Oakland Raiders Need to Make Some Changes

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Sep 28, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) looks downfield for a pass to tight end David Ausberry (86) during the second half of the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raidersat Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Use Ausberry

The Raiders have a tight end that’s 6’4″, 258 pounds, can block and has the same speed, agility and hands as Rod Streater. Yet Mychal Rivera, who can’t block, drops has passes and only gets open when the defense forgets to cover him is starting. On top of all that, when the job was open for competition, David Ausberry is the one that won the job as the starting tight end.

I understand he was hurt and missed some time but since he’s been back, he’s been on special teams while Rivera drops passes. If Rivera came in and balled after Ausberry’s injury, there would be no problem but Rivera is the worst starting tight end in the NFL. So a change needs to be made here to help get the running game and passing game game going.

There are coaches all over the NFL that want a tight end with receiver speed to stretch the field and the Raiders aren’t using there’s.

If he’s not back to 100 percent yet, why is he on special teams?