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Few can complain on the running back situation we have in Oakland. Very few. In fact, the only complaint that is a true concern is, "Do we have a back who can establish himself as a star?" Here is LaMont Jordan. A back-up out of New York, Jets that is. He comes into Oakland in 2005. He preforms like a starter in training camp, and is soon named to be one. His team's defense is pathetic, his offense is strong, but gives up too many turnovers. He is considered a top-ten back at season's end. The very next year, 2006, he gets hurt, his season is over. His team is the worst in the league, and his defense is one of the best. His offense...don't go there. He fell like lead in water. Here we have a fast, small, and young USC product named Justin Fargas. You remember Starsky and Hutch? Yeah, well Huggy Bear is his pops. This kid is a burner, but get knocked aroung like he's in a pinball game. He has been a life-long Raider, and was the best Raiders offensive player last year, next to Ronald Curry. Not a future star, he will be a top notch backup for years to come. Now we have Dominic Rhodes. Not a star, but is similar to Jordan. He has a 4 game suspension. He was back up to former Indianapolis Colt Edgerrine James, also Joseph Addai. Rhodes is a slower type of back. A back who like to run for power. He's no future star either. Then there's Michael Bush. The Louisville Star. A big back. A burner. A big burning back. One-of-a-kind. Recovering form a season ending leg-break. He IS a future star. What many call the steal of the 2007 NFL Draft, is actually the steal of the last five drafts. This guy can run you over, or juke you out of your shoes. Having the ability to do that is both admirable, and frightening...at least if you're in his path. Bush is behind an O-Line that is going to make him get used to the NFL real quick. Has a QB who is under fire...Boom or Bust. Has a wide reciever who is considered a sleeper from the 2007 Draft...Johnnie Lee Higgins. Bush can have a nice career, maybe even join the likes of Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson as Raiders greats.

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