General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen went to painstaking lengths to transform the Oakland Raiders' 2013 roster from the mess it had been a year earlier. Despite a new offense and 10 new starters on defense, however, the results were strikingly familiar in another lost season for this once-proud franchise.
For the second straight season, the Raiders got off to an encouraging start before wilting over the second half of the schedule. The collapse assuredly cost some players their spots on the roster, and Allen’s own job security has come under question in recent weeks.
It all sets up for what should be a very intriguing offseason in Oakland.
Here is a quick look at each of the Raiders’ primary starters from the 2013 regular season, along with letter grades for each player reviewed.