Oakland Poised To Reverse Trend

javier deandaCorrespondent IMay 31, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 24:  Bill Callahan head coach of the AFC Champion Oakland Raiders poses with the Lombardi Trophy after answering questions during a press conference on January 24, 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The Oakland Raiders will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Superbowl XXXVII on Sunday January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

After making several questionable draft picks this off-season the silver and black might have a great chance of getting back at their critics for 2009. Its been almost a "gimme" to predict the chiefs and oakland wil result at the bottom of the afc west for the past 6 seasons. However something special seems to be brewing in oakland, it was evident how they sent off the Bucs eliminating a great team from playoff contention at the expense of their former traitor head coach Jon Gruden, and its been evident how they've trained for mini-camp. Gruden will be a commentator for the season opener against San Diego, it will be a great observation to hear what he has to say. Coach Cable defended his draft picks saying 'thats who they wanted all along .'getting back to basics of old oakland gridiron. Critics will run their mouths and again have their opinions backfire. As those who predicted the Giants would never beat the Pats and those who never believed the Cardinals could almost derail the steelers , which in my opinion the cardinals won that Super Bowl too bad the refs wanted this win so badly for the Heinz and Rooney family. I predict oakland will turn it around i'd be satisfied witnessing an 9-7 season. If Garcia and Russell learn from eachother i am positive the raiders will be a force to contend with. Go Raiders !