Oakland Raiders Building From The 1983 Blueprint

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Oakland Raiders Building From The 1983 Blueprint

One of the first things that came out of Hue Jackson's mouth after he was hired was, "I'm going to continue to build a bully around here." The 1983 Los Angeles Raiders defined the word bully and Raider football at the same time.

They pounded defenses with the power running game and threw the ball deep to ultra fast receivers on offense. On defense, they got to the quarterback with four men and made life miserable for opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage with the bump and run.

The 2011 Oakland Raider's 8-8 record doesn't indicate that this team is anywhere near the 1983 Raiders. But teams don't win the Super Bowl the first year that they are put together.

The 1980 Raiders started being put together in 1978 and won it all in 1980. Then they retooled more in 1981 and got some major pieces in of the puzzle in 1982, leading to the 1983 Super Bowl run.

The Raiders as they are now have but a few pieces to add for a Super Bowl run. You can already see the blueprint is there along with many of the pieces in place.

Turn the page to see who they are.

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