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ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THE KEY FOR THIS team in this new offense will be to establish a running game. If Darren McFadden can come back and be the player that he was a couple of years ago, the offense has a chance to score. But McFadden's greatest strength is his greatest weakness: The guy runs so hard that he subjects his body to a lot of hits. How many games can he give them? One of their other backs—Taiwan Jones or Mike Goodson—has to step up, and neither has proved he can be a No. 2 running back.
Marcel Reece is the dark horse in this offense. He's a fullback who can be flexed out. If a tight end doesn't emerge, Reece can be used in much the same way as a tight end with his blocking and receiving ability.
Carson Palmer is no longer a quarterback who can march the ball down the field and beat you. He has to rely on a good running game to be effective.
All of these receivers are speedsters. I like Darrius Heyward-Bey a lot. He's the most versatile wideout the Raiders have. He has good speed, can make someone miss and is a decent blocker. I think he takes the next step this year. Heyward-Bey is more consistent than Denarius Moore. Moore caught a lot of people off guard last year with his ability to get downfield, but now defenses will be more aware of him.... Jacoby Ford is up and down.
Tight end Brandon Myers is not a receiving threat. I could cover Myers."
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