Oakland Raiders Still Have Moves To Make To Build "Bully"

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Oakland Raiders Still Have Moves To Make To Build

Just as we all knew they would, the Oakland Raiders were able to get by the Denver Broncos on opening week. As I knew, all the supposed weakness on the team based on the preseason weren't all there.

But they are going to have to do something and do something soon about the offensive line. The Broncos aren't the biggest, most physical team in the middle on defense, yet the power-blocking plays didn't work for the Raiders in the first half.

Star running back Darren McFadden was able to get loose on draws and plays to the outside at that point. Simply pounding the ball up the middle with Samson Satele, an undersized center and Cooper Carlisle, an undersized, guard didn't work.

Carlisle was actually pancaked on a play ran in his gap then to Hue Jackson's credit, he adapted. He pulled out the old Tom Cable zone-running plays where Satele and Carlisle could cut block, being who they are.

Head coach Hue Jackson has promised Raider Nation a "bully" as "bullies" do what they want to whoever they want. The Raiders aren't built to run the ball at whoever, however they want to at this time. 

Quentin Groves acquitted himself well Monday night, and I think the run defense is going to be fine. The Raiders need only get healthy at the receiver position for them and Campbell to get the passing game going.

The Raiders' pass defense looked solid too so there isn't a lot the Raiders need.

Turn the page to see what the Raiders do need.

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