Oakland Raiders Preseason Game One: Offense Sluggish, Run D Better

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last night, the Raiders defeated the Cowboys 17-9 in their first preseason game.
You take things with a grain of salt in the preseason, but there was a lot of telling information both for and against the Raiders. A few things I noticed:
Offense Is Still A Work In Progress
Jason Campbell made his debut as the Raiders new quarterback and the results were average to say the least. In this case, average is good for now.
Campbell finished 7-of-13 for 49 yards and zero turnovers before leaving the game midway in the second quarter.
Campbell looked very comfortable throwing to Zach Miller. Getting Chaz Schilens completely healthy is a must.
The offensive line seemed particularly shaky in the middle. Samson Satele looked to be overpowered repeatedly while he manned the center position. Although he's regressed, a call to Kevin Mawae might be an option to look into.
It's only one preseason game, but it would have been nice to have Darrius Hey...

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