|10-18-2012, 10:55 PM||#1|
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Raiders RB Rolando McClain Says He Is Not Naive, But Taking Reduced Role Well
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain, the team’s first-round pick in 2010, went from playing 95 percent of the snaps to 31 percent (17 of 55) last week as he was replaced by rookie Miles Burris in the Raiders’ nickel defense that they use on passing downs.
Coaches said McClain played well and took the demotion well, and we asked him about it Thursday.
“You understand the situation, you understand the transition — whatever that may be — and you’re not naive to the fact of what’s going on,” he said. “But at the same time you’re still a team player, and if coach thinks that’s the best thing for the defense, then by all means do it. I’m all with it. I can focus more on the base (defense) now.”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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