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Oakland Raiders Offense Features Deep Threats and Long Balls

When you stop to consider the offseason moves the Raiders have made, it’s evident what the plans are on offense for 2009: Establish the run first and then throw it deep downfield.

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

It’s been that way for the Silver and Black since 1963, when a 33-year-old Al Davis took what he learned from then-Chargers head coach Sid Gillman and implemented an aggressive vertical passing attack that revolutionized the way football was played.

Strangers to the Raider Nation are quick to criticize Davis for insisting upon what they perceive to be bygone methods and philosophies.

But it’s easy to kick a man when he’s down.

When the Raiders have had the right players to play their brand of football, those teams hav...

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