Trevor Scott Or Jay Richardson?

Keilyn EllisCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Darren Sproles #43 of the San Diego Chargers is hit by Trevor Scott #91 of the Oakland Raiders during their game on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Is it just me, or is Jay Richardson better than Trevor Scott? I mean, I like Trevor Scott just as much as the Next man but the dude cant stop the run for sh*t! Every time I see sweep left I go, "Aww no, fiddy yards guaranteed"...TD! I don't think the other teams even run the other way. And then he makes a nine yard sack on the next possession to kinda sorta make up for the 270 yards rushing he'll give up.


I just think the guy is a situational player. 3rd down even. He's grossly undersized which gives him an advantage in the pass game and a supreme disadvantage against the run. After the the games I walked around in a sixth sense stuper chanting "I see Tyler Brayton"


There is a solution for this problem. His name is Jay Richardson. I was really disappointed to see him not get a fair shake at the starting DE this past season. He dominated the preseason and he has a motor like Scott's with Way more size and talent. And he is a factor in the run game. Just as Trevor Scott gets tossed aside by Mammoth linemen, I've seen Jay Richardson recover to make a tackle on the other side 15 yards down the field!


The Raiders will NOT stop the run with Trevor Scott starting at DE. Not unless Ray Lewis and Joey Porter come aboard.