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Face of the Raiders?

While the world-renown and classical eye-patched face on our illustrious shield beyond improvement or change may characterize the general iconic ideal of a Raider, one contemporary face will emerge that epitomizes Oakland's character during the 2012 season. That player's face will show the strength or weakness, the intelligence or stupidity, the toughness or frailty that representatively symbolizes the entire Raider roster.

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Tommy Kelly could be the face of the Raiders this season. Kelly is tough, intimidating, athletic, quirky, fearlessly outspoken, independent yet humble. We will be fortunate if he plays to his potential and becomes the next Raider icon.

Likewise, Darren McFadden, the Achilles of he Raiders - most athletic man on the Roster (and vulnerable in the foot), possessing a lion's heart.

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There is Carson Palmer whose arm is exactly what Al Davis sought unsuccessfully for 40 years and did not live to see the reincarnation of the Mad Bomber who took Oakland to the 2nd Super Bowl, largely on the strength of his relentless bombing.

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Then there is Denarius Moore, the most graceful player to dawn Silver & Black since Marcus Allen.

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And what of Tyvon Branch whose hustle and durability are greatly appreciated and needed (respectively) as to warrant his claim as representative of the Raider spirit and essence.

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I will mention one more player who could vie for the great honor of symbolizing the team - Matt Shaughnessy, a man who works quietly, efficiently and effectively - like the coaching staff quietly etching a new mark in Raider history.

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So now, at the threshold of our next campaign for the ultimate prize, which player do you think will emerge as the "Face of the Franchise"?

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