The Raiders' offense last year was offensive.
They had too many three and outs last year and that made it hard on the defense. When your punter is on the field more than your than your field goal kicker it's not a good sign.
If Jason Campbell and company can keep the defense rested then the the Raiders will have a top ten defense.
This is a unit that is very talented and has the ability to keep teams in check. Stopping the run was an issue last year, but the Raiders have added key additions to address the situation.
Their secondary is solid with Nnamdi Asomugha, Michael Huff, Tyvonn Branch, Mike Mitchell and Chris Johnson.
Their linebacking group will be built to stop the run and get to the quarterback. Rolando McClain, Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott should be a major upgrade over last years unit.
The defensive line will be the biggest key to the defense and should be the most improved unit. The Raiders have a good mix of veteran guys and young players.
Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, John Henderson and Chris Cooper will be the veteran players on the line. Each player still has plenty of gas left in the tank to get the job done.
Matt Shaughnessy, Desmond Bryant, Jay Richardson and Lamar Houston are the young guys on defense that are learning on the job. These guys will bring competition and energy to the defensive line.