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Silver And Black Pride Jul 14, 2014
Comparing 2014 Raiders to past decade: Center, guards

Comparing 2014 Raiders to past decade: Center, guards

The Raiders have made no bones about their intentions to run the ball this season. A big part of the success of the run game is dependent upon the interior offensive line. And as we saw last season, they are also key to keeping a pocket for the quarterback (whether he actually stays in that pocket or not). This off-season, the Raiders made a concerted effort to shore up the offensive line and particularly the interior offensive line. But how does it stack up against the offensive lines of the past decade? Let's see... 1. Khalif Barnes/Gabe Jackson, Stefen Wisniewski, Austin Howard...
Silver And Black Pride Jul 10, 2014

Comparing 2014 Raiders to last decade: Offensive tackles

1. Jared Veldheer, Khalif Barnes (2011-12) Veldheer had really hit his stride in his second season in Oakland. The former third round pick was one of the better left tackles in the NFL and had started 42-straight games by the end of the 2012 season. Barnes had just started finding his footing at right tackle in 2011 before going out with an injury. Suddenly those who criticized him for his penalties, were noticing just how much he was needed. He started the entirety of the 2012 season and these two made for arguably the best left tackle/right tackle combo the Raiders had had since the Barry...

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