The offensive line was really bad at times in 2010, but improved later in the season.
Probably the most maligned and criticized squad on the Raiders was the offensive line—rightfully so. To address this, Davis has hired Raider great Steve Wisniewski and long-time NFL coach Bob Wiley to coach the line.
This should help, but won't fix things entirely. There are still some talent issues there.
I believe that Jared Veldheer can work into being a solid, if not great, left tackle. Robert Gallery is pretty good but needs to improve his durability. These minor issues can be fixed.
The center, right guard and right tackle positions were downright pathetic at times. The run blocking was pretty good, but most of the pressure and sacks on the quarterback came right through one of these three positions.
I'm going to say something I've said countless times in the recent past—Cooper Carlisle is the worst starting offensive lineman in the NFL. He must be replaced. Daniel Loper has played well in relief and deserves a shot at the starting lineup.
Samson Satele has decent technique and understanding but is simply not strong enough to stand up to big, bull rushing nose tackles. He too must be replaced by either a free agent like Olin Kruetz or a solid rookie like Stefen Wisniewski.
Langston Walker has been a good Raider for many years but was never that great to begin with. It's time to move him into a backup role and see what Bruce Campbell can do in his place.
Hopefully, Jackson and Davis see the deficiencies at these positions and make the correct changes. If not, all the other changes are pointless as winning begins up front—so does losing.