Raiders offensive tackles look to neutralize Tampa Bay’s pass rush
By BD Williams
The Las Vegas Raiders have solid bookends at offensive tackle in Kolton Miller and Trent Brown, and they will need to neutralize a tough pass rush in Week 7.
Coming off of a dominant victory over one of the best teams in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders this Sunday. Tampa Bay’s fearsome pass rush is orchestrated by former Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles, who implements some of the most creative blitz packages in the NFL.
Kolton Miller and Trent Brown will need to continue their strong play from the Kansas City Chiefs game and help keep Derek Carr clean. Jon Gruden and Carr’s Las Vegas offense is known to get the ball out quick and utilize the run game to thwart opposing pass rushers.
However the new toys that Carr has been enjoying thus far to start the 2020 season require more time in the pocket for Henry Ruggs III and Nelson Agholor to get open downfield. Protecting Carr will be paramount on Sunday night, and the Raiders have the offensive tackles to do just that.