Raiders defense should improve
Though the Raiders still lack big names at linebacker, they seem to be taking a saner approach to defense.
One of the reasons the Raiders' defense failed last year was because it was too reliant on the 3-4, and simply didn't have the right personnel to make it work. "A 3-4 defense is based on your linebackers and we didn't have exceptional linebackers," Sapp said. "You have to be honest about it. We suffered a little bit a year ago. People were dropping when they were supposed to be rushing and rushing when they were supposed to be dropping." Though the Raiders still lack big names at linebacker, they seem be taking a saner approach to defense.
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