The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t think they would have to count on backup offensive lineman Denzelle Good as much as they have this season, but because of injuries on the unit, they are relieved they have him.
The offensive line was a big reason why the Raiders won on Sunday at the Cleveland Browns as the team ran for 208 yards in a bad weather game in which the Raiders dominated the clock. Good was instrumental as he was dominant against the Browns as illustrated by these tweets:
Denzelle Good had the best game of his career Sunday, leading all #Raiders with an ELITE 90.0 PFF grade— PFF Las Vegas Raiders (@PFF_Raiders) November 2, 2020
- his 90.8 run blocking grade was 3rd among Gs in Week 8
- didn't allow a single QB pressure#RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/WFSIYTnHjr
As mentioned earlier, Denzelle Good and this mammoth Raiders OL wore down the Browns defensive front (45 carries, 208 yards). Good had defenders on ⛸️⛸️ pic.twitter.com/elYX8j2BzL— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) November 2, 2020
Good had to play right tackle early in the season because of injuries and he has been playing for Richie Incognito at left guard for the past several games. Raiders coach Jon Gruden gave Good high praise this week.
“He might be the unsung hero of our team,” Gruden said. “He really is. Playing right tackle in the heat of the battle in Carolina without any reps and then doing it against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Moving back to left guard and not only playing two positions but playing them well, and he is a physical presence. He has a lot of fun playing, he’s a great guy and I think if you were around here you would say he’s one of the favorites here.”
Incognito may be back very soon, but expect Good to be on call if there is any more injuries on the offensive line down the stretch. He has certainly earned that right.