If you were to call the Oakland Raiders' 2012 season a disappointment, you would be putting it delicately. Some euphemisms for disappointment might be "failure," "catastrophe" or even "disgusting."
The Raiders have had a season to forget in the first year under General Manager Reggie McKenzie. The offense is bad, the defense is worse and the fans are angry.
Through it all, it has not been a complete waste of the season for the silver and black. Despite the lackluster coaching and the overpaid linemen, Oakland has had some bright spots this season.
Let's take a look at five positive outlooks for the Raiders' 2012 campaign.