Arguably the top acquisition by the Raiders this offseason wasn’t a player, it was the addition John Pagano to the coaching staff.
The former longtime Chargers Defensive Coordinator joined the Raiders under a new title as Assistant Head Coach - Defense.
His primary duties as he has explained them was to improve the communication between the secondary and the linebackers to avoid lapses in coverage. An addition benefit is adding someone from a division rival. Obviously the idea that it weakens a rival is a benefit all the time, but twice a year it’s two-fold as it also helps the Raiders to game plan for his former team.