The Oakland Raiders are averaging 63 yards per game, dead last in the NFL. They are averaging 3.4 yards per carry, 29th. Oakland has two touchdowns on the ground, dead last yet again. The running game sucks and Maurice Jones-Drew (the only move to bolster the running attack) has been a huge bust. His 2.1ypc average is beyond pathetic and his 8.8ypg has been equally abysmal. They are so bad they are only averaging 18 carries a game, last place again by over 30 attempts.
General Manager Reggie McKenzie needs to be working the phones to see if Tate or Blount is interested in coming to Oakland for a visit. Blount, 27, might be better suited to the offense. His bruising style will be a nice change of pace to McFadden’s shiftiness and speed.
He averaged 24.2 yards per game for the Steelers (4.1 yards per carry) and two TD’s. His best season was his rookie year with Tampa Bay in 2010 (77.5ypg, 5ypc, and six TD’s), but last season he averaged 5ypc and ran for a career-high seven TD’s with the New England Patriots.
Tate, 26, made six starts (in eight games) and averaged 41.6ypg, but just 3.1 yards per carry and four TD’s. He was a prized free agent pickup from the Houston Texans in the offseason but ultimately lost his job to Isaiah Crowell. Cleveland also has rookie Terrance West so Tate became expendable.
Release MJD and sign one of these guys to come in and help rookie Derek Carr so he isn’t at such a disadvantage having to throw so much.
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