Have the Raiders Done Anything To Help the Run Defense?

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Published: May 1, 2009


... 31st ranked run defense last season. 

But as runner up to the worst run defense in the league, have the Raiders done anything to improve their shortcoming?  At first glance, it would seem little or nothing has been done to stop teams from running with ease, but some would argue otherwise.

In interviews, Tom Cable basically said that the Raiders have good defensive tackles, they just need to play like it.  He also has said the run D will be addressed through scheme and added depth to the D-line and linebackers.

So first off, let's investigate this so-called "improved" scheme and defensive system to help the defense.  Is John Marshall really better than Rob Ryan?  Didn't Rob Ryan have great coaching credentials and help create some of the most dominate defenses?

Oh wait a second, no. 

That was his brother, Rex Ryan, and really Rob Ryan hasn't proven anything yet.  And good defensive coachi...

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