Why hasn't Jennings been named our starting runningback? Every time I turn around Mcfadden has a new injury or the blocking scheme is not right or some other lame excuse. We signed Tyrone Wheatley some years back after his tenure with the Giants. He came to us and had his first 1000 yard season followed by a second 900 plus yard season. This guy is the best powerback we've had in years. He carries those defender like Larry Csonka did in the 1970s. He literally punishes them!
I think the fact that Jennings has been more productive with the same OC and essentially the same OL gives the McFadden detractors some current ammunition. This thread was actually delayed more than I anticipated!
Jennings had three 1000 yard seasons in college. He played in the Div. I Big South Conference and broke some records. It's not like he was in Div. II like some people claim that he faced inferior competition. We did well with Tyrone Wheatley when we signed him and there is no reason why we should not bring back Jennings in 2014. This guy can literally tire out a defense with his hard running. Here's an excellent scouting report:
McFadden is a one trick pony. I hate the fact that is true (I hate it when any Raider just isn't that good...especially high picks). Without a gaping hole for him to get to the secondary, he is useless. He doesn't seem to have the hands like I thought he did, either.
Jennings should be the clear starter for the rest of the season (we'll see if McFadden even returns this season...).