After a rough decade, back-to-back .500 seasons made it look like the Oakland Raiders may have been heading toward a resurgence. But the death of Al Davis and the firing of Hue Jackson – who was the team’s fifth head coach in nine years – have Oakland heading in yet another new direction as the offseason gets underway.
Add in a new general manager, another new coach, big salary cap issues and a dearth of draft picks brought on by the Carson Palmer trade and other moves, and it spells an interesting offseason in Oakland.
Levi Damien, the lead writer for Silver and Black Pride and owner of Thoughts from the Dark Side, took some time to share his thoughts on where the team is headed. Here’s what he told Zoneblitz:
Zoneblitz: With the passing of Al Davis, 2012 represents a totally new era in Oakland. What do you think of the hires of head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie?
Levi Damien: The new era has started off well simply because McKenzie said there would be whol...