Oakland Raiders’ Young Offense Already Showing Massive Potential

The Oakland Raiders' young offense took another step in the direction of gaining respect from media outlets, analysts and opposing defenses during Sunday's 37-29 road win over the San Diego Chargers.

The Raiders' youthful core, featuring quarterback Derek Carr, running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Amari Cooper, continues to produce at a steady pace:

The trio hasn’t attracted league-wide attention as a threat, but general manager Reggie McKenzie has planted the seeds for a blooming offense that is averaging 24 points per game in 2015.

On Sunday, the Chargers found out how quickly the Raiders offense can light up the scoreboard.


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Carr put together another stellar performance—one of Sunday’s best, as ESPN noted:

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave assembled a tactful and aggressive offensive game plan out of the gate, and Carr executed with decisive, accurate throws from a clean pocket.

The AC/DC connection with Cooper helped put the Raiders ahead early. The rookie wide receiver extended a short pass play into a 52-yard catch-and-run score up the middle of the field. NFL Retweet shared the replay on Twitter:

You'll probably see that smooth Cooper cut on the SportsCenter highlights, but you won’t see center Rodney Hudson make the crushing block downfield to spring Cooper's run, per the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur:

The synergy on offense is palpable when the dynamic rookie wideout gains possession of the football. At any point, Cooper's teammates know he can turn on the afterburners for a touchdown.

Veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree recorded six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown. Carr also found a new component within the offense in the form of a big, athletic tight end.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders