Salute to Hue Jackson; this guy has revived the Oakland Raiders offense. Last year we were #2, I repeat #2 in the league in rushing. We have both guys back that accomplished that...D. McFadden and M. Bush; one of the most elite two man rushing tandems in the league (when they both are healthy)! I am projecting a breakout year for DHB, and it does not get much more talented than D. Moore (WR), M. Reese (FB), and J. Ford (WR). The offense is just missing a QB with top notch escapability, but wait a second, roll out the red carpet for T. Pryor. Hopefully, Coach Jackson will sit him and allow Jason Campbell to play a mentor roll in preps for 2012, and hopefully TP will humbly embrace the magic of this opportunity.
In the two preseason losses, the starting defense has played pretty well. The Raiders gave up a couple of big runs early, but also made some big plays, one being Shaughnessy's pick (against the 49ers), which was a great call perfectly executed. The red zone D has been magnificant. The Raiders are loaded with young talent, someone just has to emerge as a league elite player at CB with the departure of Nnamdi. The Raiders can look forward to another 8-8 year with us making it back to the playoffs (next year) as a result of a great 2012 season with T. Pryor under center.