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It's Time for the Oakland Raiders To Win Baby

ALAMEDA, CA - MAY 08:  The Oakland Raiders huddle together during the Raiders minicamp at the team's permanent training facility on May 8, 2009 in Alameda, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Nicholas PopioContributor IMay 9, 2009

Tired of seeing the Oakland Raiders continuously losing, making coaching changes, and being the victims of constant criticism. Including everything the team goes through on a daily basis. 

I want to see the Raiders win. Like all Raider fans. I want them to approve. I like most of the moves that we made this off-season by signing Jeff Garcia, Lorenzo Neal, Samson Satele, and drafting some positions of need.

I still feel though the Raiders have a long way to go.  Since in the NFL to be a contender you must first be able to stop the run, which the Raiders have been unable to do in years. 

I believe in stopping the run and running the ball comes first followed by passing and stopping the pass. Once the Raiders gain the ability to stop the run this will all come into place 

I just think our run is a joke. Though, our offensive line is better but now they must protect Russell on a more consistent basis. By making these achievements things this season then we can win more games and have a shot at the 2009 playoffs. 

This will not happen unless the Raiders know something that we don't know. In the mean time we as fans can only hope that great production from the team. That will contribute to a wining season again. 

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