Deep thoughts, cheap shots & bon mots ...
The Raiders’ new regime gets its first test with linebacker Rolando McClain, recently sentenced to 180 days in jail. If Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen are serious about building with character, they’ll ease McClain out of the Raiders’ mix, making an eloquent statement: “That’s not how we roll.”
Hey kids, remember that time when the Broncos were thinking about drafting Rolando McClain at #11 in the 2010 Draft?
Me, too. Thankfully, the Oakland Raiders took that decision out of Josh McDaniels's hands and took McClain at #8.
The debate at the time was whether McClain's Crohn's Disease (did he have it or didn't he?) would affect him on the field. As it turns out, there were bigger concerns, like McClain's penchant for discharging firearms.
Don't count on Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen purging McClain from the Raiders just yet, however. McClain is only 23, and although he's been pretty average so far in his career, they're not about to divest themselves of the only decent linebacker they've got, unless you count Aaron
Turmeric Curry as a viable option.
No matter how the Raiders play this one, you can bet on one thing: it's good for the Denver Broncos.