A Firm Foundation for the Oakland Raiders

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Published: March 25, 2009


... team. It’s not always about flashy players, big names, and even bigger egos. Instead Mr. Davis and coach Cable have thus far focused their off-season efforts on enhancing the offensive line, the foundation of any good team.


Out of five offseason acquisitions, Khalif Barnes, Erik Pears, and Samson Satele are offensive linemen. Also, of the six Raiders resigned, Chris Morris and Cooper Carlisle are on the OL. These were all good moves, but by no means do they give us a dominating, permanent offensive line.   


Admittedly, the Raiders have to address needs at other positions, but it would be prudent to continue the good off-season work and acquire one or two more key linemen, considering:


  • Khalif Barnes only signed a one-year contract with the Raiders.
  • Cornell Green’s domestic ...

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