As you may have guessed from the title, I am a faithful member of Raider Nation. I know, I know...this has been a rough membership lately. I believe the Raiders are on the way to righting their pirate ship and Rolando McClain will be the captain. It was a pick that was almost universally applauded in Raiders land.
After he was drafted, Kleph visited us over at S&B Pride and had nothing, but glowing things to say about Mr. McClain and extended an invitation to visit R B R if I had any additional questions. So...
The Raiders have mentioned they will experiment with the 3-4 this year, but will remain primarily a 4-3 team. Do you see any problems with McClain making this switch?
His 40 time isn't the best, which is some cause for concern as a 4-3 MLB, but I think his instincts and knowledge will make his game speed plenty fast.
The Raiders current DT's suck at run D. He is going to have to shed some blockers. This will certainly limit his impact, but he seems as well suited for shedding blockers as any LB. How do you think he will be at shedding NFL lineman?
The Raiders play a ton of man D. Can McClain man-up?
Among his detractors, comments were made that mentioned his inconsistent intensity. Is this a valid complaint?
Feel free to answer any questions or add anything else. Thanks for any insight!