It should be another week of opportunities for the St. Louis Rams defensive line's aggressiveness. They went after the QB in last week's game, sacking Cardinals temporary solution Derek Anderson twice and hitting him another 9 times before the game was through. As I mentioned yesterday, Oakland, the Rams' week 2 opponent, has struggled with pass protection, and Chris Long and his front-four brethren ought to take full advantage.
Oakland's offensive line might have suffered another big loss for the week with LG Robert Gallery, their best lineman, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. If Gallery is out, that could be a big boost for DT Fred Robbins, who is proving to be the disruptive force the Rams need in the middle.
Pass blocking woes aside, the Raiders o-line did a fairly decent job of run blocking. They could have RB Michael Bush back this week, giving them a duo of Bush and Darren McFadden.