Oakland Raiders: Most Improved Defense in 2010

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The carcass is the dry remains of a once mighty nation that Ezekiel described as dry bones in the valley, who once had sinews, who once had flesh, who once had purpose, possibility, and potential. But most importantly, the Raider Nation once had defense. And for the past few years the nation had been disconnected from its tough, gritty, kick-butt tradition—until now.
In 2009, the Raiders pass defense ranked seventh—thanks to Nnamdi Asomugha, arguably the best shutdown corner in the NFL. But there is another primary reason the pass defense was ranked so high: The run defense was so poor, ranked 29th, that opposing teams just ran over the Raiders defense. 
In addition, the Oakland Raiders defense was 23rd in the NFL for points against, averaging 23.7 points/game, and gave up 155.5 rushing yards per game. The dry bones, that were last year's Raiders defense have reassembled, and are now a unit—living, breathing,...

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