Who Will Be Branch’s Partner In Crime?

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Published: July 9, 2009

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... strong safety. Gone are the days of bone shattering smacks on receivers who dared to test the middle against the Raider defense. Quarterbacks have confidence to take chances down field due to the Raider safeties lacking any play making ability. Embarrassing is the realization that our safety play is among the worse in the entire NFL even though Al Davis has an extreme obsession with defensive backs.

Since offseason programs have begun in Alameda, second year player Tyvon Branch, has recieved the majority of reps as the first team strong safety. Last week it was reported that Branch is the sure shot to be penciled in at free safety. This is a move that the author of this article happens to be in line with. Why did it take a couple of months to see the obvious?

Branch is a former cornerback from his days in Storrs(Connecticut). His uncanny blend of speed and ferociousness made him attractive to Al Davis and the Raiders in the 2008 draft. Being a special teams player...

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