Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/3/13
General manager Reggie McKenzie accepted one of the toughest tasks in football. An outdated operation, the Raiders are under reconstruction that touches every level of the organization. McKenzie will stay with his plan and there's plenty of pressure on coach Dennis Allen to improve on last year's miserable 4-12 campaign. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, if the defense is any indication on the state of the rest of the team, it could be a long year for Raiders fans. Sessler writes: ‘The drafting of first-round pick D.J. Hayden filled a gaping hole at cornerback, but the Raiders' front seven is a disaster. Especially at linebacker, where stopgaps Nick Roach, Kaluka Maiava and Kevin Burnett headline the league's least-impressive group on paper. An immediate contribution from third-round draftee Sio Moore would help. The defensive line equally is depressing. Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant are out the door, replaced by Vance Walker, Pat Sims and Jason Hunter. Lamarr Hou...
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