Hey Vikings fans! Im a Raider fan from Raiderfans.net
. First of all, Congrats on the win a few weeks ago. 2nd, Adrian Peterson is one of my favorite players and I was hoping Al Davis would somehow pull the trigger on him last year. This year, Tom Cable(OL coach) has turned our running game from one of the worst to one of the best in the nfl. Fargas looks good behind it. With Darren McFadden available in this next years draft, a lot of people still want to go after him despite Fargas' success, because He is a playmaker, something our offense is lacking. What I was wondering was, How many people here were content with Chester Taylor and didnt want Peterson? Even with Peterson's success, would you go back and draft someone else? I personally feel you draft the best player available. What are your opinions?
p.s. Hopefully we will hand the cheeseheads a loss on sunday for you guys and improve to a 3 game win streak! ;D
Welcome to the site. Don't worry about taking McFadden. If you do I think he'll be another Reggie Bush. Kind iof not living up to his expectation but an amazing athlete. A tweaker player that is good at all positions. Very versatile. Similar to Bush. But Fargas is looking amazing out there. Personally Im almost certain you'll take O-line with Jake Long OT. If not maybe
WR. DeSean Jackson. You have Justin Fargas. Porter and Curry will suffice at reciever corp. plus Higgins could be something someday. JeMarcus Russel 1st overall. Somehow I doubt you'll take QB. Just a hunch
::) . You have a very dominant defense. Your secondary is set. Huff (a beast in his second year) and Asomugha is the best young corner. Young and awesome secondary.
Great pass defense. Kirk Morrison is one of the best MLBs and what is he in his 2nd or 3rd year. So no linebackers in my opinion. Burgess is a great D-End so that leaves a replacement for Warrren Sapp in a couple years (2-3) but I think you'll take one is the second that can be developed into greatness. I have a Raider an friend in south California so he tells me a lot of crap about the Raiders and I have a certain understanding of them.
But I'll eat my crows. Yeah I was very content with a Chester Taylor who had recently had a 1500 yard season. I saw no need in drafting a runningback with Taylor in the back field. I wanted Brady Quinn because I thought our need at quarterback was greater then our need at runningback and it was. Our quarterback play was way worse then our runningback play.
Right now would I go back and draft Quinn or someone else. No of course not. But it's unfair to say Adrian Peterson (even how amazing he is) is better then somebody we haven't seen yet or taken a snap in the NFL. But at this rate Quinn will have to look like Peyton Manning his first year to make me think we should have drafted him over Adrian Peterson