Some things just can’t be scripted. Maybe one day the NFL will get to be so big that so much will be on the line the league will have to go Vince McMahon and script games. Until then we’ll just have to settle for the only true version of reality TV.
On Sunday Kevin Boss is slated to make his highly anticipated Raider debut and it couldn’t come at a better time.
Though he has yet to make a regular season play in Silver and Black, Boss is already making Raider Nation forget about Zach Miller. Partly because Miller is quickly becoming forgotten due to his decision to follow Tom Cable to the football netherworld known as Seattle but also because Boss brings a new dimension to the already explosion Oakland offense.
Thus far Jason Campbell has been both efficient and explosive. Keep in mind most of what JC and the Oakland O has accomplished has come with a major litany of injuries in the receiving corps. Denarius Moore is making Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens and Darrius Heyward-Bey forgettable. But it’s Boss who could become the key that unlocks every weapon in the offense.
As a blocker Boss bests Miller by a long shot. As a red zone weapon again it’s Boss with the green light to become the player Oakland has lacked inside the 20.
With just a brief glimpse in the preseason the Raiders saw all they needed to assure that 4-year deal swung Boss’ way was well worth it.
He’s a big target that will be deadly when married with all the Raider speed on the outside. On those third and in-between distances Boss will be invaluable.
His debut couldn’t have come at a better time. The New York Jets have only seen so much of this Raider offense with just two games on tape this year. To date there is nothing much to prepare for with regards to Boss and his role as a Raider. Therefore Kevin could kill in key situations.
There is also the added bonus of Boss being unveiled in front of Raider Nation, a fan base that has eagerly anticipated his debut.
Oakland might be miles north of Hollywood but this is one storyline that could boast of an unsung hero. At least by the numbers Boss could go unnoticed. When it comes to completing the building of Hue Jackson’s bully Boss could be the missing piece.
To quote Jets’ defender Bart Scott, Raider Nation “can’t wait” to see Boss do his thing this Sunday.