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The Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft Ted Hendricks Jersey , and the expectation has been that he will step in as the team’s slot receiver. That has become a specialized role..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteSilver And Black Pridean Oakland Raiders communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsRaidersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Raiders asking Hunter Renfrow to ‘do it all’, not just be slot receiverNew,42commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareRaiders asking Hunter Renfrow to ‘do it all’, not just be slot receiverJerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe Raiders drafted Hunter Renfrow in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft, and the expectation has been that he will step in as the team’s slot receiver. That has become a specialized role these days that not every receiver is well-suited for, but Renfrow fits the mold to a T. Even so, the Raiders aren’t content to pigeon-hole Renfrow in that manner when he exhibited so much playmaking ability and versatility at Clemson. “I like Renfrow because he’s productive. He plays his best football in big moments. He’s instinctive. He’s got a lot of natural qualities that are hard to find. The big thing for Hunter is, he needs to understand we are going to move WR Antonio Brown around a lot, and if we move Brown a lot that means he’s got to be able to move around and do a lot of things. Not just line up in the slot and be a slot every single down. He’s going to have to move to the right, to the left, inside, outside, go in motion, do it all; and that’s something we are going to have to find out as we move on,” said Raiders head coach Jon Gruden at the Raiders rookie minicamp on Friday, when asked about Renfrow’s potential role within the Raiders offense.The Raiders’ embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver spot means that they can move receivers around inside and outside to exploit matchups. Antonio Brown can most certainly play the slot, and if Brown or Renfrow get lined up on a linebacker in coverage, that’s a matchup Derek Carr would surely look to take advantage of.Renfrow also does not see himself as solely a slot receiver Dave Casper Jersey , but a player who can do it all as a receiver. “Obviously, when you have great receivers, then you want to get them the ball. We have Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, so just being able to get them the ball as much as possible and me just factoring in around them. If one of them wants to come into the slot and I have to go outside, or if they go outside and I have to go into the slot. My whole thing is I’m a receiver. I’m not a slot receiver, I’m not an inside receiver, I’m just a receiver. It’s kind of like playing in the backyard, you’re just expecting to go catch the football. That’s kind of the mentality that I have,” said Renfrow.A lot of analysts had Renfrow pegged as a potential target of the New England Patriots, because of the way coach Bill Belichick has traditionally been able to utilize smaller slot receivers effectively, such as Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Renfrow certainly fits that mold, and he will make sure defenses cannot key in on the Raiders’ outside receivers without having to worry about Renfrow underneath. If Brown lines up in the slot, defenses will have to respect Renfrow deep. It’s just one more thing for opposing defensive coordinators to lose sleep over and one more way for the Raiders to outmaneuver defensive secondaries. The Raiders’ WR corps was already one of the league’s best on paper, but with an effective Renfrow it can be absolutely lethal. Give the fans a number of expected wins and you can bet they will pick the over. They may not put money on it, but their optimism knows no rival. To test this, SB Nation put out FanPulse surveys to..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteSilver And Black Pridean Oakland Raiders communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsRaidersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Poll results: Raider Nation actually surprisingly grounded about over/under on Raiders win total for 2019New,106commentsPDTShareTweetShareSharePoll results: Raider Nation actually surprisingly grounded about over/under on Raiders win total for 2019Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsGive the fans a number of expected wins and you can bet they will pick the over. They may not put money on it Derek Carr Jersey , but their optimism knows no rival. To test this, SB Nation put out FanPulse surveys to fans of all 32 NFL teams with the over/under as Vegas oddsmakers see it and asked if they thought their team would go over, under, or push.The results showed that few teams’ fans are more realistic and/or grounded about their team’s outlook this season than Raider Nation.Don’t get me wrong, they were still strongly for the over — 72% of you said the Raiders would do better than the 6-win mark — but that is about as grounded as fans get.As for the other 28% of Raiders fans; 21% say push and 7% picked the under.Only seven teams’ fans had a lower percentage on the over than the Raiders. Only three of those had the line of 6 wins or fewer — the Cardinals (5), Giants (6), and Dolphins (5). Not surprisingly, all three made major quarterback additions during the draft.The other two teams to make QB changes in the first two rounds of the draft were Washington (Dwayne Haskins) and Denver (Drew Lock). Washington fans have them at 85% over the 6.5-point win total, while the notoriously delusional Broncos fanbase sits at 86% over the 7-win mark — easily the highest expectations of any team to pick up a quarterback in the first two rounds. For some perspective here, 11 teams’ fans are at 90% or higher picking the over and 17 have are at 80% or more. Only two teams’ fans have less than 50% on the over — the Giants (48%) and Dolphins (31%).Back in early April, when these lines first came out, I put out a piece detailing reasons both to bet the over and the under and asked readers to choose over, under, or push. The results were a little bit more on the over than the recent FanPulse, but still not unrealistic.At 79% for the over, that would still have Raiders fans in the bottom half of fans in the FanPulse survey. Call it cautiously optimistic. If you’d like to take part in future FanPulse surveys, you can opt in here.
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