5 reasons a RB committee will be good for the Raiders in 2022
3.) A Defense’s Worst Nightmare
There are a couple of reasons why the running back by committee will be a defense’s worst nightmare. For starters, different running backs have different styles of running whether it be speed or power perhaps both. In the case of the Raiders’ running backs Jacobs, Bolden, and White provide the power in the run game. On the other hand, Abdullah, Brown, and Drake provide more speed.
Why would this be a headache for a defense to try to contain? Well stopping a speed back will be different from stopping a power back especially when they line up in the backfield at the same time. This will force defenses to come up with ways to figure out how to defend this strategy in a hurry.
Secondly, the defense will not know what the Raiders’ offense will do. If they run and pass evenly, which they plan to do, then the defense will not know what to expect forcing them to play on their heels.