2010 Oakland Raiders: Can They Trust The Defense to Win Games?

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a different decade, the Raiders were known for being brutal, with the ability to control a game by either killing the clock on offense, or by using the defense and denying the opposing team a chance to move the ball.
In recent years, the Raiders have had a good secondary, anchored with Asomugha at Cornerback, but a rotating question on who is on the other side. Chris Johnson works to a degree, Michael Huff was drafted in the first round, and most recently, Michael Mitchell and Tyvon Branch both have come along.
Stopping the run in Oakland has been a difficult issue. Part of what makes Asomugha a very lonely player is his ability to cover the man he's on. But it also makes one wonder—what if the opposing team had to choose between throwing or trying to rush against a difficult defensive line?
Oakland, in it's history, has had success in having a strong defense with a decent offense. In 1980, the Raiders won the Super Bowl after having Jim Plunkett take over passi...

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