The Marshall Plan: The New Defensive Coaching Staff’s Effect on the Raiders

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Published: April 17, 2009

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... out. Prior to Lane Kiffin being fired, both he and Ryan seemed at odds. Once Cable became the interim head coach, that unfair relationship to the rest of the team was finally gone.

Now Ryan is gone and in comes John Marshall, a man who obviously hasn’t set the world on fire with his awesome D, but has shown throughout the years that he can put a plan together. He should have no problem doing things to right the basic fundamentals this defense lacks and has lacked since Ryan took over.

Dwaine Board has had very good DL units under his watch and should be better at lighting a fire under the current starters. Lionel Washington was let go by a new D head coach as well, but had success with Charles Woodson and other CBs for Green Bay over the past few years.

Cable has talked about how the new staff is better at educating. Marshall, Board, and Washington should do much better in teaching the pure fundamentals...

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