February 21st, 2013

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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