Dear, Oakland Raiders Fans, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Raider fans,
I read your articles and I wonder what it is that makes you think the Oakland Raiders will be so good this season.  If anything, they will be lucky to do better than they did last season.
The Raiders ranked 31st in the NFL last season in total offense with 4,258 yards.
They were 29th in the league in passing last year. 
Their leading receiver was the tight end, whose 805 receiving yards made him the eighth most productive tight end in the league.  When you factor in wide receivers, he ranked 37th in the league in yards.
The No. 1 receiver on the Raiders depth chart, Darrius Heyward-Bey, had nine receptions for 124 yards in the 11 games he played in last season.
The wide receiver with the most yards for the Raiders last year, Louis Murphy, only had 521 receiving yards.  That is fewer receiving yards than Ravens' running back Ray Rice had, and only 18 more than Tennessee's running back Chris Johnson.
The Raiders' 1,701 r...

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