Donovan McNabb Makes the Oakland Raiders Instant Contenders

March 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Could it be?"
Last night, I heard the news inside my car. Not only did the Oakland Raiders make an offer for the six-time NFC Pro Bowl Quarterback, they were willing to make it work. They went as far as to make a deal without an extension.
Looking back on the 2009 season, the Raiders' 5-11 record could have been better with some leadership from the quarterback position. They were able to pull out wins from the Eagles, Steelers, and Bengals. JaMarcus Russell pulled a rare comeback win against the Broncos in Denver. But you have to look at those losses to the New York teams—both blowouts—and egg they laid against a Browns team. And how about the coachless Redskins putting something on the Silver and Black that Mr. Clean could not get off?
Four of the Raiders' losses were within a touchdown. That reversal could have turned a bad record into 9-7. Maybe just a little better QB play is what could have out the Raiders over the top.
Russell is not the long-term...

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