Can JaMarcus Russell Lead The Raiders Out Of The Wilderness In 2009?

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Published: March 25, 2009

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... Jim Mora: did you say PLAYOFFS?), the Oakland Raiders could be poised to make big strides in 2009—if the last two games of the 2008 regular season are any indication, anyway.

With the Kansas City chiefs coming off their worst season since the pre-Marty-Ball days, the San Diego Chargers appearing to slide further every year under Norv Turner, and the Denver Broncos in upheaval (isn't it nice to see the soap opera in the Mile High City for a change?), now would seem to be the time for the Raiders to reassert themselves if they're ever going to in the Al Davis regime.

It has been an uncharacteristically quiet offseason for the Raiders, at least compared to recent offseasons with the head-butting between former head coach Lane Kiffin and Davis now in the rear view mirror.

Rob Ryan is in Cleveland, Terrell Owens is thankfully not the Raiders' problem, stars Shane Lechler and Nnamdi Asomugha were re-signed; so where does that leave the Silver and ...

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