Getting Back to the Basics of Oakland Raider Football

Posted: 13th October 2009 by Big AL Fan in NFL
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Many storied franchises have established and areáidentified with a style of play. Some examples: Oakland Raiders FootballùIntimidating defense, vertical passing game. SanáFrancisco 49ers FootballùWest Coast Offense. Chicago Bears Footballù"The 46" hard-hitting defense, hard running. Dallas CowboysáFootballùFinesse and style.

What most don't realize is that during the glory days, each of these teams was solid in all phases.

The 49ers could run up the score, but they would not have won without a very good defense. Dan Marino's Dolphinsáand Dan Fouts' San Diego Chargers could outscore anyone.áBut neitheráwon the big one because their defenses were not good enough.

The Steelers were best known for the "Steel Curtain" and aálong passing game to Lynn Swann and Jo ...

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