Oakland Raiders: Did They Have Their Best Offseason in 20 Years?

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Waking up on Sunday, I almost believed that it had all been a dream.
So many years I have woken up after the draft with a feeling of disappointment, and then had to dig down deep to find some kind of optimism and positivity for the coming season. 
But not this year.
This year, more than any year I can remember, I think the Raiders have drafted and traded their way to improving this football team enormously.
Yes, we drafted some athletes, but the Raiders' draft was made up of quality players at need positions.  This was also true of the trades we made.
Oakland finally faced up to several problems that have haunted them over the last few years, and dealt with them.
The awful run defense was addressed in the first and second rounds. I loved the Rolando McClain pick.  In picking him, the Raiders overlooked some minor athletic limitations and went for a guy with real football intelligence, great instincts, and a player who was the physical and v...

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