Oakland Raiders Can Balance the Scales with Darren McFadden and Others

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IISeptember 10, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 19:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball during their game against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 19, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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When you look at a major sports magazine and see that there is a short feature story of the cornerback the Oakland Raiders don't have anymore, you begin to realize there is more than one way to get stability.

Let's just say you were on a see-saw. On the left end a man weighs 250 pounds, on the right end you need to balance the situation. You get balance if the guys on the right end of the see-saw weight a total of 250 pounds together.

If the 250-pound man is removed, then you must quickly replace him with at least two other guys whose total weight will be 250 pounds. Again, you get balance.

In one article in a major magazine it seems the writer fails to realize that the Oakland Raiders may have lost a couple of heavyweights in performance, but many of us have a firm belief that these guys have been replaced by a group of guys who will add up and fill whatever gaps that may be created by the loss of those other players.

Yes, stability can be attained and maintained without Nnamdi Asomugha and others.

Also, when you see the recognition Darren McFadden is getting because of his performance in 2010, you anticipated McFadden reaching even greater achievements in 2011.

Both Jason Campbell and Richard Seymour affirm that there is stability in the team even after the departures of some key players.

The last quote of one article says, "Lose four key guys and gain stability. Only in Oakland."

The writer ignores the fact that new, young, smart and quick-learning guys have replaced the others and the weight can be and will be the same; thus, a balance and stability in the 2011 team.

Did the writer use selective exposure with the intent to cast doubt on the Oakland Raiders ability to function well without players like Asomugha? If so, then hogwash!

The Oakland Raiders can and will get the job done in 2011.