I get it that Jackson doesn't want to just give anything to a rookie draft pick that has Raider bloodlines. But Jackson made it sound like Samson Satele had suddenly become a beast and that's why he's still starting.
Next thing I know, he's forcing a position change for Wisniewski, who has been working as a guard in camp. Satele actually looked pretty good against the Cardinals, but they aren't a big, physical team, so that says nothing.
Then the Raiders face the 49ers, who are big and physical, and it looked like I saw the same ole Satele. On a seven-yard run by Michael Bush, Satele was driven back and off tackle (where the play was designed to go). Satele's man made the first hit but Bush spun off for the seven-yard gain.
Satele also threw three no-hitters in the game (Plays where a lineman doesn't hit anyone). One of those plays was on third down near the goal line, when the 49ers made their goal line stand.
He snapped the ball and fell forward into the end zone, hitting no one in process.
The play was a run up the middle that lost yardage too.
How does a center manage to throw a no-hitter near the goal line?