Wishful Thinking: My Hopes and Fears for the 2011 Oakland Raiders Roster

January 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Let me start by saying that my worst fear of all is that there will be no football in 2011. 
With that proclamation out of the way, I would like to give you all some insight into what moves I would like for us to make in free agency, versus my worst fears for each position.
Wish: Jason Campbell.  I watched this year as Jason had his ups and his downs.  I was a firm believer in dearly departed Tom Cable's statement that we were "a quarterback away from the playoffs."
Campbell gives us that quarterback.  Although his delivery and decision-making seems to be a bit slow at times, his innate ability to fool the cameras with play-action makes him a viable option at QB. 
That play-action obviously works best when we have a consistent running game, but that is on par with the team concept.
Fear:  Alex Smith or Matt Leinart.  These guys both had the skill sets to get them drafted in the first round of ...

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