Oakland Raiders Need to Break the 80/20 Rule On Defense

Posted: 29th November 2009 by BW Black in NFL
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Despite the one-sided score line, the Thanksgiving game in Dallas was not all bad news for Oakland. Yes, the Raiders were out-gained; yes, it wasnÆt close; yes, it was another big loss following a victory, but there were certainly some plus points for this young Silver and Black team. On offense, Bruce Gradkowski looked after the ball, with no turnovers. Darren McFadden had 10 touches for 66 yards and is beginning to show flashes of the play-making ability the Raiders so badly need. Even Darrius Heyward-Bey got in on the act, scoring his first NFL touchdown. On Defense, Oakland showed some invention with Trevor Scott operating in the ôElephantö position, registering five solo tackles including two sacks. áHowever, the only ôElephant in the roomö as far as this defense is concerned is ...

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