I was a little resistant to put the secondary so high, but we need to fix the entire defense before we even think about the offense because the defense is pretty much our strong suit, could be one of the best if we get things done.
The raiders secondary was ranked 7th in the league in passing last year letting up 206.7 yards per game, but these numbers are very deceiving.
Besides throwing on Nnamdi Asomugha, other teams have had a field day passing on the Raiders. Every cornerback opposite of Nnamdi has proven to fail. Chris Johnson gets beat too much, and Stanford Routt seems to let up the big play every time he enters the game.
The Raiders drafted two new corners. Hard-hitting Jeremy Ware famed for his hit that literally knocked Iowa player Colin Sanderman out-cold. And, a fan favorite Walter McFadden. Raider nation is watching McFadden to see if he might be yet another late-round Jem in the huge bag full Al Davis carries around in his pocket. He is under the microscope.
Neither corner gives any reason to believe that the situation is fixed.
There is more to it anyway.
Tyvon Branch of UCONN had a stunning 124 tackles with two forced fumbles. Though he was great for tackling, he was deemed useless in pass coverage. Opposite him at free-safety. Micheal Huff had Raider Nation kissing his feet when he had three interceptions and five pass deflections in the first two games. He was proven to be useless throughout the year only having 9 pass deflections in 14 more games.