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Team Report Cards: Can Raiders Make a Return to the Top?

Raiders Nation has seen better days but there's still hope ahead as they have the third pick in this years draft and a few very good pieces to build on.  Check out our ideas for them for 2013.


Oakland Raiders

2012 Record:  4-12

 

Grade: D

 

The Good:

 

  • - QB Carson Palmer threw for over 4,000 yards and 22 TDs
  • - 8th ranked passing offense
  • - Craziest fans in the league, which should count for something

 


The Bad:

 

  • - Darren McFadden had his worst year as a Raider (707 yard, 3.3 per carry avg)
  • - 28th ranked rushing offense
  • - 31st ranked defense in sacks

 

 

The Future:

 

    • - First Draft Position #3: DT Shariff Floyd or NT Star Lotulelei
    • - Free Agent Targets: NT Glenn Dorsey, DB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, and G Louis Vasquez
  • - Trade For: Veteran DB Darrelle Revis
  • - What IF: They switch to the read-option offense and start Terrelle Pryor at QB?  

 

 

Who should be the Raiders QB in 2013?

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  • Oakland Raiders

    July 16, 2013

    raidersaz · 2nd string

    the raiders should start terelle pryor. he is way better than matt flynn. he almost caught up in their loss against the chargers

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 30, 2013

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    The Seahawks are going to trade Matt Flynn to the raiders and might cut Carson Palmer so raiders fans feel that you could think Matt Flynn can break the bill Callahan curse

  • Oakland Raiders

    March 23, 2013

    wakyd · draftee

    raiders should get geno smith hes third round

  • Buffalo Bills

    March 19, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    my team needs to get a yong qb from the draft

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 18, 2013

    kremersrock · draftee

    draft matt barkly

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 9, 2013

    punter101 · draftee

    I highly reccomend to them to sign the worst QB in the NFL

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 8, 2013

    blizzard122 · draftee

    yes

  • New England Patriots

    March 5, 2013

    brady390 · rookie

    Pryor isn't doing well in pro play. Palmer did better as a bengal. Don't draft cuz it could be a bust like russell in 2007. Trade or sign an new one. Look for Webb from Vikings or just sign

  • Oakland Raiders

    March 5, 2013

    dodgeram2 · draftee

    they need to draft a quarterback like Matt barkley because he went to USC which is califorina and trade for darrelle revis

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 4, 2013

    rg3freak123 · draftee

    I think they should draft qb colin klien from kansas st. he runs, he throws i think he will be a great fit for the raiders

  • Chicago Bears

    March 3, 2013

    greenbay1217 · practice squad

    if the 3rd round is goin to wide recviers the Raiders should go with Tavon Austin

  • Chicago Bears

    March 1, 2013

    greenbay1217 · practice squad

    ok the raiders have the 3 pick so atleast they get ND's Manti Te'o so he's a great lb and we need a linebacker like him and if Smith isn't drafted take him we've alreadey seen them at the combine but the pro days are a whole different story like if you don't get invited to the combine you don't get a pro day Matt Barkley is somthing different he was injured so he gets a pro day so if you ask a gui

  • Chicago Bears

    March 1, 2013

    greenbay1217 · practice squad

    it's like you try to draft Geno Smith if somebody takes him then you go with Barkley or TE'O AT LEAST !!!!!!!

  • Oakland Raiders

    March 1, 2013

    antboy27 · draftee

    PRYOR, PRYOR, PRYOR

  • Oakland Raiders

    February 27, 2013

    ampm23 · draftee

    Draft matt Barkley for crying out loud

  • Seattle Seahawks

    February 26, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    and they should trade for derell revis

  • Seattle Seahawks

    February 26, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    draft a qb, but carson palmer should get some playing time too.

  • Miami Dolphins

    February 25, 2013

    njf · draftee

    if they draft a good qb, a better coach, and a good defensive player than who knows what can happen.

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    February 25, 2013

    derekm43 · practice squad

    who nows what pryer can do he needs a chance

  • Seattle Seahawks

    February 24, 2013

    eptxblitzer · rookie

    mr. Smith, Alex

  • Indianapolis Colts

    February 24, 2013

    dburroughs · draftee

    alex smith as a raider

  • Oakland Raiders

    February 24, 2013

    lilvato28 · draftee

    we need jason cambell and bo jackson and tom cable

  • Chicago Bears

    February 24, 2013

    futurebearsLB92 · draftee

    ALSO TRADE A COUPLE PICKS FOR REVIS ISLAND!

  • Chicago Bears

    February 24, 2013

    futurebearsLB92 · draftee

    if the cheifs and jags don't draft geno take him, deal palmer for a first rounder, and draft a DT

  • Minnesota Vikings

    February 24, 2013

    100boy · practice squad

    keep palmer

  • New England Patriots

    February 24, 2013

    nikkolasjwillis · practice squad

    TRUST PALMER. he had a great season until he got hurt

  • Oakland Raiders

    February 24, 2013

    oldmanwilly · draftee

    raidres need new cornes coach qb and te wr

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 23, 2013

    jjh1235 · draftee

    what or

  • Houston Texans

    February 23, 2013

    obafemi777 · draftee

    nooooooo!!!!!!!

  • Oakland Raiders

    February 22, 2013

    antboy27 · draftee

    dont be in last and i will be a fan.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 22, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Carson Palmer is a good QB keep him.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 22, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Raiders need a defensive player badly.

  • Detroit Lions

    February 22, 2013

    lion5cars · draftee

    they could have phillip rivers

  • Detroit Lions

    February 22, 2013

    lion5cars · draftee

    they could have

  • Chicago Bears

    February 22, 2013

    coolboys2112 · draftee

    gobears

  • Baltimore Ravens

    February 22, 2013

    footballpoet15 · starter

    jamarcus russell

  • Dallas Cowboys

    February 22, 2013

    tonedup · draftee

    I AGREE WITH KALIL75

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    February 22, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    They should trade Palmer for another QB

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 22, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    Palmer did good and hes a vet

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 22, 2013

    tonyp7309 · draftee

    i am a man

  • Buffalo Bills

    February 22, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    bills need new quarterback

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 22, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    If they dont find any of the rookie QB, s suitable they just need to keep carson palmer or Trade for alex smith.

  • Carolina Panthers

    February 22, 2013

    purserbro · draftee

    they need gio bernard from unc

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 22, 2013

    rtac123 · draftee

    we need that tight end to replace tony

  • New England Patriots

    February 22, 2013

    deedoo · draftee

    when brady retiers we need rg3

  • New England Patriots

    February 22, 2013

    deedoo · draftee

    tom brady replaced drew bledsoe

  • Minnesota Vikings

    February 22, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    since the qb draft class is so weak, they should draft a defense player in the first round and then draft Matt Barkley in the later rounds or trade for Tim Tebow or Alex Smith

  • Washington Redskins

    February 22, 2013

    sb1redskins · draftee

    the skins need geno smith

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 22, 2013

    pomalu43 · draftee

    maybe

  • New England Patriots

    February 22, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    there is no good enough qbs in the draft they need to start palmer or trade for a new qb cough cough tim tebow cough cough

  • Denver Broncos

    February 22, 2013

    tnop · draftee

    no they have broncos in the same conference :-)

  • Arizona Cardinals

    February 22, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    i think carson palmer should give it another go

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 22, 2013

    ianbanks · draftee

    totally

  • Detroit Lions

    February 22, 2013

    pups · draftee

    They Should Get Barklley

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2013

    elitecodplayer34 · draftee

    Geno Smith :D

  • Baltimore Ravens

    February 21, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    They will be the lowest grade on earth

  • Baltimore Ravens

    February 21, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    be grade

  • Baltimore Ravens

    February 21, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    they will

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 21, 2013

    lerry2 · draftee

    they need ol

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 21, 2013

    lerry2 · draftee

    matt barkley

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2013

    patriotsaints · practice squad

    keep carson and get a back up in the 4th round

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    February 21, 2013

    mattjags32 · draftee

    Jarvis Jones!!!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    February 21, 2013

    william9years · practice squad

    YES they can

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 21, 2013

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    carson palmer

  • Minnesota Vikings

    February 21, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    Geno Smith!!