Zach Miller Time: Getting the Ball to Tight End a Key to Success for Oakland

Posted: 18th October 2009 by David Xaviel is Mr. X in NFL
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Offensively this season, the Raiders have struggled, with occasional flashes of brilliance. In the games against San Diego and Philadelphia, most of those flashes came from tight end Zach Miller. The problem has been that defenses key-in on Miller and negate his presence, partially from a lack of support from the rest of the offense. It might not sound glamorous, but the Raiders need to respond by getting the ball to Miller by any means necessary.á Case in point would be today's 86-yard TD by Miller, which resulted from two punishing blocks by rookie receiver Louis Murphy. The best way to build confidence is to master the simple things with intensity and allow the rest to evolve organically. Murphy and Darrius Heyward-Bey are still developing as receivers but can do things like block and ...

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