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The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby PapaPark » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:00 pm

So...

Jordan started out the first three weeks like a surefire RB1. He injures his back and his number decline. He comes back after the bye and says he's fine but his numbers clearly show something is wrong.

The Raiders announce Fargas will start to carry the load more.

But Fargas isn't really that great either.

So..

My thoughts are the Raiders are using this to try and light a fire in Jordan's BLEEP.

I'm thinking this could be a trap for fantasy owners to play Fargas and not Jordan.

Jordan comes in... scores thrice against the Texans and Fargas is stuck with 5 carries for 20 yards.

What do you think?
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby beanoX3 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:25 pm

Some fantasy writers are speculating that Jordan's big drop in numbers is due to the crapiness that is Daunte Culpepper. C-Pep's leg hobbles him taking snaps under center, so the Raiders have been running out of the shotgun. Jordan isn't all that fast in the first place, so him running from shotgun means an extra beat or two for defenders to crash the hole and hit Jordan. Fargas, being quicker and faster, can adjust a bit better.

So basically, I don't see Jordan's numbers improving as long as C-Pep is starting.
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby eaglesfan » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:54 am

Mcnown is starting now so he should improve
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby RazzLeDazzLe » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:29 am

eaglesfan wrote:Mcnown is starting now so he should improve


He will be starting this weekend?
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby eaglesfan » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:03 am

The Raiders have named Josh McCown their Week 9 starter.

Although McCown is far from the Raiders' long-term answer, he gives their passing game a fighting chance. He will make mistakes, but ultimately help Ronald Curry and Jerry Porter's weekly yardage. Still, if the Raiders continue to lose games, there's a good chance we'll see JaMarcus Russell before the season is through. McCown is worth a look if you are desperate for a QB2, but his staying power is questionable. Nov. 1 - 5:01 pm et
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby PapaPark » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:26 pm

Well there goes my theory.
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby Green Monstah » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:32 pm

There have been some rumors of Jordan being cut this week in Oakland :-° Take it for what its worth. Either way, I think the rest of the season will see a jumbled backfield in Oakland with no clear cut starter...
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby RazzLeDazzLe » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:36 am

Are you guys planning to sit Jordan tomorrow?
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Re: The Oakland Backfield - Fargas vs Jordan

Postby PapaPark » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:12 am

Currently I have him starting but I'm a little worried now that I see the above post about him getting cut.

Edit: I may now be starting Fargas. Check this out

3. What's the story with the running game? The first couple of weeks, it looked dangerous. Now it seems to have stalled. Don't get me wrong--I like stalled, what with my squad being positively schizophrenic defending the run and all. What do you expect out of the running game on Sunday? And who is the lead dog--LaMont Jordan? Son of Huggy Bear? Or Dominic "I Didn't Sign With Oakland To Return Kicks" Rhodes?

The bottom line with the running game is that Lane kept on running LaMont even though he was hurt.

Early on, LaMont was running like a bull in Pamplona. Everything was down hill and has was careening off of walls and running into bodies. LaMont was hitting the hole hard and fast, now, he is just running into a wall and falling down.

I don't blame him, because he is in a contract year and he wants to run. But I do blame Lane for not giving backs who were running harder and are healthier the ball.

This team would be 4-3, at least, if LaMont was told to sit and allowed to heal.

I do not blame the line. Although their pass protection is TERRIBLE, the holes have been there for the running game, as evidenced by Justin Fargas ability to run against some tough defenses.

As I said above, I expect the game plan to be a TON of running on Sunday. About a 70-30 or 80-20 mix.

Fargas will carry the bulk of the load, as Lane Kiffin has already stated, and Rhodes should carry the ball about 15 times. Jordan SHOULD be unavailable until he heals, but will probably be the #2 or 3 back.

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