Sweet! I'm not the only Raider fan on FR!
I wish we could have gotten Drew Breese, but that didn't happen. Brooks has to be better than Kerry Collins though.
If anything, us signing Brooks demonstrates just how bad Collins really was. Getting Brees would have been better in hindsight, but don't be surprised to see Andrew Walter get some significant time this season.
Now if the offensive line can keep this QB from getting rushed and sacked, we may be OK!
I don't know what the hell we're going to do about the line. Having Langston Walker out for almost all of last year and Barry Sims playing very spotty at LT didn't help. We need a guy like a Barret Robbins (pre-Super Bowl disappearance) or a Lincoln Kennedy type of guy to show some leadership on the line, but I think of all the problems that we had last year, this was probably one of if not the biggest one.
Anyway, hopefully we can get more than 4 w's out of Brooks...and GO RAIDERS!
BUT, when they did put him in, he looked bad. Mostly from the lack of an offensive line. He was on his back more than he was on his feet, and he had no time to throw the ball.
I am not sure bringing Shell back was a good thing.