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  • #16
    soild pick up. cant wait to see him on play.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by raidersfanxxx View Post
      soild pick up. cant wait to see him on play.
      Well, we might have to wait a bit longer than expected. I read somewhere that he can be suspended for 4 games to start the season.

      Found it:

      Dominic Rhodes' two-year deal with the Raiders is worth $7.5 million and contains a signing bonus of $1 million.

      Rhodes, who NFL insiders feel may face a four-game suspension after his February arrest for DUI, will receive $1.5 million in 2007 base pay. The deal includes language protecting Oakland if the suspension comes to be. The Contra Costa Times believes the most likely scenario in Oakland's backfield this season is the team using a two-back system.

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      • #18
        I've always liked LaMont Jordan, thought he had a very good 2005 season when the Raiders got the ball in his hands, and was surprised that people could not see that he wasn't going to have a good 2006 season thanks to the offensive coordinator/system in place. He'll bounce back with Lane Kiffin and Greg Knapp calling the shots.

        That said, it's smart thinking by the Oakland Raiders to sign Dominic Rhodes as a proven runningback who can also catch the ball and pass protect moderately well. Maybe, in addition to Rhodes and Jordan keeping each other fresh for the entire season, having Rhodes on the roster will motivate Jordan even more than he will be in proving he can bounce back.

        The Raiders should run more than they pass in 2007, and the backfield will likely be the most consistent portion of the passing/receiving game, I think:
        1. Obviously, they now have a two-headed monster of LaMont Jordan and Dominic Rhodes at runningback. And Justin Griffith is one of the better receiving fullbacks in the league.
        2. At least one new quarterback will be added to the roster, most likely a rookie. Young quarterback Andrew Walter also remains, and he's not in any position to carry a team.
        3. It's easier to ask a new offensive line to run block than pass block.
        4. It's easier to ask a quarterback, behind a new offensive line and in terms of accuracy, to pass the ball to the runningback than throw the ball deep down the field (amazing how Walsh couldn't get this into his skull).
        5. The threat of the play-action pass can help in passing the ball down the field.
        6. New head coach Lane Kiffin has to decide how much of the offense he ultimately envisions for the Raiders can be installed this year, especially depending on who's the quarterback, while also erasing the trash of last year's offense.
        7. Running the ball, or even dumping off the ball in a run-like pass, will help keep the Raiders' playoff-caliber defense off the field. They had no chance last year.
        8. Although each AFC West rival has a flaw in its pass defense - Denver (no pass rush), Kansas City Chiefs (linebackers in coverage/old corners/young safeties who might enter starting lineup), and San Diego (their pass rush does wonders to cover up their secondary) - running the ball would seem to be the best course of attack against the rest of the AFC West.
        9. Calvin Johnson is a stud, but you can't bank your offense on him taking the league by storm as a rookie. Hence a 2-year contract for Rhodes.
        Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Geo View Post
          I've always liked LaMont Jordan, thought he had a very good 2005 season when the Raiders got the ball in his hands, and was surprised that people could not see that he wasn't going to have a good 2006 season thanks to the offensive coordinator/system in place. He'll bounce back with Lane Kiffin and Greg Knapp calling the shots.

          That said, it's smart thinking by the Oakland Raiders to sign Dominic Rhodes as a proven runningback who can also catch the ball and pass protect moderately well. Maybe, in addition to Rhodes and Jordan keeping each other fresh for the entire season, having Rhodes on the roster will motivate Jordan even more than he will be in proving he can bounce back.

          The Raiders should run more than they pass in 2007, and the backfield will likely be the most consistent portion of the passing/receiving game, I think:
          1. Obviously, they now have a two-headed monster of LaMont Jordan and Dominic Rhodes at runningback. And Justin Griffith is one of the better receiving fullbacks in the league.
          2. At least one new quarterback will be added to the roster, most likely a rookie. Young quarterback Andrew Walter also remains, and he's not in any position to carry a team.
          3. It's easier to ask a new offensive line to run block than pass block.
          4. It's easier to ask a quarterback, behind a new offensive line and in terms of accuracy, to pass the ball to the runningback than throw the ball deep down the field (amazing how Walsh couldn't get this into his skull).
          5. The threat of the play-action pass can help in passing the ball down the field.
          6. New head coach Lane Kiffin has to decide how much of the offense he ultimately envisions for the Raiders can be installed this year, especially depending on who's the quarterback, while also erasing the trash of last year's offense.
          7. Running the ball, or even dumping off the ball in a run-like pass, will help keep the Raiders' playoff-caliber defense off the field. They had no chance last year.
          8. Although each AFC West rival has a flaw in its pass defense - Denver (no pass rush), Kansas City Chiefs (linebackers in coverage/old corners/young safeties who might enter starting lineup), and San Diego (their pass rush does wonders to cover up their secondary) - running the ball would seem to be the best course of attack against the rest of the AFC West.
          9. Calvin Johnson is a stud, but you can't bank your offense on him taking the league by storm as a rookie. Hence a 2-year contract for Rhodes.
          Great Post! I like the fact that it looks like we will be reliant on the run game this year. With a D like ours we should be running the ball 30-35 times a game. I still believe Walter, with a more QB friendly system, can be a game manager at the very least and has all the tools to develop into something more down the road. If we go Russell or Quinn I wouldn't be pissed at all but I would love to see us trade Moss sign a vet (Green, Rattay, even Harrington) and draft CJ. Run the hell out of the ball and with CJ, Porter, and Curry we shouldn't be facing too many 8 man fronts in the run game. Next year as our QB (Walter or whoever) become more comfortable in the offense we start to open it up with 3 WR sets and CJ becomes a PRO BOWLER!
          Love those who love you but don't let love f*ck up your vision. How much love did your loved ones have when you were broke or doing time in prison? RIP MAC DRE

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          • #20
            Great points Geo, best way to get success out of a young QB is to take the pressure off with a good run game, looks like we will be committed to the run. I love it.

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            • #21
              I was a bit schocked with the signing quite honestly, but i think it could be pretty good.

              "Dying ain't much of a living, boy" -Josey Wales
              Originally posted by TitanHope
              R4L does security, and strips on the weekend.
              He told me the best part is being able to wear the same uniform to both jobs.

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              • #22
                Alright signing, we could of at least waited for somebody a little better like Chris Brown or somebody.


                Thanks to jackalope

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