With Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, Gerorge Atkinson III, Kory Sheets, Jeremy Stewart, Jamize Olawale, Marcel Reece and Karl Williams on the roster it looks like the 2014 Oakland Raiders are going with a running-back-by-committee scheme.
We have a burner in McFadden. A couple of powerhouses in MJD and Stewart. A smaller back in Sheets. A promising all-round back in Murray and a pass-catching wizard in Reece.
Most exciting of all, however, is that we now have a much bigger, more powerful….simply better, offensive line. We are going to pound the ball down opponents throats. Expect big years for MJD, McFadden and Reece, and this will make Schaub’s job a lot easier, as the LB’ers are more concerned about stopping the run than helping out with the pass.