By Bess Shapiro
Protect the quarterback. Regardless of whom gets Oakland’s starting QB job, the offensive line needs to give plays time to develop. Last season Carson Palmer was sacked four times for 31 yards in both games against the Broncos, who ranked fourth last season in scoring defense. He fared better against San Diego, but was still sacked three times for 21 yards. With enough time, the QB can get a short pass to Jacoby Ford or a long strike to Denarius Moore or Rod Streater.