NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: Can A Spread Offense Work In Oakland?

July 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Throughout the offseason there have been many articles and rumors about the Raiders shuffling up the defense with a 3-4 and hybrid schemes.  But there could also be some new looks on the offense.
The Raiders have a stockpile of speed at the wide receiver position.  With Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens and Johnie Lee Higgins, the Raiders have four receivers who could give them a dangerous aerial attack.
Let's look at the men who would be responsible for the spread to work.
Darrius Heyward-Bey:   After a lousy rookie year (9 catches, 124 yards, 1 TD) it is being said that DHB has made great progress during OTAs.  If he can still run as deep as he could last year, he should be the go-to guy of the Raiders spread.  But let's see how good he is in training camp when contact is allowed before we are sold on him.
Chaz Schilens:   In short, he has tons of potential that has been limited by injuries.  If he was able to get ...

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