Willie Snead IV: The Raiders offensive system attracted me

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Las Vegas lost Nelson Agholor to the Patriots in free agency, but has brought in John Brown and Willie Snead to help fill the void.

Snead spent his last three seasons with the Ravens after a few productive seasons in New Orleans. But Snead’s production has dropped significantly, particularly in the last two years. The wideout had 33 receptions on 48 targets for 432 yards, also catching three TDs in 2020.

Part of that is Baltimore’s offense, which finished last in yards passing and passing attempts with a priority on running the ball.

So with that in mind, Snead likes what he knows about head coach Jon Gruden’s offense.

“I just felt like, if there was any offense in the league that I feel like I can fit in right away and create a big impact, was this offense,” Snead told Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com on “The Morning Grind” podcast. “And then on top of it, just having Jon Gruden as the head coach — legendary coach in my mind — and the scheme that he runs. I think just for me as a playmaker, I can come in here and just really do what I used to do in New Orleans, which was run a lot of routes, used all over the field in that aspect. So that’s what really attracted me.”

In 2015, Snead had 69 receptions for 984 yards with three touchdowns. He followed that in 2016 with 72 receptions for 895 yards with four TDs.

But it’s been a long time since Snead was that productive. With Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards, and Hunter Renfrow expected atop Las Vegas’ depth chart, Snead will have to fight for his share of snaps and targets with Brown and Zay Jones.

9 responses to “Willie Snead IV: The Raiders offensive system attracted me

  1. Legendary coach? maybe in his eyes, since Chuck signed him.., but his win/loss record says he’s more of a historically below average coach. With comparable guys like Hue Jackson, Bill O’Brian, Jack Del Rio, and Tom Cable… The funny thing is, most of those guys were employed by the raiders at some point.

    That all said, if the raiders were the only team seeking my services, I’d talk them up too.

  2. Gosh, his stats dropped the last two years??? He knew Lamar Jackson was a liability when it came to throwing the ball.

  3. You mean a system that is predictable in the red zone so you better try and take it to the house every time you catch a ball outside of it? Then yeah this system will suit you well, Willie.
    Just so Willie knows his “legendary” HC/Offensive play caller has no idea what to do once he crosses the 20 other than kick the FG he’ll be fine.

  4. You mean playing wide receiver for the Ravens wasn’t all that you thought it would be?

  5. What a stupid reason for signing, as if the Raiders even have an offense.

    He likes the money to say his hamstrings are sore every other game.

    NO ONE IS SCARED OF THE RAIDERS.

  6. CORKpaso says:
    March 30, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    What a stupid reason for signing, as if the Raiders even have an offense.

    He likes the money to say his hamstrings are sore every other game.

    NO ONE IS SCARED OF THE RAIDERS.

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    I’m guessing you scare the heck out of English teachers.

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