Is John Henderson the Final Cog Needed for Oakland Raiders Defense To Click?

June 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Is John Henderson the final cog in the wheel?
Henderson is 31, and his production has dropped over the last couple of years. It's been a while since he's made his last Pro Bowl too.
It could still mean a lot.
His pass-rushing skills have diminished a bit, but that is not what the Raiders brought him in for. He is still very stout at the point of attack and should be a big help for the Raiders to stop the run.
At 6'7", 335 lbs, Henderson is still a man that you can't block with one man in the run game. Therefore, he will no doubt see double teams.
This will leave Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour one-on-one with opposing offensive linemen. It will also help keep blockers off of first-round middle linebacker Rolando McClain.
Like John Matuszak and Lyle Alzado in the past, he has Raider character written all over him. I wonder who he will chose to slap the taste out of his mouth before each game now.
The offense looks to be a much impro...

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