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Asomugha Says Team’s Defense Is Too Simple

The Associated Press reports Raiders All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha believes the problems with the Oakland Raiders defense are simple — as in the defense is too simple. The Raiders have traditionally been a team that predominantly plays man-to-man defense, with a single high safety, a four-man rush and little blitzing. Everyone knows just what the Raiders like to do defensively, including the opposition, and that’s where problems can arise.

“We’re a team that chooses to be who we are regardless of who we’re playing against and regardless of the matchups or the things that the other team is going to present,” Asomugha said Wednesday. “We’ve got one way of doing it and that’s what we do, and teams can get us into some tough situations. A lot of times it’s the player that’s going to be putting himself in the best position to make the play just because how our defense is,” Asomugha said. “You have to be better than the guy in front of you. It’s not just the corners, it’s the D-line, it’s the linebackers.”


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