With the lockout all but officially over and behind us, lets take a look at 5 specific reasons that every member of the Raider Nation should be getting excited about the team that will be wearing the Silver and Black for the 2011 NFL season.
#5 – A weak AFC West Division. The Raiders OWNED the division last year. All signs point to no one else in the division being any better this season, so the Raiders have an excellent chance at repeating the sweep again in 2011. The Chiefs seem to be the only team that may have improved, picking up a decent reciever (Jonathan Baldwin) in the draft, but KC also lost LB Mike Vrabel who will be missed.
The Chargers cant seem to make anyone happy and will possibly lose a weapon in Malcom Floyd. Over in Denver, they are at least 2 or 3 years away from competing for anything but worst team in the division and Oakland should roll over the Broncos in both meetings this year. The division is The Raiders as long as they play well and remain focused.
#4 – Finally a QB that can lead the team. The Raiders have in Jason Campbell what they have been lacking in for a number of years – a QB who can actually lead the team’s offense and march the team down the field. Campbell is finding his own with Oakland and knows how to manage the game. He will have McFadden in the backfield and other weapons at his disposal this year. I look for Jason to have a solid year and will settle in as a team leader.
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