Oakland Raiders' Colossal Offseason

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Oakland Raiders' Colossal Offseason

The Oakland Raiders missed the playoffs for the ninth football season in a row for 2011/2012. Now, everyone that follows the Raiders wants to blame this and that, but the straight-up truth is they weren't good enough.

Sure, there is plenty of talent on the team, but to put it in perspective, the Raiders are just two years removed from their seventh straight double-digit loss season. And just like a lot of talent has been added to the team, there are holdovers from those losing teams.

The two sides balanced out for 2010 and 2011, leading the Raiders to back-to back 8-8 records. You can say injuries played a role in the Raiders' collapse this year, but great teams don't let that happen.

Raider Nation is happy not to be in the double-digit loss era anymore, but 8-8 sure won't get it either. The Raiders sold out all eight home games this season because fans thought something special was on the way.

Raider Nation has been starving for a contender to come back, so to keep the fan's interest, one must be made in 2012. As is, this team won't become contenders, but it appears that the Raiders are making moves.   

Turn the page for a look at them and other moves that should be made during the Raiders' colossal offseason.

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