For all the concern over the injury to the throwing hand of nfl basketball jerseys Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, the team's inability to run the ball in its season-opening loss to Cincinnati has to be even more troubling.After spending the offseason retooling the best nfl jerseys from china offense to licensed nfl jerseys revolve around the running game, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave barely broke it out against the Bengals. Oakland's 16 rushing attempts were tied with Detroit and Philadelphia for the fewest in the NFL in Week 1.
When they did try to run it, the Raiders didn't have much luck youth nfl jerseys wholesale and finished with just 63 yards on the ground, tied for second fewest in the NFL.
Musgrave expects that to change this week against Baltimore.
''I think that'd be one of the areas that we'd want to get better at,'' Musgrave said Thursday. ''There are a number of things in that game that we want to improve upon. More runs, more touches for everybody would be included in that.''
The Raiders had seven drives when they ran the ball bootleg nfl jerseys just once, including four in the first half before the score got out of hand.Latavius Murray, cheap stitched nfl jerseys who led Oakland cheap authentic nfl jerseys china wholesale with 44 yards on 11 carries, was stopped for 2 yards or fewer five times. Backup Taiwan Jones had three runs that netted 5 yards.
Reserve fullback Jamize Olawale appeared to provide a boost of the bench with his 60-yard run in the second quarter, but the play was negated when right tackle Austin Howard was flagged for holding.
That put added pressure on a passing game already suffering after Carr injured his hand, and left Oakland as an easy target for Cincinnati's defense.
Carr, who returned to practice this week and is expected to start Sunday, said it's too easy to blame the running game for Oakland's struggles moving the ball.
''It works hand in hand,'' the second-year quarterback said. ''If we're throwing it well, that's going to help Latavius. If Latavius is running well, that's going to help us on the perimeter. It's a team game. It works both ways.
''We have to be more efficient first and second down, myself included. I have to be more efficient in where to throw the football, what coverages are and what's the best option to help us do that. As long as we can do that, we'll be just fine.''