Raiders 'loose change' intel

August 7, 2012, 3:23 am
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Have you ever needed some change and found some between the cushions of your couch? What follows here is the literary version of that (I think I just referred to this article as literaturehardy har har!!).

For you, dear Raider fan, Ive compiled a list of Raiders info nuggets that didnt make it into one of last week's blogs from my notes. Enjoy!

RB Lonyae Miller Sunday, Miller was consistently outstanding in the pass protect drill. Most impressively, he withstood a particularly violent charge from safety Tyvon Branch, and kept him from reaching the quarterback. Miller appears to be an excellent pass protector.

FB Marcel Reece Coach Allen says that Reece is so good in his pass catching role that you might see some formations this season in which Reece is split out wide while another "fullback" lines up in the backfield.

Raiders O-line Coach Allen says hes happy with Khalif Barnes, Jared Veldheer, Cooper Carlisle and Mike Brisiel. As for new center Stefen Wisniewski, Allen says he wants to see more consistency out of him.
Fourth Defensive Tackle Coach Allen says while hes happy with this top three defensive tackles (Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Desmond Bryant) the team is still looking for a reliable fourth defensive tackle. There had been some enthusiasm for 325-pound Travis Ivey earlier in the offseason, but the Raiders released him over the weekend.

LB Miles Burris Coach Allen says Burris has shown flashes. However, Allen would like to see more consistency