Upon his trade, they never enjoyed the same identity. In Nelson, the Raiders will see a younger version of their former Pro Bowl guard.
Three games and with a trip to Indy on the horizon, the Oakland Raiders still look rather puzzling.
Nothing fancy. The Raiders possess a profound size advantage. Getting cute and tricky here will not work here.
After three games, the Oakland Raiders sit at a disappointing 1-2. With so much more football to play, time for a solutions still exist
In fact, this message is applicable to every member of the Oakland Raiders. This is not a team playing to its full potential.
This is going to take a different tone than prior incarnations.
When it comes to passing yards, the AFC West has two of the top three quarterbacks in the NFL.
Under those circumstances, fashioning something workable needs to happen soon. If not, the last season in the Bay will be a nightmare for all involved.
With thirteen games remaining, the time for Oakland to start fixing the season is now.
The Raiders can win games with execution.
The oft-ridiculed defensive coordinator captained an inspired defensive effort, one that Raiders D-boss Paul Guenther couldn’t match.
The only real flaw is their penchant to play with too much aggression. If the Raiders can capitalize on those inevitable miscues, this game could fall Oakland’s way.
In essence, two games does not a season make. Yet, the Raiders need to tighten some areas up while continuing parts of the gameplan. With fourteen games remaining, the book is incomplete.
With that said, once again, the defensive line, needs to step up. More importantly, the ends needs to get after the run.
Given these points, the Raiders need Paul Guenther to change some of the plan. With a run heavy Vikings team to play, the time to change is now.