Huff: Al Davis had role in Raiders defensive game plans
For years, there were rumors and talk that Al Davis' fingerprints were still on the game-day preparations and plans for the Oakland Raiders.
Now, safety Michael Huff has confirmed to the Contra Costa Times that that was indeed the case with the defense and the long-time Raiders' owner who died last year.
"Nothing personal, but obviously, before with Al, rest in peace, he had his hands in all the defense," Huff said. "He had all his little things he liked to do. Now with D.A. (Dennis Allen) out there, we've got all kinds of blitzes, we've got 3-4, 4-3 fronts, just a lot of variety and different things going on. So I'm going to love it."
Huff said opponents often knew what the Raiders were going to do when they lined up, as there were very few disguises or adjustments.
"Everybody knew," Huff said. "I'm in the middle of the field. I'm in the post, we're pretty much man-to-man on the outside. It was pretty simple. We really didn't blitz much. We let our front four get after them. That's how it was, so we dealt with it."
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