The Oakland Raiders' offense is going to undergo some changes this season under new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
The Raiders will use a faster, no-huddle approach often. ESPN's Adam Caplan reported recently that the Raiders are not going to use a fullback this season. They were one of the few teams that had a lot of fullback looks last year. What sees that mean for Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece?
Caplan reported that Reece will be on the move a lot and will be used more as an H-back or F-back. Is this change good for Reece? Yes, says ESPN scout Matt Williamson. He loves it for Reece.
"Reece is perfect for such a role," Williamson said. "I think he hasn't been utilized nearly enough as a move player/pass catcher of late and I have no doubt he can do it. He has great hands and is an accomplished route runner. I could see him developing into a similar player in this offense as Charles Clay in Miami."
Reece's production has waned in recent seasons so perhaps a change will do him well. He had 58 touches in 2014 and 78 in 2013. Reece's highest touch total came in 2013 with 111. Perhaps Musgrave will design ways for Reece, who turns 30 in June, to surpass that total.