Double Trouble: The Bush-McFadden 1,000-Yard Running Back Duo

Can the Oakland Raiders look any better in 2010?

Probably not.

The Raiders have done an absolutely remarkable job building up an organization that has been, well, in the dumps for the past few seasons.

Yet redemption is near for the Raiders and their very loyal fans. In fact it should be noted that when it comes to loyalty, the Oakland Raider fan base exceeds all NFL teams.

This article is geared towards featured running backs in 2010—Michael Bush and Darren McFadden.

This duo of powerful running backs is set to dominate the AFC west and possibly the NFL. How so?

Lets look at Michael Bush. When it comes to some very powerful running, Bush is reminiscent of a Tyrone Wheatley. Unlike his predecessor Justin Fargas.

It will take at least two lineman to bring down Michael Bush. He is a very powerful running back.

Bush had an extremely successful career at Louisville. One aspect of Bush is that he is a versatile athlete. In fact, he is so versatile that his goal was to become a QB.  If the Raiders use this against opponents, this can be a deadly combo with McFadden or Louis Murphy as receivers.

Bush was drafted by the Raiders in 2007. Many teams avoided him because of a leg injury but Bush healed during the first year and in 2008 was at full strength.

Bush still had two running backs ahead of him and was a third string option until both Fargas and McFadden were injured.

I can see it now—former Raider coach Jon Gruden blown away as his former team takes him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of the 2008 playoffs! Revenge is sweet. A major factor in the demise of Tampa was of course Michael Bush.

Bush was given the opportunity to play and he outdid himself with 177 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. These are fantasy numbers people!

In 2009 Bush averaged 4.8 yards per carry. These are good numbers co...

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