Zack Crockett is back in the role he excelled in for so many years, that of the short-yardage, goal-line back. He all but disappeared from the Raiders offense under first-year coach Norv Turner last season, as Turner handed short-yardage duties to Tyrone Wheatley.
However, Wheatley is gone, and Crockett is ready to prove once again that he is one of the best at getting the necessary yardage on critical downs. He succeeds because of his rare combination of size, speed, strength and decisiveness. He also got a boost when Rob Konrad retired before playing a game for the Raiders. Crockett also is capable of being a load-carrying running back, if needed.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Posted by SloMo at 5:21 PM