The offensive line is far and away the weakness of this team.
As a unit, they've pass blocked pretty well this preseason but seem to allow pressure up the middle at times. Then in the running game, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones have made great individual efforts to make their runs.
Last year, Jared Veldheer was the strongest link in the run game while weak link in pass blocking. That isn't a good thing for a left tackle so I recommended that he be moved to right tackle but Veldheer has stepped up his game in 2011 and become the unit's strongest link in both categories.
Then we have Stephen Wisniewski, the Raiders' center of the future that has to play left guard now. He' will do fine there but current starting center Samson Satele, right guard Cooper Carlisle, and right tackle Khalif Barnes get bullied backward at times.
I thought the Raiders were supposed to be building the bully.
On top of that Barnes can't remember the snap count!
I think this is fixable if the 6'5", 335 pound Stephon Heyer goes to left guard and rookie Joe Barksdale to right tackle. With Wisniewski at center and Bruce Campbell at right guard, the Raiders can actually run the ball to the right and up the middle without running backs doing it on their own.
Doesn't that sound more like a bully to you?