Oakland Raiders: Will the “Air Attack” Fly or Flop in 2011?

The Oakland Raiders had some spectacular catches last season, and the wide receiving corps stepped up to win a few games.

However, it was also obvious that the wide receivers were inconsistent. Simple passes dropped cost the Raiders a few games as well. Darrius Heyward-Bey is an example of inconsistency, and unless he can improve in 2011, he should be released.

Defensively, the Oakland Raiders are to be feared. The defensive front is simply "The Four Horsemen," as Tommy Kelly, Richard Seymour, Matt Shaughnessy and Kamerion Wimbley inflict suffering upon opposing rivals.

Last season the defense was fast and stopped the run whenever necessary. Yeah, there were a few costly misses, but overall it was awesome!

The offense, however, is in need of either a star wide receiver or growth from one of the promising talents. The Silver and Black need a go-to wide receiver other than Pro Bowl TE Zach Miller.

Both WRs Louis Murphy and Jacoby Ford are nearing their game and are, of course, young and talented. Yet the key word is that they are young.

For Raider fans around the universe, it will rest on the shoulders of these players to step up and be the guys or bring in a Santana Moss or even T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

For entertainment purposes, even a former Raider like Randy Moss would be great help to the Raiders. Maybe under Hue Jackson, Randy would perform. Who knows?

Under newly acquired QB Jason Campbell, the Oakland Raiders have definitely improved. Campbell has great poise in the pocket and seems to be improving as he gets better acquainted with the speed of his receiving corps.

Let's not forget the Hue Jackson factor. Jackson has been successful with his past QBs. As most Raider Nation fans know, he helped coach Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco to the playoffs.

Yet pinpoint accuracy by a quarterback will not win games ...

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