So far this season the Raiders have used the play action pass the fewest times in the NFL. Per Pro Football Focus, just 5.9 percent of Derek Carr’s passes have been off play action.
With Carr sidelined for a week or more, the Raiders need to give EJ Manuel more play action passes.
The coaching has not been good the last two weeks for Oakland. First, the Raiders were confused for an entire game as to what the Redskins secondary was doing. Then followed that up by not letting Carr audible out of plays against Denver.
The result has been 20 points over the last eight quarters for one of the most expensive offenses in the NFL.
As a backup takes over at quarterback the coaching has to get better. Especially by making life easier on Manuel with play action passes.
But beyond that the Raiders simply need to run the ball and make Manuel a complimentary part of the offense.
The last two games have seen Marshawn Lynch stifled. By defense and play calling. He has 15 carries for 30 yards over the last two games. The Raiders have just 56 rushing yards in the last two games.
There haven’t been nearly enough running, but even when they have been dialed up, they go nowhere.
Marshawn Lynch has to get going.
The Raiders have to give him carries.
Even Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington should be getting more touches.
Two games into the season the Raiders were averaging 144.5 rushing yards per game with Lynch, Richard and even Cordarrelle Patterson ripping off big plays.
Now it is time to get back to dominating on the ground.
Tyler Bischoff hosts Coaches Corner on AM 720 KDWN Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm.