5 things to avoid so the Las Vegas Raiders make the playoffs
The struggles in the secondary
The biggest addition to the Raiders defense was defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who based on reports, sounds like he is already doing a better job than Paul Guenther did with the defense. Players are being put in the position that they actually should play, and the scheme will make more sense for the types of players that we have.
With that being said, the blame cannot always fall on the coach, as one big issue could be that the Raiders’ defensive backs just are not that good. Outside of Trayvon Mullen, who had his fair share of mistakes last season, there is not a defensive back on the team that has proven to even be a starting caliber player, outside of fellow cornerback Casey Hayward.
Johnathan Abram did way more bad for the team than he did good last year, there are a ton of questions surrounding Damon Arnette. Hayward could thrive with the Raiders, but he is clearly on the decline, and Tre’Von Moehrig has not played an NFL snap yet. I expect to see a much improved defense this season, but if they aren’t, we are going to have to look at making some big changes in terms of defensive backs.