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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.

Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium CARSON, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Raiders and Chargers Present Joint Stadium Plan The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are thinking about moving out of their cities since they haven't gotten a new stadium. They've proposed a 1.7 billion dollar stadium in Carson which the two teams would share in the Los Angeles market. Thursday both teams announced a possible joint stadium in Carson and already city leaders and community members are waiting for them with open arms ...


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Raiders Running Backs - '08 Outlook

If the Oakland Raiders plan on digging themselves out of a half-decade hole -- one filled with 61 losses in 80 contests -- they'll have to do it the hard way in 2008.

That means on the ground -- one carry at a time.

Luckily, this year's Raiders team is built for heavy action on the ground. They have an O-line coach in Tom Cable who's mastered the zone blocking scheme, a pair of mean fullbacks and a line built for the run.

And, most importantly (and obviously), they have seven running backs. Here's an alphabetical breakdown of what's in store for each in 2008:

 

Name: Michael Bush

Background: The 2007 fourth-rounder spent the entire season on the bench recovering from a broken right tibia that forced him to sit out most of his last year with Louisville . Still, the 6-foot-1, 245-pounder finished his college career with 2,508 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns (23 of which came in 2005).

How he'll be used: On third-and-short and goal-line situations. Bush is 25 pounds heavier than any running back with a realistic chance to make the Raider roster, and easing him into short-yardage situations will be a good way to give the rusty, hungry halfback some much-needed playing time.

Projected stats: 85 carries for 345 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and five touchdowns.

 

Name: Adimchinobi Echemandu

Background: Echemandu was a training camp standout for the Raiders last year, but Oakland cut him before he could prove himself during the regular season. The 27-year-old has spent the last four seasons with four different teams, and he will likely need to find another home in 2008.

How he'll be used: Won't make 53-man roster.

Projected stats: N/A

 

Name: Justin Fargas

Background: The longtime backup for Oakland finally was given a chance to carry a larger load over the past two seasons and has shown that he can get the job done when healthy. After racking up 659 yards in six starts in ‘06, the 220-pounder ran for 1,009 yards and four TDs in just seven nods last season. The addition of rookie Darren McFadden will likely hurt the sixth-year runner's numbers this season; however, expect him to continue to improve on every run.

How he'll be used: Early in the season and on first and second downs. Fargas will see his most action early on in 2008, when McFadden will be gradually adjusting to life in the NFL. When both ball carriers are at full speed, however, expect to see Fargas primarily on first downs but also on scattered second downs, depending on the situation. McFadden will likely be used more as a dual threat, so when Fargas is in the game, expect him to either run or throw a block.

Projected stats: 160 carries for 685 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and three touchdowns.

 

Name: Tony Jackson

Background: The 6-2, 255-pounder entered the NFL as a tight end, shifted to fullback when Oakland signed him to its practice squad in 2006 and is now listed as a running back. With no on-field NFL experience under his belt, however, don't expect Jackson to make it anywhere on the team's roster.

How he'll be used: Won't make it out of preseason.

Projected stats: N/A

 

Name: LaMont Jordan

Background: Survey says: Fans have heard enough about Jordan . The only question surrounding this eighth-year vet is when he'll be cut.

How he'll be used: On a team other than the Oakland Raiders.

Projected stats: Doesn't matter.

 

Name: Darren McFadden

Background: The fourth overall choice in the ‘08 draft has every quality you look for in a young running back -- speed, size and a heck of a résumé. The 6-2, 210-pounder, who ran a 4.33 40-yard dash, racked up more than 4,500 yards on 5.8 yards per carry at Arkansas to accompany 44 rushing touchdowns. Along with second-year passer and '07 No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, McFadden is slated to become one of the faces of the Raiders' franchise very quickly.

How he'll be used: Lane Kiffin and company will be very careful in how they use the 20-year-old rusher early on in the season; however, it won't be much of a surprise if McFadden is starting by Oct. 12, the game after the team's Week 5 bye. Once let loose, the rookie will likely take over the majority of the team's reps on the ground and will also be used heavily on the third-down situations in which a pass is expected. With so much versatility, McFadden will quickly become a player who's difficult to keep on the bench.

Projected stats: 215 carries for 1,015 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns.

 

Name: Louis Rankin

Background: The undrafted rookie from Washington was in talks with four franchises before electing to join the Raiders' crowded backfield this offseason. The 6-1, 205-pounder racked up 1,294 rushing yards for the Huskies last season and has shown the ability to protect well on passing downs. However, with only so many spots available for halfbacks in Oakland , Rankin will likely not get much of an opportunity to display his upside for the Raiders.

How he'll be used: In preseason and perhaps on the practice squad.

 

 

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