Oakland Raiders Heading Into Minicamp With Optimism

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First point: Goodbye, Kirk. We will miss you. You exemplified what a Raider should be, you always gave your all, you wore your heart on your sleeve, and you were relentlessly optimistic. We all wish you well in Jacksonville.
What a long, strange trip it's been with JaMarcus Russell. As of right now, he's still on the roster, for what it's worth. But rampant speculation has him being cut any time now, and it's hard to see any valid reason to keep him around any longer.
The end of the Russell era has occurred in the hearts and minds of Raider Nation already. We moved on long ago and now enter our first mini-camp with more reasons for optimism than we've had in a long time.
The draft this year was excellent. Rather than reaching for guys with raw talent and athletic ability early in the draft, the Raiders chose to go with excellent football players that should be able to jump in and contribute heavily to a resurgence right away.
The Raiders then snagged the...

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