No matter how well Alex Parsons played he was always just keeping the starting center job warm for Stefen Wisniewski. Since Oakland let Samson Satele walk it was a given that the New Wiz was going to become a fixture in the middle of the Silver and Black O-line.
Today the Raiders confirmed that Wisniewski is healthy enough to reclaim his rightful job at center.
Though Parsons did hold his own there is no doubt that the time is now for the Raiders to get Wisniewski back on the field. Given the struggles the line has gone through in adjusting to Greg Knapp’s zone scheme it only makes sense to get the core unit in place.
Hopefully Wisniewski’s return will equate to the return of Oakland’s ground game. After some unimpressive preseason showing the Raiders were just as underwhelming running the rock in the regular season opener.