Discussion in 'Scouting Reports' started by RynoAid, Aug 6, 2012.
Raiders scouting that works just as good against the Cowboys ...
Lots of 'traditional' sets on 1st and 2nd down. Will try and establish the running game early and stick with it. Spreads the ball around to Witten, Austin and Bryant with no real favorite target. Will throw to the HB but mostly on screens. Romo prone to putting it on the carpet if he gets nailed (should have had 2 fumbles in the game). Will go 3 wide in passing situations, but keeps Witten on the field so there isn't much need for a Dime or Quarter packages. Good balance overall. Will use the run to setup the playaction.
Plays a 3-4 on most downs. He'll blitz to stop the run on early downs. Likes to go man 1st and 2nd, and play zone on 3rd or passing situations. Tough to run on the edges against Ware (going up against your LT). I think Ryno manually controls him so he'll push him outside on counters and tosses to blow up that side. Need to try and slip in behind him - which is tough to do with even decent pursuit. Stick with the run though as you can run on it later in the game if you can control the clock. Didn't seem to get a lot of pressure on the QB in passing situations - preferred to try and drop into coverage.
Very traditional early on in the game with 2 WR and 2 RB sets. Established the run early with Murray on first and second down. Interior O-Line is vulnerable to the blitz and strong D-Line play. Had success with interior run defense for most of the game. Beware of Murray in the open field, he will make you miss or at least break 1 tackle. Will run the occasional screen to the RB whether it's Murray or Jones on 3rd down. Was able to knock Romo around and cause a few fumbles. On third down almost exclusively played in 3 WR and 1 TE set.
Like to control Ware to set the edge vs. rushing attack on 1st and 2nd down. Will control Ware on 3rd down and manually adjust him inside for better matchup. Can be beat with strong fullback when running to manually controlled player's side. Was able to get some pressue on 3rd and Long situations with Ware and others. Seemed to play a good amount of man with 2 high safteies on 3rd down.
On offense, he will look to establish the run. Sticks with it even when it is not working. Does a great job of reading the blitz and finding open receivers. Will lob it up to Dez Bryant in single coverage and give him a chance to make a play. Watch out for Witten on the post. Will throw it at the user controlled player even if it's double coverage. I couldn't make the play to punish him for that, but the opportunities were there. On defense, will shift the line, LB's, or move the LB he controls to the strong side. Susceptible to counters and play action passes the weak side of the formation.
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