Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 1/3/13
For the first time in about 50 years, someone else other than Al Davis was making the personnel decisions for the Raiders last offseason, following Davis’ passing in October of 2011. However, the new front office didn’t have a lot to work with. Al Davis mortgaged the team’s future for two 8-8 seasons in 2010 and 2011. The new front office inherited a roster with mediocre talent, a team that entered the offseason already over the cap, and no draft picks before the 3rd round of compensatory picks. You can’t blame the Raiders 4-12 season (their 10th straight non-winning season) on their new front office, but they certainly have their work cut out for them this offseason. They have needs all over the field, still lack a 2nd round pick thanks to the ridiculous Carson Palmer trade, and aren’t in the best position cap wise either. The Raiders are 49-111 over the last 10 seasons since their Super Bowl appearance in February of 2003 and they have a roster that probably doesn’t have a single...
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