Kenyan Drake thinks Raiders offense is destined for great things

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Kenyan Drake is new to the Raiders and doesn’t know exactly what his role will entail, but the running back has seen enough to form a strong opinion about what the offense is capable of doing during the 2021 season.

Drake has hinted that he could be lining up at wide receiver at times and said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he is “definitely excited” to see how a role alongside Josh Jacobs in the backfield continues to develop at training camp this summer. However that goes, he thinks there are big things to come with quarterback Derek Carr at the helm.

Drake said “it’s kinda crazy” to see Carr’s connection with head coach Jon Gruden and that gives him “a great feel for getting to the play that the offense needs to be successful.” He also believes that Carr will use the new faces on the roster to push the offense to greater heights.

“Adding me, a couple more weapons,” Drake said. “Willie Snead, John Brown. I just feel like this offense is definitely destined for great things.”

Carr said that he thinks the Raiders were a handful of plays away from winning 11 or 12 games last season. Drake, Snead and Brown may help them make a few more on offense, but they’ll still need a stronger defensive effort in order to find their way to a winning record this time around.

9 responses to “Kenyan Drake thinks Raiders offense is destined for great things

  1. The Raiders had the highest paid offensive line in the league last year but the starting 5 only played 3 snaps together all season.

    Offensive line should always be a priority.. but we need to balance the spreadsheet and spend more money on defense.

    In an “offensive friendly” era .. investing in defense is critical to winning.

    See Bucs D.

  2. Nothing like lobbying for touches. Smart kid. He wants the ball. That’s a good thing.

  3. We were 6-3 through 9 games last year. We were 6-4 through 10 games the year before that. If we can figure out how to keep the whining divas on the field instead of in the training room for every little hangnail, we might actually be able to close out a season and see a playoff game for the first time since 2016. Forget about trying to instill a culture of winning, first Gruden needs to figure out how to get rid of the culture of INJURY that has taken root.

    Raiders like to take vacations mid-season for the flimsiest of reasons. Gruden had to talk Josh Jacobs into playing last season when he was barely injured, and he had a great game. This is documented. Makes me sick to my stomach that the kid was PLENTY healthy enough to play and had to be TALKED INTO IT. What kind of a competitor is that? And that’s just one example, don’t get me started on Trent Brown. And the list goes on. Free riding’ after a 6-3 start. What a bunch of punks.

  4. Meanwhile Carr is out there pouring his sweat and blood out, playing hurt when he has to, doing everything he can to win. If he had a little support, he might actually be able to do just that.

  5. The Raiders are 19-29 since the “pivotal” Mack trade and have a bunch of hand me down players from other teams that claim their “destined” for great things. Sure there pal, average value players from all those draft picks, no replacement for Mack and still no starting QB on that roster. The Chiefs and Broncos are miles ahead of the Raiders in that division.

    The Raiders STILL suck!

  6. joetoronto’s unhealthy PFT obsession says:
    July 10, 2021 at 11:16 am

    The Raiders are 19-29 since the “pivotal” Mack trade and have a bunch of hand me down players from other teams that claim their “destined” for great things. Sure there pal, average value players from all those draft picks, no replacement for Mack and still no starting QB on that roster. The Chiefs and Broncos are miles ahead of the Raiders in that division.

    The Raiders STILL suck!
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    You were spot on then you had to go and say Broncos in the same sentence with the Chiefs. Chiefs are miles ahead. The Broncos are the worst team in that division.

  7. Carr said that he thinks the Raiders were a handful of plays away from winning 11 or 12 games last season.
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    They were at least a handful short of legitimate starters on defense last season. Carr is a dedicated salesman.

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