By Marcus Mosher
The Oakland Raiders’ offense hasn’t received a ton of criticism this season, in part due to their poor defense. However, their offense hasn’t lived up to it’s potential, either. They are averaging just 21.4 points per game, the 23rd most in the NFL.
It’s a unit with a lot of talent that shouldn’t be ranked this low. They have just one game this season in which they have scored more than 20 points. If the Raiders want to get back into contention in the AFC, their offense has to improve. Here are three ways the Raiders can fix their offense this season.
One of the most underrated players on the Raiders’ roster is running back Jalen Richard. Typically, the Raiders use Richard late in games when they are playing catchup or specifically on passing downs. However, Richard is an extremely efficient player and could help the Raiders earlier in games. There is no reason his usage should just be tied to poor game scripts.
Richard has just 10 total touches in the first half this season. However, he’s averaging 6.4 yards per touch. Using Richard earlier in games, especially on first and second downs, could help the Raiders become more explosive in the passing...