    The Raiders are banking a lot of Tommy Kelly excelling as the penetrating DT that they think he is. Remember he has never really played their full time. I've seen quotes from Sapp praising him to no end and a quote from Bellicek that is to the same effect. So we'll see if he's the guy.

    Similarly, the Raiders will be banking on Terdell Sands to go back to the form he was 2 years ago. I'm not holding my breath but he has a lot of size and if he plays up to his ability he can be the run plugger the Raiders desperately need. He got rewarded for his play last offseason with a big contract and laid an egg. Apparently he had a lot of off the field things that had him distracted(a death in his family, I think maybe 2 that affected him) so let's cross our fingers he has a rebound year.

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    In any case, you should take a moment and celebrate the future and whatever it holds. Watching Russell and McFadden will be a fun combo. Let's just hope that O-line keeps them free from injury and unnecessary cheap shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by So Sumi View Post
    In any case, you should take a moment and celebrate the future and whatever it holds. Watching Russell and McFadden will be a fun combo. Let's just hope that O-line keeps them free from injury and unnecessary cheap shots.
    It will be, Russell needs weapons and while Fargas is a dependable RB he is not a gamebreaker and is pretty worthless in the passing game.

    McFadden can catch the rock and has that big play ability no on one the Raiders has.

    I think the oline will be fine. I have a lot of faith in Tom Cable. Kwame Harris has been bad, but he's had something like 3-4 offensive line coaches in his first few years in the league. Seems like the guy never really had a chance to be good.

    I don't expect the Raiders to contend next year, I'll be happy with 6 wins or so, I think one more productive draft gets the Raiders back into playoff contention.

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    I'm thrilled with the way the direction this thread has gone. I started it, basically as a pre-emptive strike against the haters.

    I wanted to get that Kiffin story out before they did so we could avoid all the "Raiders suck posts" and this thread has turned into a pretty good for Raider discussion. So props to Sarf, DieHardKingsfan, USCKingsfan, and So Sumi(I'm pretty sure your a Raiders fan) for some real good Raider talk.

    So let's keep this thread going, I'm optomistic about this season, I agree our dline is still a question mark, as well as our WR corps, and even our oline but hey it's no fun being pessimistic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Colt Brennan just got drafted in the 5th round. I bring this up because fellow Raider fan USCKingsfan31 said he would have drafted him 1st overall last year and I thought that was hilarious. Good call Vegas Dave!
    I won't shy away! I absolutely still have 100% faith that this kid will be the real deal...

    His stock plummeted after the Georgia game, VERY unfairly. The Hawaii offensive line was absolutely no match for Georgia's SEC D-line. Brennan was hurried / hit every play for the entire game. Put Matt Ryan in Brennan's spot in that game and show me a better stat line. No way.

    Some of his works were not up to par, but considering that he was coming off a concussion and needing surgery, I wouldn't hold it completely against him.

    He is a project; he does throw lame ducks when throwing off the wrong foot, and he does throw low at times when pressured. The biggest knock on him is durability.

    This offseason Brennan hit the gym hard and has put on over 25 pounds of muscle. He is up to 215 - 220 now. Should help with the durability. His flaws are coachable. He has excellent vision of the field, a rocket arm, accuracy, and quick feet in the pocket... stuff that can't be taught.

    He is at the very least a much better QB and draft pick than John David Booty was. In a few years he should be a more than capable #2, and will be one opportunity away from being the "NFL Draft - Gotta Go Deep" story of 2008.

    Brennan/Peterson would have been nice, but I guess Jamarcus/McFadden will have to do

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    ASU, what do you think of McFadden's fantasy outlook this season? I used to be a big Raider guy but being so much into fantasy now I mainly follow players and coaches and end up rooting for those teams. I really wanted to see the Raiders get Chris Long to keep the family line going but the Rams liked the kid as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roenick View Post
    ASU, what do you think of McFadden's fantasy outlook this season? I used to be a big Raider guy but being so much into fantasy now I mainly follow players and coaches and end up rooting for those teams. I really wanted to see the Raiders get Chris Long to keep the family line going but the Rams liked the kid as well.
    I think he's a great long term option and a good short term option.

    The Raiders will have a 2 back system with Fargas and McFadden sharing the ball. Similar to how the Vikings used Taylor and Peterson. I think Fargas will still get a good share of the carries(more than Taylor did with Minny) but McFadden will catch more balls and be more of an option in the passing game.

    The Raiders oline isn't as good as Minnesota's but the zone blocking turned Fargas into a 1000 rusher so I think McFadden will be fine.

    I would draft him as a #2 RB.

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