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Raiders countdown to kickoff: 64 is Chauncey Briggs, who wore it best?

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We’re cruisin’ down the street with just 6-4
Days until the Raiders open the show.
So, if you came to this site to get the scoop
You’re in the right place cuz that’s how we do

Wearing it now, who can it be?
A fresh face with the team his name is Chauncey
But that aint all, you see, what comes next
It’s all about the playa who wore it best

OL Chauncey Briggs

An undrafted rookie out of SMU, Briggs started 32 games over four seasons for the Mustangs. The 6-6, 301-pounder has played both tackle and guard. The Raiders list him as a tackle, have been lining him up exclusively at left guard in offseason practices. First at third team behind Kelechi Osemele and Vadal Alexander and then second team left guard when Alexander was called upon to run as the first team right tackle due to injuries.

Briggs, Jordan Simmons, and Ian Silberman are all battling to stick with the team as a reserve guard, likely with the scout team.

Who wore it best: OG George Buehler (1969-1978)

While Upshaw and the left side of the Raider offensive line in the 70's gets all the publicity, Buehler was locking down the right guard spot. A second round pick out of Stanford, Buehler spent ten years with the Raiders, starting every single game from 1971 to 1977, including 15 playoff games and a Super Bowl win following the 1976 season.

With 98 straight starts, I think it's safe to say Buehler never took a day off. In fact, in his 11-year career, he appeared in all 14 games 9 times. NINE TIMES.

The long offseason is always hard
Trolls talkin’ that trash keeps me on my guard
Three weeks from now, training camp will hit
Go ahead and quote me, I don’t give a shit