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How Jones overcame learning disability

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 8:19 am in Oakland Raiders.

Check out Steve Corkran’s story on Taiwan Jones published in Bay Area News Group papers which details why the explosive runner struggled with classes because of dyslexia but ultimately surfaced at Eastern Washington and became a fourth-round draft pick.

“I’ll never get a player like him again,” said Chris Hansen, the running backs coach at Eastern Washington. “We usually don’t get to touch players like Taiwan. They’re going to USC and Washington.”

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  • Bauce Rules

    Nnamdi go to SF, SD even or go to Seattle. Go to AZ just dont comeback here

  • Bauce Rules

    Kinda tough finding a starting hom for Bush eh Vegas Raider?

  • Silverandblack666

    Hwnrdr

    Yeah I guess I don’t care that I am a 40 something washed up musician.

    Having a winning football team was a large part of the magic of my youth.

  • Bauce Rules

    Where is Bush gonna go? SF? Seattle?Stl?KC? SD? Dal?Hou? NFC South teams? Afc East teams? AFC North? NFC North? Interested to see

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • Bauce Rules

    666 feel fortunate then….when i started out the niners were team of bay area and .raiders were in LA. You dont know misery like me

  • Hagar the Horrible

    RAIDERMAN99…Jason Campbell had his problems but I think you’re being a little too hard on the dude. He has had very little consistency in his career as an NFL QB which has to be the hardest position to play. Even with his second year at Oakland, this year, he’s getting a new offensive coordinator. Ya, he’s worked with the dude before, but it’s still new changes. What
    I guess I’m trying to say is the dude will get better and we could be doing a lot worse. If we can strengthen our offensive line, improve our receiving core, starting with Heywood-Bey getting separation and catching the ball, with Chaz staying healthy, then our passing and running games will surely improve. I see improvement ahead. I see Jason having a good year.

  • Raider J

    Agree 707. NFL D-coordinators are smart enough to know that a new QB with young WRs and a beat up OL in a new system will have a limited amount of options and adjustments in their passing game. Stop the run then let the dogs loose.

    Campbell’s best games were when the running game worked well, as expected given the situation.
    When was the last time you went into watching a Raiders’ game thinking, “our WRs are better than their DBs?”

    To become a playoff team year 2, he will have to step up (along with the WRs) and pass to win some games with low team rushing yds.

    Chaz is the key to spread the field and move the chains.
    If DHB still isn’t ready, don’t sleep on Denarius Moore.

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