We all have seen how poorly the offensive line is without the leadership and play of Robert Gallery. He must be the quarterback of the O-line.
What can the Raiders do to keep defenses guessing until he gets back?
Insert the Wildcat now.
McFadden and the Razorbacks invented it. He will be comfortable with it out the gate.
McFadden knows the scheme so well that he can be a coach on the field directing players when they are out of position.
McFadden is a captain and needs to be in a position of leadership right now.
This will keep defenses honest and will require them to stay home instead of bum rushing the line of scrimmage.
This will take pressure off of the O-line before Gallery gets back.
Imagine the play yesterday where McFadden got caught in the backfield on the pitch.
If McFadden had the option to throw, he could have thrown the ball away or hit a receiver if it were there.
Keep DHB in motion to redirect the defensive backs to one side and send McFadden with the ball to the other side and you will see open field.
Let Russell get a few blocks in on a defensive back or safety.
Let's use our noggin, insert the Wildcat or a modified version of it now!