With the team being picked apart by Peyton Manning on Monday night, there are many people who underrate the Oakland Raiders defense and expect Robert Griffin III to really have a bounce back game this Sunday in Oakland.
Griffin himself, however, is a film room junkie and has been studying the game tapes and knows he is in for a tough game this Sunday against a very active Raiders defense. As he told Paul Gutierrez of ESPN:
“It’s a tough defense, they fly to the ball. People say that they’re not that good because of what happened with them Monday night against the Broncos, but watching the tape you can see how aggressive they are and how they fly to the football. I am definitely impressed, and I know it’s going to be a challenge for us.”
Griffin has struggled to look like himself so far this season, but showed some signs of regaining the speed and explosiveness that made him so popular in last week’s game against the Detroit Lions. The Lions defense has never been a great one, but Griffin running presents a whole different set of problems for the Raiders defense.
The Raiders will definitely need to be everywhere to control Griffin and running back Alfred Morris because if they get going, the Raiders will be hard pressed to get a win on Sunday.