The Raiders have had a great off season. The biggest difference between the Raiders this season and the last seven years is individualism. Over the last several seasons the Raiders have signed BIG name players to fix their offensive and defensive woes. This tactic has not worked well for Oakland. The simple problem is these past super stars have been interested in themselves. They were after a large contract with guaranteed money, their individual hype or reputations. In short they only care about themselves.
This off season brought in a different feel to the team. There was no off field drama, contract holdouts or legal disputes. Players worked on their position assignments, from blocking and pass rushing to coverage drills and working out on the jugs gun. It’s almost as if the player’s names have disappeared and all been replaced with RAIDERS.
Let’s look at how this has created a new Raiders Defense.