The Oakland Raider Defense Improved With Veteran and Rookie Additions

Mr. Al Davis and the the Oakland Raider organization have done a great job turning this team around. Compared to last years season the Raiders have overcome some huge obstacles. The first of course being the QB issue.

 This season the Oakland Raiders retained head coach Tom Cable. Tom Cable has proven to many that he is devoted to the team. Since his hiring Tom Cable alongside Hue Jackson and John Marshall have put up some great numbers this season. They haven't won every game but  the offense and defense look much improved.

The Raiders are now 6-7 overall, 4-0 against their rivals in the AFC West, and they are in the hunt for the playoffs.

They say defense wins Superbowls and if the Raider defense can remain healthy, they may be the "ace in the hole" when the Raiders play the Kansas City Chiefs in the last game of the regular season in Kansas City.

For some bizarre reason, I feel that this final regular season game will be the determining factor. QB Matt Cassell of the Kansas City Chiefs has already missed one game, resulting in a loss, and may miss another?

The Oakland Raiders can take advantage of this opportunity. Yeah, it was a close loss in Jacksonville but it could have gone either way. The Raiders have a narrow shot but they can make it to the playoffs and one huge factor is, of course, the defense.

The 2010 Raider roster is filled with both rookies and veterans; it is this balance that makes a great team.  Since the Raiders have done an excellent job in the draft the past four years, the players are all finally on page now. 

I still don't feel the Raiders have reached their full potential. QB Jason Campbell can only get better; he is familiar with the Raiders playbook and also has familiarity with his WR's. Jacoby Ford is another great addition.

However, this article is about the improved defensive line of the 2010 Oakland Raiders.


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