Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:33 PM
If you're going to spend a fortune on 2 RBs, then you should build a dominant run blocking O-line and run the ball a lot. We don't have a powerful run blocking O-line, so our RBs and all that money is going to waste. The loss of Otah is part of the problem, but we really should have used FA and the draft to add more than just one starter with very good run blocking ability. Campbell was known to have a learning disability, but we traded for him anyway. He hasn't even been activated all season, yet he started at OG for the Raiders. Why not start him at RG? Or RT? My guess is that our coaching staff has failed to teach him our offense. Well these failures and bad decisions, combined with unfocused players, has resulted in a total disaster of a season. Rivera is right in saying our O-line is getting beaten up front, and it's his fault. He knew Williams and Hangerter were weak in run blocking, and Kalil is undersized (although usually effective). He had every opportunity to pick up the offensive linemen we needed to have a dominant rushing attack. He failed to do so, and now his job is on the line.