There is a chance some of the Oakland Raiders offensive starters could play in the preseason finale against visiting Seattle on Thursday.
Oakland coach Dennis Allen said the coaching staff hasn’t figured out a plan yet, but it's possible extra work would be given to some of the starters.
The first-team offense played into the third quarter in a 31-21 loss at Green Bay on Friday night. Quarterback Matt Schaub struggled. On Saturday, Allen said the entire offense is responsible for the passing-game woes.
“I think it would be a lot easier if you could narrow it down to just one particular area,” Allen said. “There are a lot of areas that we’ve got to improve on in the passing game. All positions are a factor of that. It’s hard to just isolate it on one particular thing. We’ve got to make sure we’re precise on our routes. We’ve got to be able to make plays in a contested environment. We’ve got to be able to do a great job in protection. We’ve got to be able to make the throws when we have an opportunity to make a throw. You can probably put a little bit of the blame in each individual area, and I think that’s what we have to do as a coaching staff and I think that’s what we have to do as players, is we’ve got to own up to our own responsibilities and be able to handle our area and make sure we make corrections in the areas that we need to.”
Still, Allen said he is confident the issues can be fixed by the time the Raiders open the regular season Sept. 7 at the New York Jets.