Oakland Raiders Making Solid Progress

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Published: April 12, 2009


... a change in philosophy for the organization. However, the skeptic in me believes that old Al is forced to behave due to the cramped cap room.

I must admit that every time I hear that "the Raiders don't rebuild, they reload", I want to punch someone in the face. It has been painful watching my team behave like a gambling addict staking it all on the next sure bet. The last handful of sure bets (i.e. D. Hall, J. Walker, T. Kelly) didn't hit the jackpot and blew the team's bankroll.

There have been no superstars lured to the coliseum that will damage the organization if they fail to produce. The off season pick-ups are all of the low-risk, high-reward sort. Just the kind of gambling that I enjoy - a no lose situation. Let's have a look at these discount-priced heroes in random order.

1. Khalif Barnes - This fellow has the greatest upside of all the off season moves. He was inked to a one-year contract. Guess what that means. If he sucks (as some hacks claim)...

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