Would the Oakland Raiders Benefit from the 3-4?

May 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a busy offseason, the Oakland Raiders have begun their project back to the top of the league.
Amongst many of the transactions, the Raiders have added more and more players that fit the 3-4 defensive scheme.
As long as I can remember, the Raiders have ran the same basic 4-3, man-to-man scheme. Up until last season, I don't really remember the Raiders dialing up many blitz packages, heavily relying on the front four defensive linemen to bring the pressure.
But now, things are different. Defensive coordinator John Marshall started to spice things up defensively, bringing more and more blitz packages. See week six against the Eagles for an example.
In addition, we also have a lot more 3-4 type players on our team.
First is Kamerion Wimbley, a 3-4 linebacker, who also excels at rushing from the defensive end position. After a strong rookie season at Cleveland, Wimbley fell off the map and was traded to Oakland early this offseason.
During the draft, we a...

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