At the beginning of 2009, Justin Fargas claimed there were going to be enough opportunities in Oakland for the Raiders to rush for 3,000 combined yards. During the preseason, the play-calling came under suspicion when Tom Cable called an incredible amount of passing plays, forgoing the rush attack. When questioned about it, Cable told Raider Nation that he already knew the run game was good to go and wanted to work the passing game out a bit. It looked respectable at the time. JaMarcus Russell put up a passer rating of 96.4 while completing 26 of 39 passes for 283 yards, one TD and no interceptions, being sacked a total of sixátimes in 45 dropbacks. Boy were we fools to believe in it. Soon after a nice team effort against San Diego on opening night, the wheels fell of the bus. It became e ...
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