Despite the Oakland Raiders hiring an offensive minded coach, or even because of it, the team must focus their attention during free agency and the NFL Draft on the defensive side of the ball. We already know that the personnel on offense is capable of great things, we saw as much in 2016. The Oakland defense, on the other hand, has never shown that kind of potential and it’s far past time for that side of the ball to get an overhaul.
Many of us, myself included, thought that overhaul would happen last offseason, but to everyone’s surprise, the Raiders added more talent on offense during free agency while neglecting a defense that was among the league’s worst in 2016. That mistake cannot be made again this offseason.