Are the Raiders thinking of utilizing some 3-4 defense this year, an alignment they haven’t utlized as a base defense since returning to Oakland in 1995?
Considering the way they’ve loaded up defensive linemen _ re-signing Richard Seymour and John Henderson to team with Tommy Kelly, along with the development of Lemarr Houston, Matt Shaughnessy and Desmond Bryant _ it seems unlikely.
Yet here is a history lesson about the days when 3-4 defenses helped pave the way to three Super Bowl wins, posted today on Raiders.com.
“Using all forms of defense, these powerful, determined, intimidating football teams contributed to the Decades of Dominance, during which the Raiders have won an AFL Championship, four American Football Conference Championships, three World Championships of Professional Football, participated in five Super Bowls, played in 14 Championship Games, won or tied for 17 Division Championships, had 21 playoff seasons, finished 34 seasons at .500 or better and played in 40 postseason games.”
Nobody does nostalgia like the Raiders.