Oakland Raiders Notebook: Preseason thoughts at halfway mark

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Aug 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Benson Mayowa (95) congratulates defensive lineman Shelby Harris (75) after his tackle in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Q&A

@kalani91: @holistic_pickle can you play cornerback?

I am going to keep this real simple. There is way too much Rory in existence for me to play cornerback. Maybe I could be the world’s shortest right guard.

@PugetZulu: @holistic_pickle I’m curious about how our safeties. What is their role in Norton’s scheme & how have they performed thus far?

In general safeties from the Seattle scheme are interchangeable and I would expect that for the Raiders. Primarily I expect to see more cover one and cover three although we are getting a lot of cover two in the preseason. Expect Allen to play more high free safety and Woodson to be a roaming strong safety with plenty of off man or off zone from the corners.

@A_NewLookRaider: @holistic_pickle who’s spot does Taylor Mays end up stealing ? And don’t say JDowling

I find it highly unlikely that Mays makes this roster. If Moore is fighting for a backup spot after being injured all camp then Mays is not guaranteed anything. I think he is a temporary replacement for Asante who knocked himself out on a stupid leading hit in the Viking game.