Well, that was unexpected. With all the roster turnover, good vibes, and good football players brought into Oakland, not only was a decent showing expected but many felt the Raiders were good enough to win this game.
Not this time they weren't.
Sloppiness pervaded the offense, and concentration lapses once again victimized the defense. The 2010 Raiders unfortunately didn't look much different than the 2009 version.
It's one game, and I'm not ready to panic yet. With so many new pieces it'll take time to gel, and Tennessee is a better team than I think we all gave them credit for; plus, Tennessee is one of the toughest places to play in the NFL and was not a good place to break in a new rookie center who's never played the position.
There were some positives to take from the game, but unfortunately all too many negatives and all too many of the same old song.