11.5: 1-on-1 with the Raiders' Langston Walker
The former Golden Bear and current Raiders talks with CSN's Greg Papa on Chronicle Live.
Right after I sat down and run DMC. I got cozy up next to the right tackle Langston Walker the last couple weeks in Denver and Seattle they are blowing people away and I asked Langston Walker why. We're just out there working hard and I think we're we're -- as the as a group. You know it's it's taken us a little while. But you know I think that the coaches are playing to our strengths and not trying to do anything that we can't we're not trying to force the issue. And you know. I mean really it's you know Darren McFadden and running. You know Austin you know more better than these you know ran you know news in this. His -- career and you know were gorgeous part of it you know. We're we're trying to open up holes Norman and you know and allow him and you know get out there full speed in -- make guys miss. Which -- coaching staff that ask -- to do anything you can't do but you guys do wedding more than any lion football you run some outside zone. Inside zone you run power you're on unbalanced your round. Zone on balance there's a lot of teams don't do power revenue guys do everything he could possibly do in the running game so its -- Kate it is definitely complicated and takes a lot of a study and work on the practice field but. Practices were. In our our coaches stuff his plan -- -- insulin. You know and this week as you say dude we're doing a lot because that's you know. What we can do. I wanna talk about the unbalanced like that's fascinates me it's so we saw Hugh Jackson do in Baltimore. Now a lot of -- -- -- -- -- -- you stay on your spot on the right tackle spot but the bring the left tackle over earlier was Mario now -- Jared Cook them over next to you would you go to that side much and and explain how what what what what to how to changes your role when you have a tackle next to you was opposed to Cooper Carlisle and. A guard will actually you know it I'm always the outside tackles so if -- comes over. I'm always he's always in between myself and you know Cooper Carlisle. And can apply go over I'm on the outside so in -- some really play in the tight end position and you it's it's difficult. But you know we don't it's not like we have our whole offense. In. You know with you know it in tackle over formation the FB you know certain plays that we run. And you know we we record during the week in you know we go out there and try to executed. They do run -- -- the unbalanced side did get a lot against the niners spend that are -- up thinking you're gonna have been that way but lately even running -- away from -- from the unbalanced side. -- only. You know he got a lot of lot of beef. You know on you know that sudden depending on which side were. You know we're unbalanced -- it at the same time you know we're trying to make the defense honor. You know that other side because -- know -- our time and and in our guard over there and you know there aren't enough pats you know it's. You know it's a long run you know. Going to be great matchup with Kansas City Tuesday Arab base 34 but although give you all kinds of looks Romeo Cornell is gonna she gonna screw the little bit there. What what what is the key do you think you guys running the ball effectively on Sunday against this front. I think our our biggest keys as the sick stay on schedule not and what that means is not trying to get ourselves into a third and long position. You know by by a run in the ball you know well or personable well on first and second down. And in Austin and when you're in you know 3335. Receives it easier to. You don't get a first downs than it is on third and seven to remain. You know even even you know third and and and run and long. So I think that's our our biggest staying in you know we have to be physical we have to go out there and and be physical with those guys and I think good things about him. And good -- -- Sunday from thank you.