Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/8/14
The Oakland Raiders added a few new pieces to the offensive line this offseason including signing free agent Mike Brisiel and moving Stefen Wisniewski from guard to center. As they familiarize themselves with each other during organized team activities their biggest adjustment will be learning and executing the new offense. New offensive coordinator Greg Knapp brings his zone blocking rushing attack to Oakland this season. Knapp boasts an impressive resume when it comes to the effect the zone blocking scheme has on the team’s rushing offense. When he was with the Falcons from 2004-2006, they had the number one rushing rank in the league, averaging just under 170 yards per game. Running back Warrick Dunn rushed for 1,106, 1,416, and 1,140 in his three years with Knapp running the zone blocking scheme. With the Raiders in 2007, Knapp instituted the zone scheme and Justin Fargas ran for his only career thousand yard season, finishing the year with 1,009 yards rushing. In Seattle, J...
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