Oakland Raiders Are No Different: They Will Be Awful in 2010

Martin SmithContributor IAugust 5, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action  against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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As every football fan gets their hopes up for the 2010 season, the Oakland Raiders fans, as usual, are spewing nonsense about their crappy team.

Saying this is our year, then flipping off others when they make predictions about Oakland being a third place team, before realizing the truth at the end of November.

So of course, 2010 is no different for the Raiders. They brought in a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback to replace arguably the biggest bust in NFL history (of course, the putrid owner known as Al Davis finally made a good decision).

As usual, all the fans get on their high horse and begin calling Jason Campbell the savior of the franchise. Please, spare me some good television.

The Raiders have been a laughingstock in the NFL, yes, even bigger than the Detroit Lions, who have actually made progress in their front office.

The Raiders still have Al Davis, who in 2010 is the worst owner in sports. Since they have no positives to reflect on, Raiders fans say that he is one of the reasons the NFL is here today.

Who cares? He has disrespected the coaching staff and the " loyal" fans by putting out a roster consisting of stars signed to ridiculous contracts who then decide not to give a full effort.

He has set the franchise back for years. He ran Jon Gruden out of town, and we know how that turned out.

He hired Lane Kiffin, who is now creating problems on the college level. Yeah, Al Davis is a great talent evaluator, especially when he drafted a late first-round pick in the top 10.

As long as Davis is running Oakland, the Raiders will never make another appearance in the postseason, nonetheless a Super Bowl.

One of the more dysfunctional franchises in sports, the Oakland Raiders believe this is the year.

Jason Campbell has not proven much in the league. Okay, he was a decent quarterback in Washington, but his weapons aren't that much better in Oakland. Unproven talent isn't the best answer for any quarterback, especially guys looking for a fresh start.

If Raider Nation make themselves feel better by calling me names and ignoring the truth, so be it.

Point blank: It will be another irrelevant year for the Oakland Raiders, and their half-empty stadium.