Breaking down the latest Oakland Raiders notes ahead of their Preseason Week 3 clash against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.
The Raiders have had an up-and-down preseason thus far, looking fairly good in an opening win against the Cardinals, and looking fairly flat and unengaged in a loss against the Packers last week.
They return home to Oakland for the first time in 2016 to host the Tennessee Titans, a curious opponent for the usually all-important third preseason game. However, the Raiders play the Titans in the regular season. In a little over four weeks from now. So yeah, curious scheduling.
Whereas starters typically play a good chunk of three quarters in the third preseason game and coaches roll out some actual plays to get ready for the regular season, the Raiders likely won’t do the same to the same extent tonight lest they tip their hand in any way for week 3.
Regardless, it’d be surprising if they didn’t get some work in, and the Raiders definitely have some things they want to clean up before the regular season gets underway.
With that in mind, what players, coaches, or aspects of the game are under pressure for the Raiders this week? What are some things we thought about the team that have proven false thus far? And what are some random thoughts heading into tomorrow night’s game?
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