Tampa Bay's signing of Zack Crockett may not be scintillating, but it's also the path of least resistance in finding a back that can understand Jon Gruden's complicated offensive system quickly. How will Crockett's presence impact the running game? I take a look at Crockett's career and how he might be used.
October 10, 2007
It is akin to sweeping the floor of a restaurant. No one appreciates it but the patrons are enamored that the aisle is clean. Fullback Zack Crockett rarely gets the glory but he keeps the running backs and quarterbacks jerseys cleaner with his blocking ability.
June 16, 2006
Justin Fargas could see his most extensive playing time this season Saturday. Center Jake Grove, on the other hand, isn't likely to play at all, so the Raiders could have somewhat of a different look when they host the New York Giants in the regular-season finale at McAfee Coliseum.
December 28, 2005
It hasn't been quite the smashing debut LaMont Jordan had hoped for, but there is no doubt that the Oakland Raiders offense - such as it is - revolves around him.With that in mind, the Raiders' Christmas Eve date with the Denver Broncos becomes even more problematic.
December 23, 2005