Stefen Wisniewski is a rookie, so he isn’t used to the always-shifting perceptions of fans and the media when it comes to any NFL team.
“Early in the year, everyone was talking about how good we are,” he told Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group Friday, a day after the victory over the Chargers. “And then we suck after a couple of losses. And now we’re good again. It’s a heavily criticized job, but that’s the nature of the business.”
Wisniewski is getting the hang of the business, both off the field and on it.
The first-year offensive lineman has been one of the huge pluses of this 5-4 season in which the Raiders suddenly find themselves atop the AFC West.
The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Wisniewski was drafted out of Penn State to play center, then moved smoothly to left guard when center Samon Satele was re-signed, and then moved back to center Thursday night against the Chargers when Satele couldn’t play because of an injury.
The reshuffled offensive line included Wisniewski at cente...