The Green Room -- Raiders changes and tweaks for Dolphins
Jim Kozimor, Bill Romanowski, and Lorenzo Neal assess Monday's loss to the Chargers and look ahead to their showdown with the Dolphins.
You -- read what I lose in week one. At home. Gets a little bit ugly you look at the numbers are not as bad as we thought they work but what they need to do as they had a week two against Miami you know what they need to do well. Tell me what they need to do believe they. -- any need to -- 22 week this West Coast offense a little bit now. They -- they have Darren McFadden running north and stops. Not. You you get the zone blocking scheme where all of a sudden those offensive linemen take off. And that running back takes the ball. And he's -- in Easton lasts. For a second or two and and it's north and south. That's. Is not Darren McFadden. That worries me and I'd better see the best football player potentially in the National Football League getting a hundred plus. Yards a game otherwise it's going to be a long year -- Without a doubt no question if you can't if you didn't then it's just a ball thirty times he's known and whether it's passing and running. He's got to have close to 150 to 200 yards because that's how explosive he is when you seen the way this offense played last year like you're saying they cut the defense. If you have a guy with that type of speed and he's going east and West -- trying to pick to click here to put my foot in the ground with guard. -- -- and again the tackle and I'm green all the way out it has for time that backside and that defense to pursue. That that's not -- strong point. Make him cut the defense down block. Pulling get up -- counter and now let me then put one foot. And get its foot in the dirt and guess what you see the back at 20 it's too late let him go north and south and you got a ball that's the power running game. That's what they need to do on the offensive side defense they got that figured out -- -- still a couple of quite as they tweaking the defense they'll. You know what I'm like what they did. I really do what I have liked to have seen them get a little more rush on Philip Rivers. Up in his face. Yes through violent up the blitz or how high do you do well here's the problem you dial up the blitz chances are you're gonna be in man to man coverage. And I don't think they have the players to play man the man and they can have. Maybe five snaps a game and man the man. But it's going to be zone blitzes. And zone coverage so we better hope they can get there with four. Otherwise -- again long here. I could agree to -- more when you look at this Raiders defense their best is up front the front seven no doubt in the back and still some question marks here. But have you had a blitz a guy like Philip Rivers and guys that are pocket quarterbacks. Come from the middle and even though people you can disguise your blitz you don't have the necessary bring your backers all the time have your defense advanced -- them steal slant. Underneath and make Philip Rivers make quarterbacks like that move from their point there launch point. You don't when you have a Michael Vick and you have speed why as a defense have been why do you need -- speed -- Philip Rivers. You're doing exactly what he went to -- is gonna step but he's not a Michael Vick that you create -- gonna take off running. That's where you got to pressured guys that are tall in -- quarterback from the middle and don't worry about the outside speed rush that. Okay what were they doing I know you -- yeah -- you know that's hard -- heard three charities -- -- downs and third and third yeah. -- -- -- Yeah yeah our guys -- good one in degree here in week one it will get you ready week two you can always get a CSN California dot com Romo and Lowell.