Oakland Raiders: First Team Defense Excels, Offense Does Not

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The anticipation was mounting.
The Raiders fans have read about all this improvement of the offense. We've heard about Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Al Davis told us Jason Campbell was the next Jim Plunkett.
The concern about the Raiders was the offensive line. 
Apparently it was apposite day, because nothing was what we expected.
DHB got only one target, and that was on the first play of the game.
I actually opened my eyes to see what Jason Cole was talking about. While Cole did have an agenda when he evaluated, he was correct in his evaluation.
Darrius ran a curl route, and Terrence Newman read it like he was reading the same book for years.
It was partly Campbell's fault for not looking off of DHB, but those are the catches he needs to make. And he needs to make them, against No. 1 corners.
Unfortunately, DB was not targeted the rest of the night. It was clear Campbell took a liking to Louis Murphy. I can't blame him either. Murphy had two op...

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