Raiders Offense Wil Go As Far As O-Line Takes Them

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The changes the Oakland Raiders made in the offseason have gotten a lot of attention from the media and fans.
They traded for quarterback Jason Campbell, ditched Jamarcus Russell, completely re-tooled the defensive front seven, and hired a new offensive coordinator in Hue Jackson.
But the Raiders offensive line remained rather stagnant, and it deserves major scrutiny.
All five current starters on the line were with the team last season. Two mid-round draft picks, two free-agent rookies, a second year free agent, and one veteran back up were added to the roster.
None of those players are expected to be plugged into the lineup for the season opener.  They are here to provide depth, or are talented projects who will most likely need some time before they are ready to start.
Last season the Raiders finished 21st in rushing yards gained, and allowed the third most sacks in the NFL.  That's a bad combo. Though no Russell should help bring the sack total do...

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