Oakland Raiders: Questions They Must Answer if They Want To Make the Playoffs

Out of all the recent off-seasons, the 2011 off-season may be the most important for the Oakland Raiders.

The past seven seasons had been dreadful before the promise that 2010 brought fans. To see our team stay competitive in the majority of our contests and be in the playoff hunt right down to the end was quite a joy. Though the Raiders did not end their season with their ultimate goal in mind, a playoff berth, they showed that they could easily conquer their respective division and be a playoff contender.

The Oakland Raiders 2010 season can be summed up in one phrase: Moral victories.

In 2011, moral victories will not be enough. Raiders owner Al Davis has made it known that an 8-8 regular season will never be considered a successful campaign. No, the Raiders want to be consistent playoff participants and Super Bowl contenders.

Owner Al Davis has now entrusted his franchise to former offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Jackson was given the deserved credit of making the Raiders a top ten offensive attack. With creative play calling and innovative use of his personnel, Jackson has made the Raiders offense a legitimate force. Now he must stretch his services throughout the entire team.

To make the playoffs in 2011 the Raiders must address some questions and concerns in order to fulfill their ultimate goal of NFL Domination.

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