AFC WEST: How The Raiders Measure Up

With such a productive off-season. The AFC will go from one of the NFL's so called weak division to an overall powerhouse. Given that by overall record, they beat what many people feel is the NFL'S toughest division last season., The NFC East.

After the draft, free agent acquisitions, and recruited veterans signings are all but done, the AFC west picture is shaping into one that could be shocking to many people, and bring them into the conversation pool as a tough NFL division.

In a ranking system that includes the draft, coaching upgrades, key signed players and general off-season activity, we are starting to get some idea of how our teams are shaping up.


So how does your team fare? Fully aware of its consequences and subject to ridicule, I relinquish my bold predictions: Its all teed up for you, swing if you like!

#1. San Diego Chargers.

Last season: 13-3 (1st in AFC west)

Off season activity:

This off season the Chargers worked at a furious pace getting rid of excess baggage. The baggage was Antonio Cromartie, Ladainian Tomlinson, and Jamal Williams. Granted this way very expensive baggage , perhaps Prada,or Louis Vuitton, the upgrades come much cheaper, and promise to be more productive.


Free agent signings weren't too impressive, Nathan Vasher will Challenge Antoine Cason for the cornerback job, and keep it less complacent than Cromartie played it.

The Draft:

The biggest pick up obviously was Ryan Matthews who led college football with 157 yards per game, 6.6 yards per carry, and has never fumbled the football his entire career.
He will add balance to the already potent passing attack.

Picking up NT , Cam Thomas in the fifth was, huge and unexpected. However, the task of replacing Jamal Williams had been covered more than people think. He has playe...

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