Some of whom saw increased roles as the team shifts from zhangzk's blog

Once again Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey , the Raiders deployed nine rookies. more toward evaluating the young talent they have in preparation for the offseason.Here is what the rookies did last week.ActiveKolton MillerP.J. HallBrandon ParkerArden KeyNick NelsonMaurice HurstJohnny TownsendTrent SiegDaniel CarlsonJason CabindaInactiveMarcell AtemanKolton MillerAnother sketchy outing for Miller, giving up a sack, a QB hit, and three pressures. He aggravated his knee injury last week against the 49ers but was removed from the injury report for this game so he must’ve been full go.P.J. HallHall saw 24 snaps (43%) against the Chargers and didn’t record a stat. He didn’t make a play of any note in the game. Complete non-factor.Brandon ParkerLike his rookie linemate, Parker has been pretty bad. He too gave up a sack. He also gave up a run stuff for no gain. And on 4th and 5, with the game on the line, Parker let Melvin Ingram go right through him to pressure Derek Carr who then panicked and through the ball into the turf.Arden Key Week six in London against the Seahawks, Key got his first career sack. He still has just that one sack to his name. He gets pressure here and there and on a team so devoid of pass rush, he added a QB hit to bring his season total to 8 QB hits which leads the team by a wide margin.Nick NelsonNelson saw his snap total go up again this week. He played 24 snaps (43%) and wasn’t a liability. His big play was making the tackle for no gain on third and 11 to hold to Chargers to a field goal late in the fourth quarter.Maurice HurstFinally, the team’s sack leader is someone still on the team. Hurst got his third sack Sunday to tie him with former Raiders pass rusher Bruce Irvin for the team lead. Hurst has been a steady positive performer and rare bright spot for this Raiders team. He can’t carry this defense, so his contributions can go relatively unnoticed. This team needs him to be one of the building blocks.Johnny TownsendOut of nowhere, Townsend had an outstanding game Sunday. He had a 42-yard run off a fake, a career best 57-yard punt, and a career best game average of 54.0 yards per punt. Each of his punts traveled over 50 yards and twice the Chargers started drives inside the 20. After his horrid 41.9 yards per punt in the first eight games Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey , we’re going to need to see a lot more games like this one to be sure it wasn’t a fluke.Jason CabindaSolid outing for Cabinda, who got the start at middle linebacker. He played 20 snaps (36%) and finished with 3 tackles. He was also solid in coverage, and was in position to make the tackle, but was held and the penalty called back a huge touchdown run in the fourth quarter.Trent SiegAll conditions normal for Sieg. No news is good news for the long snapper.Daniel CarlsonTwo field goal attempts, two makes. The first from 46 yards out, making for his longest made field goal as a Raider. He has made 3 of his 4 field goal attempts since joining the Raiders three weeks ago. His lone miss was from 45 yards out off the right upright.Next week there figures to be even more of a rookie presence. Marcell Ateman will see his first game action and the team called up undrafted rookie receiver Saeed Blacknall from the practice squad, though it seems unlikely he will be anything but insurance. Follow @LeviDamien Much of the Raiders secondary has been re-tooled this off-season and the new additions figure to provide much needed competition to the group. The addition of Curtis Riley should provide the..."Much of the Raiders secondary has been re-tooled this off-season and the new additions figure to provide much needed competition to the group. The addition of Curtis Riley should provide the potential for some solid coverage ability in deep zones.A first year starter in New York this past season. Riley has been a fringe roster player up until 2018 bouncing around the practice squad and active rosters for Tennessee and New York as a cornerback. In his first year as a starter Riley switched to safety and hauled in 4 interceptions. He did enough to be added aa competition at safety in Oakland and could be a valuable addition as a ballhawk in the centerfield.Breaking on the ballRiley mostly played single high in 2018 and put himself in good positions to defend the pass. The Giants did run some change up coverages and Riley made the most of those opportunities. The play above is one such example. After playing cover 1 for much of the game, the Giants have the Panthers offense in a 3rd and long situation. The defense is in dime personnel and both slot players bail to the deep half allowing Riley to jump an in-breaking route. In this case he comes down with an interception against Cam Newton.This is a very similar coverage but this time out of Nickel personnel. The cornerbacks are the players bailing deep allowing Riley to jump the slant from the slot receiver.Riley reads it all the way and turns this pick into a score.The play above highlights a technique that Paul Guenther teaches out of Cover 1 called “overlap.” The deep safety will drive on a crossing route while the cornerback replaces him in deep coverage.You can see the cornerback point to his man, signaling for Riley to break on the route. Raiders fans saw Reggie Nelson attempt this adjustment with poor results for the past few years. Riley has more spring in his legs and almost gets another interception here.Suspect tacklerFor all of Riley’s potential in coverage, he is lacking in the physicality department. Too many times on tape does it look like Riley has no interest in getting in on a tackle. The play above isn’t egregious but shows that Riley lacks the mentality to be a dominant safety. He sees his corner slip on the play but still jogs hoping his teammate will figure it out. Great safeties don’t do this. Even Karl Joseph who hasn’t yet met his full potential would never do this.Here Riley again is perfectly content for his teammates to make the play.Football is ultimate “want it” sport. Taking someone to the ground against their will has little to do with strength or speed and more to do with having a nasty attitude. Riley many times seems hesitant and had way too many of these on tape to just gloss over and point to his 63 solo tackles in 2018. These are admittedly cherry picked plays, but Riley has at least 2 of these every week and right now its a serious hole in his game.This tweet from Levi Damien sums up his tackling deficiencies nicely.ConclusionRiley can be an effective player as a Raider. He is young and can still improve in every area of his game with the right coaching. He has proven starting experience and can be a ballhawk in the secondary. Perhaps his best role would be as a sub-package safety where he can come in on passing downs to maximize his talents. If Lamarcus Joyner starts at Free Safety and moves to the slot in Nickel personnel, Riley could come in and provide range in the back end of the secondary. However he needs desperately to clean up his tacklingbefore he can be a reliable option.

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