If the Raiders are so Bad, Why Does Everyone Care?

It seems like every day there are more and more articles, both here and on other sites, telling Raider fans not to get our hopes up, and the Raiders still suck. My question is, why do fans of other teams care so much? Okay, Chiefs, Broncos, and Charger fans, I understand. Division rivals, yeah, they should care, in fact they should worry.

Are all of the other 31 teams scared? I don’t blame you, you should be.

I know only Raider fans like it when we are winning. I know that we have had a bad stretch over the last seven years, but come on, you didn’t think it would last forever, did you?

Last year, yes, we lost 11 games. Some games were blowouts, some we didn’t have a chance, but several times we gave good teams all they wanted. Like the Chargers. Any Chargers fan that says they were not worried at the end of that game is lying.

Same story when the Ravens came to town for the season finale. Even with the QB that most say is one of the worst ever, we had a good chance to beat both of those playoff teams. We didn’t get the job done, no excuses. That was last year. It doesn't matter anymore. The last seven years don’t matter anymore.

That being said, the Raiders were a lot better than they were given credit for last year. They already had a solid team coming back.

A funny little thing happens after the Super Bowl. It’s called the offseason. That is where players and coaches get evaluated. Some get fired or released, often they are good players who just didn't fit what the team was trying to do. Trades happen, free agency happens. These things are done to make teams better from one offseason to the next.

There is also this thing called the draft, where players coming out of college are selected by NFL teams. Again, this is done to make teams better, to try to keep things even. I should not have to explain this, but the way some people think, I’m no...

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