The Silver and Black Attack Will Be Back on Defense

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Remember the days that Raider defenses were intimidating and inflicted pain on opposing offenses? You could tell in their body language that last thing an offense wanted on a given Sunday was to be on the field with the Raider's defense.
With a few personnel moves this offseason, the Raiders now have the parts necessary to get that defense back on track after being ranked among the leagues worst units the last few years. Defensive coordinator John Marshall appears to have earned the trust of Al Davis and should be able to use his blitzes and multiple fronts.
Marshall is a 4-3 hybrid coordinator with use of the elephant. (stand up end) Davis does not like to blitz and do too much out of the norm but Marshall got through to Davis in week six against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Marshall dialed up blitz after blitz and got outstanding results. Then Eagles quarterback Dovavan McNabb was sacked six times as the potent Eagle offense was hel...

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