Friday, March 28, 2014
Oakland Raiders Making Contender Moves
As an Oakland Raiders fan I'm very satisfied with the moves GM Reggie McKenzie and company are making. Instead of breaking the bank, and it's a loaded bank, with one superstar signing, they're adding parts that'll make the whole team better.
Today's signing of running back Maurice Jones-Drew can only add upside to an offensive backfield that's in need of reinforcements. MJD paired with Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece brings a change-up tandem that's been missing since the playoff days of running backs Tyrone Wheatley and Charlie Garner. We still await the coming out party of 2013 draft pick Latavius Murray, who missed last season due to an ankle injury. Murray wears jersey #34, yep, the one that Bo Jackson made legendary.
So the Raiders have added at just about every position with the exception of wide receiver. And it just so happens that former Cal Bears receiver DeSean Jackson, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler, was just released from the Philadelphia Eagles today. Come'on Reggie; bring DJ home where he belongs.
Should the Raiders sign DeSean to catch passes from "The Schaub," this 2014 Oakland Raiders squad will be the most exciting group to suit up in silver and black since, since, since, wow!
Just Win Baby, Al's Watching!
Update - Raiders Defensive Tackle Pat Sims Re-signed