The Oakland Raiders: The Team To Watch In The Next Decade


Published: July 19, 2009

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... will have high hopes for their beloved team.

But whether you love or hate them, you cannot forget one simple fact—the Raiders are built for the future.

Of course, we look at the potential this year: we expect this to be Jamarcus Russell's "make or break" season.

We expect great things out of our draft picks, despite what ESPN thinks. We expect our running game to burst into a top-5 rushing attack.

We expect John Marshall to stop the run, sans Rob Ryan's vanilla defensive schemes.

We expect our team to become comfortable with returning head coach Tom Cable.

We expect to win.

Al Davis has always gone by the "reload, not rebuild" philosophy; however, it seems the past three seasons, we have entered the mythical rebuilding stage other teams are famous for.

As Raider fans, we expect to win every season. Year after year, we get out hopes up, we see the potential, and we always find an answer to this offsea...

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