Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The Oakland Raiders have always been a proud franchise with die-hard, dedicated fans. In the past few years, however, they haven’t exactly lived up to their motto “commitment to excellence.” They haven’t made the playoffs since the 2002-2003 season where they went 11-5 and eventually lost the in Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the ten seasons since, the Raiders have gone 49-111, including 4-12 in 2012 and never finishing with more than eight wins. But the Black-and-Silver fan base may have some things to look forward to this upcoming season. Even though they’re still rebuilding, second-year General Manager Reggie McKenzie has made some big strides in bringing this franchise back to its glory days. Offensively, Oakland should be better than last season simply through addition by subtraction. In 2012, the Raiders finished 28th in the league averaging 18.1 points per game and 18th with 344.0 yards per game. They also committed 26 turnovers. And even though quarterback Carson...
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