Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raiders strengthening their offensive line

Raiders are looking to improve from the 2011 season and that will need to start up front by shoring up their O-line. The Oakland Raiders now return 3 starters in Stefan Wisniewski, Jared Veldheer, and the newly resigned Cooper Carlisle. The Raiders have recently acquired Mike Brisiel from the Houston Texans. Brisiel was an important factor in helping Steve Slaton become the leading rusher during his rookie campaign, and helped Adrian Foster post a 1600+ yard season last year. It still remains to be heard whether Wisniewski will be moved over to Center with Brisiel starting at Left Guard. The Raiders plan on switching from a man blocking scheme that coach Jackson installed last season to a zone blocking scheme similar to the one that coach Cable ran in 2010.

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