The latest Oakland Raider arsenal "Weapons of Mass Destruction" alongside Richard Seymour is Kamerion Wimbley, Bruce Campbell, Bruce Gradkowski, and of course LB Rolando McClain.The Oakland Raiders have added players i.e PR Yamon Figurs (Steelers) and former Washington Redskin RB Rock Cartwright.
Oakland has been busy and it is feasible that the Oakland Raiders can have a 10-6 year. How so?
Lets start with the D-Line. Seymour was a great addition and McLain should help stuff the run. Thomas Howard has been stellar and the recent addition of Kamerion Wimbley is huge. Kamerion posted 11 sacks in his first 16 games! This is exactly what the Oakland Raiders have been needing..Ferocity! The D-line has improved since Cable defeated the Buccaneers. Tom Cable deserves credit here so I'm giving him his due. Thanks Tom.
Theres a huge amount of positive feedback about offensive coach Hue Jackson. The Raider play calling will be much improved.
In the Oakland Raider secondary theres Huff, Asomugha, Johnson, McClain and Routt. Luckily, Asomugha was not traded for McNabb. This would have been a huge mistake, however I prayed to the Raider Gods and Asomugha stayed. Everyone knows Nnamndi is simply the best CB in the NFL. Both veterans Stanford Routt (resigned) and Michael Huff had great seasons and can only get better.
New addition Bruce Campbell performed well at the combine. At 6' 6", 315 he will soon have the opportunity given comrade Trevor Scott and thats to play hard. Trevor Scott has played well and is another prediction of 10-6 this season. Youth and speed.
Draft pick DT LaMarr Houston is a tackling machine. LB Rolando McLain was another great pick for the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders have allowed huge chunks of rushing yards in the past but the additions of late may resolve that.The Oakland Raiders have really outdone themselves this year and they look solid.
The Raider offensive line needed a QB badly. Enter Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski was given a golden opportunity and pleased the fans in the coliseum. Theres a magic between Gradkoski and the Raider fans.
The Oakland Raiders then get Jason Campbell. The Oakland Raiders are a good fit for Jason Campbell. Both Campbell and Gradkowski will have a chance to shine and this brings competitiveness at the QB position and thats what Oakland needed. The Oakland Raiders now have two QBs that the heart to win. Jamarcus Russell played well in collegiate football but in the NFL he was tired and clumsy. Could it be his pockets were too heavy? Hmmm.
Lastly, the combination of Bush /McFadden should thrive this year. Mcfadden has to perform and what fans love is that he has great hands! As for Bush he is just a beast and should have at least 18 TDs this year. He will become the new Crockett.
Thanks Al for a great draft as we went after D linemen. Go Raiders. Looking at the Raider schedule I would say 10-6.