New offensive line Mike Tice is really optimistic heading into 2015, his first season with the Oakland Raiders. Tice recently sat down with SiriusXM NFL Radio to talk about the year ahead – if you haven't listened to his thoughts on what brings to the table, his outlook on the offensive line, or how he feels about the culture in Oakland, make sure to check them out.
Coach Tice also shared his thoughts on the running back position and the specific traits that some of the ball-carriers bring to the table:
"Each one has their own style. I like the [Latavius] Murray kid. He really came on in that veteran mini-camp. He got his legs under him and showed some quickness, some good finish. I thought the young man out of Alabama [Trent Richardson] came on. He lost some weight, his quickness came around."
Tice also had some positive things to say about Roy Helu, Jr., a Raiders free agency pickup:
"And then the young man we picked up out of Washington, a local boy out of San Ramon, I think he had an outstanding offseason and he shows good quickness, good awareness."
"I think the nice thing about the kid out of Washington, the Redskins, is that he has nice hands out of the backfield – he can catch the football." To hear more of Tice's thoughts on the running backs and what they can really improve upon heading toward the season, listen to the rest of the interview.