Last year, the Las Vegas Raiders spent big money on Chandler Jones to give Maxx Crosby pass-rush help.
This year, they invested the No. 7 overall draft pick on Tyree Wilson to assist the pass-rush cause.
So far, in the 2023 season, Crosby isn’t getting any help for the 1-2 Raiders, who have just four sacks so far. Jones is on the non-football illness list for, at least, three more games and Wilson has been a no-show so far.
Crosby is doing his normal Crosby thing, but he is getting little help.
67 edge rushers have 50+ pass rush snaps this season. #Raiders Maxx Crosby is tied for most pressures per PFF with 19. Tyree Wilson is last with 1— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 26, 2023
It’s frustrating for the Raiders because they have invested a lot of money and resources in helping Crosby and it’s just not working so far and opponents can double team him without much worry that someone else will step up. It has to change now,
In other Raiders’ news:
- More Renfrow weirdness: Here are some numbers about how little former Pro Bowl wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is playing this season for the Raiders despite a big price tag.
- Bad company: The Raiders are one of two teams in the NFL not to have a takeaway this season.
- What’s the point? The Raiders are near the bottom of the NFL in point differential.