Oakland Raiders Return To Old-School Defense and Look To Punish in 2011

Pure adrenaline and excitement! That sentence describes the Oakland Raiders newest weapon on defense. The Raiders rookie MLB Rolando McClain was a thrill to watch everytime he set cleat to turf. Rolando McClain became a fan favorite after he suplexed St. Louis WR Danny Amendola.

I am talking Rolando McClain literally lifted Amendola and slammed him on his back. Punishment. It's been a long time since the Raiders had defensive punisher like Rolando McClain.

In his rookie season, Rolando McClain had 85 tackles. This placed him third overall in tackles for the Raiders, putting himself behind Tyvon Branch (104 tackles)) and Michael Huff (94 tackles) , Huff himself has made a remarkable come back. Rod Woodson's tutelage should benefit Michael Huff immensely.

Rolando McClain's toughness is perfect for the Silver and Black. His recent addition to the Raider defense has proven to be extremely successful. He not only compliments Pro Bowler Richard Seymour and Kamerion Wimbley, but he also has the feet and agility to stuff the run.

McClain is only one small part of this upgraded Raider front. Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly are doing a great job. Opponents are having a tough time getting through the front and thats  a huge improvement. for the Raiders

It's a great time for the Oakland Raiders as they are coming off wins in which they defeated all their rivals in the AFC West. The defense was spectacular, as was the offensive line.

Kamerion Wimbley had a huge season also. Wimbley posted nine sacks and was recently resigned to the Silver and Blacks amazing defensive attack. Wimbley may even turn heads by becoming the teams sack master.

The rivalry games will be tougher this season but the Raiders will triumph. Aside from losing Robert Gallery, Campbell should still get protection from his offensive line.

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