Oakland Raiders’ Offensive Line Is Pitiful In Loss To The Tennessee Titans

After an off-season where the word 'hope' was thrown around more than the Obama Campaign, the Oakland Raiders started the 2010 campaign in nightmarish fashion. The Raiders came out completely flat against the Tennessee Titans in their road opener, finishing the game with a loss that was far worse than the score indicates. 

Though giving up 38 points is never a good sign, the massive score should not be placed entirely on the defense. Oakland's offense was non-existent for the first three quarters of the game and provided the Titans with a short field numerous times.

The defense started the game strong, but was unable to keep the intensity up as the offense refused to give them any chance to rest.  The defensive front seven was able to keep Chris Johnson in check for a good portion of the game. Vince Young, on the other hand, made numerous back breaking plays both through the air and with his feet, giving the Titans offense and Chris Johnson too many opportunities for the defense to handle.

However, despite Vince Young's play, it was the Raiders offense that was the real cause of the blowout.

After trading for Jason Campbell, most expected the Raiders offense to be much improved this year. So why did it look eerily like the 2009 offense that was one of the worst in the league?

The answer is simple, the Oakland Raiders failed to sufficiently improve on their biggest weakness in their offensive line. The Oakland skill players were never given a chance to impact the game as most plays ended before they could get started. The run game suffered as Darren McFadden struggled to find any room to run and Jason Campbell, under constant pressure, rarely had time to look down field.



Without a solid effort from our offensive line, the entire team will have a hard time succeeding. The right side of the offensive line looked amateur at times in the game. Langs...

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