Oakland Raiders’ Foundation is Solid in Training Camp

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Aug 2, 2015; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Latavius Murray

After proclaiming him a star after his breakout last year, I became concerned that a spoke too soon. That’s because all running backs look like stars when the hole is wide open and they have a clear path to the goal line. And on tape, that was the case for Murray, who displayed good vision to see the holes and the burst to finish.

But what I became concerned about was his inability to break tackles and make defenders miss. McKenzie had the same concerns so he brought in 2012 No. 3 overall Trent Richardson to compete and possibly reclaim his career. But Murray has come to camp and shown that a lot can change in a young man is seven months.

And meanwhile, Richardson hasn’t changed enough so far, unable to practice because he didn’t make weight. Richardson was fined a total of 14 times last year with the Indianapolis Colts, which is why he was cut from there. So while he may meet the same fate as a Raider, head coach Del Rio seems ready to give Murray the load.

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