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The pass rush better look good the first two weeks of the season!

The reason I am saying that is because it is looking like the Raiders are absoultey abismal on the offensive front. They are about to start the right tackle they drafted this year at left tackle, which is a position he has never played before in his life. Here is an article on the sister site .

The reason Watson will be going through a baptism by hellfire type of situation is because The Raiders' starting left tackle, Jared Veldheer, is expected to miss roughly three months due to a torn tricep. Now it's obvious that they have a problem at the most important part of the line. What else can we do to disrupt them for our season opener? We can bring the HEAT! The Saints were able to get consistent pressure against the Raiders when they brought more than 4 defenders in their preseason meeting on Aug. 16th. After rewatching the Colts games (I will do the Raiders games later on for a more in depth matchup breakdown if time allows) we actually seemed to bring some blitses espectially with it just being the preseason. The preseason usually comes with a vanilla defense. I am excited to see if we do any exotic blitzes to try and confuse the rookie QB. Speaking of which...

It's very possible that Terrelle Pryor will be starting week 1 as well against the Indianapolis Colts. He is starting week four of the pre-season for the Oakland Raiders, and this could very easily be the case come week one of the regular season. Give us a rookie RT and a rookie QB, and our pressure should be more disruptive than against other teams. I looked up the rankings from week to week and even for the entire 2012 regular season, and the Raiders' line was among the bottom third of the league. The point is that if the Colts cannot generate a pass run against the Raiders, we are in trouble for the rest of the season.

Just a side note. I haven't done as much research on the Dolphins as of late as I have/am going to do on the Raiders because they are our week 2 game. I do now that They are missing Jake Long, and their Line has not looked that great this pre-season either. I have watched two or three of their pre-season games, and only 2 things have stuck out: Tannehill's line (or lack there of) and Incognito instigating Houston's Antonio Smith to take Incognito's helmet off and swing it at him (lol). Anyway, I am rambling now. I just wanted to say that these first two games could be a blessing in disguise to let Werner get his feet wet as on OLB, let Mathis switch OLB spots, let our down linemen get more practice of engulfing people and commanding the double team (Chapman in particular w/ his lack of experience), and finally let our defensive coordinator get comfortable dialing up blitzes. Our secondary looks comfortable enough to hold their own for a little while until we can make the play already. Let me know what you guys think, but I will be watching the pressure generated in the first 2 weeks very carefully because we will have a big test in SF week 3.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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