For all you Raiders fans who lament LaMont Jordan, it looks as if you'll be seeing a lot of him to start the season.
With Dominic Rhodes shelved for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, it appears Jordan will shoulder the burden at running back.
You can fantasize about Michael Bush, but chances are he won't be ready to start the season and will have to prove he is 100 percent after nearly a year of rehabilitation.
Jordan grudgingly took a pay cut this offseason and said it didn't matter that the Raiders signed Rhodes since Jordan has not gotten the ball consistently in his two seasons with Oakland.
Now Jordan - who looked good in workouts this offseason after last season's knee injury - gets to show his third head coach in three years he is a No. 1 tailback, not just the back who impressed as Curtis Martin's backup for the New York Jets.
I don't know why so many people hate Jordan. Jim Brown or Barry Sanders could not have run behind the Raiders' offensive line last year with success.
Well, Jordan will have four weeks to change the perception he's just a backup.
- Jason Jones