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Tuckdaddy
08-20-2005, 01:14 PM
The xperts think he was such a great pick up and will turn their ground around but I ask you. When did he become a feared RB? When did he get to be so great? I don't think he sucks but people are acting like they just signed the second coming of Walter Payton. He's not a threat to score from 60 yards out. He can get some tough yards but this guy is not explosive.

TRR
08-20-2005, 01:17 PM
He solid, but nothing spectacular. The coaching staff is still going to mix in Crockett, etc. I was never that impressed with him at the Jets.

To me, the best running back they had in a couple of years was Amos Zereoue. I may get some heat for that, but he really is in the Priest Holmes mold. Great quickness, great toughness, and very elusive. He just never got a shot.

SNR
08-20-2005, 01:18 PM
He solid, but nothing spectacular. The coaching staff is still going to mix in Crockett, etc. I was never that impressed with him at the Jets.

To me, the best running back they had in a couple of years was Amos Zereoue. I may get some heat for that, but he really is in the Priest Holmes mold. Great quickness, great toughness, and very elusive. He just never got a shot.Same here

whoman69
08-20-2005, 01:45 PM
People have already annointed the Raiders one of the premier offenses in the league, just like Michael Vick is a premier QB.

Dave Lane
08-20-2005, 01:50 PM
People have already annointed the Raiders one of the premier offenses in the league, just like Michael Vick is a premier QB.


ROFL ROFL ROFL


Dave

Chiefs Pantalones
08-20-2005, 01:57 PM
With Randy Moss, Porter, and Gabriel at WR, Al Davis will send an electric shock down through the head set of Norv Turner's if they run the ball more than once in a game.

Braincase
08-20-2005, 02:05 PM
Short Rap Sheet.

TheNextStep
08-20-2005, 02:18 PM
Last year, the Raiders were dead last in rushing attempts per game, rushing yards per game, and run/pass ratio. On the latter, they were very nearly historically bad - with two weeks left in the season, they were on pace to finish with the most lopsided run/pass ratio in history.

Last season, while serving as a backup running back in New York, LaMont Jordan gained more yards on the ground than Oakland's leading rusher. That leading rusher was Amos Zereoue... and he put up the lowest numbers in the history of the Raiders for season leading running backs.

That's why signing Jordan was a good thing.

Nobody is saying that he's a feared running back. Nobody is saying that he's great. Nobody is saying that he's the second coming of Walter Payton. What people are saying (and it is far from unreasonable to say it) is that LaMont Jordan represents a significant upgrade at the position for the Raiders. As for him not being explosive, I tend to agree with you that he's not a "score from 60 yards out" threat... but how many running backs in the NFL are? In 1600+ carries, Priest Holmes has 39 that went for 20 yards or more. Still, I don't think it's fair to pigeonhole him as a "gets tough yards" short yardage specialist. I think that the fact that his career average is 4.9 YPC testifies that he can do a little more than that.

MichaelH
08-20-2005, 02:40 PM
Short Rap Sheet.

Exactly! ROFL