2010 Oakland Raiders Preview: Offense (Part One of Four)

The first mini-camp for the Oakland Raiders is right around the corner. Speaking with fans throughout the Bay Area, they are very excited about the upcoming season.

This is a four-part series about the 2010 Oakland Raiders. It will focus on the following:

1. Offense

2. Defense

3. Special Teams

4. Coaching

There will be a follow-up four-part series once the final 53-man roster has been determined.


The Oakland Raiders offense was not very good in 2009. They finished 31st in points scored (12.3 per game), 31st in yards per game (266.1), 29th in passing yards per game (159.8), and 21st in rushing yards per game (106.3). They also surrendered 49 sacks last year, which saw Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye go down with injuries.


The offense only scored 17 touchdowns. The quarterbacks were responsible for 18 interceptions. The Raiders averaged 28:17 possession time per game. What does all of this say? The Raiders offense was well below average.


With that said, we will take a look at each position group and what we can expect for the 2010-2011 season.




Offensive Line


Projected Starters: LT Mario Henderson, LG Robert Gallery, C Samson Satele, RG Langston Walker, T Khalif Barnes


Backups: RG Cooper Carlisle, T Jared Veldheer, T Bruce Campbell, T-G Erik Pears, G Brandon Rodd, C-G Chris Morris


Departures: RT Cornell Green (Buffalo Bills)


The offensive line was very inconsistent last year and played average at best. This was a real weakness for the team. They surrendered too many sacks and did a below average job of blocking for the running backs.


The Raiders drafted two very athletic tackles in...

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