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FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez explains why a trade for Donovan McNabb wouldn't single-handedly solve the Raiders' woes. But it's a start.
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So this is Alex Marquez with a Mark Redman -- about the Oakland Raiders. We don't know what the hot story is in the Bay Area. Oakland's trade discussion with Philadelphia for Donovan McNabb showed just how unhappy the raiders are with JaMarcus Russell. Even if a deal isn't consummated. Raiders coach Tom cable is on record saying Russell must compete. With journeyman Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye for starting spot -- This obviously isn't what the raiders expected when making -- the number one pick in the 2007 draft is giving him thirty million dollars in guaranteed power. But the quarterback position -- the only challenge -- Oakland's offense let's start in the backfield. Darren McFadden should be the world that Russell is taking so much -- That criticism has drawn attention away from its patents lack of production in two injury plagued seasons. By releasing Justin Fargas Oakland is expecting McFadden and Michael Bush to handle the Russian load. Bush's power in the patent speed could provide a solid 12 punch. What to do -- also needs better blocking. The left tackle position in particular has -- and could be addressed as early as the number eight pick in April's draft. Defense is also can't back against the run if Oakland's young wide receivers take it to report. Darrius Heyward they had it disastrous rookie season went prematurely forced into the starting line up. -- -- to regain his confidence quickly to gain the trust of his quarterback and team. With seven straight seasons of at least eleven losses Oakland commitment to excellence mantra has become a running joke. The only way to raiders -- the last laugh is if the entire team comes together regardless of who was ultimately understand. The ballots marked as foxsports.com.