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Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Offensive line takes a step back after Raiders tailor offense to Marshawn Lynch

Bringing in a hometown favorite in Marshawn Lynch added a stronger, beastly…

Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack and the rest of the Raiders front seven have seen improvement since John Pagano took over the defense. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Raiders’ front seven putting on the pressure under new d-coordinator

Four weeks removed from firing former defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., the…

Khalil Mack and the rest of the Raiders front seven have seen improvement since John Pagano took over the defense. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Watching the Raiders has shown Derek Carr regressing from 2016 in a major way, and the data of how he’s performed under pressure backs it up. (Courtesy Keith Allsion/Flickr)

Derek Carr’s regression under pressure limits Raiders offense

Falling far short of high expectations in his fourth-year under center, Oakland…

Watching the Raiders has shown Derek Carr regressing from 2016 in a major way, and the data of how he’s performed under pressure backs it up. (Courtesy Keith Allsion/Flickr)
Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

How the Raiders should attack the Chiefs’ woeful secondary

The Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t have picked a worse time to contend…

Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Irvin’s regression limiting Khalil Mack, Raiders’ pass defense

A year removed from being dubbed the “Slash Bros,” Oakland Raiders pass…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)