Michael Huff: Under Al Davis opposing offenses knew what we were running
Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff is really happy about the new defensive system that’s being installed by new head coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.
It sounds like the Raiders new defense is night and day compared to the old one with Al Davis.
“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 that it wasn’t rare at all for opposing offenses to not know what they were running on defense because of the way they were lined up.
“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.”
“We don’t want (the offense) knowing pre-snap what we’re in,” Huff said. “The main thing is, they have to learn as the quarterback drops back, still guessing what we’re in, kind of learn on the fly. Then hopefully our front four will get after them.”