Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that the Oakland Raiders are long overdue to get back on top. Historically one of the best franchises ever in any sport or league, we all want to see Al Davis' team make one more run before he passes on.
I have never seen a team more loved by its fans and hated by every other team's fans, no matter how down and out they may be.
People despise them to this day despite the fact that they have been stinking up the league for six straight seasons.
With that being said, it is my honest opinion that this is the year they turn that corner and get back to being the Raiders we remember from all those years ago.
This team may be the closest thing to the '70s-style gritty, dirty, nasty, physical, and just plain mean Raiders we may ever see again.
Great coaches are in place. Six years of "early-in-round" picks have this team booming with talent, and head coach Tom Cable has them believing in what he is preaching.
What is he preaching?
Don't worry about tomorrow, and forget about yesterday: "just win today."
It's sheer brilliance if I've ever heard it, and it's a recipe for success.
I'm going to give you a few reasons that the Raiders could turn some heads in the NFL this year and maybe make a run at the division.