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Silver Minings: Raiders were among league leaders in common offensive units

Will the same continuity exist under Josh McDaniels

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The Las Vegas Raiders’ offense had among the best continuity in the NFL in 2021.

According to NFL analyst Warren Sharp, Las Vegas was third in the NFL in offensive snaps with the common lineup at 8.9 percent. The Super Bowl champion, Los Angeles Rams led the league in common offensive lineup at 20.3 percent, which was more than twice the amount of any other team in the NFL.

Only two teams in the top nine in common offensive lineups didn’t make the playoffs in 2021 and both Super Bowl teams were among the league leaders.

So, it’s an important stat and it will surely be something new Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels will want to achieve this season.

Other Raiders’ links:

  • Talking Gruden: Raiders’ owner Mark Davis talks about hiring Jon Gruden and his departure from the team. In the same interview, Davis said he would welcome Colin Kaepernick if the team’s football decision makers wanted to sign him. The Raiders added two quarterbacks so far this offseason, Nick Mullens and Garrett Gilbert.
  • Waller trade doesn’t make sense: The Athletic lays out why trading the star tight end would not be wise.
  • Jurgens, anyone? Nebraska’s Cam Jurgens is being connected to the Raiders in the third round.