Oakland Raiders: Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Defensive End

July 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders defensive ends are essential in providing help for a young, inexperienced secondary.
For the Raiders, quarterback pressure becomes a vital tool in defeating quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning, who are accurate pocket-passing statues.
Both Manning and Rivers have mastered the art of getting rid of the football quickly behind stout offensive lines built to stifle the pass rush.
Unfortunately, the Raiders' starting defensive ends lack the willpower to dominate rival offensive lines. Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. must use clever schemes to create mismatches in efforts to win battles in the trenches.
What's the outlook of this position in both the short and long term? Let’s start with veteran defensive end Justin Tuck.
What Does Tuck Have in the Tank?
The good news is Tuck enters another contract year and needs to perform at optimum levels to secure another solid deal in the offseason. Tuck's la...

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