Oakland Raiders Need To Set Tone Vs. Dallas Cowboys

August 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders play their first preseason game on Thursday, August 12. While perhaps it's only preseason, this game should be taken seriously.
It should mark the start of an Oakland Raider dynasty.
Or at least, an above-average season.
It's time for the Raiders to set the tone for 2010. It's time for them to show the world what they're all about.
On offense, I want to see a good run game, some vertical passes, touchdowns, and Darrius Heyward-Bey showing off his new play.
Defensively, I want to see what Rolando McClain and LaMarr Houston have. Are they just hype or the real deal? Also, let's see some run stoppage. Stuff Marion Barber and Felix Jones right in the hole. Let's see some hard hits, and yes, a dirty play or two.
How will the coaches hold up? Are we still going to see the same simplistic playbook? Is it going to be run, run, pass, punt all over again?
This game is more important than people think.
It's time for the Raiders to show w...

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