You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that something needs to be fixed in the Oakland Raiders' franchise.
A big dip in data occurred from 2002 to 2003. Oakland had 146 points above their opponents in 2002. In 2003, the data took a "big dip" down to -109.
The distance between +146 and -109 is simply 146 added to 109 which equals 255 points. That's a large distance, representing a nose dive to low levels of efficiency in the Oakland Raiders since 2002.
Since 2003, opponents have scored more than the Oakland Raiders consistently, reaching an all- time low of -182 points in 2009.
It is time for a change, and the choices made during the draft just might help turn things around from negative to positive.
There was an upward swing in the data in 2010. We expect more upward movement in 2011.
So, it's more at stake than just "another day, another dollar." It's time for a drastic change to stop the "big dipper" dips in data. It's time to move on up to positive numbers to measure the total number of points during a season.
It is definitely possible to have a 12-4 season after an 8-8 season.
The pattern occurred from 1999 to 2000, and from 1989 to 1990. Our hope is for that positive pattern to occur from 2010 to 2011, giving the Oakland Raiders a chance to make the playoffs and beyond.
This is a perfect time to look at the year-to-year data. The choices made during this time of year are going to impact the results of the 2011 season.
A sonorous slogan is "Al Davis, Another Day, Another Dollar, but no more dips in the data."
Go Oakland Raiders!