- Aug 21, 2006
It's almost guaranteed that rookie strong safety Michael Huff will be part of the puzzle. The Raiders loved Huff coming out of Texas because of his dual strengths …ldquo; he can play the run like a safety and cover like a cornerback. He's a 'tweener, and as such he is ideally suited to cover an athletic tight end.
Of course, putting a rookie on Gates for the entire game would be a little sadistic. Expect the Raiders to involve safety Derrick Gibson, nickel backs Tyrone Poole and Chris Carr, and perhaps linebacker Thomas Howard. End Tyler Brayton may even try to chuck Gates at the line occasionally.