I have been watching these Raiders all my life and what has held the same for the last 3 decades is that the AFC and NFC west teams dont match up good with the way East coast ball is played and defended.
In the 80's even though the 49ers had a great defense the wins were on the arm of Montana and the legs of Rogers and Rice, mostly and offensive treat " A west coast brand" but they won their super bowls too. lately its been the fake ass chargers that has taken this brand up but end up losing in the AFC championship because mostly Thomas was scared but really their offense couldnt compare to the brand of defense coming their way by East coast teams. and The Seahawks had no chance! But look how the Steelers, Patriots, Giants, and Eagles draft and execute their defense stratergies for the big games that come in January.
The only team in our division that trys this is the chiefs and their not that smart! What i really want to see the Raiders do is live in the west but play and draft like your in the east, if upper management thinks that way we shouldnt have no problem contending for the AFC championship each year. With a damn good chance of getting that 4th ring! plus remember even though chucky coached that Superbowl, it really was that east coast brand of defense that won that game.
Look at our OL compared with that of New Engand, our secondary comparded with that of the Pittsburg and our LB corps comparded to that of the the Bears, most of the times we're underweight and undersized in those matchups against those type of teams. My Nation what do you think?