a good portion of it has been by me. It occurs to me that, it could be Al Davis' restrictions on the "D"coordinator that might be the problem. Al considers himself a defense guy and is more involved in that aspect of the team than any other. He likes the Raiders to play a 4-3 man to man and get pressure with a four man rush and dominate the opposition physically and blitz very rarely. Which is exactly what we are running now. I know at various times in the past we have run other defenses and formations, but this "D" we have now is Al's preference and it ain't quite working.
Marshall came from Seattle with a reputation for living and dying with the blitz and all sorts of exotic formations. Now he's as vanilla as it gets and we're all calling for his head. I'm just not so sure that it's entirely his fault.