Darren Waller Believes Playing in Las Vegas Will Give Raiders a Key Advantage

Jason Schandl
Darren Waller reveals why playing in Las Vegas could be a big advantage for the Raiders.
Darren Waller reveals why playing in Las Vegas could be a big advantage for the Raiders. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Darren Waller seemed to feel pretty good playing in Oakland. The 2019 season was his second with the Raiders, and he broke out with 1,145 yards and 3 touchdowns on 90 receptions.

He doesn't seem too concerned about the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, though, and he revealed that he even thinks the move can bring the Raiders some advantages.

Waller thinks the sweltering August and September heat in Vegas will work in the Raiders' favor, as they'll be used to it.

“We can deal with extreme temperatures, we go right at it and we work, no excuses. I feel like that can pay dividends for us in the season, knowing that we can go into any kind of environment, hot or cold, and do our thing.”

Darren Waller

The Raiders know a thing or two about natural home-field advantages. They have to play once a year in Denver, where the extreme elevation makes for thin air, really putting players' conditioning to the test. Being used to it, that's a big edge for the Broncos.

The AFC West is shaping up to be an incredibly tough division in 2020, but it's also shaping up to be a fun year for Raiders fans.

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