Al Davis’ Overhaul Of Raiders Coaching Continues: John Marshall Latest Victim

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

And so it continues to change in Oakland.
John Marshall, who worked to rebuild the Raiders run defense is now unemployed, after being told that his contract, like Tom Cable's would not be renewed.
To some this is a shock, given that on some Sundays the Raiders looked great on defense.
Against Kansas City and Denver, the Raiders' defense managed to lock up the Chiefs' tandem of backs, winning both games. At other times the Raiders defense looked tired and old, best seen by the tear that Ricky Williams put in in Oakland.
The hardest part about gauging why this move was made, is that when the Raiders' offense was active, the Raiders defense could hold its own—staying off the field and being able to execute plays better.
In games against the Steelers or the 49ers for example, the Raiders' offense played many three-and-outs, causing the defense to become tired and allowing the opposition to run at will.
To date, the only major name that has been circulati...

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