Oakland Raiders To Trade Down In 2009 NFL Draft

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Published: March 12, 2009


... take a small peek into recent history, shall we? Since the return to Oakland, the Raiders have compiled a 92-139 record. Take out the four years Jon Gruden was leading the way, and they are a dismal 54-113 since returning to their roots, not to mention being 24-72 over the last six seasons.

Plainly put, Raiders fans deserve a better product, especially when you consider the fact that, in the 13 years spent in Los Angeles, they had 10 winning seasons and went to the playoffs seven of those seasons. They have put together six straight seasons of double-digit losses after having just four such seasons in their 43-year existence prior to 2003.

What happened? I think the list would be considerably shorter if we listed what has gone right. Bad coaching? Check. Bad drafts? Check. Bad handling of all personnel (coaches/players/front office)? Check.

Unfortunately, I'm not saying anything that Raider fans are not already aware of. So, let's get to step two. How do th...

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