Thursday, 26 July 2007


Every now and then in a team, you will get the meeting of kindred spirits, if you're really lucky this will happen at the start of a career rather than at the end of it.
We in the nation should be ready to enjoy the future of a couple of guys who have recently been talking about their relationship.The tackling machines that are Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard regard themselves as brothers on and off the field.Morrison took the rookie Howard under his wing at camp and the two have had each others backs since.They study film together, they hang out together, and more importantly for us as fans they play hard together with a great sense of friendly competition.Morrison is fast becoming recognised, despite his youth, as a leader in the lockeroom, and Rob Ryans trusted guy on the field.Together No's 52 and 53 will be the heart of the Oakland Raiders, hopefully for some time to come.
As RAIDERS fans we would have loved Morrison anyway, he's a RAIDER by birth, but it would have been hard to predict the class that he has shown as a player and man in such a short time.In a time where certain players in the NFL are letting themselves and the sport down, he should be rightly held up as a role model.
Thomas Howard has already done that and can only improve along with his brother.And it was noticeable to see the change in 53 during last year, from the quiet rookie to his elders ever emerging sidekick.
And add to this mix the quality of Asomugha, Huff, and Washington, the future looks just fine.But the beating heart of this whole thing is THE BROTHERHOOD.If there is any justice in the world they will be holidaying in Hawaii next year.
RAIDER IMAGE please have the authentic No. 52 jersey at the ready, in small english bloke size.

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