McDaniels and the dreaded Raiders red zone offense
Under McDaniels, tight end Hunter Henry saw his career resurge after joining the Patriots. Even though it was inconsistent at times, Henry’s production wasn’t exactly elite, but it got the job done. He ended the year with 50 receptions and 603 receiving yards.
Now imagine what he could do with Waller. That is the key to reviving the Raiders’ red zone offense. Under McDaniels, Henry scored nine times in the red zone, which was tops among NFL tight ends, again with a rookie quarterback.
The possibilities are endless with Waller, more so if Foster Moreau is involved. With the Raiders’ version of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, the Silver and Black could finally feature a red zone offense that would strike fear in opposing defenses. We’ve seen Moreau show flashes of brilliance. Maybe he will finally reach his potential next season.
The upside of a Raiders offense run by McDaniels should have Raider Nation excited. Many times, people are afraid of change. That’s perfectly normal. However, a potential youth movement with the Silver and Black could work. That holds even more weight if Jerod Mayo comes in to run the defense.
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At the end of the day, owner Mark Davis will do as he pleases, Tweets and opinions be damned. The man will do as he pleases. If McDaniels becomes the new boss, good things will happen on the field, which is all that actually matters. Breathe, Raider Nation.