Oakland Raiders: Answering the Most Burning Questions for the Silver and Black

Al Davis and his Oakland Raiders are definitely the busiest team this 2011 NFL offseason. After getting a plethora of things done in a very short time, things finally seem to be cooling down a bit now that the league year has ended and Oakland can no longer re-sign its own players.

In spite of recent questions about the Raiders being answered, there's still many stones left unturned.

In this article, I'll give my honest opinion on issues with the Silver and Black. This might turn into a weekly thing. Enjoy.


What does Chuck Bresnahan bring to the table at defensive coordinator?

Yesterday the Raiders finally named a defensive coordinator. As expected, it was Chuck Bresnahan. He'd been on the staff for around a month. Bresnahan was the defensive coordinator for the Raiders from 2000 to 2003 and he oversaw three straight AFC West champion defenses for the Raiders.

Now, Oakland hopes to bring back some of the magic by giving Chuck a second shot. From what I've heard, Bresnahan is an optimistic, cheerful individual who expects the best from his players.

If you're hoping for a sudden change in scheme for the Raiders, though, don't. Chuck is a typical Raider guy, and we'll be seeing much of the same. However, expect some disguised coverages and a 4-3/3-4 hybrid defense. Other than that, it'll be the same old Raiders. 

Who should the Raiders draft in the second round?

In the 2011 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders don't have a first-round selection. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as they won't be paying a first-round salary either. 

Multiple times, however, the Raiders have been golden in Round 2. This year will be no different. Assuming we re-sign Nnamdi Asomugha (more on that later), I think the Raiders would do well to take a look at offensive linemen Stefen Wisniewski and Marcus Cannon, while also evaluating outside linebacker Martez Wi...

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