Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackles look to neutralize Tampa Bay’s pass rush
Kolton Miller is enjoying is best season as a pro. After his rookie season was marred by injuries, many wrote Miller off due to his inability to anchor with a torn ligament in his knee. He rebounded in 2019 but still had some technical issues with footwork that led to the occasional pressure on Carr. This season he is beginning to put it all together and his mental processing is matching his athletic ability.
Its clear that Miller’s technique; hand usage and footwork is developing and he has become an above average pass protector in Silver and Black. Miller’s play strength and ability to stone rushers has also made a dramatic leap this season, gone are the days when power rushers would force him into Carr. Miller had strong games against Brian Burns Week 1, and Cameron Jordan in Week 2.
Two rushers with widely different styles (speed vs power). But Week 5 against the Chiefs was important for Miller to get the monkey off his back.
Back in 2018 when Kolton Miller first played against Frank Clark while the pass rusher was a Seattle Seahawk, Miller gave up 2.5 sacks and a bunch of pressures and had no answer for Clark’s power or hustle. Obviously Miller is a different player from 2018 and as long as he continues his strong play, the Raiders have a chance to throw the ball deep.