SOME CAUSE FOR CONCERN.

Posted April 09, 2013

DESPITE my enthusiasm for what the Raiders have done this offseason, NFL.com writer Marc Sessler makes the argument that we may have grown weaker on Defense this offseason.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000158652/article/usama-young-signs-contract-with-oakland-raiders

Nothing he said points to why we'd be, (or how we could possibly be) worse than we were last year (28th in points allowed). What he did was mention that the three guys we just added to the Secondary (Mike Jenkins, Tracy Porter, and Usama Young) are not exactly coming off of stellar seasons. 

And?

Did you SEE what we had to do at CB last year? I was mourning it even BEFORE the 2012 Draft. http://www.yardbarker.com/forum/3/43/discussion/raiders_2012_pre_draft_shakedown/10555081 

Jenkins and Porter look like upgrades to me, over what we did last year! 

I think the loss of Richard Seymour's leadership hurts. Michael Huff was a blow (and maybe Desmond Bryant); but Tommy Kelly, and Rolando McClain are already offset by a change in D-line scheme and the addition of Nick Roach.

This isn't to say I expect our Defense to set the world on fire. But I can't see where it's worse, per se. I guess it's something I need to be looking out for though.

 

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