Oakland Raiders Fans Should Be Concerned

There is a fine line between blind optimism and reality, especially when it comes to the preseason in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders have made headlines this offseason by staying out of the news for a change.


With the exception of trading for Jason Campbell, Quentin Groves, and Kamerion Wimbley the Raiders have made very few personnel moves and managed to steer clear of signing the perennial underachieving, aging veteran with nothing left in the tank.


The draft was widely regarded as a complete success, and things have been looking up for the Silver and Black. Organized Team Activities saw an increase in participation and a disappearing act of the negativity that perpetuated itself throughout the locker room for the past seven years.


Training camp kicked off with Richard Seymour riding the bus into camp with the rookies, and making it clear that this year is going to be different.


Coach Cable's soft approach to the beginning of training camp has kept his players happy, and healthier than in years past. Apparently, somewhere along the line, the coaching staff decided to carry this past the first few days of two-a-days and implement a more "injury-friendly" format for fine-tuning this year's squad. Cable has frequently rested veteran players, and rookies alike, leaving some wondering whether the Raiders new approach will prepare them for the grueling 17 week regular season.


Even with the drastic reduction in contact during this year's training camp, the nucleus of the Raider offense cannot seem to stay on the field. Chaz Schillens has been held out of over 50 percent of the practices, and is clearly not ready to go.


Darren McFadden is once again showing that he cannot stay away from the training room on a consistent bas...

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