Oakland Raiders Offensive Line Now a Strength

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Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fans Se or Raiderman, Darth Dee and Violate after the win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

For the first time since 2002, it looks like Oakland Raiders fans will see the offensive line as a team strength that dominates games. G.M. Reggie McKenzie is bringing back the Raiders’ big, strong, nasty, intimidating offensive lines of old. He explained the method to his madness to Inside the Bay Area saying, “We want to do all the pushing people around. You do that with big people.”

They average a little over 6’4″ and weigh 333 pounds per man and I used the description road-grader a lot when describing them. No more seeing offensive lineman getting pancaked when the Raiders are in goal line situations and sacks will be kept to a minimum.

McFadden will finally stay healthy all season as his game breaking ability will be on full display. Then the Raiders have all that speed with guys like Denarius Moore and Rod Streater at the receivers, David Ausberry at tight end and Marcel Reece at fullback. And with the offensive line as a team strength, quarterback Matt Schaub will be back and the Raiders offense will enter the top five this year in my opinion.