Another day and yet another former Raider has found work elsewhere. No real surprise that Samson Satele took his talents away from the Bay. About the only real surprise was that the Raiders kept Satele around after drafting Stefen Wisniewski.
None the less Satele helped teach the New Wiz the ways of the NFL and has now moved on to Indianapolis where he’ll likely be pitted with protecting Andrew Luck.
Satele’s time in Oakland was mixed. He initially struggled to learn the ways of the zone blocking scheme before eventually settling in when Hue Jackson brought in power running principles. In the open field is where Satele does the most damage. He’s a natural athlete that has started at center from day one as a rookie in Miami. He’s also a tough customer that routinely played through all sorts of injuries.
If there is a glaring hole in Samson’s game, ironically given his name, it is his strength. More often than not stronger nose tackles were able to shed him with minimal effort, getting pressure right up the middle and square in the quarterback’s face.
In recent days Satele’s name was in the news for an arrest in his native Hawaii on a disorderly conduct charge. Only a minor misdemeanor the arrest clearly had no affect on his ability to find a new gig.