January 21, 2013

SOMETIMES THE GOOD GUYS DO WIN.

FEW months ago I put up a post called 'AN OPEN LETTER TO MARCEL REECE'   http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/43/discussion/an_open_letter_to_marcel_reece/10800092 . 

I didn't think he would read it, but unlike the Eagles now, I know that sometimes Raiders will kick it with us fans, so I couldn't be SURE that he wouldn't read it.

In it I said that Reece should sign his contract and try to hoover up any extra work that came his way. That this season was his opportunity to squander. He signed his deal and reported to camp.

The result?

HIS FIRST PRO BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go REEEEEEEEEECE!

RunDMC got hurt (again) and he stepped up to start! When a dirty work position like FB gets to start at HB and gets a Pro Bowl nod, it can go a loooooong way to incentivizing young players to make them selves open to pitching in on new challenges. 

Marcel Reece. Our FB. Our Matchup Nightmare. Our Building block.

 

1 Comment:
  • and sometimes they die young
Raiders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

25 most memorable plays in NFL history

10 NHL players looking to bounce back in 2014-15

Most confrontational sports interviews

12 managers who are on the hot seat

MLB trade deadline tracker and analysis

The biggest busts in WWE history

Introducing the scale of NFL sadness

College football's most improved teams

Best MLB prospects by projected WAR

Gallery: Wrestlers dressed like dorks

Five QBs who Miami let leave Florida

NBA free agency and trade tracker

BARKER BEAUTIES
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.