For the first time in what feels like forever the Raiders appear have two starting caliber offensive tackles; key word being appear. Gone are the days of the revolving door at right tackle. Marshall Newhouse, Menelik Watson, Austin Howard, etc. They all paved the way for Trent Brown — the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL — to man the right tackle position for the Silver and Black.
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock understand the need for competent tackle play on both sides given the talent at edge rusher in the AFC West.