1) Our WR's in the power scheme were balling. DHB had a breakout year the last season the PBS was run. He continued to show improvement. Denarious Moore had a Spectacular rookie season under the PBS. He gained the NFL's attention and respect under the PBS. I recall Jacoby Ford being a threat under the power blocking scheme as well.
2) The Raiders finished as a top 10 offense in 2011 under the PBS. We switched to the ZBS last season. Statistics and performance dropped significantly. Switching to the ZBS was the biggest mistake that RM and Allen made. If you read between the lines, they readily admit their error. Greg Knapp's scheme caused us to lose Jospeh Barksdale, our RG of the future. Greg Knapp's scheme could have possibly cost us a starting RT in Bruce Campbell. If nothing else the ZBS caused massive depth concerns and left us with Mike Briesel and Khalif Barnes - two devestating underperformers starting on the offensive line.
3) Darren McFadden was asked by Hue Jackson what scheme he preferred. McFadden answered with the PBS. When healthy he's a homerun threat every time he touches the ball. What current NFL team has an every down back? Even Adrian Peterson has Toby Gearhardt as his backup. All RB's must be spelled at one point during EVERY game. PERIOD!
4) Our QB passed for over 4,000 yards with a chitty offensive coordinator calling a very vanilla and predictable game. Palmer is a class act, on and off the field. He's a veteran and the best QB we've had since Gannon. He's a classic pocket passer and will be our starter next season. We need to build an offensive line to protect him, not one in which he has to scramble. He'll win us more games using his head and his arm than he will with his legs.
5) Funny how our TE that performed well this year was under the guidance of Al Saunders. As I recall Al Saunders ran a PBS as a senior assistant with Oakland, and that's the scheme he prefers. We have Richard Gordon who excels at blocking and would mesh perfectly with the PBS, as well as David Ausberry who could potentially be the starting TE if the Raiders are unable to sign Brandon Myers. Carson Palmer suggested a chemistry with Ausberry. Two former USC players playing catch.
You not caring what scheme we run sounds like an excuse to accept failure. You're attempts at masking a deficiency is as vanilla as Greg Knapp's ZBS play calling.
I enjoyed my time while Gruden was here, but he's a chapter in the past. I have all the confidence in Dennis Allen and Reggie Mckenzie. Afterall, this thread is structured around the best Interest of the Raiders organization going forward. Retarted? I think not.