Oakland Raiders and Changes: Out With The Old, in With The New…Better?

What a year it has been.

Last year, about this time Oakland was preparing for a season with its hopes hinged on Jamarcus Russell, a late addition of Richard Seymour, and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

As it was, Russell was busy with a drink, or drank, Richard started strong but couldn't lift the defense, and Darrius was suffering, both of his own curse but also with Russell's poor passing ability.

A year later, changes came across the board, from the quarterback change, a new coach in Hue Jackson and a solid draft, Oakland stands a chance to finally turn the page.

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