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Will the Raiders Feature a New Defensive Scheme This Year?

It's no secret that the Raiders' base defense this year will be a 4-3, but who's to say it won't be a little more complicated than that? What is stopping Oakland from occasionally implementing a 3-4 scheme in order to hide weaknesses and confuse the offense?

It seems more and more likely, especially considering that the Raiders have been bringing in a good deal of "tweeners" at defensive end, including Slade Norris and Stryker Sulak. Even Derrick Burgess and recent addition Greg Ellis can fit this label.

One clue to the possibility of a 4-3/3-4 hybrid is the talk coming from head coach Tom Cable and defensive coordinator John Marshall of "stand up" D-ends, although it wasn't specified whether this would be an every-down thing or just on passing downs.

It also wasn't...

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