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17 year old Cale's very opinionated view on everything sports.

NFL Season Preview: #30 Oakland Raiders

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Overview: The Raiders had a dismal season last year, going 5-11. However, they did beat division rivals Denver and Kansas City one time each, and won their last two games down the stretch to knock Houston and Tampa Bay out of the playoffs. QB JaMarcus Russell progressed, and the Raiders found a three running back tandem that helped them down the stretch.

Offseason Moves: Oakland removed the interim tag from coach Tom Cable, making it his first official year as head coach. The Raiders also added QB Jeff Garcia, just in case JaMarcus Russell needed anymore motivation to stay in shape. Oakland also signed FB Lorenzo Neal, which will strengthen their running game even more. In the first round of the draft, the Raiders took WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, to add to what has been a terrible receiving core.

Upcoming Season: The Raiders have made some moves, and look like they quite possibly could be heading in the right direction. Oakland already has a solid defense and running game, but the offensive line and passing game are what this team hinges on.

Player to watch: It has to be QB JaMarcus Russell. Many believe that theJaMarcus Russell Raiders are dissatisfied with Russell’s weight and the shape in which he comes into camp. They did spend a first round pick on him though, and haven’t given him the greatest receivers in the world to throw to. Russell showed signs last year, and I could see a twenty touchdown season in ’09.

Prediction: 6-10, 3rd in AFC West

That’s right, I said 3rd. The Raiders will easily beat out the puzzling Broncos for third in the division.


Written by Cale

August 5, 2009 at 10:31 AM

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  1. Interesting prediction.

    With a confused owner and a QB that reported to camp looking like a blimp, the Raiders better hope they are quick starters this year or the black and silver players will want to playt away games exclusively. Garcia was a good pick-up, but he is a dinosaur and teams will be hitting him often.

    I see less than 6 wins for them.


    August 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM

  2. It will be another long season for the Raiders. Huggie bears son should have a stand out year. Russell is a waste of time. he is not an NFL QB


    August 5, 2009 at 2:32 PM

  3. I think Al Davis, the crazy Raiders owner, made his first good move in years letting Cable be the head coach. The only reason I see the Raiders winning six games is their defense and running game. Plus, I have a little more faith in Russell than both of you, but I do agree he is not great.


    August 5, 2009 at 3:26 PM

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