The Oakland Raiders fans will be happy to know that the defense they saw take the field in 2012 should not look the same in 2013, and not just because the personnel will be different. According to a piece on's Insider (you will need an ESPN membership to read it), Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has yet to deploy the majority of his defensive scheme because he did not have the proper personnel to do so in 2012.

The ESPN Insider piece takes a look at the biggest position of need for every AFC West team heading into the off-season. When author Andy Benoit gets to the Raiders, he makes the not so surprising assessment that corner back is the biggest position of need. Considering the Raiders fielded a group of corners who would be hard pressed to be a back up on many NFL rosters in 2012, Benoit's assertion is far from Earth shaking.

But in his explanation of why corner back is the most important position for the Raiders, Benoit makes a rather interesting statement:

"Restocking the position would allow Michael Huff to return to a more fitting sub-package safety role and allow Dennis Allen to install the some 60 percent of his scheme that he's still waiting to roll out."