I’m willing to go easy on Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.
He’s in his first NFL season as a defensive coordinator, and doing the best he can with a unit that is overpriced and underperforming.
Coach Jason Tarver’s coaching history
1996–1997 West Valley College (Linebackers/Defensive Backs/Special Teams)
1998–2000 UCLA (Graduate Assistant)
2001–2003 San Francisco 49ers (Offensive Quality Control)
2004 San Francisco 49ers (Asst. Running Backs/Offensive Assistant)
2005–2010 San Francisco 49ers (Outside Linebackers)
2011 Stanford University (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers)
2012–present Oakland Raiders (Defensive Coordinator)
We have seen an attempt to be more aggressive by this Raiders' defense (since when have they run this many blitzes?) and if you take into consideration injuries and the poor play of our front seven,
I’d like to see coach Tarver, head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie continue to build this defense with Tarver staying on board for another season as defensive coordinator.