Despite an abysmal season, filled will with awful moments, the Raiders did show some signs of life in 2018. Yet, with a new season, expectations arise.
If the Raiders intend on competing, effective defense needs to rank high among the list of priorities. With that said, Paul Guenther needs to have a great season.
If you look ahead at this season, the schedule remains a struggle. Now, Clelin Ferrell steps onto the field as the primary pass rusher. Yet, which opposing tackle will give him the biggest fit?
Now, with so much turnover on the staff and roster, what players control the room?
From Biletnikoff and Branch to Tim Brown, wideouts hold a special place in team lore. Yet, among these icons, other players showed the potential to walk a successful path.
The Raiders need Denzelle Good to start right away. While two games may not seem like a big deal, they set the tone for the season. Plus, outstanding protection keeps Derek Carr vertical.
Nevertheless, due to the nature of the league, Cabinda still has work to do. Before consideration as an every-down linebacker, Cabinda needs to sharpen his instincts and feel for space.
When the Raiders drafted Derek Carr, the fanbase cheered. After a rough start, Carr grew into his role as a starter and franchise quarterback.
As we wait for Hard Knocks to flood the airwaves with quotes, the Oakland Raiders go about regular business. When the summer reaches its dog days, the number of quality soundbytes always increase.
In football, much like life, too much of a good thing actually exists. When the Raiders blew up their roster, holes became rampant. Yet, due to thorough drafting and free agent depth, roster spots look to run thin.
Either way, Carr was a second round pick and a great value in that draft as well as other comparable drafts.
For the Oakland Raiders, every game remains an event. However, a couple remains under the radar. In a season where the team waves goodbye...
Throughout its illustrious history, the Oakland Raiders enjoyed a slew of talented defensive ends.
Mark Davis changed himself as well as the Oakland Raiders. I normally dislike change, but I am incredibly excited to witness the good changes yet to come.
Isaiah Johnson is a work in progress. Furthermore, if he can progress in his work, the Raiders have found their steal.