John Henderson: Just What the Oakland Raiders Needed

June 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders run defense has been horrible, atrocious, and whatever other unflattering terms you might like to call it.
Looking back at some of last season's game tape, the biggest problems were centered around the right and left A gap. Plug in Henderson for Warren, McClain for Morrison, and the change will be drastic. 
Comparing the Raiders run defense last season to years past it was actually better, which doesn't say much at all. 
The reason why the Raiders gave up the most big plays on the run was a single gap mistake, or Warren or Kelly just getting dominated off the ball. It is imperative that we fix our gap issues.
Look at the premier running backs we will be facing this season: Chris Johnson (assuming his contract issues are settled), Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, and Maurice Jones-Drew.
That list of backs doesn't even include the rising stars in our division like Jamaal Charles, Knowshon Moreno, and the tandem of Darren Sproles and Ryan...

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