The Las Vegas Raiders’ secondary went through some significant changes this offseason. Question is, what does it all mean ahead of training camp?
As far as the roster’s concerned, Las Vegas made several investments in their backfield. They drafted a bevy of youngsters to hopefully come in and set a foundation that’ll yield results. The most notable rookie is, of course, Trevon Moehrig. However, the team also added some key veterans, the most important of these signings being former Pro Bowl cornerback, Casey Hayward. Another addition that will pay dividends is Ron Milus who has come in as defensive backs coach. He forms part of a group of ex-Chargers in Hayward and defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley to join the Silver and Black in 2021.
The Raiders’ secondary will be aggressive under coach Milus
Speaking with former NFL defensive back Eric Allen via the Raiders’ YouTube channel, coach Milus weighed in on the offseason. Milus believes that despite the game of football constantly changing, the role of a defensive back remains the same. In particular, he wants his players to be aggressive and physical in spite of the flag-friendly game that currently exists.
Milus points out that the Raiders have done a good job of investing draft capital in their defensive backfield. He went as far as to say that he actually feels fortunate coaching these players and believes they are ‘good players‘ and he simply wants to ‘point them in the right direction.’
With training camp inching closer in July, all eyes are on the defensive backfield after all the changes. Luckily for the Raiders, the team’s young core is in good hands under the guidance of coach Milus.
You May Also Like: Which Raiders Player Will Make All-Pro On Offense in 2021?
*Top Photo: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal