Oakland Raiders: How We Got Where We Are…

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Published: July 18, 2009

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... done since Superbowl 37.  Truth is none of them have the facts and they just see what they want to see, not what's coming.  As many of us know, it started with the trading of Head Coach Jon Gruden.  Let's take a look at each season since then.

2002-03 This was our last winning season.  Our top draft picks were CB Phillip Buchannon and LB Napolean Harris. 

Bill Callahan was named our new Head Coach.  Big aquisitions were DTs John Parrella and Sam Adams, LB Bill Romanowski, and FS Rod Woodson.  Big losses were FS Eric Turner passed away, All Pro DT Darrell Russell was suspended for a year for substance abuse (and never returned to the Raiders), All Pro LG Steve Wisnewski retired, CB Eric Allen retired, and DT Grady Jackson left in free agency. 

Newly aquired LB Romanowski was expected to be the missing piece at WLB in the LB puzzle with Greg Biekert in the middle and Eric Barton at SLB.  Howev...

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Oakland Raiders: How We Got Where We Are…

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for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: July 18, 2009

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... done since Superbowl 37.  Truth is none of them have the facts and they just see what they want to see, not what's coming.  As many of us know, it started with the trading of Head Coach Jon Gruden.  Let's take a look at each season since then.

2002-03 This was our last winning season.  Our top draft picks were CB Phillip Buchannon and LB Napolean Harris. 

Bill Callahan was named our new Head Coach.  Big aquisitions were DTs John Parrella and Sam Adams, LB Bill Romanowski, and FS Rod Woodson.  Big losses were FS Eric Turner passed away, All Pro DT Darrell Russell was suspended for a year for substance abuse (and never returned to the Raiders), All Pro LG Steve Wisnewski retired, CB Eric Allen retired, and DT Grady Jackson left in free agency. 

Newly aquired LB Romanowski was expected to be the missing piece at WLB in the LB puzzle with Greg Biekert in the middle and Eric Barton at SLB.  Howev...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article Source: BleacherReport.com


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