Oakland Raiders: What's Wrong With Your Team?

By Scott DelleFave
Terrelle Pryor
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With the exception of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders are easily the worst team in the league, and it’s not close, as they have so many holes, you could compare them to Swiss cheese. Let’s put it this way, the best player on the Raiders is their kicker, Sebastian Janikowski. With this being the case, there should be much more sense of urgency with the fan base, which is regarded as the craziest in the NFL, however, they always think they will win the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, they haven’t made the playoffs since 2002 and the infamous “tuck rule” game.

Their quarterback dilemma has been a quandary since Rich Gannon retired, they even squandered a No. 1 overall pick on JaMarcus Russell, and he was just plain awful. They’ve also gambled in the supplemental draft by risking a third-round pick and taking Terrell Pryor, and he’s been virtually a non issue.

Staying with the offense, their running back that they spent a fourth overall pick on in Darren McFadden has been a relative disaster considering that he can’t stay healthy as he has yet to complete a full season. Additionally, he has only had one 1,000-yard year, despite the head coaching and offensive coordinating changes over the years several times.

What will the Raiders do in 2013? Realistically not much is expected other then likely having another top-three pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe this time they won’t trade back and miss out on a franchise quarterback or possibly get a freak of nature like Jadeveon Clowney. Time will ultimately tell, and we will see how the chips land.

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