Originally written September 21, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
When offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was hired this season, he brought with him a zone blocking rushing scheme. Through the first two games, the Raiders have struggled to move the ball on the ground. However, Knapp feels patience is needed to let the players and scheme develop. “Let’s keep things in perspective for a second, here,” Knapp said. “We’ve played two games in the regular season on offense. We’ve had two different centers and a right tackle that played half a game last week. We need some patience. You can’t develop a scheme in two weeks in a regular season. Especially when last week we faced the number three rush defense from 2011, and the week before, they held the number two rush offense in the league to 2.4 yards per carry in the Houston Texans. That was a good team we faced last week. The scheme will be fine, it just takes some time.” Against the Miami Dolphins the Raiders only mustered 23 yards rushing on 14 attempts. The previous week against the San Diego Charg...
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