Five Keys To Success : What The Oakland Raiders Must Do This Season To Improve

The Oakland Raiders have been mired in futility for some time now, and to say that Raider Nation is a little sick and tired of being laughed at by others in NFL circles would be the understatement of the century.

The ever rabid and loyal fan base needs some tangible goodness to hang their hats on, as despite the recent struggles they remain steadfast and loyal to the Oakland Raiders and deserve to be rewarded.

The team has gone a long way to improving their chances of success for the upcoming 2010 season, with the addition of Hue Jackson at offensive coordinator, Jason Campbell at quarterback, Kamerion Wimbley and Quentin Groves as starting linebackers and the drafting of dynamic, play right away players like Rolando McClain, Lamarr Houston, Jacoby Ford, and Jared Veldheer.

But all the additions still need to come together as a team and gel going forward into the season in order for the plans for improvement to come to fruition. The Raiders' play in the preseason was encouraging, as the offense is certainly more complex and dynamic and the defense quicker, bigger, and stronger at the point of attack.

Still, there are some very real concerns and things of importance for the Raiders to focus on in order to climb up from the slag heap toward relevance again.

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