Huff is moving to CB

This is a story I found from KC Dermody of Yahoo Sports:

The Oakland Raiders' safety Michael Huff will be moving to cornerback next season, in the first of probably many changes that the Silver and Black will see over the coming months. This is good news, but the even better news that most fans would like to see is the firing of defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnanhan. The team will also be bringing on a General Manager some time in the near future, but we'll look at that in a moment.

Raiders fan, Dr. Death
Kathy Samoun (w/permission from Dr Death)

Huff is a versatile player and played cornerback at times for the University of Texas, and sparingly for the Raiders in the nickel package during the six years he's been with the team. As safety, he's had his moments, but he's also been somewhat inconsistent.

Of course, the play that will stand out forever in my mind, is Huff's interception in the end zone in the final second of the game at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans to seal the win.

The main reason Huff was chosen for the Silver and Black in the first place was due to his versatility. In 2010, in the game between Oakland and San Diego, Huff played cornerback and recorded a sack as well as an interception.

Head coach Hue Jackson tried a variety of players in the position this year, and, as we know, it didn't go as well as expected. Veteran Chris Johnson suffered a groin injury and then had a horrific incident he had to deal with personally. Rookies DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa, and veteran Lito Sheppard were also used. I think Huff's move will be a good one.

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The bigger question is, how long will Chuck Bresnahan remain as defensive coordinator, and who will come in as the General Manager? Will Jackson tell the new GM that Huff is moved to cornerback, and how will that go over with the new boss? A lot of questions are up in the air right now, and it might be awhile before we find out.

A GM may be hired before any more changes, including hiring or firings are made, we'll have to wait and see how it all plays out. Jackson says he'll likely be a part of the process in making that decision, and I believe he should be. Some people are quick to judge the failings of the team on his head, but with the cards he was dealt, and the fact that it was his rookie year as a coach, I believe he should be given another year and a better defensive coordinator to work with before throwing in the towel.

We are in exciting times Raider Nation. For the first time changes that make more sense are going to start being made. How many times have we had dreams and fantasies of who should be brought in or drafted based on straight up common sense, only to be blindsided by a weird pick up that had strange intangibles. Good times.

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