It has been said that the Raiders defense is too simple and can't be effective in modern football. Some have even suggested that Al Davis's meddling has kept the Raider defense in the stone age, essentially keeping the team from competing. This offseason, with the firing of Rob Ryan and the addition of John Marshall, a lot of fans were hoping for a brand new defensive scheme. Sorry to break it to you, but we're still running the exact same defense we ran last year, as well as the last six years under Rob Ryan. Yes, it's the exact same defense we have all dreaded watching for years. Yes, the same sorry-ass defense. But the problem with the defense was never the scheme. The problem was discipline, effort, execution and attitude. Not only is it the same defense of the last six year ...
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