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The Oakland Raiders are an exciting 3-6 football team, but they are still 3-6.
That is unacceptable in an AFC West division that is so bad this season, and the Raiders have too much talent to be struggling so mightily.
Darren McFadden was averaging only 3.3 yards per carry before being injured and was underwhelming despite being given every opportunity to succeed. Carson Palmer has shown flashes of brilliance, but he has also thrown seven interceptions over the last five games.
Oakland has a decimated secondary and almost no hope of making a run at a wild-card spot.
While this team has plenty of talent, something is missing. A complete blowup may not be necessary, but significant changes are.
This defense needs to reinvent itself, and McFadden needs to either prove his worth or be sent to another roster.