Where Exactly Did It Go Wrong for the Oakland Raiders?

January 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders won four games in 2012 after winning twice that many in 2011. There was still widespread hope that the Raiders could improve on that record by getting Carson Palmer and Darren McFadden on the field at the same time in 2012.
Playoffs were in the conversation before the season, but any hope of being a playoff team quickly evaporated along with the production of the offense. The offense carried the defense in 2011, but both sides were equally to blame for a poor 2012.
Head coach Dennis Allen has talked on multiple occasions about players not making repeat mistakes. Allen and McKenzie will be trying to avoid making repeat mistakes of their own. Great players, coaches and executives learn from their mistakes.
Where did the Raiders go wrong? How much did they go wrong? Where do the Raiders go from here?
A Bad Situation
The Oakland Raiders were in a terrible salary cap situation headed into 2012 and were without their top three draft pi...

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