The Oakland Raiders: A Positional Breakdown and Where Oakland Stands in the NFL

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Jan 31, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots defensive back Sterling Moore is interviewed by ESPN reporter Chris Berman during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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wiscraider

Eau Claire, WI

#21 May 8, 2013
Coaching will be vital to get these new players on the same page no doubt.I just believe mckensie and company are finding player types that want to work hard,have athletic ability too.. I too miss the good old days of winging it on big free agents,giving our team optimisum for the following season but that dont work until u have a good core of guys first,which we have lacked due to our bad drafting... Think youll be happy sooner than later with mckensie,but Allen to me must prove to turn our takent into something...remember vikings went from 3/13 too the playoffs the following year....anything possiable into todays soft NFL..:))

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#22 May 8, 2013
ahhh, yes, the good ol' days =) siiigh.
but anyways,(lol), i will only like mckenzie if he brings this team back to where we left off before he got here! that's the only way i see me liking mckenzie sooner than later. i'm okay with all the players we have and the assistant coaches on both (O) and (D). dennis allen will only get credit if the oh and dee coaches do great.
you were being optimistic, what games do you see us winning on our 2013 schedule?
RAIDERS 2013!!!
wiscraider

Eau Claire, WI

#23 May 9, 2013
Well heres my thoughts, Jax, H s.d , h philly,at giants,(I know travel, but after two home games and bye week ,well snap the streak), h tenn,& NYJ, h k.c, and h den last week of season, broncos will be scared of injury.... JMO and early at that, could change if we make another good free agent plash or two..

“RAIDERS 2015--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#24 May 9, 2013
I don't expect us to "click" 100% with all the new guys but if we even click around 60-65%, I can see us winning more than 4 games. Ranking us 31st? No Way. I can see this team being somewhere around 20-25th by the end of this season.

Generally speaking, our Defense was by far the weak link last year and Reggie did a big upgrade IMO. Yeah we lost some key players like Wheeler, Seymour & Kelly ( I liked Mitchell too) but we gained some (younger) talent that I feel is hungry. Most of them have (or SHOULD have) a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. I don't see an improvement to our D-line but, hey, we've got a few roster cuts coming in the next few months and there's going to be a few good interior linemen hitting the market before September.

Matt Flynn got beat out by a rookie last year. He has something to prove if he wants to stay in the NFL. I expect him to bring his 'A' game this season and that should make a difference. The QB is the main cog.

“RAIDERS 2015--JUST WIN BABY!”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#25 May 9, 2013
As a side note......it's nice to see a knock on Mark Davis' haircut again.....it's been awhile. LOL

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#26 May 9, 2013
wiscraider wrote:
Well heres my thoughts, Jax, H s.d , h philly,at giants,(I know travel, but after two home games and bye week ,well snap the streak), h tenn,& NYJ, h k.c, and h den last week of season, broncos will be scared of injury.... JMO and early at that, could change if we make another good free agent plash or two..
nothing against it. just wanted to know your opinion on the games that you see as possibility's. maybe they will surprize with some of those picks. and specially if they keep picking up a couple of free agents. i'm telling you wisc, picking up woodson will make a big difference here. it will bring strong leadership to the (D)! we just need him as long as he is willing to play here. the passion that he plays with will be picked up by the newby's. they will play for him. i don't know what's tickling mckenzie's fancy about thinking of veteran leadership but i keep saying, i know he's listening to me. like if i was his lil angel (lol). maybe he wants to keep his job?
RAIDERS 203!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#27 May 9, 2013
Zild0405 wrote:
As a side note......it's nice to see a knock on Mark Davis' haircut again.....it's been awhile. LOL
that hair cut reminds me of uncle fester in that remake of the adams familiy. where he is going to get married and he is wearing all white. "MARK DAVIS" right there!
RAIDERS 2013!!!

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#28 May 10, 2013
Agreed with the defense being better. I'm really thinking the offense will be like 20th-24th in the league though. I don't think teams will be concerned about the deep ball with Flynn's arm so they will play a lot of press on us.
Zild0405 wrote:
I don't expect us to "click" 100% with all the new guys but if we even click around 60-65%, I can see us winning more than 4 games. Ranking us 31st? No Way. I can see this team being somewhere around 20-25th by the end of this season.
Generally speaking, our Defense was by far the weak link last year and Reggie did a big upgrade IMO. Yeah we lost some key players like Wheeler, Seymour & Kelly ( I liked Mitchell too) but we gained some (younger) talent that I feel is hungry. Most of them have (or SHOULD have) a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. I don't see an improvement to our D-line but, hey, we've got a few roster cuts coming in the next few months and there's going to be a few good interior linemen hitting the market before September.
Matt Flynn got beat out by a rookie last year. He has something to prove if he wants to stay in the NFL. I expect him to bring his 'A' game this season and that should make a difference. The QB is the main cog.

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