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Oakland Raiders defensive line can be worst scenario for next season

Justin Tuck, former NY Giants, was added to the Raiders defensive line from free agency. Tuck is part of a major overhaul of the Raiders defensive team.
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The Oakland Raiders worst scenario is having another losing season. It’s been a long time since the Raiders had a winning season, 11 seasons to be exact. However, the worst thing that could happen is the defense line going awry after a major rehaul during this preseason.

As reported on Friday by Bleacher Report, the defense has been the main concentration for the Oakland Raiders this preseason. In the defensive trenches, the Silver and Black added three major veteran players—LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, and Antonio Smith.

Also added to the defensive team, cornerbacks Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers. The defense for the Raiders has been totally revamped with plenty of veterans that could all fill in as leaders, which was missing from the Silver and Black squad last season.

The worst case scenario of this rebuilding for the Raiders is watching the revamped defense falter next season. However, it is not expected to happen, as many of these players are Pro Bowlers and Super Bowl champions. Their experience with the sports is expected to help out the Raiders immensely.

The trenches is what the Oakland Raiders really fixed up this off-season during the free agency and with the draft. Some players were lost, like Jared Veldheer, but others replaced them rather well. Most of the revamping has been concentrated in both the offensive and defensive line.

Yes, the Raiders had a huge quarterback problem, but it was fixed rather well by having a veteran quarterback signed, Matt Schaub, and by picking up a great rookie, Derek Carr, with the draft. Even Matt McGloin could possibly be something to fear with a Raiders better offensive line and wide receiver squad this year.

So, if figures that the Raiders fixed their worst possible scenario, which lies in the trenches. Last season, both the defensive and offensive lines were horrendous and that is why the Silver and Black concentrated so much in making those repairs this offseason.

Of course, many other factors could be the worst possible scenario for the Oakland Raiders, but, when playing against offensive powerhouses like the Broncos, Chargers, and the Chiefs, the Raiders fear a total defensive meltdown. That is why, the defensive line going bad is the worst case scenario for the Raiders. Hopefully, the complete opposite will happen.

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