The 2010 Oakland Raiders: Should The Raiders End The Marshall Plan?

December 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Going into this season, many wondered how the offense and defense would be changed considering the shakeup with the coaching staff. Tom Cable's offensive duties were slimmed down, with Hue Jackson taking over some of the issues. Meanwhile John Marshall, the new defensive coordinator, was inheriting a team incapable of stopping the run.
Fast forward to now, and while some improvements have been made...there is still work to be done.
For one, the offense seems to have straightened out its mess, with a couple of glaring exceptions. Oakland has failed to reach double digits only twice, against the Steelers and the 49ers. They blew out the Broncos in Denver with 59 points, while averaging 25.4 points per game, an improvement over the previous season by 13.1 points per game.
I'd say that bodes well for Oakland's offensive strength.
The hard part, is the defense...or more importantly, stopping the run.
In previous years, it has been shown that the Raiders are lacking ...

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