Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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Rough few days for Raiders tackle Alex Barron. On Friday, Barron, the apparent successor to the injured Jared Veldheer at left tackle, had an ugly debut in his new role against the Saints that left much doubt as to whether he could relied upon and also further complicated the Raiders’ o-line woes. So where does this get worse for Barron? Enter ex-Rams GM Billy Devaney, who on ESPN on Monday delivered this insightful scouting report of Barron to explain the former first-round pick’s untapped potential: “He does not like anything about the game except getting paid,” Devaney said. Burned. That’s perhaps the ultimate diss to an athlete. Questioning their effort/motivation/work ethic. What makes it so forceful is that Barron hasn’t really done anything in his career to disprove that opinion. Despite enviable size and potential and being a two-time All-American at Florida state, he has had a pedestrian NFL career in everything that isn’t committing false starts and holds. Devaney wasn’t...
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