Four takeaways from the Oakland Raiders Preseason Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Oakland Raiders were unable to earn the win against the visiting Tennessee Titans in their first home appearance of the season; however, head coach Jack Del Rio was able to pull away some positives amidst their struggles.
“[There were] a couple of things we went into the game wanting to do, really wanted to start fast, Del Rio said via Raiders.com. “I thought we did on offense. [We] wanted to run the ball. I thought we made some progress running it, in particular with our backups. … I want to stop the run. We really haven’t stopped the run the way we expect this year.”
Having entered the game with a great deal of expectations, Del Rio should leave the game on somewhat of a positive note because of how his offense performed, but his successes as a coach are due in large part because he never stops searching for ways to improve. Look for Del Rio to continue to address their rush defense and running attack as they inch closer to the regular season.
Despite having early success on the offensive side of the ball, the Raiders likely avoided using a majority of their playbook both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball because they will play Tennessee in the near future. With that being said, some of the negative plays could have been related to Oakland’s emphasis on remaining vanilla.
Oakland will travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans in Week 3, September 25.
With just one more game prior to the regular season, let’s take a look at four things we can pull away from the Raiders’ dress rehearsal game against Tennessee.
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