Oakland Raiders Bye Week: In First Place, but Still a Lot of Work To Do

Tom Cable takes the Oakland Raiders into week 10 as the division leader for the first time since 2001. What a difference a year—and a quarterback—and a great draft can make.

Carried on the shoulders of break out performances by Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, a greatly improved defense and a great rookie class, the Raiders are much improved to say the least.

This recent improvement has lifted Raider Nation from the brink of desertion, and the players from becoming even more irrelevant than they already were.

In all, a great first half of the 2010 season.

In this slide show, I'll attempt to point out where the most dramatic improvements have taken place, the depth at each position, as well as the areas in which the team still has some work to do. I'll also be discussing the coaching staff.

Stay with me, because there's a lot to cover. Let's get to it...

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