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The Silver and Black: Oakland Raiders Thoughts After The Last Preseason Game

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The Silver and Black: Oakland Raiders Thoughts After The Last Preseason Game
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Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell Actual Listen to Their Coach

Well the preseason is now over, with the Raiders posting a respectable 3-1 record, the only loss being against the hated San Francisco 49ers via a touchdown in garbage time.

Although preseason records themselves mean little, the games can definitely highlight a team's strengths and weaknesses as they head into the regular season.

The addition of Jason Campbell and Hue Jackson to the offense has sparked a definite improvement on that side of the ball, but there is still a long way to go.

Adding Rolando McClain and Lamarr Houston early in the draft and trading for Kamerion Wimbley has improved the run defense and the pass rush on the defensive side of the ball.

There are numerous players that are waiting with baited breath to hear their fate from Coach Tom Cable as final roster cuts loom. Snakes, voodoo, and various other superstitious rituals are in full effect, as players try anything they can to avoid being on the blacklist.

Here are some observations, both good and bad, regarding the Raiders and players on the roster bubble, and how the preseason factors into those observations.

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