Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
what are the chances McFadden stays healthy all season? Also, anyone besides faiders homers know how good or bad the faiders oline is going to be?
Until DMC proves he can stay healthy there will always be question marks there. I think Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones are going to be big time players in this zone blocking scheme. (fit the system perfect)
Raiders oline only gave up 25 sacks last year . The Raiders seem to upgrade that oline big time this year and it a better fit for the new blocking scheme.
Lets see last Year Oline LT Jared Veldheer 6'8 325 LG S Wisniewski 6'3 315 C Samson Satele 6'3 299 RG cooper carlisle 6'5 305 Rt Khalif barnes 6'6 325
Versus LT jared Veldheer 6'8 325 LG Tony Bergstrom 6'5 315 (fits the system very well) C S wisniewski 6'3 315 RG M Brisiel 6'5 305 Rt Khalif Barnes 6'6 325 .
Not only is the oline a good fit for the zone blocking scheme but they should be more stout in the middle.(was a problem last year) Satele and carlisle could be overpowered , that doesn't look like that will be the case this year.
BTw Even further bad news for AFC west foes. As good as S wisniewski played last year. He played with a torn labrum all season( hurt in in training camp) . Imagine what he can do fully healthy.