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2022 Hall of Fame Game: What We Learned from Raiders’ win over Jaguars 

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  1. Last year it was Micah Parsons. This year it’s Travon Walker. I’m not saying Walker is going to do what Parsons did in 2021 — impress in a limited number of shots in a Hall of Fame game and then win the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year — but he’ll be first overall. . definitely looked the part from the very first shot. Sure, he drew the flag for a rough pass, but he excelled in one-on-one situations outside of the game — so much so that Las Vegas began sending assists to block passes on his second possession. He even locked in a sack by taking an edge rush and then cutting the inside retreat before his night was over. Walker’s size is visible from the press level, and it’s not just for show. He and Josh Allen will be interesting to watch in Jacksonville.
  2. The Josh McDaniels era began with an interesting approach. Top running back Josh Jacobs got 11 touches, but what was more shocking was how McDaniels chose to use Jacobs in a game that doesn’t count towards Las Vegas’ final record. The Raiders slammed Jacobs to the ground and called him a first-screen pass, exposing him to the kind of contact that a regular starter avoids by staying on the touchline. Instead, Jacobs was on track to make every touch in the game before he immediately quit. As a result, Las Vegas fielded a solid part of its starting lineup – four of the five starting offensive linemen, Jacobs, Keelan Cole as one of the top four receivers in the regular season and second tight end Foster Moreau. and gained an advantage in production. McDaniels also got a good look at some of his best players. Naturally, Twitter users made a lot of noise about this approach (mostly around Jacobs) on the net, but our own Gregg Rosenthal accurately assessed the situation:”Josh McDaniels came from the school of Bill Belichick, who ran the stupid pre-season rotation that people read way too much about.”
  3. The Patriot Way has taken hold in Las Vegas. It doesn’t take a magnifying glass to find the former Patriots who are now on the Raiders roster, and a couple of them (Duron Harmon, Jacob Hollister) played Thursday night. More important, however, was how these new raiders behaved when McDaniels was in charge. Las Vegas made a few psychological mistakes typical of the first preseason game (very late on the field, wrong line-up penalty in the second quarter), but overall, the Raiders looked brilliant. They moved at a slow pace throughout the game, rarely grabbed the ball with less than 10 seconds left on the game clock, and mostly performed as expected. Mix that with their top stars and you could have a sleeping monster in the division that will need one to keep up with their rivals.
  4. There was not much to write about the Jaguars, but this did not come as a complete surprise. Jacksonville took a more traditional approach to their first preseason game, bringing in a few key players and watching their game suffer accordingly. The talent disparity caused by playing mostly understudies was noticeable, and third-line quarterback Jake Luton didn’t help much, throwing balls from the bottom but flying a few tries further downfield. Good news: Logan Cook hit pretty well, Mekhi Sargent had a couple of decent runs, and Luke Farrell caught three of his four goals. Oh, and as we all need to remember, it’s preseason.




Source: www.nfl.com

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