With Wednesday being the first full-pad practice we can start to get a better feel for the individuals as well as the units. They still haven't scrimmaged but have done a lot of physical situational work. We'll try to encompass everything we're hearing within position groupings.
AUSTIN -- On the recent premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks, Oakland head coach Jon Gruden chastised a Raiders rookie for being too physical during a non-padded practice. Gruden appreciated the effort from the player, but noted he should save his hits for jerseys of another color.
One of the big storylines out of fall camp so far is the move of senior wideout Devin Duvernay from the outside “Z” receiver position to the slot “H” spot that was left vacant when Lil’Jordan Humphrey decided to leave school early for the NFL. Over the last few years, vacancies at the H spot have almost served as a reward position for whichever receiver has the best offseason. Other than the X receiver, who also enjoys closer proximity to the QB, the H is the next closest skill player to the QB and also tends to be matched up on nickels, safeties, and linebackers with divided attention.