Oakland Raiders: The State Of The Team Part 2 (defense)

February 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Overall Defense: B-
Richard Seymour was acquired a week before the season started. He was traded for a 1st round pick. He didn't play like a guy that had first round worth. I'm not saying he was awful, but he certainly didn't play great. That's where I'm coming from.
He had two 2-sack games.That's all. Yes, he got double teamed many times, but great defensive ends get more than four total sacks. He dousn't really have a signature move to fall back on too.
For example, Dwight Freeney has the spin move and Jared Allen has his bull rush.
Seymour was also better in run support then we've had in years. 
Greg Ellis, signed to a 3-year deal in the off season was also a tad bit underwhelming. He did have seven sacks, but he was constantly on the injury report list. He wasn't as consistent as you would like either.
Matt Schaugnessy was a pleasant surprise. He doesn't necessarily do anything great, but he does everything well. He could challenge Ellis for a star...

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