Raiders coach Tom Cable look for a tandem in the backfield to emerge into greatness between Michael Bush and Darren McFadden.
"I actually think they're both (No. 1s) and I think it's a great deal we got going here," said coach Tom Cable.
The two backs have complementary strengths and weaknesses, so a tandem effort seemed like the best play all along. Expect Bush to handle the majority of the between-the-tackles work in a near 50-50 split in touches.
The Wide Receiver Targets for Quarterback Jason Campbell.
Chaz was drafted in the seventh round by the Raiders in 2008. At 6'4 and 225 pounds, his 4.33 speed is no doubt an eye popper. Schilens is
known to be the Raiders' best route-runner and is a solid deep threat with his combination of height and speed.Chaz has seen limited action as a Raider, but he expects to be 100 percent this year, barring an unforeseen injury. He broke out in the last game of the season, hauling in eight passes for 99 yards.Expectations are high for this fan favorite.
Darrius was surprisingly drafted high by the Raiders in 2009's draft at seventh overall.It was universally criticized, and the media made an all-out attack on the poor kid. ESPN even went as far as laughing at him while interviewing him.
Al's infatuation with speed ended up in a possible reach. Heyward-Bey may have proved nay-sayers corrected when he could only surmount nine catches for 124 yards...in a season. Still, DHB has the tools to be great. He is 6'2 and 220 pounds (bulked up 10 pounds this offseason) while running a 4.25 in the draft. This Maryland product has reportedly had a major breakthrough in his game, and is a favorite to be one of the two starters.
Murphy was selected in the fourth round by the Raiders in the 2009 draft. He showed great potential and was the most productive receiver this season. Louis wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line, evident with winning touchdown catches against the Steelers and Bengals. Murphy, like DHB, is only 23 years old and has a plenty of room to grow. Murphy's best game came against the Steelers, when he hauled in four passes for 128.