The Green Room: Rolando McClain excels in new role
You do another week -- NFL action time for -- -- hit in the green room CSN Bay Area that comment three catches the weekend after all of the exciting action bill Rolen hows he playing only for sixteen years sort of Lorenzo Neal they are side by side and they will go toe to toe. As we talk about what's over the Raiders they get themselves a win. 26 when he treated me the overtime to do it. Last week. We saw the defense perform well against Atlanta we didn't see number fifty. Five rely on -- I was real glad about the anywhere it and now we're pretty tough but yeah I was because you know the fourteen or so plays that he did play. He was a dog. Okay we'll guess -- have a goal line. I don't care he was a dog OK okay he was a high paid water boy I guess what is here I guess what. He got as my manhood challenged and he responded yesterday I thought he played pretty well. In the base package they. Basically they benched him in nickel when you look at the nickel package using what happens is offensively say okay let's go let's make them in the nickel -- nickel and dime package of what you do then. If you take out a linebacker and -- bring in a secondary corner safety. In like -- and defense is when I'm playing you like catching deep isn't base package and you have to and you have nickel personnel and now your linebackers have to line up on -- A receiver -- at tight end and it's a mismatch so. You saw them in base package have Rolando McClain in any yesterday played well I think you saw him make some crucial tackles he does and he's a -- here. And has as a fullback the guy who lined up and had to go against a Ray Lewis -- in the Patrick Willis and planning and sees guys. Complaining it's guys like bill. You wanted to you don't like the guy. Debt that is that plunder its just gonna come mutual in the hole sometimes I like sometimes those little loosen guys because they try to -- you try to get away. And sometimes they create some lanes when you do that. And you kind of compromise integrity of the defense so it's it's it's that -- -- you can play in base package and have a plug here he can play and have a guy who's more of an elusive -- -- linebacker who tries a run around got both of where you know you they've they're needed mislead. None of them they're gonna do in nickel is trying to open it up and run football. Is Wheeler will lighten his ass and yeah okay lighter than -- Rolando. Hey let's open it up a Burress or Wheeler in the outside. And now we got one linebacker in the middle and let's run the football world that. Tonight so teams will do that and you know that's where these two guys are playing well there and you get those guys up front that's where it all star but I'll say -- you guys up front. They've got to set the top -- Roland McClain has certain things that he's good at Dennis Allen is the least finding those things input and we usually -- and today. We idea you don't have to. Now now we see all right who wrote. At least make at least and it sounds put -- -- a position he uses strengths right he's not make him run around a strategy to hide under things that are really affects me. His effort. Once he effort on every play that's what I did see out of him so that's why we were hard on him because he showed. Lack of effort that the Aggies have a coach bill McPherson they used to say I can get a duck out there. I can get a duck on the other side of fads come over here quack skin and waddle around the I need somebody got to make some plays where it's a map for. No -- didn't know why the left of cash that's. That's the key here and we're okay you guys think.
Last week Bill Romanowski was hard on Raiders' linebacker Rolando McClain but a new role might have changed Romo's tune.